Public Safety Sergeant

San Mateo
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Public Safety Sergeant

Posting Number: 2014491S

Department: Public Safety DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $68,868 (annual) - $87,816 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Public Safety Sergeant performs public safety work at the supervisory level, ensuring the safety and security of the District community and facilities. Under general supervision, the employee trains, schedules, and supervises staff, and assists management staff in coordinating public safety services. The position oversees all aspects of campus parking, responds to incidents, and coordinates and directs public safety staff in order to protect students, staff, faculty, and District facilities and property. The employee investigates complaints and corrects hazardous situations as they arise. Public contact is extensive, and involves students, staff, outside law enforcement, and other agency representatives, and the general public for the purpose of providing policy and procedural enforcement within the scope of the department services. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve a high volume of minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can result in loss of employee time, property, and can also impact the safety of persons and the security of property; however, supervisory controls limit the risk of serious consequences. The Public Safety Sergeant supervises the work of other staff and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of a POST-approved Basic Academy
• Successful law enforcement or security services work experience of increasing responsibility that has included demonstrated knowledge of applicable security, law enforcement, and Penal Code regulations
• Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitivity, constructively, and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including persuasive communication and giving clear, concise instructions
• Experience with supervising, training, and leading the work of others
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software for data entry, modification, and retrieval and to prepare correspondence and other written materials
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations
• Possession of or the ability to obtain an American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of California vehicle and Penal Codes and other applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, and reporting requirements pertaining to safety and security of personnel and property
2. Knowledge of law enforcement and security service resources available in San Mateo County
3. Skill in supervising, leading, and guiding the actions and movements of others to assure safety and security in emergency, crowd control or other situations that arise
4. Skill in oral communication, including skill in giving clear and concise instructions and directions; persuasive communication
5. Skill in respectful, tactful, and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
6. Skill in setting up and maintaining detailed and confidential computer and manual records with attention to detail
7. Skill in using a variety of computer software to enter, retrieve, and modify data and to prepare correspondence and other written materials
8. Skill in written communication
9. Skill in quick and appropriate legal responses to crisis situations
10. Skill in training and leading the work of others
11. Skill in First Aid and in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques and procedures
12. Ability to accurately interpret and select from a wide variety of security and safety regulations and laws to resolve minor problems and prevent escalation
13. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a customer service team
14. Ability to handle sudden changes in environment and surroundings, including flexibility and quick decision-making

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 09/28/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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