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Apply now Job no: 505128
Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Position Information    

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Please include a copy of your Police Academy and Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Certificate and P.O.S.T. Intermediate certificate.

Special Working Conditions: Shifts work on a rotating 12-hour schedule. Frequent overtime due to court attendance and special details. Subject to emergency call-back conditions.

Conditions of Employment        

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information        

The application deadline is Monday, October 25, 2021.

The salary range for this classification is: Step 1, $6,008 - Step 20, $9,275 monthly.

Major Duties

Under the direction of the commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working first line supervisor to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Police Officers and Corporals. Work assignments require the use of independent judgment and the ability to provide leadership to others. The Sergeant rank is distinguished from the Corporal by the full-time assignment of supervisory duties, including creating work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on-the-job training and assistance to subordinates.


Required Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a P.O.S.T. Intermediate certificate are required in addition to three (3) or more years of active law enforcement experience.

Possession of P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate or the ability to obtain one within (2) years of appointment.

Special minimum qualifications for Police Officers. Pass a medical examination, physical agility test, written examination, psychological examination, a background check requiring fingerprinting, and pass a drug test. Be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to submitting an application for this position. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Not have a domestic violence felony conviction. Be of good moral character. Be able to read and write at the level necessary to perform the job of a Police Officer as determined by job-related examinations.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with coursework in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or related field is preferred.

Possession of an Advanced P.O.S.T certificate is highly desirable.

Minimum (2) years of prior supervisory experience in the form of formal supervisor, team leader, or acting supervisory roles is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Must possess a strong commitment to professional ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the University community, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with University employees, students and the public.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
  • Must have a working knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices, and trends with a university environment in mind.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret written policies and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including knowledge of labor law, civil and other liability issues, organizational behavior, motivation, evaluation, and disciplinary action.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, training, and direction to assigned personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in developing department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on several tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide discretion and sound professional judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative, respectful, and effective working relations with University employees, students, and the public.


Possession of P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate or the ability to obtain one within (2) years of appointment.

Driver's License

Specialized Materials:
Uses police vehicle, firearms, computer, surveillance equipment, evidence processing equipment, and general knowledge of various types of equipment that police officers come in contact with on a regular basis


35% Provide Supervisory Support:

Plan, assign and supervise assigned staff on a shift, task force, or unit on a regular basis. Develop, implement and enforce campus and department policies, procedures, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility. Provide on-the-job training, development, and evaluation to assigned staff. May assume command in the absence of the superior officer and assist in administrative duties. Participate in the development and implementation of department policies and procedures. Assume the role of designated Watch Commander or Officer in Charge

25%  Provide Investigative Support:

Act as a team leader on a particular investigation task force or project. Examples include critical response unit, special evidence discovery, and evaluation team, field training, defensive tactics instruction, crime prevention, and community relations programs.

20% Training and Presentations:

Provides roll call training on topics of importance to the watch. Assists in the training of new officers. Qualifies with Departmentally authorized weapons on a regular basis. Assists in coordinating officer attendance at training. Meets all POST training mandates for a Supervisory role

15% Field Administration and Report Writing:

Reviews and approves field reports. Ensures reports accurately describe events as they occur or as they are described. This includes accident diagrams or crime scenes as needed and requires knowledge of computer operations.  

5% Other duties as assigned. 

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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