Sergeant (497562)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that he or she belongs to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place. Learn more:

Major Duties

Under the direction of the Watch Commander, the Sergeant serves as shift supervisor and is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for supervising sworn personnel who perform basic patrol functions; ensures that police officers strictly adhere to the Mission, Vision and Value statements for the department and professional standards as outlined in the law enforcement accreditation program

Develops and presents directed patrol plans that reflect organizational goals and needs
Responds to all emergency situations including medical and mental health emergencies, hazmat and fire situations, arrests, critical incidents and persons of concern, and serious crimes
Is responsible for holding police officers under their supervision accountable for all laws and policies and procedures of the Department. Makes command staff notification as required (e.g. major incidents, unusual occurrences, etc.)
Performs other duties as assigned.

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Equivalent to three years of active law enforcement experience, in a sworn capacity, which would provide reasonable expectation of success in this class
Ability to satisfactorily meet the current employment standards of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and CSUN Minimum Standards of Employment and Training
Must be free of any felony convictions; have good moral character; be a high school graduate or equivalent; meet pre-employment requirements including physical exam, psychological exam, drug test, and pass a comprehensive POST background investigation.
Associate's or Bachelor's degree and Supervisory certificate preferred
California POST Advanced certificate required
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of law enforcement, emergency response, public safety, security methods, and criminal and special/sensitive investigations used in maintaining public safety
Comprehensive knowledge of: current law enforcement methods and procedures; current criminal codes and laws including federal and state higher education law (i.e. Clery, VAWA, Title IX); and effective investigative techniques and procedures
Ability and specialized skills to: work independently and make sound judgments; provide effective leadership, training and direction to assigned personnel; supervise and evaluate employees effectively; and assist in developing department policies and procedures
Relate to and gain the confidence and the cooperation of members of the academic community
Deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people and act calmly and rationally in emergency situations
Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to; medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
The salary range for this classification is: $5668- $8750 per month. The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5668- $8359, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full Time; Shift rotates and includes evenings and/or weekends.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position has been re-posted and will remain open until filled
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
In addition to a thorough background investigation in compliance with POST standards, the selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan).
The person holding this position will 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.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the following link:

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

Los Angeles, California 91330 United States View Map