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.
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: www.csus.edu/police
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
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 success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, 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.
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 https://www.csus.edu/clery .
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.