Police Officer (Police Officer), University Police

Location
Carson, California
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Ref
Recruitment 2962
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Special Working Conditions:
Shift work on a rotating 12 hour schedule.  Frequent overtime due to court attendance and special details.  Subject to emergency call back conditions.  

Salary Range and Max Salary  

The application deadline is extended to:  Monday, April 3, 2017.
The salary range for this classification is: $ 4,590 - $ 7,093 monthly.
The maximum salary budgeted for this position by the department is $ 5,390 monthly.  

Conditions of Employment  

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Employment is contingent upon candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.  

Campus Marketing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.  

Department Marketing Statement  

Department: University Police

The University Police Department provides safety-oriented service to CSU Dominguez Hills. It includes University Police and Parking Services that provide 24 hour-a-day patrol protection of university property, buildings, parking lots and student housing. All laws and codes of the state are enforced on the campus, including regulations the University establishes to administer the campus community.  

Major Duties  

Under the general supervision of the Police Lieutenant, the Police Officer performs patrol duties of University property and grounds, by vehicle, foot, or bicycle to protect the campus property, facilitates, and visiting public against criminal activity; enforces laws and traffic regulations; issues citations and apprehends criminal offenders; conducts crowd control during major events; investigates and prepares reports on crimes; provides general information and assistance to the public; appears in court as necessary;  administers first aid; and other law enforcement duties as assigned.  

Qualifications  

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education:  Must have completed a Peace Officers Standards and and Training (P.O.S.T) certified police academy.  High School diploma or equivalency with an overall score of 45 and a standard score of not less than 35 on any section of the test or have attained a score on a written test equivalent to that attained by the average high school graduate.

Preferred Education:  Intermediate or advanced P.O.S.T. certificate or Bachelor of Arts/Sciences degree.

Required Experience:  Special minimum qualifications for Police Officers.  Pass a medical examination, physical agility test, written examination, psychological examination, a background check requiring fingerprinting, and pass a drug test.  Be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to submitting an application for this position.  Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.  Not have a domestic violence felony conviction.  Be of good moral character.  Be able to read and write at the level necessary to perform the job of a Police Officer as determined by job related examinations. 

Preferred Experience:  Experience as a full time Police Officer with a basic P.O.S.T. certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures. 
- Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws. 
- Ability to quickly learn and apply campus rules and regulations related to the work performed.
- Assess a law enforcement or other hazardous situations and determine the appropriate course of action.
- Prepare clear and concise procedural reports.
- Skill in interacting and resolving a variety of sensitive situations.
- Ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with the campus community, general public, state and local public safety agencies and others.
- Ability to interact with culturally diverse groups and individuals.

Certification:
- Valid Drivers License.
- Completion certificate from a valid P.O.S.T police academy

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
Police vehicles, computers and standard issued police equipment, including firearms.  

Responsibilities  

60% - Patrols, on foot or by vehicle, all parking lots, perimeter of the facilities, and the campus interior to safeguard state property and visiting public from criminal activity.  Checks all doors, windows and gates for security and makes necessary reports as to their condition.  Makes reports of all building and equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, fire hazards and irregularities  encountered on his tour of duty.  Keeps an activity log on his observances and actions.  Performs duties with minimum supervision and uses independent judgment.

15% - Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes reported and takes necessary action, within the limits of prescribed policies and procedures, to correct the situation, or if necessary, contacts the appropriate university authorities for guidance and assistance.

10% - Initiates crime preventive measures and where applicable, enforces laws, traffic regulations, university rules and safety regulations.  Makes arrests when required and appears as a witness in court.

10% - Provides general information and assistance to the public.

5% - Provides security for large gatherings, assemblies, or other campus activities such as registration, athletic events or social events.  Controls and directs traffic during peak hours of traffic flow and other law enforcement duties as assigned.          

How To Apply, go to:  

http://www4.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/  

To apply for this posting (Non-CSUDH Employees):
Step 1: Select and read the qualifications for the position you are interested in
Step 2: Click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the screen
Step 3: Login or Register (Create Username and Password)
Step 4: Select apply with or without resume
Step 5: Provide contact information and answer required questions
Step 6: Click 'Submit'  

Closing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit, http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf  http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/dhpd.htm, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.