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Public Safety Officer II, Short-Term Temporary

Kern Community College District
$21.35 Hourly

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Public Safety Officer II, Short-Term Temporary

Kern Community College District

Salary: $21.35 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY21-22-00541

Location: Porterville, CA

Department: Maintenance & Operations

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, maintain a safe environment for students, staff and faculty; enforce District rules and regulations; may engage in the protection of persons or property or unlawful taking of district property; secure buildings on the college campus property; provide information and assistance to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.

Representative Duties

Patrol campus and enforce campus regulations; investigate incidents; issue parking citations and eject persons from campus according to Department policies and procedures.

Secure buildings; lock doors and turn out lights; record monthly activity reports.

Act as safety resource officer; investigate and report health and safety hazards; notify departments regarding defective equipment; notify authorized personnel regarding hazardous materials; perform audits of safety practices and procedures; encourage adherence to safety standards; perform follow-up investigations of reported hazards for compliance with recommended actions.

Patrol parking lots, bicycle areas and campus interior to protect students, staff and faculty and prevent theft and vandalism.

Maintain parking permits in dispensers and collect money from traffic permit dispensers of all parking lots; count and balance traffic permit money and place in office safe each night; make bank deposits or transfer money to the appropriate office as required.

Supervise a shift of other Public Safety staff; may provide orientation to staff on Public Safety functions, as assigned. Prepare a variety of incident reports including non-injury traffic accidents, interior losses, and harassment reports; appear and testify in court as needed.

Escort students, staff and faculty to their vehicles as a safety precaution as requested; escort staff to safety after special events.

Respond to emergency medical situations including illnesses, shock, seizures and bleeding; summon appropriate medical personnel.

Evacuate classrooms and buildings in emergency situations as necessary including emergencies involving medical situations, hazardous materials and natural disasters.

Prevent entry and investigate presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.

Answer questions and provide information to faculty, staff, students and the public; investigate complaints; take action within policy guidelines to resolve complaints.

Investigate and report fire hazards; extinguish small blazes; report fires to the fire department.

Recognize hazardous material incidents; isolate, deny entry and notify appropriate authorities.

Assist students, staff and faculty who have disabled vehicles.

Transport monies as requested.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of experience in a security setting requiring constant and responsible public contact. Additional specialized training in police science, public administration or a related field is desirable.


Proof of completion of School Security Course certification.
Possession of current Guard Card.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, appropriate CPR and First Aid certificates.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, specialized certificates deemed appropriate by department.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge and Abilities

California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, education code, health and safety codes, municipal laws and codes, and campus regulations. District policies and campus regulations and procedures.
Modern equipment and protective gear.
Procedures of crowd control and emergency evacuation.
Principles and practices of legal proceedings and legal testimony.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.

Learn and apply pertinent provisions of the State Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Education Code.
Operate a patrol vehicle and patrol equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Conduct investigations and interviews concerning traffic and internal incidents.
Patrol effectively.
Detect, prevent and report criminal activity.
Encourage adherence to safety standards.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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