Police Officer Cadet (Continuous) (8514)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Police Officer Cadet (Continuous) (JID 8514)
Department of Police Services
Full Time / $3576/mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department
The CSUN Department of Police Services (DPS) is an International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accredited, full-service law enforcement agency. Per the CA Penal Code (830.2), CSUN DPS police officers are granted statewide peace officer and arrest authority. CSUN DPS serves the CSUN campus community. The CSUN DPS provides service based on the philosophy of community policing which emphasizes building relationships and partnerships with the campus and surrounding community to facilitate successful problem solving to address the quality of life issues identified by the campus community.

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the Police Officer Cadet, a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity, attends a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. The incumbent learns the principles, practices, and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement in addition to codified and case law; receives training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques; occasionally assists other police officers in the performance of their duties; and performs other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent and eligibility to attend a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic training academy. Must meet CSUN Minimum Standards of Employment and Training; must be free of any felony convictions; have good moral character; meet pre-employment requirements including the (POST) Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery, physical agility test, successful completion of a comprehensive (POST) background investigation, physical exam with drug testing, and psychological exam. Successful completion of (POST) certified training program, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate required.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Qualify for and satisfactorily meet the ongoing standards of the California basic (POST) academy training. Possess mental capacity, physical agility, and learning potential to perform all aspects of (POST) training and police work. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary/hire rate for this classification is: $3576.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; schedule varies and includes nights and weekends.

TEMP: Upon successful completion of the required (POST) training within the required timeframe and the discretion of management, the police officer cadet is appointed to the classification of police officer.

Application Period
Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until positions are filled.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. In addition to a thorough background investigation in compliance with California POST standards, the selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'general reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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