Police Officer
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Police Department provides contemporary police services including criminal investigation, community policing, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and site security services to a daily population of over 40,000 people at University and contract locations. Founded in 1864, UCSF includes the 107-acre Parnassus campus that is home to graduate professionals in dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division for pre- and postdoctoral scientists; UCSF Medical Center; UCSF Children’s Hospital; and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. UCSF is considered one of the nation’s premier health sciences teaching, training, and research centers. UCSF is the only UC campus dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant or Police Lieutenant, a UCSF Police Officer protects life and property and enforces local, state and federal laws. Incumbents perform regular law enforcement duties including: providing community policing, foot and vehicle patrol of University of California and surrounding properties, investigating and preparing preliminary investigation reports, issuing citations, making arrests, assisting in the prosecution of violators of law, providing crime prevention information, and serving as a proactive resource to a uniquely diverse community. Officers may also work as part of a security detail with civilian and other law enforcement agencies at University events, and perform other duties as assigned.

Important Application Instructions:

In order to apply for this position we require:

1) A current resume
2) Complete the Police Officer application found on the Police Department website. The application can be accessed at: http://police.ucsf.edu/index.php?/Employment/how-to-apply.html
3) Save both your resume and application as one document. Upload this combined document into your profile under resumes and use it to submit to this position.

If you are unable to combine these two documents, please submit your resume and mail the Police Officer application to:

Elizabeth Clark
UCSF Police Department
Professional Standards Division
654 Minnesota Street, Room 180
San Francisco, CA 94143-0238

Note: Both documents must be received in order to be considered for available positions.


Required Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited or approved US high school or equivalent
• Able to pass medical and psychological examinations, and an extensive background investigation, in compliance with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) standards
• Possession of a current POST Basic certificate, or completion of the California POST Regular Basic Course (RBC)
• Able to maintain POST Firearms and PC 832 Arrest qualifications
• Able to work rotating shifts in all inclement and diverse weather conditions
• Willing and able to wear a uniform as part of the daily police function
• No Felony convictions
• US citizen, or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship
• At least 21 years old at time of hire
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record
• Skill in speaking and writing clearly, using appropriate vocabulary to provide information and prepare written reports.
Physical demands: sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching shoulder height and below, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling over 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; tolerance to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; ability to differentiate color, operating motor vehicles, use of protective equipment, comply with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) standard.
Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Knowledge of local, State, Federal, and University of CA laws, rules, and regulations as applicable to the police function
• Knowledge of basic law enforcement terminology and concepts.

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