Full-time Police Officer (Police Officer), University Police Recruitment 3323

California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 12/31/19
Reference Number: 1317633

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Full-time Police Officer (Police Officer), University Police – Recruitment # 3323

California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University System. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 14,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Employment is contingent upon candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

Position Information:
This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Special Working Conditions:
Shift work on a rotating 12 hour schedule. Frequent overtime due to court attendance and special details. Subject to emergency call back conditions.

Department: University Police

The University Police Department provides safety-oriented service to CSU Dominguez Hills. It includes University Police and Parking Services that provide 24 hour-a-day patrol protection of university property, buildings, parking lots and student housing. All laws and codes of the state are enforced on the campus, including regulations the University establishes to administer the campus community.

Major Job Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Police Lieutenant, the Police Officer performs patrol duties of University property and grounds, by vehicle, foot, or bicycle to protect the campus property, facilitates, and visiting public against criminal activity; enforces laws and traffic regulations; issues citations and apprehends criminal offenders; conducts crowd control during major events; investigates and prepares reports on crimes; provides general information and assistance to the public; appears in court as necessary; administers first aid; and other law enforcement duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Working knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures.
– Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
– Ability to quickly learn and apply campus rules and regulations related to the work performed.
– Assess a law enforcement or other hazardous situations and determine the appropriate course of action.
– Prepare clear and concise procedural reports.
– Skill in interacting and resolving a variety of sensitive situations.
– Ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
– Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
– Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with the campus community, general public, state and local public safety agencies and others.
– Ability to interact with culturally diverse groups and individuals.

– Valid Driver’s License.
– Completion certificate from a valid P.O.S.T police academy

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
Police vehicles, computers and standard issued police equipment, including firearms.

Experience and Education:
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education: Must have completed a Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified police academy. High School diploma or equivalency with an overall score of 45 and a standard score of not less than 35 on any section of the test or have attained a score on a written test equivalent to that attained by the average high school graduate.

Preferred Education: Intermediate or advanced P.O.S.T. certificate or Bachelor of Arts/Sciences degree.

Required Experience: Special minimum qualifications for Police Officers. Pass a medical examination, physical agility test, written examination, psychological examination, a background check requiring fingerprinting, and pass a drug test. Be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to submitting an application for this position. Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment. Not have a domestic violence felony conviction. Be of good moral character. Be able to read and write at the level necessary to perform the job of a Police Officer as determined by job related examinations.

Preferred Experience: Experience as a full time Police Officer with a basic P.O.S.T. certification.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this classification is: 4,682 – $7.235 monthly.
The maximum salary budgeted for this position by the department is 5,752 monthly.

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. Review of applications will resume Thursday, 11/01/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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