Job ID: 104673 Location: Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA) Full/Part Time: Full-time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department Name University Police
Salary and Benefits The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $7,804 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on November 7, 2018. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the direction of the Chief of Police or designee, the Police Sergeant (Sergeant) is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first-line supervisor, in addition to specialized work assignments and general law enforcement duties performed by officers and corporals. Work assignments require the use of sound, independent judgment and the ability to provide leadership to others. The Sergeant's supervisory duties may include coordinating work assignments, scheduling assigned staff, participating in the annual evaluation of staff, monitoring and reporting work activities and absences, recognizing good performers, providing corrective counseling, recommending formal discipline, and providing on-the-job training, support and direction to subordinates.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: - Plans, assigns, coordinates, and supervises assigned department staff, units, and/or task forces - Develops, recommends, implements, and enforces policies, procedures, and regulations - Provides on-the-job training, supervision, leadership, development, and evaluation to staff - Performs the role of designated Watch Commander or Officer in Charge - Communicates regularly with department management and administrators, to include the Chief of Police, to keep them informed about events, patrol activities, investigations, and staff performance - Liaison between management and patrol and department staff for communication and implementation of policies, procedures and directives - Patrols on foot and by vehicle, protects individuals and property, conducts investigations, testifies in court, and enforces laws, rules and regulations - Implements, supervises, and assists as necessary with the emergency operations plan in all human-made and natural disasters and major crimes to include notifying management and administrators, setting up a command post, emergency evacuation procedures, coordination of mutual aid response, and assignment of personnel - Makes arrests, serves warrants, testifies in court, writes police reports, answers calls for service, and enforces federal, state and local statutes, University rules and policies to include parking rules and regulations - Serve as team leader and/or perform at least one special assignment on a regular on-going basis, such as range master, defensive tactics instructor, Taser instructor, Clery coordinator, POST training coordinator, crime prevention/community relations coordinator, or evidence coordinator, or other designated specialty assignment - Successful resolution of a wide range of problems that require sound, independent judgment and discretion; proper interpretation and application of policies, laws, and statutes; and identification of on-going problems or issues and recommending new procedures and protocols for prevention - Prepares, reviews, and corrects memorandums, crime, and administrative reports - Notifies management and administrative personnel of information received of personnel related issues, potential hazards, incidents or any event that is likely to negatively affect the University and/or the department - Participates and assists with the development and implementation of a continually evolving crime prevention and outreach program for improving service to the community, to include public presentations - Serves as a positive role model/mentor to newly hired police officers, dispatchers, support staff, and promotes department policies, goals, objectives, rules and procedures in daily work
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in an outdoor setting located in or about the Sonoma State University main campus, and may be assigned to other locations to provide support for special operations or events or to address interim staffing/personnel/safety needs. This position may require irregular working assignments, which includes working nights, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, overtime and occasional callbacks, including the University commencement day which is regularly scheduled in May. Rotating shifts, often on a monthly basis, may be required to meet departmental and campus operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Qualifications This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a Basic Course Certificate. An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree or higher in criminal justice or a related field is preferred. POST Intermediate and Advanced certificates preferred. Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program is desirable or must be successfully completed within one year of appointment. The position also requires a minimum of three years of active law enforcement experience with increasingly responsible assignments. Five or more years of active law enforcement experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and training others is preferred. Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel, CLETS, email, RIMS, and the Internet. Possession of a valid California Driver License is required.
Additionally, the incumbent should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this positon: - Thorough knowledge and/or experience and understanding in the area of crowd management/civil unrest response preferred or the ability to rapidly learn and apply related curriculum. - Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures, to include search and seizure laws, use of force procedures, case law, traffic and criminal codes and laws, including Title 5 regulations of the Education Code, Title IX as it relates to sexual assault investigations in a University environment, and other applicable Federal Regulations, and report writing. - Thorough knowledge and/or demonstrated experience and understanding in the area of law enforcement weapons, related training, policy/procedures, use of force reporting, and potential liability associated with the use of force is preferred or the ability to rapidly learn and apply related curriculum. - Knowledge of, or ability to rapidly learn and apply, CSU Executive Orders, Police policy manual, and bargaining agreements that pertain to assigned personnel. - Knowledge of current investigative techniques and procedures to include search and seizure laws, search warrants, sexual assault investigations, parole and probation, operations plan development and evidence collection and preservation. - Thorough knowledge of current laws, protocols and investigative techniques associated with driving under the influence violations. - Working knowledge of department technological equipment and resources, Department of Justice networks & database inquiries, University network, and fire and burglar alarm systems. - Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound judgments, make independent decisions, initiates activity, and operate in an environment that requires confidentiality, discretion and handling of sensitive and confidential matters, and utilize existing resources to effectively and independently problem solve. - Ability to provide effective and fair leadership, training and direction to field personnel. - Must be able to meet the physical demands required for this position and by P.O.S.T., which may include, but are not limited to, listening, speaking, standing, sitting, running, and lifting for extended periods, and subduing physically aggressive, violent, and/or individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol. - The incumbent will wear a police uniform to include a ballistic vest, duty belt, firearm, and required safety equipment. In addition, incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, and lift weights as prescribed by P.O.S.T. Standards. - Ability to successfully pass training requirements for applicable assigned, specialized duties. - Ability to follow all departmental policies and procedures. - Possess strong reading, writing, and math skills, as well as effective oral and written communication skills. - Ability to rapidly acquire thorough knowledge of University owned property, geography, building layouts, and parking lots. - Ability to work as a team player and support department goals and objectives. - Ability to perform all duties in a professional and responsible manner - Ability to work in a stressful environment in a calm and organized fashion; respond calmly and effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. - Ability to take initiative in developing and improving skills; demonstrate dependability, integrity, good observation skills, and professional bearing; be able to enjoy working with people; and possess credibility as a witness in a court of law. - Ability to complete complex written reports with minimal errors. - Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the University's safety policies and rules; and be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel. - Ability to establish and maintain effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. - Ability to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. - Must also possess the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please identify three roles of the Police Sergeant and specifically address which you see as the most important and why. Additionally, please explain why you feel that developing and maintaining effective police-community relationships are an important part of law enforcement.
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
The Police Sergeant hiring process will include the following: 1. A review of submitted application materials for minimum qualifications, 2. A standardized written examination (to test the candidates' knowledge in the areas of supervisory skills, handling personnel problems, leadership, community relations, analysis resolution, and communication). HR will provide candidates who are advanced to complete the written examination with a handout (from the company administering the exam) to outline the format and dimensional areas to be covered. 3. An oral board interview 4. Police Chief's interview. 5. A comprehensive background investigation (including a criminal records check), pre-employment psychological and physical examination must be completed satisfactorily before any external candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of external applicants.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
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