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Campus Safety Officer 40% (2 positions) Permanent Part-Time - Campus Safety - Columbia College

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA

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Job Title:

Campus Safety Officer 40% (2 positions) Permanent Part-Time - Campus Safety - Columbia College

Site: :

Yosemite Community College District/Central Services

Salary Range / Other:

Range 31 – $1,636 to $2,086.80 per month (2021-2022 Classified Salary Schedule)

Work site: Columbia College

Swing Shift: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Graveyard Shift: 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
(Will include evenings and weekends)

Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

Benefits :

With the exception of Workers’ Compensation coverage, not eligible to participate in the District’s benefit program.

Job Description:

Under general supervision, monitors and patrols District facilities, property and offices for purposes of controlling campus security, parking and other issues; responds to intrusion and fire alarms, as well as other requests for assistance; investigates and enforces District rules, regulations and legal infractions concerning the protection of persons and property; observes, reports and maintains the property and security of the college; and performs related work as assigned.

This is the full working level class of the Campus Security Officer Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Positions in this class perform journey-level patrol, response and enforcement duties in support of campus security operations.

This class can be distinguished from the higher-level class of Campus Security Lead Officer because incumbents in that class serve as lead workers for an assigned area or shift, with responsibility for the work of subordinate officers and other staff on a regular basis.

Incumbents in this class work under the general supervision of a Campus Security Officer Supervisor, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and checking with the supervisor on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.

Incumbents do not directly or indirectly lead or supervise other employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:
• Policies, rules, regulations, legal provisions concerning campus control, security, property protection and appropriate student behavior.
• Crowd control procedures and the detection and identification of dangerous drugs and improper substances.
• Methods of proper detention of persons and search of District facilities, campus areas or properties.
• Legal rights of citizens and students in particular.
• Safe campus supervision methods and procedures.
• Principles, practices, methods and procedures of traffic control.
• Methods and techniques of patrol and surveillance.
• Methods and techniques of interviewing and interrogation.
• Methods, techniques and applications of self-defense.
• Principles and procedures of report writing and record keeping.
• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
• Good public and human relations skills and methods.
• Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations including California vehicle and penal codes and campus parking rules.

Ability to:
• Perform effectively and efficiently in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.
• Enforce campus rules and regulations, and applicable legal provisions.
• Perform day and night patrol, evening and weekend student supervision and crowd control services.
• Interpret and apply Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
• Respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
• Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take emergency action.
• Enforce parking and related traffic ordinances.
• Observe and report unusual occurrences and violations.
• Detain, interrogate suspects and interview complainants and witnesses.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED.
• Experience: One year performing public or private security, military security, law enforcement or comparable services.
• Substitution: Completion of basic POST training may substitute for one year of the required experience.


• Must pass a background investigation, including reference checks and a state criminal history report, prior to the start of employment. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the candidate.

Example of Duties:

• Performs campus patrol and parking lot control functions and activities; performs daily checks of doors and windows on District buildings; inspects areas to ensure against inappropriate behaviors and to identify potential safety hazards.
• Receives information regarding campus security issues by telephone, radio or other sources; responds to campus locations as needed.
• Observes, reports and investigates reports of suspicious vehicles, people or activities on campus property; enforces District regulations pertaining to day and evening activities.
• Responds to emergency fire and intruder alarms; investigates possible building intrusions; monitors 9-1-1 calls; contacts outside agencies and alerts appropriate personnel as necessary.
• Expedites traffic and traffic flow on campus; assists and directs campus visitors to authorized parking areas and appropriate offices; provides escort service for students, faculty and visitors as appropriate.
• Issues citations for parking violations; counsels and advises students and others regarding violation of rules and regulations.
• May, in emergency situations, detain persons and contact appropriate law enforcement agencies to request assistance.
• Transports District funds as directed.
• Assists ill or injured students, or students experiencing other difficulties; renders first aid as needed; assists students in finding health or appropriate administrative offices.
• Investigates the identity of persons on campus as needed.
• Prepares incident reports regarding student conduct, the destruction of property, vandalism, theft and/or other issues; prepares regular reports and maintains security logs.
• Assists in maintaining control over large numbers of people at campus events and activities; ensures that rules and regulations pertaining to conduct and safety are observed.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

• A valid license to drive in California is required.
• Must possess and maintain a valid CPR and First Aid certificate.
• Must satisfactorily complete the training requirements of Education Code, Section 38001.5 within 3 months of appointment.

Physical and Mental Standards:

Physical and Mental Standards:
• Mobility: ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and ramps; walk or stand for extended periods.
• Dexterity: must have a full range of motion in the upper extremities; ability to operate security equipment and devices.
• Lifting: frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting of objects up to 75 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including substantial public contact in stressful situations.

•Work is generally performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Duties may require travel from site to site; exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather; exposure to potentially hostile environments and persons; and working irregular hours.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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This is a classified bargaining unit position.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

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On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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