The University of California Irvine (UCI) is one of ten UC campuses in California. UCI was founded in 1965 with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research and dedicated public service.
Today, UCI is home to more than 36,000 students and more than 16,000 faculty and staff members. UCI is the second largest employer in Orange County and was ranked #7 for Public University’s by U.S. News & World Report and #3 for Best College by Money Magazine.
The UCI Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, patients, residents and visitors at the Irvine campus, University Hills and the UCI Medical Center in the City of Orange.
50 sworn Police Officers and more than 50 Professional staff members provide law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community engagement, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and medical center security services.
UCI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes:
Base Salary: $80,496 - $97,344 annually ($38.55 - $46.42 hour, $6,708 to $8,112 monthly). Placement within this range is dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
Longevity step at 10 years or more continuous UC service (step 5.5 $48.47hr. /$8,434 monthly/$101,208 annually)
Intermediate POST – 4% or Advanced POST – 8%
Specialty Pay – 5% for Field Training Officer, Corporal, Detective, Community Engagement, or Systemwide Response Team (SRT)
Shift Differential: $1.50 hr.
3/12 – Patrol, 4/10 – Investigation and Administrative Assignments
13 paid holidays and 15 days’ vacation accrual each year.
Vision & Dental: Fully paid by University for the employee and eligible family members
Retirement: University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) 3% @ 50 (Not CalPERS)
Health Insurance: Employee choice of Kaiser (HMO), UC Blue & Gold (HMO), UC Care (PPO), UC Health Savings Plan (PPO with Health Savings Account), and CORE (PPO). University covers a significant percentage of monthly premiums.
Life Insurance: Coverage of $50,000 for employee, smaller policies for eligible dependents.
Other Benefits: $1,000 annual Uniform Allowance, Employee Assistance Program, and Deferred Compensation plans available.
The Police Officer is the journey level class performing the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. This class is distinguished from the next higher class in that the latter is a Police Sergeant or higher-ranking officer. A Police Officer may also serve in a special assignment capacity.
Under general supervision, performs tasks and duties related to the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; provides traffic enforcement and control; carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work or administration; performs other related duties as required.
Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant or higher-ranking officer, depending upon assignment. A Police Corporal may provide technical and functional support. May provide technical/training support for assigned officers, special programs, or when assigned as Field Training Officer or Police Corporal.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license prior to appointment. Possession of a certificate of completion of a Basic Police Academy certified by California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate is required prior to appointment as a Police Officer.
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Police Officer. Typically, a Police Officer would possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience in law enforcement and an associate’s degree are highly desirable.
Have graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified Basic law enforcement training academy and possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate at the time of appointment, and have been or are currently employed by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 830.1 or 830.2.