Job description

Ideal Candidate Statement:

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and Education Code, familiarity with the educational goals of the Community College system, and knowledge of law enforcement principles. The candidate will have the ability to communicate with various types of individuals, deal with adversity, work in a team environment, follow orders and procedures, the ability to learn and adapt to new and different situations and develop positive working relationships. The successful candidate can multi-task, prioritize projects, and meet mandatory and regulatory deadlines.

Candidate must be able to work swing, graveyard and weekend shifts.

• Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students with varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;

• The College has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.


This is a temporary/hourly employee position.

Under the direction of the Chief of Campus Police Services, conduct patrols of campus grounds and assigned areas on foot and in a vehicle; respond to service calls; investigate crimes and incidents; prepare, update, submit and issue a variety of documents; issue parking and traffic citations; open and secure campus as assigned; process and issue parking permits, carpool permits and room keys to students, guests, staff and faculty in compliance with College policies; provide assistance to the Chief and campus police personnel as assigned.


The Campus Safety Officer I is the entry-level position in the series. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining Campus safety in accordance with College policies and procedures. The Campus Safety Officer II is the senior level position in the series. Incumbents provide assistance to senior safety personnel regarding complex Campus Safety activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct patrols of campus grounds and assigned areas on foot and in a vehicle; respond to service calls, including medical, animal control, crowd control, traffic and vehicle service calls; conduct traffic stops and issue traffic and parking citations; conduct welfare checks; enforce College, County, State and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies.

Investigate crimes and incidents; investigate suspicious persons and vehicles; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects; conduct searches, collect and preserve evidence; conduct arrests of crime suspects; coordinate efforts with police departments to assure appropriate and timely response in emergency situations; respond to threats in conjunction with appropriate authorities.

Maintain, submit and issue a variety of documents; create and update crime report forms and track crime statistics; maintain and submit logs relating to daily activities, alarm activations, dispatches, field contacts, restraining orders and other information.

Open and secure campus as assigned; arm and disarm burglar alarms; lock and unlock doors and gates; investigate and enforce unauthorized use of facilities; respond to fire and burglar alarm activations.

Process and issue parking permits, carpool permits and room keys to students, guests, staff and faculty in compliance with College policies.

Operate a variety of safety and office equipment, including a T3 motion device, two-way radio, pepper spray, baton, handcuffs, video surveillance systems, digital camera, automated external defibrillator (AED), computer and assigned software and other assigned equipment; drive a vehicle to conduct work.

Attend a variety of meetings, trainings and workshop activities as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.


California penal, vehicle, fire and education codes, including PC 832 PC 836 and PC 837 (Laws of Arrest).
College policies and procedures.
Principles of defense.
General investigative and law enforcement practices.
Crowd and traffic control techniques.
City, State and local ordinances related to theft, arson, vandalism, malicious mischief and trespassing.
Emergency First Aid procedures.
Record-keeping techniques.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Conduct foot and vehicular patrols of campus grounds and assigned areas.
Operate a motor vehicle safely and defensively and use a two-way radio.
Assure the safety and security of students, staff, facilities and grounds.
Evaluate security incidents and take appropriate action according to established guidelines.
Investigate crimes and incidents.
Observe, detect and deter improper behavior and unlawful activities.
Utilize crowd and traffic control techniques.
Respond to disturbances and emergency situations calmly and rationally.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Understand and work within scope of authority.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:


Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years campus safety experience.


Valid First Aid/CPR and AED license issued by an authorized agency.
Valid California driver’s license.
Completion of a PC 832 Laws of Arrest course, 832 PC or school police officer course.

Physical Characteristics:


Indoor and outdoor environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.

Standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Seeing to monitor student activities.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to utilize assigned equipment.
Lifting and carrying heavy objects.
Pushing or pulling campus gates.

Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in anti-social, illegal and violent behavior.
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

Starting Salary Range:

$27.12 - $34.63 per hour

Posting Number:


Number of Vacancies:


Open Until Filled:



If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:

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.

Benefits Statement:

Customer will send text

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement:

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.




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Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 5/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time