Police Officer, Saddleback College
South Orange County Community College District
Initial Screening Date: 12/10/2018
Pay Range: II- starting salary at $5,043 per month
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu
Perform a variety of law enforcement and security related duties to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the security of college property and facilities. Receives direction from the Chief of Police or the Deputy Chief of Police.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PERFORMANCE: These are tasks which are considered minimum standards of physical and mental performance which are required in order to successfully hold the position for which they were codified. Within each category discussed, examples are provided of typical circumstances, tasks, or activities, but are not all-inclusive. These essential tasks are distinct from published “job dimensions” also considered essential for this position.
Mental/Cognitive Abilities: Ability to recall detail, including the ability to accurately recreate witnessed events, conversations, or readings and to record those recreations in written and/or oral form. Ability to interpret and apply oral or written material/instructions, including the ability to listen to or read abstract or directive instructional material and to apply that data correctly to practical circumstances. Ability to remain alert and coherent, including the ability to take action or to decide between alternative courses of action under routine, highly stressful, or environmentally difficult conditions; an ability to remain alert at varying hours after scheduled rest or for extended periods of an emergency or unanticipated nature. Each of these essential tasks must be performed individually and unassisted by other persons, since this class of employment requires an ability to work alone. However, the ability to perform these tasks shall not be limited by the assistance of enhancing devices which are reasonably free from anticipated malfunction, loss, or destruction during normal or foreseeable circumstances. Performance of some of the tasks may, in individual situations, also be aided by the presence of items constituting reasonable accommodation of a disability (i.e., eyeglasses, contact lenses, etc.).
See also MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK under Experience and Training Guidelines.
Principles, practices, methods and procedures of law enforcement and traffic control. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Appropriate responses for emergency situations. Use and care of firearms. Basic first aid and CPR.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree with major training in law enforcement, security or a related field.
Two years of law enforcement or security experience.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (received after completing Field Training as a Police Officer for one year); possession of a valid California Driver’s License, and a current and valid First Aid/CPR certificate.
Conditions of Employment:
MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK: Must pass a medical and psychological test as required by Government Code Section 1031(F) and required to submit to a thorough background investigation pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 to comply with the standards established by the Commission for P.O.S.T.
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
At least half of each week requires exposure to sensory extremes. Several times weekly, exposure to chance of injury or loss of life, which can be substantially controlled by use of significant safety precautions.
Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.), some walking, pushing, pulling, on a regular basis. See Additional Information for detailed description.
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com
Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the South Orange County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com