Community Service Specialist I (Multiple Positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Community Service Specialist I

Classification Title: Community Service Specialist I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, September 28th @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Note to Applicants

This posting is for the recruitment of multiple, full-time Community Service Specialist I positions. Apply today!

Position Summary

Under the general supervision, the Community Service Specialist have varying levels of responsibility for security services, public safety support, parking support and related community support services. Incumbent will perform security and related public safety support assignments involving patrolling grounds, facilities, buildings, Police Service Center and parking lots. Support may be provided to the public safety communications and records functions. Day-to-day work is performed independently under general supervision with closer supervision for new or more complex/sensitive assignments. Assignments involve the regular use of judgment and discretion to solve problems and address situations. Course of action are guided by established protocols requiring limited interpretation of policies.

Assignments involve ongoing interaction with the campus community, the general public, and campus and community law enforcement. Interaction often requires tact and discretion.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,505 per month (Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the CSU Classification Salary Range)

CSU Classification Salary Range:Minimum: $3,505 - $5,057 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time 

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Hours vary and may include weekends. Possible shifts may include: 7:00am-3:00pm or shift differential 2:00pm-10:00pm

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.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to the first level within this classification requires high school level reading and writing abilities and possession of a California Driver’s License. The nature of the duties may also require successful completion of a background check, physical and psychological exam and/or the ability to attend Police Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) programs related to public safety support and dispatch activities. Knowledge of and the ability to learn how to use the applicable public safety related equipment and systems are essential.

High school diploma or equivalent and three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Ability to learn applicable procedures and regulations related to campus security, public safety, and parking.
  2. Ability to use and learn alarm and radio systems.
  3. Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to potential hazardous or crime situations.
  4. Ability to observe and recall details and incidents.
  5. Ability to act and resolve parking and traffic problems.
  6. Ability to write standard incident reports in a clear and concise manner.
  7. Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner under stress and non-stress situations.
  8. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals including the campus community, general public and law enforcement personnel.
  9. Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and confidentiality
  10. Ability to work independently and utilize sound judgement
  11. Possess problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  12. Possess good customer service skills


  1. Possess valid driver’s license and maintenance of good driving record
  2. Ability to work various shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays

Conditions of Employment

-  Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Six months previous police/security/military law enforcement training and/or experience preferred.
  2. Successfully completed or ability to complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the exam.
  3. Experience working with radios, camera systems, alarms and/or other emergency signaling devices.  

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid California Driver's License and maintenance of a safe driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter -- Applications submitted without resume and cover letter 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:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

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, 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 United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (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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