Chief, Police and Campus Safety

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Chief, Police and Campus Safety Position Number: 201314863 Department: Public Safety Job Category: Management Time (Percent Time): 100% Term (months/year): 12 months/year Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Salary Range: M-19 Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $145,092 - $158,448 annually Shift Differential: Open Date: 08/30/2018 Initial Screening Date: 10/15/2018 Open Until Filled: Yes Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on October 15, 2018 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes $7,930 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:


Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Police and Campus Safety Department, including patrol, parking enforcement, investigations, and support services; coordinates assigned activities with other District departments, divisions, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among District departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Vice President, Administrative Services and other District administrative staff in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.


Receives administrative direction from the Vice President, Administrative Services. Exercises general direction and supervision over management, supervisory, technical and clerical staff through subordinate levels of supervision.


This is a Department Director classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Police and Campus Safety Department, including short- and long-range planning, development, and administration. This class provides assistance to the Vice President, Administrative Services in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, District functions and activities, including the role of an elected Board, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other departments and agencies and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. Assignments allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1.Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the Police and Campus Safety Department; establishes, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
2.Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, vehicles, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.
3.Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
4.Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and District needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
5.Represents the Police and Campus Safety Department to other District departments, the Board of Trustees, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.
6.Conducts a variety of departmental organizational and operational studies and investigations, including those prompted by public inquiries or complaints; responds to public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
7.Manages critical incidents implementing emergency protocols to major crimes; oversees investigations and ensures proper reporting related to the apprehension and arrest of violators; directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, including reports required under the Clery Act.
8.Coordinates and manages vehicle fleet and specialized campus safety equipment.
9.Develops cooperative working relationships and mutual aide agreements with representatives of other local public safety departments; coordinates activities with other law enforcement and public service agencies, including participation in high profile or complex investigations.
10.Monitors legal, regulatory, technological, and societal changes that may affect the work of the department; determines equipment acquisition, training programs and procedural changes to ensure retention of qualified staff and the provision of services to the community in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.
11.Confers with the District administration and elected officials in the planning and implementation of efficient and effective campus safety measures designed to meet community expectations and needs.
12.Provides effective professional liaison between the Police and Campus Safety Department and the general public to ensure the promotion of goodwill, cooperation, and open communications between the department and the community at large.
13.Serves as a spokesperson for the Police and Campus Safety Department at events, meetings, and other activities; makes presentations to the Board of Trustees and a variety of other boards and commissions.
14.Participates in a variety of boards, commissions, and professional group meetings.
15.Evaluates major incidents or situations and determines the necessary action to ensure an efficient and expedient resolution, including ensuring the determined course of action is carried out by designated management in a timely and efficient manner as required.
16.Provides leadership and administrative expertise during major emergency situations and natural disasters utilizing Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) regulations, including call back of personnel and equipment resources, providing active management of emergencies and disasters utilizing District’s emergency action and participating in organizing, planning and practicing SEMS training.
17.Attends and participates in professional group meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments, trends, and innovations in the field of law enforcement and emergency management.
18.Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Vice President, Administrative Services or District Board.
19.Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files related to security and safety data and information.
20.Monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect District or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
21.Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
22.Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and District policies. Attends District mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Prevents discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Human Resources.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1.Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program development,
2.Public agency budgetary, contract administration, District-wide administrative practices; and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
3.Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, court decisions and regulations concerning the operation of a college campus Police and Campus Safety department.
4.Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures.
5.Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures and operational needs; principles and practices of college campus administration.
6.Methods and techniques for writing and presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures.
7.Technical, legal, financial, and public relations problems associated with the management of college Campus Safety programs.
8.Record keeping principles and procedures.
9.Law enforcement principles, practices and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, and protection of life and property.
10.Investigation and identification techniques and equipment.
11.Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of a Police and Campus Safety department.
12.Safety practices and equipment related to the work.
13.Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
14.English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
15.Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
16.Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed.
17.Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.
18.Community policing and the application of its ideals.

Skills and Abilities:

1.Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
2.Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department and the District.
3.Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
4.Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
5.Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.
6.Select, motivate and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures.
7.Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.
8.Effectively administer special projects with contractual agreements and ensure compliance with stipulations; effectively administer a variety of District programs and administrative activities.
9.Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent the District and the department in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, contractors, vendors, various businesses, individuals, and professional, regulatory and legislative organizations.
10.Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
11.Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs.
12.Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials.
13.Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations and prepare effective technical staff reports.
14.Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
15.Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations.
16.Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
17.Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
18.Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
19.Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
20.Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
21.Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Minimum Qualifications/ Education & Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in security management, law enforcement, or a related field, and five (5) full-time equivalent years management and/or administrative experience in P.O.S.T certified law enforcement agency.

Equivalencies: Preferred Qualifications: License(s) & Other Requirements:

1.Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
2.Possession of Pepper Spray and Security Officer Training certification and California Security Guard card/firearms permit.
3.Possession of American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.
4.Complete and pass an Automatic External Defibrillator and a State certified Tactical Telescoping Baton course.
5.Possession of a valid California (P.O.S.T.) Advanced Certificate, for appointment as a peace officer, per California Penal Code 830.32 and Education Code 72330.
6.Valid Management level Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) required.

Examination Requirements: Working Environment:

Incumbents work indoors and outdoors and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate Police and Campus Safety services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds.

Hazards: Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources.

Notice to all prospective employees – 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 Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements: Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or his designee for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The start date will follow Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation

The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference’s name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand this statement
  2. * Incomplete applications packets will not be considered. Stating “see resume” on your application will be considered an incomplete response.
    • I understand this statement
  3. * Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form. Supporting documents such as cover letter, resume, etc. will not be used for the purpose of determining minimum qualifications.
    • I understand this statement
  4. * Letters of recommendation including confidential letters of recommendation must be received prior to the initial screening date deadline in order for the application to be guaranteed consideration. Applications submitted without letters of recommendation (if required) will be considered incomplete.
    • I understand this statement
Optional & Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts to Meet Required Qualifications
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Transcripts - Continued
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Other Document 3




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Posted: 12/25/2018
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