Deputy Chief (503213)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong 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. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.

The Deputy Chief reports through the Police Chain of Command directly to the Chief of Police, and in the absence of the Chief of Police is authorized to speak for the Department. Provides management for one or more significant police departmental divisions. The incumbent establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers.
• Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources.
• Reviews and approves recommendations for the department's functional programs and is involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have campus-wide effect.
• In the absence of, and in conjunction with, the chief of police when interacting with outside local, regional, statewide, and federal law enforcement agencies, the deputy chief title is recognized and represents that matters being addressed represent the chief of police's authority.
• As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
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• High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree preferred.
• Three or more years of police command experience within the California State University (CSU) system or University of California (UC) system or other comparable law enforcement agency.
• Experience and working knowledge of law enforcement accreditation program and audit assessment process.
• Possess or qualify for a Supervisory Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), or equivalent law enforcement supervisory certificate.
• Possess or qualify for a Management Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) or equivalent law enforcement management certificate, within two years of appointment.
• Demonstrated experience developing and implementing community oriented policing projects to solve complex community issues.
• Final candidates must complete a thorough POST background check, pre-employment medical and psychological examinations, and the California State University Drug test.
• Must possess a valid California Driver's License.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
• Working knowledge of law enforcement accreditation and current law enforcement methods and procedures. Knowledge of: federal, state and local laws; policy and procedure development; theory and practice of community-oriented policing; techniques used in problem solving policing (SARA); patrol, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, investigation and identification.
• Skill and proficiency in the use of firearms and intermediate force options.
• Ability to: analyze situations; direct union personnel and manage performance (counseling, commendations) and progressive discipline process; develop effective team strategies with units/sections; work effectively in physically, psychologically and emotionally stressful situations; effectively manage emergency or life-threatening situations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to: coach, motivate and lead employees; operate police vehicles in a safe and appropriate manner; work effectively and collaboratively with other University employees, supervisors, community officials, other law enforcement agencies and the general public; maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties.
• Ability to safely operate the following equipment in the performance of duties: a variety of University owned vehicles; communications equipment, such as two-way radios, cell phones, and pagers; Mobile Computer Terminals (MCT), various types of audio-visual equipment and any other equipment assigned.
• Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
• Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
• Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
• Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
• The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $135,000 - $150,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information
• This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
• The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited 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 this link:
• Applications received through August 13, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

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

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