This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future full-time, permanent (probationary) appointments. Work schedule to be arranged, and will be a rotating shift consistent with a 3/12 work schedule.
Under the direction of a lieutenant, the sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first-line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by police officers and corporals. Work assignments require the incumbent to exercise common sense, independent judgment and action, and the ability to provide leadership to others.
The police sergeant typically performs general law enforcement work that includes some or all of the following: patrolling campus buildings and grounds on foot or vehicle; maintaining order; enforcing laws, rules and regulations; apprehending and processing violators; initiating police action; preparing and presenting oral, written and computer generated reports; providing assistance to campus personnel, students and the public in public safety matters; and serving as the watch commander; making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates.
All university police department members are expected to partner with colleagues and members of the community in order to positively resolve issues in the department and community. The police sergeant shall be innovative in the problem solving process, shall always strive for excellence, and is expected to strive for the best possible quality of work product.
Graduation from a P.O.S.T. academy, a Basic Course Certificate, and three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills:
Graduation from a certified California P.O.S.T. Supervisors training course.
At least five (5) years of experience as a sworn peace officer in California, or at least three (3) years of experience as a sworn peace officer at an educational institution.
Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Intermediate or higher Professional Certificate and be eligible to receive a CA POST Supervisory certificate within two years of employment. California P.O.S.T. certified and experienced Field Training Officer. Excellent supervisory and administrative skills, including knowledge of labor law, civil and other liability issues, organizational behavior, motivation, evaluation and disciplinary action.
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Internal Number: 6526
About San Diego State University Police Department
The San Diego State University Police Department has an allocated force of 27 sworn police officers and 24 professional staff. Our police officers have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and are empowered by section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code. Officers possess the same authority and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers.
Whether on foot, behind the wheel of a patrol car, or on bike, officers are here to protect and serve the campus community and adjacent neighborhoods 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the College Area Community.
San Diego State University currently has nearly 30,000 registered students, and over 5,500 faculty and staff members. It is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest university in California. Our officers and dispatchers handle over 45,000 calls for service and addressed crime and quality of life issues at the main campus as well as our numerous satellite facilities throughout San Diego County. We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with departments and community members throughout the SDSU family.