Police Officer (507216)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


Type of Appointment: Full-time, Probationary

Classification: Police Officer

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); The employee shall be placed into CalPERS membership and the appropriate retirement benefit formula based on eligibility provisions cited in the Government Code. Incumbent may be qualified for special assignment pay and P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay.

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.

Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/.

Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

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. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/.


Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/.

Clery Act

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at ADACoordinator@cpp.edu. More information is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//access-accommodations/index.shtml.


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. More information is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor/documents/aa-eeo-doc/policy-statement_2022-aap-for-california-state-polytechnic-university-pomona_confidential_20220127.pdf.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Pomona, California 91768 United States View Map