(Part-time) Campus Safety Officer I

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.


To perform a variety of security functions including providing for the security and protection of students, personnel, property, and equipment on campus and in or about other grounds and properties owned, operated, controlled, or administered by the District; to enforce laws, rules, and regulations regarding use of buildings, property and equipment; and to regulate and control student parking. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class is responsible for patrolling the college campus maintaining order, enforcing established rules and regulations, and providing assistance to persons in need of help, and requires specialized knowledge of effective security and parking procedures. Employees assigned to this classification are required to pass a comprehensive background check consistent with the employment of a sworn officer.
This is a non-sworn classification.
SUPERVISOR: Director of Campus Safety or designee

CLASSIFICATION: Range 38 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 28 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours vary, Monday through Sunday.

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time. This position is eligible for CalPERS Retirement. No medical, dental or vision insurance provided. For more information regarding Employment and Vacation Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability


  • Makes foot and vehicular/bicycle patrols of campus to ensure the security of life and property; checks buildings and grounds for proper security/safety; opens, closes, locks and unlocks gates and doors; observes situations; deters crime by providing security visibility.
  • Responds to alarms, emergency calls, and suspicious activities; evaluates situations, pursues suspects, makes citizen arrests, requests assistance, and/or takes other appropriate action as necessary.
  • Responds to non-emergency calls for service.
  • Performs incident scene control and investigation; observes, collects, and preserves physical and oral evidence.
  • Leads student officers and temporary employees as directed on assigned shift; assists in their training and evaluation.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports and memos as related to assignment such as keeping an accurate log of incidents.
  • Issues citations for parking and reports other vehicular violations.
  • Communicates with supervisors and peers as soon as possible after handling an incident.
  • Develops and maintains effective security/college community relationships.
  • May check parking meters, ticket dispensers, and other equipment related to parking control; reports malfunctions and other deficiencies and collects money.
  • Transports cash and makes various deliveries as needed.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
Possession Of:
  • Valid and appropriate California Driver's License, Class "C" with a driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Valid CPR card.
Knowledge Of:
  • Principles, practices, procedures, and terminology used in law enforcement and crime prevention.
  • Criminal investigative techniques, methods, and materials;
  • Proper self-defense and arrest techniques and the legal requirements pertaining to the use of force.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of people under emergency and potentially hostile situations.
Ability To:
  • Learn, interpret, and apply District rules, policies, regulations, and procedures related to safety and security matters; criminal investigative techniques, methods, and materials; proper self-defense and arrest techniques and the legal requirements pertaining to the use of force; techniques for dealing with a variety of people under emergency and potentially hostile situations.
  • Possess and apply superior communication skills, logic, and understanding in interacting with persons of diverse cultures and all socio-economic backgrounds.

  • One year of security or police experience or
  • Four years or more experience as a parole or probation officer or U.S. military police (may also replace educational requirement of POST academy certificate).
  • Certifications in NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 preferred.
Other Required Qualifications and or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • A valid and appropriate California Driver's license, Class "C" restricted with a driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier.
  • A valid CPR card.
  • Meet the psychological standards required of a sworn officer.
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 30 semester units of college credit or equivalent training.
  • CA POST academy graduation certificate, or Highway Patrol or California Department of Fish and Wildlife academy certificate preferred.*
*Out of state basic police academy certificate that is comparable in learning domains and academy hours to CA POST basic academy may be considered acceptable. Completion of the PC 832 CA POST academy does not meet this qualification.
**Pending Approval

Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to the application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Applicants:
  • After the application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
  • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is on or before January 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the
Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 10/7/2032
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