Police Officer Cadet (Entry-level) (497699)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
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: https://www.csun.edu/about-csun.

Major Duties

The Police Officer Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer.

Under general supervision, the incumbent attends prescribed police academy to learn 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.
Upon successful completion of the required POST training (police academy) within the required time frame and at the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet will be appointed to the classification of Police Officer. Police cadets work varied shifts including nights, weekends, holidays, and special events.
Under close supervision, the Cadet may assist other police officers in the performance of their duties.
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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.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is 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.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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/hire rate for this classification is: $3576.
HOURS: Full Time; Shift rotates and includes evenings and/or 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.

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: www.csun.edu/careers

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