College Police Officer (Sworn)

  • Butte-Glenn Community College
  • Oroville, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Description Opened until filed

Full-time 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
Salary Range 1 $49,631.93 - $60,551.02 per year (POST Basic Certification required)
Salary Range 2 $50,624.55 - $61,762.05 per year (POST Intermediate Certification required)
Salary Range 3 $51,617.20 - $62,973.09 per year (POST Advanced Certification required)
Salary Range 4 $52,609.83 - $64,184.10 per year (POST Supervisory Certification required)

Anticipated start date:May 1, 2020
  • Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. If interested, the successful applicant must request relocation reimbursement at time of job offer.
  • If you are relocating to the area, housing resources can be found on our Human Resources page.
Butte College Police Officers perform a variety of duties and responsibilities related to providing protection of life and property on and near District property, respond to reported emergencies, initiate pro-active policing and perform other law enforcement functions.  Butte College is a great working environment with reasonable hours and a generous vacation plan.  Sworn members of this department are peace officers pursuant to Penal Code• 830.32 and Education Code• 72330.
The District offers several Comprehensive Medical plans at no cost to the employee and their dependents. Dental, Vision and STD/LTD are at no cost. Additionally, the District provides access to two Heath and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs for little to no cost depending on plan selection. Retirement plans include CalPERS, CalSTRS, 403B and 457B.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability.  Community partnerships matter to us.  We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university.  In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico.   Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population.  We currently enroll around 15,300 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Butte College students are white, 28% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff.  These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the general direction of the Butte-Glenn Community College District Chief of Police performs a variety of duties and responsibilities related to providing protection of life and property on and near District property; responds to reported emergencies; initiates pro-active policing and performs other law enforcement functions.  Sworn members of this department shall be considered peace officers pursuant to Penal Code• 830.32 and Education Code• 72330.
The Butte College Police Department is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our College. In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, we will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.

Representative Duties The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.  The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.
  1. Patrols campus by foot, vehicle or other specialized motor vehicle and answers calls to protect personnel, property and facilities.  Inspects and checks the security of District property; assists with the management of the District's lost and found property*
  2. Responds to emergencies on grounds or in buildings; arrests offenders as required*
  3. Conducts investigations of violations of laws and District policy*
  4. Prepares crime, incident, traffic and accident/injury reports; testifies in court proceedings*
  5. Takes immediate action to reduce danger and possible malfunctions of District equipment; assists in the maintenance of emergency equipment such as emergency parking lot phones; and AED equipment*
  6. Enforces parking and traffic laws on District property; controls the parking and safe movement of vehicles on District property; assists persons with battery jumps and car lockouts*
  7. Responds to on-campus medical emergencies in the role of First Responder and may provide basic first aid/CPR as necessary*
  8. Provides escort to staff and studentsas requested or necessitated.
  9. Assists outside agencies*
  10. Provides law enforcement for special events*
  11. Coordinates disaster response or crisis management activities such as opening shelters, special needs programs and evacuations*
  12. Gathers, processes and maintains integrity of evidence, interrogates witnesses, appears in court and testifies as arresting or investigating officer*
  13.  Escorts people off campus (i.e. restraining orders, dismissed personnel, disruptive students); apprehends and arrests violators*
  14. Provides information to the general public while visiting District premises.  Locks and unlocks buildings as required
  15. May perform dispatcher functions when necessary
  16. May assist in the training of department and District staff; may assume the duties of a supervisor in the absence of a ranking officer
  17. Serves on a variety of District committees as directed
  18. Performs other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications/Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or the equivalent; AND
  • Graduation from a P.O.S.T. certified basic police academy; AND
  •  Possession of a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate ("Lateral"), a California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver Certificate or have successfully completed a P.O.S.T.-Certified Requalification Course within the previous three (3) years*.
*   If you are a Peace Officer from out-of-state, you must be in possession of a "Basic Course Waiver (BCW)" issued by the California commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  Please visit for more information.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Hold and maintain valid First Aid/CPR certificates throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Hold and maintain POST certification throughout duration of Employment with the District.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment questionnaire, psychological screening, drug-testing, physical examination, fingerprint investigation, and motor vehicle screening.
  • Be free of any felony conviction and certain misdemeanor convictions.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  • Experience working for a P.O.S.T. approved California Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Experience as a peace officer in a public educational, community college or university environment.
  • Trainings related to student safety in an educational environment.
May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.

Knowledge of: applicable Board of Trustees administrative policies and procedures, basics of Penal/Vehicle Code and other related codes.
Ability to: patrol effectively detecting and preventing problems; prepare accurate and comprehensive reports; make quick decisions and react calmly in emergency situations; analyze situations and take quick effective and reasonable action to prevent injury, loss of life or destruction of property, prepare written reports of investigations, maintain accurate records and analyze data; use vehicles, computer systems, weapons and other technologies and tools employed by police agencies; maintain cooperative working relationships, connect and build trust and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and integrity; promote good public relations and customer services; meet and maintain all POST standards for employment as a police officer, establish rapport with staff, students, and the public from various backgrounds; remember names, faces, and details of incidents; render first aid in emergency situations; handle fire extinguisher equipment; College Police Officers will be expected to deal with employees and the community in a helpful, courteous, friendly and firm manner.
Not applicable - no assigned permanent staff to supervise.  May provide work direction to student workers.
Normal law enforcement patrol, first aid, CPR, detention, and arrest.  

Faculty, staff, administrators, students, other law enforcement agencies, and the general public, to include crime suspects and witnesses to crimes, etc.
Law enforcement environment, subject to adverse weather conditions and hazardous materials; work schedule will include nights, weekends and holidays.  Typical work schedule will be 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday or Monday through Thursday. Overtime for weekend special events or athletic events may be required. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. College Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse; and adverse weather conditions. Work with people under physical and/or emotional stress. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Moderate physical activity; standing or walking for extended periods of time. Must wear uniform and equipment including but not limited to: utility belt, hand gun, ammunition, baton, flashlight, and handcuffs and wear Kevlar vest. Perform duties while sitting, standing, walking or running intermittently throughout shift; climb fences, stairs, barricades, ladders or traverse uneven terrain; repeatedly kneel, bend, or stoop; intermittently push, pull, and use force to move objects; constantly reach, handle, or grasp various objects.

  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code • 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

--------------------------------------------------Application Instructions--------------------------------------------

All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.

Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources for a list of agencies providing this service or our website at;

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Oroville, California United States View Map