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(Full-time) Sergeant

Employer
Shasta College
Location
Redding

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities
Overview:
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.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Sergeant assists the Chief with planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and participating in the day-to-day activities and operations of the District's safety and parking operations at all District locations and events. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures. Employees in this classification train, assign, and schedule the work of others. This job class is responsible for assisting with the management of the District's safety and parking programs. Employees assigned to this classification are required to pass a background, psychological, and physical check in accordance with District standards. This job class requires specialized knowledge of effective community college campus safety and parking procedures. This is a non-sworn classification.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 45 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours vary, including nights, holidays, and weekends.

SUPERVISOR: Chief of Campus Safety or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Essential Functions:

  • Organizes, coordinates, and oversees the day-to-day activities of the District's safety and parking programs at all District locations and events.
  • Provides customer service and acts as a resource to staff, administrators, students, instructors, and the public regarding safety, parking policies, procedures, and operations.
  • Performs safety officer duties; conducts foot, bicycle, and vehicular patrols of District campuses to ensure the safety of people and property; checks buildings and grounds for proper security and safety; opens, closes, locks, and unlocks gates and doors; observes situations and assesses security and safety threats; deters crime and disruptive behaviors 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.
  • Assists with the coordination of emergency response strategies, parking, and safety activities.
  • Prepares periodic crime report summaries and reviews with the Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
  • Reviews paperwork prepared by other security officers including crime, code of conduct, and accident reports and other documents to ensure accuracy and completeness for submission to the Chief of Campus Safety.
  • Prepares, investigates, and reviews potential Title IX issues and reports for submission to the Chief of Campus Safety.
  • Responds to non-emergency calls for service; offers assistance and aid to persons in need of help including lock-out, vehicle jump-start, and escort services.
  • Performs incident scene control and investigation; interviews complainants, observes, collects, and preserves physical and audible evidence; and records findings.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports and memos as related to assignments such as keeping an accurate log of incidents, processing and responding to comments from the public, and processing parking permit information.
  • Checks parking meters, ticket dispensers, and other equipment related to parking control; reports malfunctions and other deficiencies; and collects money.
  • Issues citations for parking violations and reports other vehicular violations.
  • Transports cash and makes various deliveries as needed.
  • Communicates timely, complete updates to supervisors and peers following all incident responses.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with security staff and the college community.
  • Coordinates activities between the college and contractors processing parking citations, including responsibility for appropriate reports and correspondence between the organizations.
  • Ensures a safe and secure environment for staff and students.
  • Attends a variety of campus-wide, local, and statewide meetings, including hearings and court proceedings as needed; conducts meetings and training sessions as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, procedures, and terminology used in law enforcement and crime prevention.
  • Principles, practices, procedures, and terminology used in the writing, investigating, and concluding Title IX investigations for recommendation to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Criminal investigative techniques, methods, and materials.
  • California Education and Safety Codes related to campus safety and security issues.
  • Common fire and safety hazards.
  • Techniques and procedures applicable to theft and loss prevention.
  • Effective traffic and parking control procedures and techniques.
  • General safety precautions and emergency procedures.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of people under emergency and potentially hostile situations.
  • Proper self-defense and arrest techniques and the legal requirements pertaining to the use of force.
  • Supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Verbal and written communication skills; correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal communication skills demonstrating tact, patience, and courtesy.
Ability to:
  • Learn, interpret, and apply District rules, policies, regulations, and procedures related to safety and security matters.
  • Assess emergency circumstances and develop, implement, and direct appropriate response strategies within legal and procedural guidelines.
  • Remain calm and control emotional responses during tense, stressful, and emergency situations.
  • Deal effectively with diverse campus groups and individuals under routine and stressful conditions.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Use good judgment and follow appropriate procedures when requesting assistance via campus radios.
  • Maintain accurate records; write concise, comprehensive reports.
  • Safely operate vehicles observing legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions independently.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform job duties to include patrolling on foot, running, and operating bicycles and motor vehicles.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.


Experience/Education
Education Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 45 semester units of college credit or equivalent training
  • Two years of security or police experience; OR,– four years of experience as a parole or probation officer; OR four years of U.S. military police experience
Education Preferred:
  • CA POST intermediate certificate; or,
  • Out of state police academy certificate comparable in learning domains and academy hours to CA POST academy. Completion of the PC 832 CA POST academy does not meet this qualification
  • Title IX Investigator Course Level I Certification
  • 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


Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
  • Attention Applicants:
  • After 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 will be by Zoom.
  • 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 before January 1st, 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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    Organization

    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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