Police Officer – Lateral or Pre-Service

Torrance, California
$4,906 - $6,007 per month.
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


Police Officer – Lateral or Pre-Service

Req: C1718-021

Division: Campus Police

Close Date: Opened Until Filled


Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_classified


Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to protect college employees, students, and the general public; to patrol and safeguard college property, to maintain law and order, to do other work as required.

A lateral or pre-service police officer must successfully complete a P.O.S.T certified on-the-job Field Training Program and complete a 12-month probationary period.



Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot, bike or by vehicle.

Answer calls for the protection of life, property, and the enforcement of local, county and state laws.

Protect individuals and control crowds during assemblies or disturbances.

Investigate and prepare written reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts, and disturbances of the peace.

Gather evidence and interview witnesses.

Apprehend violators, testify in court as necessary.

Guard property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.

Give information and direct the public.

Administer First Aid.

Assist in the orientation of District personnel regarding security measures. May supervise other security personnel.



Investigative and law enforcement procedures.

Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies.

First Aid.



Establish and maintain effective working conditions in a diverse multi-cultural and multi-ethnic educational environment.

Successfully complete a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Police Training Academy and meet all District and State requirements needed to obtain a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.

Observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places. Assess situations and persons accurately.

Respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations.

Write accurate and comprehensive reports.

Use and care for firearms.

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Learn law enforcement procedures pertaining to arrest, search and seizure, and rules of evidence. Learn law and ordinances relating to theft, burglary, arson, and malicious mischief and trespassing.

Learn District and campus rules and regulations regarding security, safety and conduct. Interpret and follow oral and written instructions.

Learn to write clear and concise reports.

Learn to interview suspects, complainants and witnesses.

Respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Analyze situation and adopt an effective course of action. Perform duties under scheduled working conditions. Accept direction from others willingly.

Use restraint in enforcement.



Possess effective interpersonal skills enabling a candidate to deal effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and the public; exhibit a pleasant, cooperative and polite attitude in carrying out law enforcement duties; ability to remain calm and maintain order in emergency or threatening situations.




High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate

Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of application

A U.S. Citizen or a permanent Resident Alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to testing Possess a valid California Class "C" Driver’s License

LATERAL: Possession of a California P.O.S.T Basic Certificate and/or a current up-to-date P.O.S.T requalification certificate AND one year full-time law enforcement experience

PRE-SERVICE: Graduation from a California P.O.S.T certified police academy within the past three years or proof of a California P.O.S.T requalification certificate

Meet specific physical, psychological and medical requirements established by the college

Successfully pass a physical agility test; an in-depth background investigation; psychological and polygraph examinations


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Completion of sixty (60) college units or possession of an Associate Degree is highly desirable.



Applicants must satisfactorily complete an in-depth medical examination.

Applicants must be in good physical condition, free from disease or defects that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the duties of this position.

VISION: At least 20/100 in each eye without correction, correctable to 20/30 in each eye.

COLOR VISION: Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying.

HEARING: No greater than 25dB loss in the better ear as average over the test frequencies of 500,100, 2000 and 3000 HZ. In the case of questionable, unusual or borderline hearing loss, the applicant's qualifications will be determined by a Medical doctor.

ORAL INTERVIEW: The most qualified applicants will be invited for an oral interview. A panel will evaluate a candidate's verbal skills, experience, personal traits, background and other valuable indicators required for this position.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a physical agility examination and an extensive background investigation prior to being eligible for a conditional offer of employment.

If a conditional offer is received, a candidate will be required to complete a polygraph examination; a psychological examination and a medical examination before being eligible for hire.


SALARY $4,906 - $6,007 per month.

Employees contribute 6.50% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



Sit in patrol car for long periods of time.

Walk/move to various locations on campus.

Run, jump, crawl, climb, bend, reach, stoop to perform duties. Lift and drag 165 pounds.

May be requested to work overtime for special events.

Use of weapons.



This position is designated as a regular, full-time, twelve-month classified and is contingent upon available funding. Working hours are 12 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Candidate selected for employment must be willing to work nights, holidays and other unusual hours.

Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_classified

2) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

3) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

4) California P.O.S.T Basic Certificate or up-to-date/proof of a California P.O.S.T requalification certificate.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Closing Date: Opened Until Filled – First referral date Friday, September 29, 2017


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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