Police Sergeant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification Title: Public Safety Sergeant

Working Title: Police Sergeant

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled):  Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the direction of a commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Police Officers and Corporals. Work assignments require the use of independent judgement and the ability to provide leadership to others. Full-time assignment of supervisory duties, including making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates. Plan, assign, coordinate 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; Act as 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; Assume the role of designated Watch Commander or Officer in Charge; Provide specialized training and assume leadership role on special reaction teams (e.g., sexual assault or emergency medical).

FLSA: Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,429 - $9,924 per month 

Hiring Range: Anticipated will not exceed current Step 13 ($8,455 monthly) unless salary schedule is modified by ratified collective bargaining agreement or policy.

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time 

Pay Plan: 12 month

Work Hours: Varies; irregular shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to work any shift in a 24/7 schedule.

Department Information 

The mission of the Sacramento State Police Department is to protect the life, property, and peace of mind of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of this university. Our greatest asset in furtherance of this mission is our department members who work as a combined force in collaboration with the campus community. Our department adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and service, understanding our collective responsibility in upholding the noble reputation of the law enforcement profession. 
Our highest objective is to provide an environment free of criminality where the future leaders of our society can learn and prosper. 
For more information about the Sacramento State Police Department, please visit:

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities
• Valid California driver’s license.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
• Comprehensive knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Ability to work independently and make sound judgements.
• Ability to provide effective leadership, training and direction to assigned personnel.
• Ability to supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
• Ability to assist in developing department policies and procedures.
Education and Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a Basic Course Certificate.
• Three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
• Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program is desirable or must be completed within one year of appointment.

Required Qualifications 

Required: Must be comparable to the Minimum Qualifications, appropriate to the skill level of the position, and would allow an incumbent to satisfactorily perform the Essential Functions of the position.
1. Experience supervising and/or providing lead work direction to staff
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
2. Knowledge of local jurisdictions and laws
3. Knowledge of emergency response procedures, principles and techniques
4. Knowledge of current policing trends regarding emerging issues and changes in policy that may affect at the campus, local, state and federal level.
5. Ability to prepare thorough and accurate written reports of activities and incident with accuracy and attention to detail
6. Ability to act calmly, quickly, and effectively function under adverse and stressful conditions or situations
7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community
8. Ability to maintain diplomacy and hypervigilance with current events affecting at the campus, local, state, and federal level.
9. Ability to handle and communicate sensitive situations with tact and confidentiality
10. Ability to effectively collaborate with police organizations from other CSU’s as well state and federal police organizations
11. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
12. Ability to multi-task while being organized and meeting deadlines in a timely manner

13. Ability work various shifts including nights, weekends and holidays

Conditions of Employment
-Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

14. Bachelor’s degree in related field (Criminal Justice)
15. Law enforcement experience in higher education and/or college setting
16. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
17. Knowledge of California State Universities policies, methods and procedures

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid California Driver’s license and maintenance of safe driving record.
Graduation from POST academy and basic course certificate and completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program 

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, proof of P.O.S.T. (basic), completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program and/or proof of P.O.S.T. graduation, and proof of valid California Driver’s License. These documents must be uploaded to the online application. Applications without these documents may be rejected as incomplete.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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