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(Full-time) Campus Safety Officer I

Shasta College
Redding, CA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


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. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

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:To perform a variety of security functions including providing for the security and protection of students, personnel, property, and equipment on campus and in or about other grounds and properties owned, operated, controlled, or administered by the District; to enforce laws, rules, and regulations regarding use of buildings, property and equipment; and to regulate and control student parking. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class is responsible for patrolling the college campus maintaining order, enforcing established rules and regulations, and providing assistance to persons in need of help, and requires specialized knowledge of effective security and parking procedures. Employees assigned to this classification are required to pass a background check. This is a non-sworn classification.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 38 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are varied and may include evenings 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

    Typical duties:

    Makes foot and vehicular/bicycle patrols of campus to ensure the security of life and property; checks buildings and grounds for proper security/safety; opens, closes, locks and unlocks gates and doors; observes situations; deters crime 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. Responds to non-emergency calls for service. Performs incident scene control and investigation; observes, collects, and preserves physical and oral evidence. Leads student officers and temporary employees as directed on assigned shift; assists in their training and evaluation. Maintains accurate records and prepares reports and memos as related to assignment such as keeping an accurate log of incidents. Issues citations for parking and reports other vehicular violations.Communicates with supervisors and peers as soon as possible after handling an incident. Develops and maintains effective security/college community relationships.May check parking meters, ticket dispensers, and other equipment related to parking control; reports malfunctions and other deficiencies and collects money. Transports cash and makes various deliveries as needed. 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.Criminal investigative techniques, methods, and materials;Proper self-defense and arrest techniques and the legal requirements pertaining to the use of force.Techniques for dealing with a variety of people under emergency and potentially hostile situations.Ability to:Learn, interpret, and apply District rules, policies, regulations, and procedures related to safety and security matters; criminal investigative techniques, methods, and materials; proper self-defense and arrest techniques and the legal requirements pertaining to the use of force; techniques for dealing with a variety of people under emergency and potentially hostile situations.Possess and apply superior communication skills, logic and understanding in interacting with persons of diverse cultures and all socio-economic backgrounds.Experience/Education


    One year of security or police experience
    orFour years or more experience as a parole or probation officer or U.S. military police (may also replace educational requirement of POST academy certificate). EDUCATION:High school graduate or equivalent30 semester units of college credit or equivalent training.CA POST academy graduation certificate, or Highway Patrol or California Department of Fish and Wildlife academy certificate preferred.**Out of state basic police academy certificate that is comparable in learning domains and academy hours to CA POST basic academy may be considered acceptable. Completion of the PC 832 CA POST academy does not meet this qualification.
    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:Valid and appropriate California Driver's License, Class "C" with a driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier. No felony convictions. Valid CPR card.Additional Information

    Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcementCurrent resumeCollege 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 may be by Zoom.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.


    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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