Public Safety Officer II (40hr/11month)

Jan 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Public Safety Officer II (40hr/11month)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03216

Posting Date: 01/21/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 02/04/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 11 month position

Minimum Salary: 3,700.47

Maximum Salary: 5,228.67

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, maintain a safe environment for students, staff and faculty; enforce District rules and regulations; may engage in the protection of persons or property or unlawful taking of district property; secure buildings on the college campus property; provide information and assistance to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.


Patrol campus and enforce campus regulations; investigate incidents; issue parking citations and eject persons from campus according to Department policies and procedures.

Secure buildings; lock doors and turn out lights; record monthly activity reports.

Act as safety resource officer; investigate and report health and safety hazards; notify departments regarding defective equipment; notify authorized personnel regarding hazardous materials; perform audits of safety practices and procedures; encourage adherence to safety standards; perform follow up investigations of reported hazards for compliance with recommended actions.

Patrol parking lots, bicycle areas and campus interior to protect students, staff and faculty and prevent theft and vandalism.

Maintain parking permits in dispensers and collect money from traffic permit dispensers of all parking lots; count and balance traffic permit money and place in office safe each night; make bank deposits or transfer money to the appropriate office as required.

Supervise a shift of other Public Safety staff; may provide orientation to staff on Public Safety functions, as assigned.

Prepare a variety of incident reports including non-injury traffic accidents, interior losses, and harassment reports; appear and testify in court as needed.

Escort students, staff and faculty to their vehicles as a safety precaution as requested; escort staff to safety after special events.

Respond to emergency medical situations including illnesses, shock, seizures and bleeding; summon appropriate medical personnel.

Evacuate classrooms and buildings in emergency situations as necessary including emergencies involving medical situations, hazardous materials and natural disasters.

Prevent entry and investigate presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.

Answer questions and provide information to faculty, staff, students and the public; investigate complaints; take action within policy guidelines to resolve complaints.

Investigate and report fire hazards; extinguish small blazes; report fires to the fire department.

Recognize hazardous material incidents; isolate, deny entry and notify appropriate authorities.

Assist students, staff and faculty who have disabled vehicles.

Transport monies as requested.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school AND one year of experience in a security setting requiring constant and responsible public contact. Additional specialized training in police science, public administration or a related field is desirable.
  • Proof of completion of School Security Course certification.
  • Possession of current Guard Card.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid CPR and First Aid certificates.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, specialized certificates deemed appropriate by department.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, education code, health and safety codes, municipal laws and codes, and campus regulations.
  • District policies and campus regulations and procedures.
  • Modern equipment and protective gear.
  • Procedures of crowd control and emergency evacuation.
  • Principles and practices of legal proceedings and legal testimony.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.
  • Learn and apply pertinent provisions of the State Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Education Code.
  • Operate a patrol vehicle and patrol equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Conduct an investigation according to District policy.
  • Analyze and respond to situations quickly and independently according to District policy.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Salary Grade: 41.0

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 4, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
  • Proof of completion of School Security Course certification.
  • Possession of current Guard Card.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

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.

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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