Police Officer (multiple positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Working Title: Police Officer (multiple positions)

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:55 p.m. (Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

Responsible for the enforcement of all California State laws and University policies. Provide crime prevention by safeguarding University and personal property through motorized and foot patrol of assigned areas. Obtain evidence, apprehend violators, perform arrests and appear in courts as a witness. Enforce all posted University speed regulations using police radio patrol cars, respond to all radio calls or disturbances, assist in transporting the ill and injured as required. Investigate and make appropriate reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations and disturbances of the peace occurring on campus.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)  

Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,338 per month - $8,616 per month, commensurate with the candidate's experience. 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,112 per month - $9,017 per month

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Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

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

Special Conditions: Please provide proof of licensure — proof of POST certificate (basic) and/or proof of POST 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.

Some applicants may qualify for a waiver from assessment center testing, or portion(s) thereof. Applicants moving forward in the process will be notified of their status in this regard.

Candidate(s) selected for the position will need to successfully pass the thorough background check completed by the Sacramento State Police Department.

Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing the P.O.S.T Police medical examination and psychological screening.

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, Skills, Abilities: 
• Valid California driver’s license. 
• Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures. 
• Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws. 
• Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations. 
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports. 
• Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. 
Education and Experience: 
• High school diploma or equivalent. 
• Successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate

Required Qualifications 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 
1. Ability to operate state vehicles and various police-oriented equipment. 
2. Ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies. 
3. Ability to communicate and perform duties effectively in a professional manner during situations that may rapidly evolve. 
4. Ability to maintain tact and sensitivity. 
5. Organizational skills. 
6. Ability to work with a diverse environment.

7. Ability to work days, nights, and midnights.
8. Must meet all employment requirements established by P.O.S.T. and State Law. 
-- California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate Required or P.O.S.T. Academy Graduate.

-- Ability to successfully pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

9. Experience as a police officer in an academic setting. 
10. AA degree/60 units desirable, and must have been awarded 6 semester units or 9 quarter units of job related college credit at date of hire or within 24 months thereafter.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate Required or P.O.S.T. Academy Graduate. 
Valid California Driver’s License and maintenance of safe driving record required.

Documents Needed to Apply

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. 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.

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.

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.

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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