Chula Vista
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Southwestern College

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the administration of the Chief of Police and supervision of an assigned Sergeant, patrol the campuses of the Southwestern Community College District to provide for the safety and security of all persons; ensure enforcement of California's Penal and Vehicle Codes, and all other applicable statues, codes, District policies and directives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Patrol on-and-off campus sites including but not limited to buildings, classrooms, rest rooms and parking lots by foot, electric cart, vehicle, or other mode of transportation in order to maintain security and order; control the parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas and access roads; interview and take appropriate action to assist crime victims; record and document incidents; prepare reports relating to observed violations, including arrest reports, criminal and traffic citation notices to appear, arrest reports, and property/evidence reports; appear in court as a witness or as an arresting officer as required; prevent entry and report presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings; monitor and implement emergency operations procedures in time of disaster; inspect, identify, document, and follow up on potential hazards; provide CPR and First Aid as needed; attend agency specific and P.O.S.T. mandated training as needed/required. OTHER DUTIES: Provide information to visitors, students and staff; work closely with law enforcement agencies, administration, faculty, and staff; make presentations on campus safety to groups; participate in crime prevention work; provide work direction to student workers and others.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Health & Safety Code, Welfare & Institution Code and Business & Professions Code; law enforcement methods, including laws of arrest, probable cause, search & seizure, tactical communication, defensive tactics, tactical response and officer safety techniques; record-keeping and report writing techniques; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Work independently with little direction; analyze situations likely to be encountered on patrols; observe and retain names, faces and details of occurrences; understand and work within scope of authority; apply applicable codes and District policies; remain alert at all times; maintain high ethical standards and behavior; learn applicable District rules, regulations, policies and procedures; communicate tactfully and effectively with students, staff and faculty; use discretion in handling difficult persons; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; observe legal and defensive driving practices; understand and correct emergency alarm systems; operate equipment such as two-way radio, camera, time clock system, cite writers, typewriter, computer and copier; interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 	Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school, and currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Academy (verification of enrollment required) with at least 50% completion of total courses of instruction for academy curriculum, including academic and fitness that meets or exceed POST standards; POST Basic Academy must be completed within six months of employment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Academy Graduate: Completion of a CA POST approved academy; or possession of a current California POST Academy certificate (copy of certificate required) dated within 3 years; or POST re-certification dated within the last three years. OR Lateral Entry: Currently employed as a full time paid sworn peace officer in the State of CA with a law enforcement agency with at least one-year of continuous full-time law enforcement experience at the time of application.

LICENSES AND REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid POST Basic certificate, or ability to obtain within one year of completing the POST Basic Academy; successful completion of Government Code section 1031 requirements and psychological, medical and background investigation; certification in the use of various lethal and non-lethal weapons; possession of, or ability to obtain within the first year of employment, appropriate, valid first aid and CPR certification including certification in Automated External Defibrillator; valid California driver's license and a safe driving record; completion of P.C. 832 and 832.2 training; successful completion of the Southwestern College Police Department Field Training Program within the first year of employment.

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: Most patrol will occur in an indoor and outdoor environment located on a lush landscaped main campus designed with an open plan; work requires being on-call during off-duty hours. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaing physical condition necessary for apprehension of suspects, walking and running over rough or uneven terrain or surfaces, bending at the waist; kneeling or crouching; hearing and speaking to exchange information and making presentations; operating motorized equipment, automobile, electric car, or other modes of transportation. HAZARDS: Adverse weather conditions; work involves potentially dangerous situations and contact with hostile or abusive individuals and responding to emergencies.

Range 32, Step 1-6, $5,079-$6,181.00 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. Applicants must be willing to work nights, graveyards, weekends and holidays as required. Please refer to the CSEA Contract,, for a list of paid holidays and closing of the campus during spring and winter break.

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, June 2, 2017 are 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)	Classified Employment Application
	(2)	One of the following must be submitted:
	(a)	Copy of P.O.S.T Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificate or;
	(b)	Letters stating currently enrolled in CA POST Basic Academy with at least 50% completion of total courses of instruction for academy curriculum or
	(c)	Copy of POST Basic graduation certificate and letter stating current full-time employment as a California Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff
	(1)	Copy of valid first aid and CPR certification including certification in Automated External Defibrillator, if applicable
	(2)	Supplemental Questionnaire

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.