Chula Vista
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Southwestern College

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision of the Chief of Police or designee, performs a wide variety of campus security and public services to ensure the safety of persons, protect property of various kinds, maintain order and enforce the rules and regulations governing students, faculty, and staff with superior customer service and ethical integrity; and enforces parking regulations. Campus Services Officer is a non-sworn position and is not authorized to carry a firearm. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Patrol by foot, motorized cart, or vehicle in order to assist with public services including providing protection to District buildings and property and guarding against fire, intrusion, theft and vandalism; answer questions, provide information and direct students and visitors; notify supervisor of suspected illegal activity on campus property; observe and report unsafe conditions and/or occurrences; make written and oral reports of any hazardous condition impacting the college and its community; take and write non-police incident reports or complaints from students, visitors, faculty, and staff; receive and respond to requests for help and assistance for ill, injured, or disabled persons; administer basic first aid and CPR according to established guidelines; secure doors, windows, and/or gates to District buildings; complete Daily Field Activities Reports; provide traffic control and direction as needed; places traffic barricades as appropriate; enforce parking regulations on campus and issue parking citations as necessary; assist in parking permit sales and collection of fines; take custody of found, lost or abandoned property; act as a witness for sworn law enforcement officers when observing crimes; assist in the preparation of the college emergency preparedness response; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Safety hazard identification, observation and reporting techniques; methods and techniques of report preparation and writing; principles and procedures of record keeping and filing; principles and applications of public relations; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Learn and apply applicable provisions of state and federal laws and district policies; control groups, detain and constrain offenders; exercise sound judgment; recognize illegal, unsafe and contraband substances or weapons; prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence; remember details such as faces, license plate numbers, names and incidents; gather, collect and preserve evidence; administer emergency first aid and /or CPR; operate a vehicle, observing legal and defensive driving practices; work independently in the absence of supervision; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work effectively with a diverse population; reason effectively during emergency situations and adopt an effective course of action; learn College Disaster Plan and explain procedures to others; perform multiple tasks in a calm, effective and efficient manner; perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility, and standing or walking for long periods of time; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; knowledge of emergency preparedness procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school or GED and one year experience in security and/or in the law enforcement field.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of emergency preparedness procedures; possession of, or ability to obtain, Incident Commend Systems (ICS) certifications - ICS 100.HE, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800 within six (6) months of employment is desirable.

LICENSES AND REQUIREMENTS: Must satisfactorily pass a physical examination, polygraph examination and a background investigation; valid California driver's license and a safe driving record; valid CPR and First Aid certification and/or EMT certification.

UNIFORMS / EQUIPMENT: The job requires that officers be uniformed during the hours of duty. The employer provides all uniforms, safety and operational equipment; maintenance of uniforms provided by employer through dry cleaning contract.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site; regular exposure to outside weather conditions; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; exposed to potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens; incumbents required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; operate assigned patrol and security equipment including patrol car, patrol bicycle and two-way radio; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Range 13, Step 1-6, $1,573.00-$1,913.50 per month. Initial placement for external applicants is step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Hours may vary according to the police department needs but limited to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be willing to work nights, graveyards, weekends and holidays as required. Potential work hours may be as follows: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Please refer to the CSEA Contract,, for a list of paid holidays and closing of the campus during spring and winter break. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa and/or San Ysidro).

As soon as the successful applicant is identified, background investigation is completed and following the subsequent governing board approval.

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:	Submit the following application materials on-line at
	(1)	Letter of application (cover letter)
	(2)	SWC on-line application
	(3)	Resume
	(4)	Supplemental questionnaire
	(5)	Unofficial copies of college transcripts showing supplemental course work

Upon entry into the background investigation, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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