Police Community Service Officer (Substitute) 2023-2024

MiraCosta College
$27.85 per hour (range 16, step 1, on the 2023-2024 Classified Salary Schedule).Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

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Police Community Service Officer (Substitute) 2023-2024
MiraCosta College

For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/3767

Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Temporary Assignment

Position Details:
Temporary, hourly substitute positions. May work day, evening, graveyard, and/or weekend shifts as needed at any of the MiraCosta College sites.

Applications are valid through June 30, 2024, at which time they will expire. A new posting for this pool will be posted on July 1, 2024, and those still interested will need to reapply at that time.


MiraCosta College Board Policy 7800: Employee Residency requires all classified staff, administrators, and temporary/hourly short-term employees to maintain and permanently reside in a principal place of residence in the state of California that is within two-hundred (200) road miles from the employee's regularly assigned district worksite. The purpose of the policy is to promote efficiency and continuity throughout all campus administrative functions, provide students with high quality assistance and accessibility to all academic and campus services, ensure that students receive an engaging education, and respond to emerging student needs.

The District may consider an individual request to temporarily reside outside of the State of California or outside the 200-mile limit on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed twelve consecutive months.

Salary Range: 16
Compensation: $27.85 per hour (range 16, step 1, on the 2023-2024 Classified Salary Schedule).Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

Short-term, temporary employees may be eligible for Healthy Families Sick Leave and enrollment in a retirement system.

Position Term in Months: Varies

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. Cover letter.

3. (optional) If you have any relevant degrees, coursework, and/or certificates, you may also attach those documents if desired.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under limited supervision, provide security patrol and safety checks for all campuses via vehicle, foot and bicycle on a graveyard or weekend shift; provide safety escorts; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Police Community Service Officer is distinguished from Police Services Officer in that incum­bents in the former class work a night shift with no sworn staff on duty and do not have eviden­tiary responsibilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Conduct security patrols on foot, bicycle or in a vehicle throughout assigned district campus, facilities and sites on a graveyard or weekend shift; examine doors, windows and gates to ensure they are secure; identify security and safety hazards and problems; watch for and report irregularities, such as fire/safety hazards and unauthorized individuals on campus; contact supervisor or outside law enforcement authori­ties for assessment of any observed violations or problems.

2. Ensure assigned campus buildings are properly secured; perform safety checks and clear buildings; provide escort services to students, faculty and visitors, when needed.

3. Provide assistance to disabled motorists; help open locked vehicles and provide jump­starts to vehicles with dead batteries.

4. Enter, modify, update and retrieve computer data; maintain records and prepare reports; attend meetings; participate in department training including handcuff techniques and the use of OC spray.

Other Duties:
1. Perform first aid and CPR as needed.

2. Collect and process evidence at minor crime scenes.

3. Contact facilities or custodial staff as needed.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. General functions, operations and activities of a police department.

2. Security and safety principles applicable to the work.

3. Police terminology and pertinent federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and proce­dures relating to campus security, police records, parking enforcement and citation.

4. Proper operation and care of radio and telephone equipment and operational characteristics of emergency communication system equipment.

5. District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.

6. Operate a computer and standard business software.

7. State laws, rules and regulations relating to privacy, confidential information and liabilities including the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) and victim confidentiality.

8. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spell­ing, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability To:
1. Maintain campus safety and security.

2. Prepare clear and accurate police reports, documents, data entries and files.

3. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

4. Remain alert, visible and observant.

5. Properly use nonlethal force utilizing a baton, pepper spray, TASER, etc.

6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

7. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

8. Operate a computer and use standard business software.

9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and at least one year of experience in law enforcement or security, and providing assistance/information to the public; or an equivalent combina­tion of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Valid first aid and CPR certificates.

Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation is required, including a review of employment history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of intoxicants and/or other controlled substances.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Constant standing and walking for extended periods; occasional light lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity and light, repeti­tive use of hands, wrists and forearms; specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, and the ability to adjust focus.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving appropriate interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; interact with others encountered in the course of work, including frequent contact with the public and dissatis­fied, abusive and traumatized individuals.

Working Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor environments; subject to public contact; intermit­tent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may be required to work at any district location during evening hours including weekends and/or holidays.

Posting Number: S_23/24_008_P
Human Resources Contact Information: jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date: 6/30/2024
Open Until Filled: No
First Screening Date:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta College’s Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals – https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/3050/docs/105281.pdf

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf

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Working at MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Credit Enrollment: 14,773
  • Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479
  • Credit Enrollment by Gender: Female: 57% Male: 43%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity:
    • African American: 4%
    • White: 45%
    • Hispanic: 34%
    • Asian, Pacific Islander: 8%
    • Multiple: 7%
    • Other: 2%
  • Active Duty Military/Veterans/Dependents: 1,396


The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here: http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/transfercenter/index.html

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The San Diego Tourism Authority website describes San Diego's North County as a vast, expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar to Oceanside, the North County coastline is a string of unique picturesque seaside villages that have a small-town feel.

If you're looking for opportunities for outdoor activities in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along historic Highway 101, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing the coastline from La Jolla through Oceanside, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. San Diego's north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna, and at the Eastern border of North County, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas-style Indian casino gaming and a handful of great wineries and local breweries. Art enthusiasts will love the Oceanside Museum of Art and the LUX Art Institute.

San Diego's North County coastal and inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland yet still close to downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are nearby.

North San Diego County is home to eight of the county’s fastest growing cities, businesses and families are drawn to North County’s sunny inland valleys and scenic coastal communities. Additional information about the business environment can be found on the San Diego North Economic Development Council website or on the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce websites.

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