Public Safety Officer (3 Positions Available)

San Mateo
Jan 30, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Public Safety Officer (3 Positions Available)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014551S

Department: Public Safety DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: 1C0248, 1C0237 and TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $64,380 (annual) - $82,140 (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 Officer performs public safety work primarily related to assuring the safety and security of the District community and physical plant. Under general supervision, the employee patrols college and District Office grounds, parking lots, buildings and properties, directs traffic, enforces parking regulations, investigates complaints and minor incidents and corrects hazardous situations as they arise. Public contact is extensive and involves students, staff, law enforcement personnel, and the general public for the purpose of exchanging policy and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to select appropriate responses to a variety of minor to major situations that may arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public safety, property loss, and employee time. A Public Safety Officer may lead the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to work shifts that are day, evening, nights, and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from high school and Certificate of Completion from the POST-certified Regular Basic Course (664 hour minimum basic academy) OR one of the following POST Certificates: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, or Executive

Failure to upload Basic Course Certificate of Completion or POST Professional Certificate may result in disqualification of application from consideration.

• Successful work experience in a security service or law enforcement agency
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, constructively, and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups and abilities
• Sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
• Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, and other printed materials
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one)
• Possession of an American Red Cross First-Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate or must be obtained during the probationary period of employment
• Successful completion of Emergency Management Institute (EMI) IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 must be obtained during the probationary period of employment
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of California vehicle and penal codes and applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations and reporting requirements
2. Knowledge of common law enforcement/ security procedures
3. Knowledge of college and District facilities and area layout
4. Knowledge of and skill in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures
5. Skill in respectful, tactful, and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
6. Skill in quick and appropriate lawful responses to crisis situations
7. Skill in working effectively as part of a customer service team
8. Skill in training and leading the work of others, including giving clear, concise, accurate, and complete instructions
9. Ability to utilize appropriate command presence principles when communicating with others
10. Skill in effective written and oral communication
11. Skill in using a variety of computer software to compose and prepare reports, correspondence, and other materials
12. Ability to utilize discretion and accurately interpret a wide variety of security and safety regulations and laws to resolve problems and prevent escalation

Preferred Qualifications: • Associate’s degree • Ability to speak other languages

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: 02/19/2018

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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