Chief of Police

Job description

Irvine Valley College

Chief of Police


Initial Screening Date    05/07/2018


Pay Range:    16 - at $107,760 to $151,632 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


Classification Benefits:    

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


The Position: 

To plan, develop, organize, coordinate, direct, review and evaluate College-wide police, security, emergency response, disaster preparedness, parking control and revenue generation programs, services, operations, activities and processes to protect the lives and property of students, faculty, staff and the College; assure the protection of College personnel and facilities in accordance with federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations as well as College public safety policies and procedures.


To train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. To prevent, deter and suppress unlawful activity by implementing community-oriented and problem-oriented policing strategies and techniques for the College, including the direction, coordination and review of policies and procedures for the physical security of building and equipment for the College and other assigned grounds or properties owned, operated, controlled or administered by the College or District; coordinate assigned activities with other departments and with local law enforcement agencies and federal and State agencies, as required; prepare and administer annual program budgets; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative assistance to the College President as assigned.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives administrative direction from a College President or designee of the President.

Exercises direct functional and technical supervision over assigned supervisory, police, security, administrative support and clerical staff.


Knowledge of:    

• Budget preparation and administration.

• Community college organization, operations, objectives, policies and procedures.

• Computer hardware and software, including criminal information systems, database management, spreadsheet and word processing applications software.

• Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

• Current trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.

• Effective security measures for a large and complex organization with multiple buildings.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Modern principles, practices and techniques of parking administration, organization and operation.

• Modern principles, practices and techniques of police administration, organization and operation, including contingency planning related to homeland security, anti-terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

• Modern principles, practices and techniques used in modern law enforcement, security and crime prevention, including physical security, loss control and executive protection.

• Occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in the work place.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

• Planning and organizational skills.

• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

• State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program, including training and certification requirements for law enforcement officers and support staff and the specific laws, codes and regulations related to search and seizure, arrest and the chain of evidence.

• Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic and crowd control, records management, care and custody of persons and property and environmental protection.

• Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.


Ability to:    

Act quickly and instill calm during emergencies and other critical situations.

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Correctly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies.

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understand staff and students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and staff and students with physical and learning disabilities.

• Develop, implement, administer and evaluate law enforcement policies and procedures, security measures and parking regulation services provided to the College.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others, including representatives of law enforcement agencies in the community.

• Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

• Implement policies and procedures; assign staff to enforce laws and protect lives and property.

• Implement, direct and evaluate the activities of assigned programs and services in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

• Maintain current knowledge of law enforcement, security and criminal justice. 

• Maintain current knowledge trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.

• Maintain the security of confidential information and materials.

• Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

• Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, copier and facsimile machine.

• Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, direct and evaluate a comprehensive public safety, security and parking enforcement program for a community college to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students, administrators, academic and classified staff.

• Prepare and administer assigned budget(s).

• Prepare comprehensive records and reports according to legal mandates.

• Provide law enforcement training consistent with POST certification requirements.

• Read, interpret, apply and explain complex and technical State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program.

• Relate effectively to others, using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

• Select, assign, schedule, train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

• Work collaboratively with college administrators to develop processes designed to preserve the peace and protect lives and property.

• Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, criminology, business administration or related field, including or supplemented by one year experience in physical security, loss control and executive protection. Master’s degree or graduation from the FBI National Academy for police executives preferred. One year of experience in contingency planning related to homeland security, anti-terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction is highly desirable.



Five years of increasingly responsible public law enforcement leadership/supervisor experience, with a rank of sergeant or above, in a public law enforcement organization.


License or Certificate:

*(Please Note, Copies Of All Documents Listed Below Must Be Submitted With Application)


Current Basic police academy certification (650 to 1,200 hours of training) issued by the California Commission for Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).


Advanced Certificate issued by POST.


Supervisory Certificate issued by POST.


Management Certificate issued by POST or the ability to complete the POST Management course within two years. § 9070 (j) Management Certificate Award Requirements. Applicants for the award of a Management Certificate shall:


(1) Satisfy the requirements specified in Regulation section 9070(d).

(2) Possess or be eligible to possess an Advanced Certificate.

(3) Complete a minimum of 60 semester units.

(4) Successfully complete a POST-certified Management Course.

(5) Possess a minimum of two years law enforcement experience as a permanent middle manager or higher.

(6) In order to be awarded both the Supervisory and Management Certificates, possess two years of law enforcement experience as a permanent first-level supervisor or higher, plus two years of law enforcement experience as a permanent middle manager or higher.

A valid California driver’s license.


A valid CPR and First Aid Certificate issued by the Red Cross or other authorized health agency by completion of probationary period.



To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  






Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 5/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 16 - at $107,760 to $151,632