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Apply now Job no: 537834
Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title:  Sergeant

Department Name: University Police

Division: Administration and Finance

Classification Title: Sergeant

Review of applications will begin April 11, 2024, and the position will remain open until April 30. 2024.

Classification Salary Range: Step 5 at $6,720 - Step 22 at $9,909 per month

The anticipated hiring range for this position is Step 13 at $8,067  - Step 14 at $8,258 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

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.    

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.

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

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Provides roll call training on topics of importance to the watch.
  • Qualifies with Departmentally authorized weapons on a regular basis.
  • Meets all POST training mandates for a Supervisory role
  • 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.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Valid CA Drivers License

Required Documents for upload to the online application: Resume, proof of P.O.S.T. certificate (basic) and/or proof of P.O.S.T. graduation, and proof of valid California Driver’s License. 

Knowledge, Skills, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with coursework in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or a 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.

 To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                             

  • 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.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • 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.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.
  • 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.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

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.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

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