Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, CA

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Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated management and law enforcement skills to join an outstanding team of managers and staff to provide high quality services to our District, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under direction, the Police Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first-line supervisor for police officers, community service officers, dispatchers, records and support staff, short-term, non-continuing and student employees; enforces District policies, procedures, and safety regulations, as well as applicable local, Federal, and State laws and ordinances; provides and supervises all department services District-wide as required; and performs specialized police, and other related work as required. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, District and categorically funded Confidential Management position. Work schedule may vary depending on department needs and may include evenings and weekends, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Work location may be at any District site. Appointments are contingent funding and upon Board approval. DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION The Police Department of the Sonoma County Junior College District is a fully P.O.S.T. accredited law enforcement agency consisting of 13 sworn and approximately 50 non-sworn support personnel. The department is located on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus in the Pedroncelli Center, with sub-stations located at the Petaluma Campus and the Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. The Department takes pride in its reputation for community oriented professional law enforcement service to one of the largest single college districts in the country, serving faculty, staff, visitors, and approximately 40,000 students each semester within a 1,600 square mile service region. QUALIFICATIONS Required Abilities and Knowledge: Requires the ability to supervise, train, evaluate, and provide effective direction to police officers, non-sworn, temporary, and student personnel during assigned shifts; work independently and make sound judgments and decisions; enforce applicable laws, rules, policies, protocols, conduct investigations, and handle violent, mentally ill, and dangerous individuals; patrol District properties inside and outside and surrounding areas by foot, bicycle, or vehicle under varying weather conditions, and on varying shifts, and work schedules; read, write, and speak effectively in English at the levels required for successful job performance to include public speaking and presentations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; Understand and interpret District employee labor contracts; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. Requires knowledge of law enforcement and safety principles, practices and techniques; pertinent laws, rules, and regulations governing the functions of the Police Department, to include laws of arrest, legal rights of citizens, court procedures, rules of evidence, department manual, and Peace Officer Bill of Rights; principles and procedures of supervision and State mandated law enforcement sworn and non-sworn personnel training standards; Law enforcement computer operating systems, software programs, and contemporary technology for integrated fire, access control, and security systems; Community-Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) and educational law enforcement principles, practices, techniques, and mandates to include the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Kristin Smart Campus Safety Act; District mission and vision statements, shared governance practices, accreditation process, and principles of governance in the California Community College System. Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED and 60 college units AND progressively responsible California law enforcement experience as a sworn police officer within the last three years; or the equivalent. Preferred:
  • Associates degree
  • Progressively responsible law enforcement experience with a California Community College District, California State University, or University of California Police Department at the rank of sworn police officer or above.
  • Four (4) years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) overall police experience with at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity other than as a Field Training Officer (off probation preferred).
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Depending on previous employment, new hires may be required to successfully complete an extensive background investigation and meet P.O.S.T. physical standards, which include specific vision, hearing and other sensory requirements.
  • This classification has a one-year probationary period.
  • Must be able to move heavy objects such as equipment (50 lbs or more), and lift and carry injured or intoxicated persons short or long distances while performing duties; endure constant exposure to situations which may be dangerous or life threatening.
  • Required to wear various uniforms and body armor, carry and use approved firearms and weapons within the confines of the law in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle following P.O.S.T. recommended procedures.
  • Any indiscretions or criminal activity off the job can result in termination with the District and loss of the ability to remain a police officer in the State of California.
  • Current California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Intermediate certificate. Current Advanced and Supervisory certificates preferred.
  • Must complete minimum required hours of advanced officer course work and be current in all P.O.S.T. requirements.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a P.O.S.T. Supervisory course and obtain a P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate within two (2) years of appointment.
  • This classification also requires the use of a District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid (Class C) California drivers license and good driving record.
SCOPE The Police Sergeants primary assignment is as Watch Commander for assigned shifts; supervises police department personnel; performs all duties and responsibilities of a police officer; establishes and maintains active involvement and cooperative relationships with the District community. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Provides first-line supervision and schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of police officers, community service officers, dispatchers and other department members in the performance of their duties; monitors workload and ensures that department regulations and policies are followed; schedules department staff to cover absences; conducts performance evaluations of departmental employees as assigned; patrols all District properties and surrounding areas by vehicle, bicycle, or foot to establish positive rapport and cooperative relationships with the public and members of the District community; deters, locates, reprimands, detains, cites, and/or arrests persons committing crimes, creating disruptions, or violating District policies or procedures; conducts and/or supervises criminal and civil investigations; evidence collection and maintenance; reviews reports and provides feedback as needed; writes complex criminal, civil, and incident reports; maintains accurate and complete records, reports, and files; responds to subpoenas; testifies in court as required; operates all department and law enforcement computer systems and programs as needed; assesses and supervises the need for use of deadly force and less lethal force options including physical control holds, chemical weapons, impact weapons, and firearms; demonstrates a community oriented approach to police work; maintains good working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public regarding law enforcement service, public programs and services, District policies and procedures, and complaints or questions regarding officer/employee conduct; attends mandatory P.O.S.T., department, and in-service training to maintain required law enforcement standards; confers with management, legal counsel, District administrators, and other personnel as necessary regarding police department and District issues; makes recommendations to correct problems; provides non-police related support services as needed, such as locking and unlocking buildings and facilities, call-outs of maintenance, grounds, custodial, academic and administrative personnel for incidents occurring during evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events; supervises the Districts emergency preparedness procedures to include evacuation of buildings and facilities, securing perimeters, coordination of fire, medical, communication, utilities, and other emergency services; maintains cooperative working relationships with local, state, and Federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies; district Attorneys office, and the courts; actively participates in District, community, federal, and state meetings, task forces, and committees, as assigned by the Chief of Police, and represents the District and department; makes recommendations to the Chief of Police on department budget, staffing, and operational efficiency and service; prepares reports as necessary; may perform and/or supervise special assignments such as, but not limited to, emergency disaster planning, cadet program, evidence and property, crime prevention, gang suppression, FTO program, investigations, parking and transportation programs, in-service training, or specific granted funded assignments. APPLICATION PROCEDURES In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
  • A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Management Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
  • A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  • Current Resume.
  • Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  • Copies of P.O.S.T certificates as follows:
  • a. Intermediate Certificate (required);
  • b. Advanced and Supervisory Certificates (preferred).
  • Proof of possession of a valid California drivers license.
  • Proof of current CPR/First Aid.
  • Please submit an original AND one copy each of the required materials listed above. PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.) COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    • Salary Range: $5,111 - $6,136 per month (2012/13 Management Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $5,623 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.) The salary stated above reflects a 5.15% mandatory time off reduction for the 2012/13 year. In addition to the base monthly salary listed above, candidates will also be entitled to overtime compensation when applicable.
    • Fringe Benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
    • Retirement: Selected candidate will be entitled to membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).
    • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).

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