Apply now Job no: 540201
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Lieutenant

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 10th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Police, the Lieutenant serves as third-in-command of the Sacramento State Police Department. The Lieutenant is responsible for leading, directing, and managing the Police Department's 24/7 sworn patrol/investigation operations/Dispatch. The Lieutenant is responsible for facilitating frequent and effective communication within the Operations areas, directing proactive patrol, community policing, emergency response, special event planning and coordination, planned police operations, investigations, property/evidence management, police fleet management, Community Service Specialist program, Community Service Officer program, and 9-1-1 dispatch, ensuring delivery of professional, respectful customer service/law enforcement services for the campus community. The Lieutenant has oversight responsibility for the recruitment, selection, promotion, scheduling, training, readiness, and performance for these positions and areas and has key influence in the development and content of related policies and procedures. The Lieutenant will serve as a liaison to allied law enforcement agencies. The Lieutenant also assists with developing and implementing a wide variety of law enforcement functions, programs, projects, and related activities, as well as organizing special event planning activities, attending meetings, and aiding in other areas when needed. The Lieutenant actively participates in the Police Department's management team and must carry out rational analysis, independent judgment, forward-thinking, sound decision-making, efficient management, and effective leadership. Working conditions may include field, administrative, and occasional shift duties. The Lieutenant is expected to be on call 24 hours a day and may be required to occasionally work weekends and/or after regular business hours, in uniform or plainclothes. The Lieutenant must ensure that Police Department directives are followed, goals are accomplished, and objectives are met. The Lieutenant will serve as Incident Commander at the scene of major crimes, emergencies, demonstrations and special events. The Lieutenant will serve as a Watch Commander and perform traditional police and law enforcement duties as needed. The Lieutenant may be called upon to perform other management and/or executive duties, including assuming the Chief's or Deputy Chief’s responsibilities when the Chief or Deputy Chief are unavailable. May also assist with assignments including strategic planning and oversight in budgeting, purchasing, personnel, records, and policies; emergency planning/management; parking/commuter services; workplace violence prevention; grant management; campus presentations and training; interacting with Marketing & Communications and the news media.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $12,620 per month - $13,184 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,812 per month - $15,449 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: Varies

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:


  1. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited university/college. (Possession of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis)


  1. A minimum of ten (10) years' employment as a paid California peace officer
  2. Possession of California P.O.S.T. academy, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory certificate
  3. Must be currently employed or previously employed in a California law enforcement agency as a Sergeant or higher with at least three (3) years of service at the rank of Sergeant
  4. Ability to successfully earn the P.O.S.T. management certificate by completing a P.O.S.T certified management course within one (1) year of appointment and serving as a lieutenant for a period of two (2) years
  5. Meet all minimum standards set forth in California Government Code, Section 1031 and other requirements for peace officers, as established by law, the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training, and the California State University
  6. Possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license prior to appointment and maintain a safe driving record during employment
  7. Increasing responsibility in law enforcement operations, training, personnel supervision, and operational planning

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures
  2. Thorough knowledge of current criminal codes and laws
  3. Thorough knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures
  4. Thorough knowledge of or ability to learn quickly the regulations pertaining to campus activities. Thorough knowledge of law enforcement methods, public safety methods, training methods, community policing
    1. programs, crowd and traffic control techniques and investigative
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and accurately apply policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound judgments
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and guidance to other employees
  8. Demonstrated ability to positively influence the performance of shift members through leadership
  9. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse population
  10. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with members of the department and public in stressful situations
  11. Demonstrated ability to handle all duties with acumen, accuracy, timeliness, confidentiality, fostering collaboration and trust
  12. Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and conflicts
  13. Demonstrate ability to complete detailed work accurately
  14. Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  15. Demonstrated ability to work under the pressure of handling multiple and simultaneous tasks
  16. Demonstrated ability to write detailed reports and correspondence
  17. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  18. Possess strong computer skills using Windows platform, word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  19. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community


Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related field.
  2. University law enforcement experience

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, POST Advanced and Supervisory Certificates.

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, 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

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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