Skip to Main Content

Community College Police Officer

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on the closing date. If you need assistance with your online application, employment staff is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PT, Monday through Friday (excluding all major holidays).

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an "incomplete" application; please enter "N/A" if any section does not apply.
  1. Complete online application;
  2. Academy Certificate; OR
  3. Basic P.O.S.T Certificate.
Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.
  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)

    Closing Date: 09/29/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Classification Title Community College Police Officer
    Working Title Community College Police Officer (Lateral - Academy Attendee/Graduate)
    Recruitment Limits
    Location District
    Pay Information

    Range 33, ($4,516.45 – $7,167.46) per month based on the current Police Officers Association (POA) Salary Schedule. New employees will begin on Step A ($4,516.45) or up to Step C ($4,979.49) with 36 months of verified, paid, full-time related job experience or equivalent coursework in the field.
    Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (may accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible dependents. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

    Position Equivalent FTE:
    No. Months: 12
    Position Number: 009831, 009833, 011993, 001543
    FLSA Status Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
    Position Type Classified
    Bargaining Unit P.O.A.
    Range 33
    Department College Police
    The Position

    Applications are currently being accepted for Community College Police Officer with the San Diego Community College District. Hours vary. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.

    Lateral Entry: Applicant must possess a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate, and have been employed as a sworn full-time Peace Officer as defined in Section 830.1, 830.2 (a, b, c, d), 830.32, or 830.33 of the California Penal Code with a California law enforcement agency within two (2) years from the date of offer of employment; or possess a Basic Course Waiver; or have completed the P.O.S.T. requalification course as described in P.O.S.T. regulations under Title 11, Division 2, Section 1008 of the California Code of Regulations.
    Police Academy Graduates: Applicant must be within two months of graduation from an Accredited P.O.S.T. Academy at time of application. Candidates must have successfully completed the academy and possess an Academy P.O.S.T. Certificate prior to an offer of employment.

    Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    Classification Description

    Click here for description

    If you would like to open the link in a different tab or window, right click and select the option.

    Desired Qualifications

    Major factors to be evaluated for this classification will include knowledge of:

    • Laws of search, seizure and arrest;
    • Principles and practices of supervision and training;
    • Law enforcement and security methods;
    • Traffic laws and vehicle control procedures;
    • Rules and regulations regarding safety and conduct; centralized communications system and procedures;
    • Use, care and safety requirements for firearms;
    • Basic criminal investigation techniques and procedures; rules of evidence;
    • Record-keeping techniques; and,
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    A successful candidate must demonstrate the ability and skill to:

    • Enforce pertinent laws, rules and regulations with tact, firmness and diplomacy;
    • Administer basic first aid;
    • Organize and write clear and concise reports;
    • Analyze situations and respond effectively;
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
    • Understand and follow oral and written directions;
    • Train and provide work direction to assigned personnel;
    • Meet schedules and timelines;
    • Utilize firearms in a safe manner consistent with district policies.

    Foreign Degree:
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

    1. Complete online application;
    2. Academy Certificate; OR
    3. Basic P.O.S.T Certificate.

    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Conditions of Employment:

    SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:

  • Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
  • Additional Information:

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. The San Diego Community College District contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide a 2.7% at 57 retirement benefit to Classic CalPERS safety members.

    Posting Number CL00887

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * What motivated you to apply for this position with the San Diego Community College District Police Department?

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * What is one of the ethical challenges facing law enforcement today?

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * What does the term “community oriented policing” mean to you? How does it differ from traditional law enforcement?

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * Have you worked any specialized assignments and/or units (Investigations, SWAT, K9, Motors, etc.)?

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * What POST certificates do you possess (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, etc.)?

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials 2