Police Sergeant

Seaside, California
Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Police Sergeant


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Under the general supervision of Chief of Police, the Police Officer routinely works an assigned shift and performs patrol duties on foot, bicycle or by vehicle to protect students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforces laws and traffic regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public, conducts investigations, and is responsible for the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of the California State University, Monterey Bay. Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, the Sergeant is responsible for the supervision of all assigned personnel on his/her shift and is responsible for the protection of life and property and enforcement of all pertinent laws within the jurisdiction of the California State University, Monterey Bay Police Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provides overall guidance and direction on an assigned shift to all subordinate police and support personnel; delegates work assignments to personnel on his/her shift and supervises the most complex situations arising on the shift; provides for on-the-job training as required.
  2. Prepares special reports on shift activities; reviews reports submitted by officers, and answers questions from the general public regarding Department operations; hears complaints of a minor nature made by members of the public against actions taken by officers on his/her shift.
  3. Plans and directs special field operations initiated on his/her shift as a result of incidents occurring on the shift; leads briefing sessions during the course of an assigned shift to ensure that all shift personnel are aware of previous shift activity and potential public safety concerns and to provide appropriate training; makes work assignments for shift personnel; participates in monthly shift supervision meetings; is the final authority on an assigned shift in the absence of a higher ranking officer.
  4. Participates in crime prevention activities, enforces pertinent laws, traffic regulations and safety regulations within the jurisdiction of the Police Department and apprehends violators; conducts preliminary or initial investigations of crimes, prepares factual reports, and testifies in court when required.
  5. Reviews and approves all reports submitted by shift personnel; oversees work assignments and patrol activities to ensure compliance with Department Policy and Procedures and Federal and State statutes; maintains records of shift activity to facilitate follow-up investigations and directs resources in a proactive manner.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned. Assignments generally include staff studies and special projects related to improving overall shift operation or increased effectiveness in performance of the Department mission to safeguard the needs of the University community.


Through knowledge of: or ability to learn quickly the regulations pertaining to campus activities; law enforcement methods, public safety methods, training methods, crowd and traffic control techniques and investigative techniques.  General knowledge of the pertinent local, state and federal laws and appropriate sections of the California Administrative and Education Code, California Penal Code, California Vehicle Code, and California Evidence Code.

Ability to: effectively supervise and evaluate subordinate employees; maintain a calm, courteous and objective attitude in all situations; act calmly and rationally in an emergency; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; relate to and gain the confidence and cooperation of members of the campus community and the public; prepare clear and concise reports; recommend changes to current Department policy to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department within established requirements; prepare special reports or initiate studies as required; supervise personnel in conformance with established Federal, State and University personnel practices as well as Police Department procedures; assist in the administration of a public safety and law enforcement program in a fair and objective manner.


Must possess a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic certificate with at least three (3) years as a sworn Peace Officer.  Associate’s degree or higher in police science, public administration or related field may be substituted for one year of experience.  Must have completed or be able to complete a POST certified Supervisor’s Course within one year of appointment.

The following are minimum qualifications for Police Sergeant at the time of appointment:

  1. Must be fingerprinted.
  2. Must have valid California Driver’s license.
  3. Must not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state.
  4. Must be of good moral character.
  5. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate with an overall score of 45 and a standard score of not less than 35 on any section.
  6. Must meet the requirements of a pre-employment physical examination.
  7. Must pass a physical ability examination.
  8. Must be able to learn quickly and apply specific University rules and regulations; must be able to prepare clear and concise reports; must be able to relate to and be able to gain the confidence and cooperation of members of the campus community; must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people; must be able to act calmly and rationally in emergency situations.


Bachelor’s degree in police science, public administration or related field.  Bilingual (English/Spanish). Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; and Google mail and calendaring programs.  Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of applied, active, and project-based learning activities; interdisciplinary; multicultural and global perspectives; technological sophistication; service learning; ethical reflection and practice; and collaboration. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

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.

This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.

This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.

Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.

This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:

  • responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property.
  • access to controlled or hazardous substances.
  • responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access.
  • access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive.  (Reference: CSU Policy 8065 – Information Security and CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards)
  • responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death


Various working environments including indoor, outdoor, inclement weather, and other adverse conditions.  Work may include rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.  May be required to work on short notice.  May be required to travel.  Personal protective equipment required including police uniform, duty belt and weapon.


Police Officer salary range is $5,668 - $8,750 per month, with an anticipated hiring salary in the low $7,000’s/month. Plus excellent paid benefits, including:  PERS Retirement; Uniform Replacement Allowance; Special Assignment Pay; Shift Differential Pay, and Tuition Fee Waiver. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R08.  The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review.  Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.  Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.  CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor (map).   Please check the links provided for the respective hours and location of each site.  For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu


CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.