Police Officer - Continuous

Job description

Police Officer - Continuous

$55,110.00 Annually

District Office - Fresno, CA

Job Type

DO Operations & Information Systems

Job Number

Under general supervision, monitors and patrols District facilities, property, and surrounding areas for the purposes of performing law enforcement, emergency response, and crime prevention functions to provide a safe environment for students, staff and the public.

Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs armed patrol of District properties and adjoining premises on foot, bicycle, and other department vehicles to maintain security and order, enforce criminal laws, traffic and parking regulations, and District and campus rules and policies while utilizing sound judgment under adverse and stressful conditions.
  • Responds to and investigates calls for police service regarding criminal, non-criminal, or emergency related activities such as crimes against persons and property, accidents, and health concerns to make observations and determine actions to be taken.
  • Provides a safe environment for Board of Trustee and Personnel Commission meetings, athletic events, and other special district events or activities.
  • Apprehends and initiates arrests of suspects, conducts searches, and advises suspects of their constitutional rights.
  • Issues warnings or citations for law violators, checks for warrants and other legal holds, performs security checks on suspicious persons or vehicles, and requests outside assistance as appropriate.
  • Conducts case or incident investigations and related follow-up activities, controls crimes scenes, gathers, photographs, and preserves and collects evidence in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Locates, interviews, interrogates, and records statements from witnesses, suspects, and victims.
  • Identifies relevant facts and prepares investigative reports on incidents and cases for follow-up and filing with appropriate law enforcement officials.
  • Investigates and documents incidents and responds to requests for general assistance from staff, students, and the public such as directions, unlocking or jumpstarting vehicles, car accidents, building alarms, and dead animals found on district property.
  • Responds to faculty, staff, student, and public complaints of potentially hostile situations and intervenes and mediates during disturbances and disputes.
  • Conducts campus security inspections and identifies, investigates, documents, and follows-up on unusual conditions, potential hazards, and security risks on District property and surrounding areas including emergency phone, alarm, and lighting operations.
  • Properly detains, guards, transports, and assists in the booking process for prisoners as needed.
  • Authors warrants and serves subpoenas and warrants, as necessary.
  • Provides crowd management and control and may direct pedestrian or vehicular traffic as needed.
  • Collect and secure monies for on-site parking lots, remove coin or currency boxes, and deliver to responsible business office representative.
  • Checks parking meters, parking permit dispenser machines, and traffic control devices for operation, removes, replaces, or repairs malfunctioning equipment and records any service issues.
  • Signs off on citations and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification as necessary.
  • Responds to fires identified or reported such as building fires, vehicle fires, dumpster fires, and grass fires and requests assistance as needed.
  • Cooperates with local law enforcement in the suppression and control of disruptive or illegal activities directed against students, staff, or District property and responds to requests for assistance from outside agencies for mutual aid in the suppression of civil disturbances, apprehension of criminals, or other related requests.
  • Restrains and subdues individuals by means of baton techniques, locks, grips, holds, or restraining devices as necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains written records, notes, logs, correspondence, legal documentation, and other reports as related to police activity.
  • Attends various district and college committee meetings, as designated by management, to represent the police department.
  • Participates and testifies in court hearings and trials as necessary.
  • Transports and deposits district funds when needed.
  • Administers physical roadside sobriety and "intoxilizer" tests when necessary, controls and mitigates people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
  • Safely and appropriately maintains, calibrates, inspects, and utilizes police weapons and equipment such as firearms, conducted electrical weapons (Tasers), batons, non-lethal weapons, alcohol screening devices, bicycles, and police vehicles.
  • Responds to emergency medical needs and performs First Aid and CPR/AED as necessary.
  • Performs crime prevention activities to include surveillance patrols and participating in community outreach programs that may include speaking and presenting to citizen and school groups, and other public service efforts.
  • Participates in continuous Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) required training to comply and enhance law enforcement skills.
  • May provide training and education to new officers, staff, faculty and public including field training with daily observation reports, firearms and tactical weapons instruction, first aid and CPR training, campus safety, active shooter preparedness, and other safety training as mandated by the Clery Act.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with college and district staff, outside organizations, the community, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Explains, interprets, applies, and remains current on local, state, and federal laws, district policies, procedures and answers questions from students, staff and the public.
  • Works in partnership with the District Attorney's Office to obtain and file criminal complaints on arrested subjects.
  • Processes LiveScan and background checks.
  • Processes sex registrants and maintains registrant picture, record, and other information as required by Penal Code 290.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Auxiliary Job Functions
    The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
    Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications
    Education & Experience
    High School diploma or GED, and graduation from a POST Police Academy

    Temporary and Part-time Officers
    Any combination equivalent to: High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of experience in public law enforcement or school district security involving patrol, police, investigative, personnel protection, and property protection duties.

    Licenses & Certificates
    Valid Driver's License
    Valid POST Academy Completion Certificate or POST approved re-qualifying certificate.
    Valid Basic First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
    Complete a POST Campus Law Enforcement Course within one year of the date of hire.

    Special Conditions
    Applicants must pass a POST approved background investigation, a medical examination and psychological examination. Police Officers will receive POST Basic Certificate after the first year of hire and has worked 12 calendar months.

    Knowledge of:
  • Current local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and protection of people, property and grounds associated with the district, and its surrounding areas.
  • Public Safety Officer's Procedural Bill of Rights Act.
  • Procedures and methods for patrol, arrest, search, seizure, evidence, preliminary crime scene investigation, and protection.
  • Current safety issues and special problems that affect educational institutions.
  • Crowd management and control procedures, and special event patrol techniques.
  • The identification, collection, and storage of hazardous, dangerous and illegal drugs, substances and other items.
  • Crime trends, patterns and appropriate tracking and response.
  • Federally mandated programs and reporting requirements for college campuses.
  • Geography of local area and appropriate mapping tools.
  • Principles of human behavior and behavior modification strategies and techniques for the purpose of identifying at risk people.
  • Emergency communication techniques including equipment and its use.
  • Security, surveillance, and communication systems and codes.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR/AED.
  • Use and care of firearms, offensive and defensive weapons and safety measures and self-defense tactics.
  • Rangemaster policies and procedures, inventory of property and evidence management, as needed.
  • Record keeping and report preparations techniques to ensure department compliance.
  • Proper English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to compose items such as reports and correspondence.
  • Basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Community policing principles and interpersonal relationships in order to appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
  • Current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, presentation, and database programs.

    Skill to:
  • Conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints, patrol effectively, lift fingerprints, detect and prevent criminal activity.
  • Conduct research, analyze data and prepare reports for items such as investigations, complaints, and arrests.
  • Use sound judgment and make appropriate decisions in stressful situations and analyze and adapt to new situations quickly.
  • Plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules.
  • Operate and maintain department issued weapons and qualify periodically as mandated by POST.
  • Make effective oral presentations to a variety of audiences with differing levels of knowledge regarding a variety of procedures.
  • Utilize law enforcement computer systems, mobile devices and maintain and calibrate specialized equipment.
  • Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring, presentation software, industry specific programs, and data entry/retrieval from database programs.
  • Perform mathematical calculations.
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
  • Rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned.
  • Accurately type at a sufficient speed to maintain workflow.

    Ability to:
  • Promote good community relations and build community confidence in the campus police department.
  • Think clearly and logically, exercise sound judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergency situations.
  • Recognize signs of danger to people, property and grounds associated with the district, and its surrounding areas.
  • Exercise physical force when necessary in restraining and assisting in the arrest of suspicious persons or suspects.
  • Interview and advise suspects, witnesses, victims, reporting parties, and staff.
  • Recall names, faces, and details of occurrences.
  • Qualify to use department issued equipment such as firearms, conducted electrical weapons (Tasers) and patrol bicycles.
  • Effectively communicate with individuals for whom English is not a primary language.
  • Employ proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District administrators, management, staff, students, diverse community, business and industry contacts, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant/trainers, and the public.
  • Understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
  • Meet and maintain POST and department required peace officer employment standards.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Learn, interpret, apply, and enforce federal and state laws and regulations, such as Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, Health and Safety Code, Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, Education Code, college and district policies and procedures as they pertain to law enforcement.
  • Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones and others.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
  • Receive and follow instructions in order to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Train and evaluate the progress and performance of others during field training activities.
  • Appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and public.
  • Use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data.
  • Assist in the assigning, monitoring, and/or reviewing the work of others.
  • Administer Basic First aid and CPR/AED.
  • Be honest and tactful in both pleasant and unpleasant situations.
  • Stay calm at all times including stressful, emergency situations and crime scenes

    Physical /Mental Demands
    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands
    Performs duties while wearing equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands and fingers to use a firearm, conducted electrical weapon, or baton, and to handle and feel computers, standard business equipment and writing implements; and reach with hands and arms. Use muscular effort (or strength) as needed to stoop, bend, twist, turn, kneel, squat, crawl, lift, push, pull or carry an object and exercise physical force when controlling combative persons. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, ride a bicycle, and drive a police vehicle. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus, color discrimination, and 20/20 vision with corrective lenses. Lift, carry, and drag supplies, equipment and persons weighing at least 165 lbs. Required to run, jump, or climb based on operational needs demanding quick movement on a variety of surfaces, terrain, and obstacles including rocks, walls, fences, barricades, ditches, etc., ambulating quickly and sure-footedly.

    Mental Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; maintain appropriate decision-making skills and sound judgement under adverse and stressful conditions, perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; remain focused while listening to multiple conversations at once (ie. using ear piece); work under intensive deadlines and interact with District administrators, management, Personnel Commissioners, board members, faculty, staff, representatives of other agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.

    Work Conditions
    The work conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work independently with minimal supervision. Work in situations which require the supervision or control of persons who may become physically violent, or combative; be exposed to a variety of settings and circumstances including trauma, grief, death, hazardous materials; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance; required to frequently travel to locations other than assigned site; schedule changes may frequently occur based on business needs; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules, work prolonged hours, as necessary, and variable shifts; work inside protected from the weather; work outside exposed to the weather and varying temperatures; work on surfaces that vary in stability; work at varying heights and/or on top of building structures; exposure to fumes, vapors or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and biological hazards such as cleaning solutions and human bodily fluids. NOTE: Most exposure is under OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels (PEL). However, during patrol, officers may experience increased decibels while driving with siren, during crowd management or control or civil unrest, sporting events, or during a combat situation where hearing protection is not an option.

    Examination Process
    The examination process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the examination process.

    The examination process will include a competency exam (pass/fail) and an oral interview exam (pass/fail). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each testing section.

    Those applicants who pass the exam(s) will be placed on the eligibility list based on a first-come, first-served basis.


    To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through this web site. Please attach to your application a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) and your POST Academy Certificate or your application may be considered incomplete.Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.

    The continuous district-wide eligibility list will be used to fill full-time positions.


    When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

    All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

    State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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    Posted: 7/25/2018
    Application Due: 12/25/2018
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