#6526 Police Sergeant (Pool), University Police

San Diego, California
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $8,750 per month. CSU Classification Sal
Jan 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 12, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by February 11, 2018. (The position will remain open until filled and the applicant pool may be reviewed periodically following the initial review).  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future full-time, permanent (probationary) appointments. Work schedule to be arranged, and will be a rotating shift consistent with a 3/12 work schedule.

Under the direction of a lieutenant, the sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first-line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by police officers and corporals. Work assignments require the incumbent to exercise common sense, independent judgment and action, and the ability to provide leadership to others.

The police sergeant typically performs general law enforcement work that includes some or all of the following:  patrolling campus buildings and grounds on foot or vehicle; maintaining order; enforcing laws, rules and regulations; apprehending and processing violators; initiating police action; preparing and presenting oral, written and computer generated reports; providing assistance to campus personnel, students and the public in public safety matters; and serving as the watch commander; making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates.

All university police department members are expected to partner with colleagues and members of the community in order to positively resolve issues in the department and community.  The police sergeant shall be innovative in the problem solving process, shall always strive for excellence, and is expected to strive for the best possible quality of work product.

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $8,750 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,668 - $8,750 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

Graduation from a P.O.S.T. academy, a Basic Course Certificate, and three or more years of active law enforcement experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Graduation from a certified California P.O.S.T. Supervisors training course.
  • At least five (5) years of experience as a sworn peace officer in California, or at least three (3) years of experience as a sworn peace officer at an educational institution.
  • Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Intermediate or higher Professional Certificate and be eligible to receive a CA POST Supervisory certificate within two years of employment.
  • California P.O.S.T. certified and experienced Field Training Officer.
  • Excellent supervisory and administrative skills, including knowledge of labor law, civil and other liability issues, organizational behavior, motivation, evaluation and disciplinary action.

  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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. 

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

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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