Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Jan 9, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: POLICE

Job Opening ID: 14400



Department: POLICE

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 005314

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: Varies

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. The University of California, Irvine Police Department, provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community engagement, crime prevention and suppression, and security services to a daily population of more than 50,000 people. The department employs about 50 sworn police officers, 56 professional staff, and 40 students who provide public safety services at both the Irvine campus and the Medical Center, located in the City of Orange, California. Working in partnership with the UCI community, we strive to provide services based on integrity, respect, transparency, fairness, and teamwork.

Reports through Police Chain of Command. Provides direct supervision of one or more teams of police officers or other assigned personnel. The police department is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Administers policies that directly affect subordinate staff. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Sets priorities and supervises workflow.

Compensation Range:

$51.00 - $61.69 Per Hour or DOE

Department Website:



Minimum of five years or more full-time law enforcement experience as a sworn peace officer under California Penal Code sections 830.1 (a) and (c) or 830.2 (a-c)

High school diploma or equivalent

Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic and Intermediate certificates and successful completion of probationary period.

Solid knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.

Solid knowledge of use and legal application of firearms and other police weapons, equipment or tools.

Solid ability to supervise and train staff in the relevant and necessary aspects of their duties.

Solid ability to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate actions.

Ability to work rotating shifts in all weather conditions and during extended periods of disaster or civil disorder. S

olid ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.

Solid ability to take decisive action based upon sound judgment.

Solid ability to credibly represent the police department in an official capacity.

Ability to safely operate motor vehicles and possess a valid California Driver's License.

Solid ability to operate computers and other relevant or specialized technology.

Solid knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment.

Solid experience performing all aspects of police officer functions.


Bachelor's degree in a related field

Prior University law enforcement experience.

One or more years conducting criminal investigations in a detective assignment. Solid Knowledge of the Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act. Prior Field Training Officer experience. Possession of an Advanced POST Certificate. Possession of a POST Supervisory Certificate. Completion of the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) certificate program.

Special Conditions Required:

At least 21 years of age and is a US citizen or has permanent resident alien status and achieves citizenship within three years. No felony convictions or other legal restrictions on the ability to carry firearms or to perform other work responsibilities. Must have valid CA Driver's license and participate in DMV Pull Notice Program. Must attend and complete the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) Inclusive Excellence Certificate program within the first three years of employment. Must attend and complete a POST certified Supervisory Course (80-hour minimum) within the first year of employment. Must attend and complete the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) within the first four years of employment. Ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law or policy. PolMust complete and pass a polygraph examination, POST background investigation and POST Medical and Psychological examinations.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

To apply, visit https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/6124759-police-sergeant

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Job No:
Posted: 1/11/2021
Application Due: 2/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time