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Police Officer - 2 Positions
Santa Rosa, CA
Posted Apr 17, 2013 by Santa Rosa Junior College
Category: Campus Safety and Police


Santa Rosa Junior College
POLICE OFFICER - 2 Positions
District Police

(initial screening date - open until filled)

The District Police Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking qualified individuals with demonstrated customer service skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. There are two (2) full-time, categorically funded Classified positions (continuation of positions are contingent on funding) at the District Police Department of Santa Rosa Junior College. The working hours and location will vary by assignment and will include nights and weekends so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

Under direction, enforce and promote awareness of Federal, State and local laws and ordinances on or about District property or facilities utilized by the District; and perform related work as required.

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 Police Officers 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.

The Police Officer patrols and enforces laws; writes complex criminal and civil reports; maintains a high degree of independence, initiative, and interaction with all factions of the District population and general public; and may use lethal and deadly force in critical situations.

Patrols District property and surrounding areas as assigned by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to deter, locate, and apprehend persons committing crimes or unlawful activities; reprimands, detains, cites, and/or arrests members of the public; transports to detoxification, mental health, or medical facilities, or books into jail. Provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested and/or circumstances dictate; conducts criminal and civil investigations; collects and maintains evidence; writes criminal and civil incident reports; responds to subpoenas; and testifies in Municipal, Superior, and Federal court as required; operates CLETS and law enforcement computer systems; assesses the need for use of deadly force and less lethal force options including chemical weapons, impact weapons, physical control holds, and verbal commands; provides traffic and crowd control; 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; implements district emergency preparedness plan including emergency evacuation plans, secures perimeters, coordinates fire, medical, communication, utilities, and other emergency services; collects and transports monies from parking permit machines and meters; performs minor repairs to parking meters and permit machines; answers questions from students, employees and the general public regarding laws, ordinances, incidents or services; attends mandatory POST and department training to maintain required police standards to include firearms range, defensive tactics, and criminal law; maintains accurate and complete records, reports, and files; provides documentation to appropriate state, federal, and local agencies as required by law; may serve as lead worker for other classified staff within the department ; may supervise student cadets; calls other department classified staff requesting they cover absences; and may be given special assignments such as, but not limited to, emergency disaster planning, cadet program, evidence and property, crime prevention, gangs, detective, parking maintenance, or specific granted funded assignments.

• Salary Range: $4,501 - $5,472 per month (2012/13 Salary Schedule); salary reflects a 5% reduction for the 12/13 year with an equivalent amount of time off; maximum initial placement at $4,962 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials). The selected candidate will be entitled to a 5% shift differential when applicable in addition to the base hourly pay rate.
• Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).
• Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.

Required Abilities and Knowledge: Ability to work independently and make critical decisions with minimal supervision; enforce and apply all laws, rules and regulations; read, understand and interpret standard official legal documents; exercise judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving problems; read, correct and prepare clear and concise reports; follow and understand written and oral instructions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population; operate a personal computer and enter data into a computer database; learn standard procedures for the use of police radios and telephones; speak in public and make presentations representing the department; utilize media equipment; operate alcohol/breath screening devices; face combative, disruptive persons and determine appropriate level of response force; use force and take person into custody without violating their civil and constitutional rights; maintain cooperative working relationships. Knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; Sonoma County law enforcement protocols; U. S. and State of California constitution; Bill of Rights; non-lethal and lethal weapons use; Parking enforcement and traffic control; patrol techniques; crime prevention; crime scene documentation including evidence collection; law enforcement radio protocols and codes interview and interrogation techniques; surveillance; drug use recognition; crowd control techniques.

Required Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED and 60 college units. Must have completed or must successfully complete approved California basic Peace Officer’s Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy and receive POST Basic Certificate within one year of initial employment. Must also participate in, and successfully complete a minimum of 16 weeks of Field Training. Experience in public safety, administration of justice, or human relations.

Preferred: Associate’s degree

License and Certificate Requirements:
• This classification requires the use of a personal or District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid (Class C) California driver’s license and good driving record.
• Must possess a California Police Officer’s Standards and Training basic academy certificate and a POST basic certificate. Must complete POST minimum required hours of advanced officer course work.
• Current POST First Aid and CPR training

Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive background investigation. Must meet the P.O.S.T. commission approved safety members 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. Must be able to communicate in English. 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 POST 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.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

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 the time of application.

To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4954 • Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page: www.santarosa.edu/hr

Human Resources is located on the Santa Rosa campus in the Button Building at 1988 Armory Drive at the back of campus parallel to Highway 101. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the months of June and July, hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

* It is the candidate’s responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your application file for one position will not be considered for further openings and new documents must be submitted for each opening.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for an opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited for interview before a screening/interviewing committee.

Materials Required for this Recruitment
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:
1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
• If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
2. A cover letter focusing on the required and preferred qualifications.
3. 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 and staff.
4. Current Resume.
5. Current (within the past 6 months) DMV printout verifying a good driving record.
6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), 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.
7. If applicable:
a. Copy of California Police Officer Standards and Training basic academy certificate and a POST basic certificate.
b. Copies of Advanced Officer certificates.
c. Copy of current (dated within the past 6 months) DMV printout verifying a good driving record.
d. Current POST First Aid and CPR training.

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

To apply, visit: http://www.santarosa.edu/hr





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