Police Community Service Officer (substitute)

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Police Community Service Officer (substitute)
MiraCosta College

For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/2368

Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Temporary Assignment

Position Details:
One, temporary, hourly substitute position. May work day, evening, graveyard, and/or weekend shifts as needed at any of the MiraCosta College sites.

Salary Range: 16
Compensation: $26.05 per hour (range 16, step 1, on the 2020-2021 Classified Salary Schedule).

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

Short-term, temporary employees may be eligible for Healthy Families Sick Leave and enrollment in a retirement system.

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. Cover letter.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; 5) successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under limited supervision, provide security patrol and safety checks for all campuses via vehicle, foot and bicycle; provide safety escorts; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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 class.

1. Conduct security patrols on foot, bicycle or in a vehicle throughout assigned district campus, facilities and sites; examine doors, windows and gates to ensure they are secure; identify security and safety hazards and problems; watch for and report irregularities, such as fire/safety hazards and unauthorized individuals on campus; contact supervisor or outside law enforcement authorities for assessment of any observed violations or problems.

2. Ensure assigned campus buildings are properly secured; perform safety checks and clear buildings; provide escort services to students, faculty and visitors, when needed.

3. Provide assistance to disabled motorists; help open locked vehicles and provide jumpstarts to vehicles with dead batteries.

4. Enter, modify, update and retrieve computer data; maintain records and prepare reports; attend meetings; participate in department training including handcuff techniques and the use of OC spray.

Other Duties:
1. Perform first aid and CPR as needed.

2. Collect and process evidence at minor crime scenes.

3. Contact facilities or custodial staff as needed.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. General functions, operations and activities of a police department.
2. Security and safety principles applicable to the work.
3. Police terminology and pertinent federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and procedures relating to campus security, police records, parking enforcement and citation.
4. Proper operation and care of radio and telephone equipment and operational characteristics of emergency communication system equipment.
5. District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
6. Operate a computer and standard business software.
7. State laws, rules and regulations relating to privacy, confidential information and liabilities including the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) and victim confidentiality.
8. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability To:
1. Maintain campus safety and security.
2. Prepare clear and accurate police reports, documents, data entries and files.
3. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
4. Remain alert, visible and observant.
5. Properly use nonlethal force utilizing a baton, pepper spray, TASER, etc.
6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
7. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
8. Operate a computer and use standard business software.
9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least one year of experience in law enforcement or security, and providing assistance/information to the public; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Valid first aid and CPR certificates, which can be obtained after being hired.

Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation is required, including a review of employment history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of intoxicants and/or other controlled substances.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Constant standing and walking for extended periods; occasional light lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity and light, repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms; specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, and the ability to adjust focus.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving appropriate interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; interact with others encountered in the course of work, including frequent contact with the public and dissatisfied, abusive and traumatized individuals.

Working Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor environments; subject to public contact ; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may be required to work at any district location during evening hours including weekends and/or holidays.

Posting Number: S20/21029P
Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date:

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/pio/aboutmcc.html

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Job No:
Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 12/28/2032
Work Type: Full Time