Position Definition: To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work on the properties, grounds and facilities of the District; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; and to maintain public safety.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrols District campuses in radio-equipped car or on foot; ensures that District regulations, county and state laws are enforced; checks for signs of vandalism, fire or unusual situations. May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, death and other criminal incidents. Makes arrests as necessary, including warrant arrests; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court. Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed. Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws or District regulations; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations and makes arrests as necessary. Collects monies from parking machines and meters; prepares reports of cash receipts, monies collected and other parking activities. Checks buildings for physical security; monitors security system. Performs routine minor repair of permit machines and parking meters. Prohibits the admittance of unauthorized persons to District facilities. Fingerprints new District employees. Directs traffic at fire, special events and other emergency or congested situations. Maintains contact with public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public. Develops and delivers public safety presentations. Provides protective escorts to students, staff and the public; delivers, or protects the delivery of, money to campus locations. Assists in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties as required. Responds to medical emergencies; administers first aid as necessary. Attends in-service training as required. Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Education/Experience: EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Completion of Academy and/or employment in a recognized law enforcement agency must have been within the last three years. EDUCATION/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved Basic Police Academy or possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate at the time of hire.
Knowledge Of: Pertinent federal, state and city laws, rules and regulations. Traffic and parking control. Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques, police records and reports and first aid techniques. Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases. Offensive and defensive weapons and theory. Self-defense tactics. Common fire hazards and proprietary fire suppression equipment. Interviewing and interrogation techniques. Basic mathematic principles.
Ability To: Learn and interpret District regulations, policies and procedures. Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places. Use and care for firearms. Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Meet the physical requirements established by the Department. Work independently and without immediate supervision. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.
Special Instructions: The Contra Costa Community College District, Police Department is looking for qualified candidates that provide professional law enforcement services in a unique College environment. The Department’s employees take pride in their work and in the community they serve. The Police Department is dedicated to a community-oriented policing philosophy.
BENEFITS OF POLICING IN A COLLEGE SETTING
Do you wonder about the benefits of policing in a college setting vs. a city agency? Let us tell what sets us apart from other police agencies…
- Employees enjoy favorable shift hours in a community college environment. Police Service Officers are not routinely required to work overnight shifts like you would for city agency. – Police Service Officers receive more holiday time- off than most city agencies would allow. – When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity to get to know the students, staff, faculty, and community you serve. You get the opportunity to be involved in a positive environment. – The district offers a tuition reimbursement program for professional growth. – You will find greater work/life balance which will contribute to your overall mental state and wellness. – You will enjoy the opportunity to help transform lives of our college students.– Current academy cadet applications will be accepted. We need Police Service Officers to help with contributing positively to our community! Please apply for consideration!
Job finalists must pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes a credit history, driving record, criminal activity, military and employment records, and character references (in accordance with the minimum standards for employment issues by the California POST Commission) Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $83,376 per year, second step $86,545 per year or third step at $89,227 per year (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $100,292 per year is reached on the salary schedule.