Police Officer Cadet, (Multiple Openings) (104928)

  • Sonoma State Unversity
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Dec 04, 2019
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Department Name
University Police

Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $3,576 a month. Starting salary placement will not exceed the minimum of the range. Upon appointment, employees with 0.75 or greater time base, but do not meet other criteria for full benefits, will be eligible for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

This position is also eligible for a broad range of benefits, including retirement in PST, vacation/sick leave, and Medicare withholding

Upon successful completion of the academy, the position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on December 4, 2019. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, non-exempt, non-represented position, which, upon successful completion of the academy, will lead to the appointment to the Police Officer classification in a probationary capacity. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to the Police Lieutenant, with additional lead work direction from the Chief of Police, other sworn administrator or training academy staff, the Police Officer Cadet is a non-sworn individual who has not completed a P.O.S.T. academy or received a Basic Course Completion Certificate. The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend the prescribed training. Upon successful completion of the training in the required time frame and based on a review by management, the Cadet is appointed to the Police Officer classification in a probationary capacity.

Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Attend a P.O.S.T. certified academy as a non-sworn cadet to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume the position as a sworn police officer.
- Attend the prescribed training sessions to learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The cadet also receives training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques.
- Under close supervision, the Cadet may assist other police officers in the performance of their duties.
- Under close supervision, may also be assigned duties to patrol campus buildings and grounds by foot or by vehicle, control crowds during assemblies or disturbances, guard university property.
- May assist in investigations, collection of evidence and preparation of reports on accidents, property damage, fires, and law violations.
- May include administering first aid to injured persons; enforcing parking regulations and issuing traffic situations; guarding or transporting cash; and performing other related secondary duties as assigned.
- May assist in investigations, collection of evidence and preparation of reports on accidents, property damage, fires, and law violations.

Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

Police Academy training will take place in a field setting in and about the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Training Center, as directed, and on the Sonoma State University campus, including working both indoors and outdoors to support and participate in university activities and events. The typical schedule for this position is 7 am to 4 pm, with some night and weekend training required. Appointment to this classification is temporary in nature and typically does not exceed seven months. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator or training academy staff.

This position requires, with or without reasonable accommodations, the ability to frequently sit, move or stand for office and/or event functions, be at a computer for 2-4 hours/day, occasionally reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop and kneel and lift objects of up to 165 lbs in weight, including dragging a dummy 25 feet.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and eligibility to attend a certified Peace Officer Standards and Training basic training academy. College level education and/or law enforcement experience in a college or university environment is preferred. The ability to qualify for and satisfactory meet the ongoing standards of the basic P.O.S.T eligibility requirements and academy training and the mental capacity, physical agility and learning potential to perform all aspects of P.O.S.T training and police work. The incumbent must successfully complete a physical agility test, oral interviews, written examination, comprehensive background investigation, physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screening and must possess and/or obtain and thereafter maintain a California Driver's License. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, law enforcement technology systems and PeopleSoft preferred.

In addition, the incumbent must possess the following:
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment, both independently and as a team member, while maintaining excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to learn and respond effectively in emergency and sensitive situations and make sound judgements.
- Ability to operate in an environment that requires discretion and maintenance of confidentiality.
- Ability to take initiative and develop and improve skills; demonstrate reliable work history, dependability, integrity, good observation skills, and professional bearing; be able to enjoy working with people; and possess credibility as a witness in a court of law.
- Demonstrate a willingness to confront problems.
- Ability to read and write at the levels necessary to perform the job.
- Ability to quickly learn and apply campus rules and regulations related to work performed.
- Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
- Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
- Must be able to accept constructive feedback, work independently, and cooperatively in group situations.
- Must also possess the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, and environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.

Qualification Note
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Physical Requirements
Requires successful completion of a physical agility test and physical examination.

Application Process
Please visit http://web.sonoma.edu/jobs/ to apply to this position, materials submitted with your application will not be returned. For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources (hr@sonoma.edu | 707.664.3100).

Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

The ADA Coordinator is available at 707.664.2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated 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.

About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled