POLICE OFFICER CADET OR POLICE OFFICER (Police Officer Cadet or Police Officer) (VA1458)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Description:
Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1458
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/02/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title POLICE OFFICER CADET OR POLICE OFFICER (Police Officer Cadet or Police Officer)
Class Title POLICE OFFICER CADET-NONREPRESENTED or POLICE OFFICER
Level/Range/Grade 0
Salary Range (From $ to $) Cadet: $42,912/year Police Officer: Salary commensurate with background and experience. Range: $59,556 - $92,028/year
Department University Police
Number of Positions Up to 4
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
Status Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period)
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU E99 - Excluded Class
Quick Link https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6681

Hours Per Day TBD with final candidate
Days Per Week TBD with final candidate
Shift TBD with final candidate

Primary Duties
POLICE OFFICER CADET:
The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the required P.O.S.T. training within the required time frame and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer on a probationary basis.

The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to 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. This position will communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and community members with varied backgrounds and lived experiences. And also, create and maintain trust, legitimacy, credibility and collaboration with the campus community.

Appointments to this classification are temporary and typically do not exceed seven (7) months.

For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1458b-Position-Description

POLICE OFFICER:
Under general supervision, Police Officers will look out for the welfare of the entire University, working closely with all University departments, utilizing a strong understanding of all laws including search and seizure, and probable cause; will patrol, respond to and handle incidents involving violations of law or campus regulations; will conduct thorough criminal investigations; testify in court; provide general information and assistance to the public; and apply progressive police principles and best practices. This position will communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and community members with varied backgrounds and lived experiences. And also, create and maintain trust, legitimacy, credibility and collaboration with the campus community.

For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1458a-Position-Description

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS:
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Questions can be sent to: humanresources@csuchico.edu (staff and management positions) or academicpersonnel@csuchico.edu (faculty positions).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
POLICE OFFICER CADET:
SKILLS:
Incumbent must possess:
• Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Practice good interpersonal communication skills.
• Maintain positive and civil interactions with others.

ABILITIES:
Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Qualify for and satisfactorily meet the on-going standards of basic P.O.S.T. academy training.
• Mental capacity, physical agility and learning potential to perform all aspects of P.O.S.T. training and police work.
• Identify and evaluate sensitive and/or dangerous situations and take appropriate action, quickly and calmly.
• Make clear, concise written and oral reports of observations and actions taken.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus personnel, students, community agencies and the public.
• Maintain standards of professional ethics and adhere to law enforcement code of conduct.
• Remember and recall facts and details.
• Read, interpret and understand complex technical documents in English such as laws, ordinances, court decisions, general and special orders, training bulletins and texts.
• Communicate and interact effectively with a variety of people with diverse backgrounds.
• Contribute to a positive University experience for every student and assist in achieving the University's commitment to its Strategic Priorities.
• Safely operate a motor vehicle in congested traffic areas.
• Be dedicated to continuous learning, skill enhancement and formal education.
• Work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
• Work independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Adjust to technological and work environment changes.

POLICE OFFICER:
KNOWLEDGE:
Incumbent must possess:
• Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures, current criminal codes/laws, and investigative techniques and procedures.
• Working knowledge of computers and utilizing programs such as, MicroSoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
• General knowledge of crime prevention and first aid.
• Basic knowledge of law enforcement databases, victim witness services, and other available resources.

SKILLS:
Incumbent must possess:
• Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Practice good interpersonal communication skills and maintain positive, civil, and collegial interactions with all members of the campus community.

ABILITIES:
Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Identify and evaluate sensitive and/or dangerous situations and take appropriate action, quickly and
• calmly.
• Make clear, concise written and oral reports of observations and actions taken
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus personnel, students, community agencies and the public.
• Meet the physical and mental demands of the job.
• Maintain standards of professional ethics and adhere to law enforcement code of conduct.
• Demonstrate professional conduct while representing the University at on and off campus meetings and events.
• Use effective investigative techniques and procedures.
• Comply with collective bargaining agreements.
• Consistently perform the duties of this position at a satisfactory level or above.
• Communicate job-related information in a positive and productive manner.
• Contribute to a positive University experience for every student and assist in achieving the University's commitment to its Strategic Priorities.
• Operate law enforcement motor vehicles (with emergency and communications equipment), portable radio and other communications and safety equipment, weapons, and emergency response equipment.
• Safely operate a motor vehicle in congested traffic areas.
• Be dedicated to continuous learning, skill enhancement and formal education.
• Work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
• Work independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Take direction from supervisors.
• Work various rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Be sensitive to a changing environment and the potential need to reassess priorities as a result of those changes.
• Adjust to technological and work environment changes.
Required Education and/or Experience POLICE OFFICER CADET:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Eligibility to attend a certified P.O.S.T basic training Academy.

POLICE OFFICER:
• Current enrollment in, or successful completion of, a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) . Basic Police Academy is required at the time of application. Possession of a valid Certificate of Completion of the Basic Academy is required at time of appointment.
• Must be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development (GED) Test indicating high school graduation level, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from a college or university.
Additional Requirements for this Position
POLICE OFFICER CADET:
MINIMUM STANDARDS for POLICE OFFICER CADET CANDIDATES (California Government Code Section 1031):
• Must have no felony convictions.
• Must have no misdemeanor convictions containing elements of domestic violence.
• Must successfully complete fingerprint and records check including local, state and federal criminal records.
• Must satisfy citizenship requirements detailed in Government code 1031 (a) & 1031.5. Be a U. S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship and obtains citizenship within three years of application date.
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment.
• Must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date.
• Must be free from any physical, emotional, and mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of powers of a police officer cadet.
• A valid California driver's license is required.

POLICE OFFICER CADET CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS AND TESTING:
The following may be completed PRIOR to an offer of employment:
1. Written Exam: The CSU, Chico Police Department utilizes the POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). Applicants desiring to waive the written examination are required to submit proof of a valid and recent (issued within 12 months) POST T-score of 42 or higher. For more information regarding this exam please visit www.post.ca.gov.
2. The CSU, Chico Police Department physical agility test is specific to our agency - no waivers will be accepted for the physical agility course. It consists of the five P.O.S.T. Physical Agility tests plus a 1.5 mile run.
3. Oral interview by a panel.
4. Personal History/Background Investigation includes, completion of a personal history statement, Live Scan fingerprinting and local, state and federal criminal records check in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards.

The following shall be completed AFTER a conditional offer of employment has been made:
1. Medical examination including drug screening of which the specific requirements shall be as outlined in the P.O.S.T. Medical Screening Manual for California Law Enforcement. If the candidate fails the medical examination, the conditional offer of employment must be withdrawn.
2. Psychological examination/review which shall be in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards.
3. Background investigation follow-up.

POLICE OFFICER STATUS:
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATES (California Government Code Section 1031):
• Must have no felony convictions.
• Must have no misdemeanor convictions containing elements of domestic violence.
• Must successfully complete fingerprint and records check including local, state and federal criminal records.
• Must satisfy citizenship requirements detailed in Government code 1031 (a) & 1031.5. Be a U. S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship and obtains citizenship within three years of application date.
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment.
• Must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date.
• Must be free from any physical, emotional, and mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of powers of a police officer.
• Must be able to read and write at the levels necessary to perform the job of a police officer as determined by the use of the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery or other job-related tests of reading and writing ability.
• A valid California driver's license is required by time of appointment.

POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS AND TESTING:
The following may be completed PRIOR to an offer of employment:
1. Physical agility test which will be done as outlined by P.O.S.T.
2. Oral interview by a panel.
3. Personal History/Background Investigation includes, completion of a personal history statement, Live Scan fingerprinting and local, state and federal criminal records check in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards.

The following shall be completed AFTER a conditional offer of employment has been made:
1. Medical examination including drug screening of which the specific requirements shall be as outlined in the P.O.S.T. Medical Screening Manual for California Law Enforcement. If the candidate fails the medical examination, the conditional offer of employment must be withdrawn.
2. Psychological examination/review which shall be in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards.
3. Background investigation follow-up.

Recruitment Preferences
POLICE OFFICER CADET:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
• Fluent written and verbal multi-lingual/bilingual skills in addition to English.
• Proficiency with technology and software programs such as database and records management programs (RMS).
• Experience interacting and dealing with persons of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

POLICE OFFICER:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
• Full-time equivalent of three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
• Fluent written and verbal multi-lingual/bilingual skills in addition to English.
• Proficiency with technology and software programs such as database and records management programs (RMS).
• Experience interacting and dealing with persons of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Special Requirements SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER CADET AND POLICE OFFICER:
• The person holding this position is considered a "General 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
• This is considered a sensitive position. As a result, current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date.
• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.
• A valid California Driver's License must be maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course.
• Must maintain current licenses, certificates, permits, or other items required for this position; and immediately report to supervisor the loss or expiration of same.

POLICE OFFICER CADET-
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate controls, objects, and/or tools listed above, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste and/or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must be able to perform law enforcement duties and emergency related duties in various environments (indoor, outdoor, inclement weather, and other adverse conditions, etc.). Requires ability to work various rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work on short notice. May require evening/night and weekend travel.

POLICE OFFICER-
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to position self to complete all the physical requirements of active duty as a police officer.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must be able to perform law enforcement duties and emergency related duties in various environments (indoor, outdoor, inclement weather, and other adverse conditions, etc.) Requires ability to work various rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work on short notice. May require evening/night and weekend travel.

Personal protective equipment required: police uniform (as described in the University Police General Orders Manual) and duty belt with weapon.
Benefits This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 08/19/2021
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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