Police Officer (62968)

  • Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Type of Appointment: Full-time, Probationary

Salary Range: $4,682 - $7,235 per month
Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

(All candidates must submit the following)
An on-line application
A letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement
A current résumé or curriculum vitae
Three references who can provide assessments of the applicant¿s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.

The University Police Department is a comprehensive, 24/7 law enforcement agency providing public safety services to the campus community. The Police Department is charged with protection of life and property; upholding the law fairly; safeguarding individual rights; and, recognizing the importance of cultural and ethnic diversity. The department is responsible for response to emergencies, crime reports and investigations on campus (except homicides and missing persons per the Kristin Smart Act). In addition, the department offers a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the safety and security of the community and support the mission of the university. These responsibilities are carried out through a set of core values that reflect commitment to the highest standards of excellence and incorporate the community oriented policing philosophy.

The Division of Administrative Affairs mission is to provide quality fiscal, human and facility services in support of the university community through partnerships and innovative solutions, our goal is to be recognized by the campus community as a valued resource and strategic partner. We strive for excellence in providing reliable, accurate, secure, accessible, and innovative services while being honest, fair, transparent and responsive.

The Police Officer enforces local, county, and state laws; investigates criminal and non-criminal occurrences, makes arrests, interviews witnesses, transports prisoners, and testifies in court proceedings as required. The incumbent patrols the campus and other property owned or operated by the University using a mixture of vehicular, foot and stationary assignments; investigates traffic collisions; enforces traffic laws; provides safety escorts; responds to radio calls accordingly; and responds to emergencies as needed. The incumbent builds rapport between civilian employees, volunteer employees, students, staff, faculty, and guests by promoting public trust through ethical behavior and adherence to a set of core values as set forth by the Division of Administrative Affairs; seeks opportunities to foster partnerships and build diverse teams within the university communities; and supports the principles of community oriented policing. The incumbent writes reports to accurately describe events as they occur or as they are described to the employee, includes drafting collision sketches and crime scene diagrams as needed; and may be required to generate reports on a computer; participates in public speaking as requested by superior officer e. g. address housing residents, conduct public tours, and safety talks; communicate with a multi-ethnic and diverse community. The incumbent participates in training which includes classroom instruction, and on-the-job training; must meet all training requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and department policy; may be required to act as the Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Sergeant or Corporal; expects to take supervisory charge of civilian employees during times of emergencies; and performs other duties as assigned.

The candidate must be a United States high school graduate, pass the General Education Development (GED) Test indicating high school graduation level, pass the California Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university (Government Section 1031(e)); ; must satisfy citizenship requirements as detailed in Government Code Section 1031 (a) and 1031.5; CALIFORNIA BASIC P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATE REQUIRED OR P.O.S.T. ACADEMY GRADUATE; no felony convictions; must possess good communication skills; experience working with a diverse population and possess a Valid CA Driver¿s License with required insurance.

All applicants are required to complete and submit an application. If you pass the initial application review, and possess the most pertinent qualifications, candidates may be required to complete a combination of the following components of the selection process.
The Selection Process is as follows:

1) POST Entry Level Selection Written Examination
2) Technical Project/Assessment
3) Oral Presentation
4) POST Physical Agility Testing (may be waived)
5) Oral Interviews
6) Background Investigation
7) Medical/Drug and Psychological Examinations

The candidates must have the experience to be physically, mentally and emotionally equipped to carry out all duties of the position; working knowledge of current federal and state laws, law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigating techniques and procedures; effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus faculty, staff, students, as well as community agencies and the public; effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports of observations and actions taken; and the ability to identify and evaluate sensitive and/or dangerous situations and take appropriate action, quickly and calmly. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive solutions; demonstrate proficiency in the use of firearms and participate in defensive tactics and physical fitness; a minimum acceptable firearms score must be maintained on a quarterly basis, as a condition of employment; ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job working in a fast paced and stressful environment; and must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation (Government Code Section 1031(d)).

Benefits include extensive health, dental and vision care as well as Tuition Fee Waiver Program at CSU campuses. Public Safety employees are eligible for an attractive benefits package which includes employer-paid retirement benefits with PERS (Public Employee Retirement System); PERS 2.5% at 57, 2.5% at 55 for persons who became a member of CalPERS from 7/1/2011 through 12/31/2012, 3% at 50 for persons who became a member of CalPERS on or before 6/30/2011. Incumbent may be qualified for special assignment pay and P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay.

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. As outlined in POST Selection Requirements every peace officer candidate shall be the subject of a thorough background investigation to very good moral character and the absence of past behavior indicative of unsuitability to perform the duties of a peace officer. The background investigation will consider conduct related to: Integrity, Impulse Control/Attention to Safety, Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behavior, Stress Tolerance, Confronting and Overcoming Problems, Obstacles, and Adversity, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills, Decision-Making and Judgment, Learning Ability, and Communication Skills. The background check will include: Credit Check, Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/campus-safety-plan.shtml

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link for policy information. http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1108.html

The person holding this position is 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. http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Pomona, California 91768 United States View Map