8204 Institutional Police Officer
THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAMINATION
Current positions are located only at City College of San Francisco, Campus Police Department.
The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in the same class in other City departments.
Under general supervision, the Institutional Police Officer works in the Campus Police Department of City College of San Francisco and acts as a peace officer pursuant to Section 830.32(a) of the California Penal Code and Section 72330 of the California Education Code. The San Francisco Community College District is a participant in the Peace Officers' Standards and Training Program (P.O.S.T.). The incumbents' primary functions are to provide protection of life and property, and to enforce state and local laws and college policy, on or near the campuses and facilities of City College of San Francisco. In accordance with District policy, City College of San Francisco Public Safety is a sworn unarmed department, and employees are required to sign a memorandum acknowledging their understanding of the District's policy in this regard.
- NOTE (Salary): Appointment entry contained only to Salary Range A. Salary Range B is based on seniority and years of service at City College of San Francisco.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties (to include, but not limited to):
Maintain law and order within and surrounding the City College campus and District sites; provide a safe and secure environment for the students, faculty, staff, and the general public at large. In a professional and courteous manner, respond to all emergencies both vehicular and pedestrian; uphold the laws and statutes of the State of California, municipal and criminal, as well as enforce state and local ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining to and of the San Francisco Community College District; provide assistance and/or first aid; perform traffic control when necessary; issue citations for violation of the California Vehicle Code - moving and parking infractions; patrol the campus grounds and immediate surrounding areas in a marked emergency patrol vehicle and/or on foot; escort persons responsible for collecting, accounting, and turning over for deposit registration fees, cafeteria funds, and other cash; on a daily basis escort Administrative Services personnel to collect moneys from parking ticket machines located in faculty and student parking lots at the Phelan Campus; make felony/misdemeanor/warrant arrests as necessary which includes transporting and booking suspects as well as properly preparing a San Francisco Police Department Incident Report; assist in the event of natural disasters and other extraordinary circumstances.
This classification requires considerable walking and standing, and includes possible exposure to physical injury and other dangers inherent in police work. Incumbents are required to wear uniforms. Employees will be required to work flexible shifts, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. The officers may be assigned to any of the District centers under the department policy and/or discretion of the Chief of Police or assigned personnel. The department currently operates two shifts: day and swing. Shifts are 5 days/8 hours per day, 4 days/10 hours per day or 9/days 80 hours (2 weeks); 7 days a week. Must have completed the Academy prior to field training.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
High School diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination).
One (1) year of experience as a police officer, member of a military police unit or other work involving the safeguarding of life and property.
License and Certification:
Requires possession of a valid California Driver License.
Possession of a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate (issued by California Department of Justice, Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training) will be required prior to field work assignment and within twelve (12) months of hire date, as a condition of employment.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
Completion of basic P.O.S.T. certificate or higher, or a certificate of completion from a P.O.S.T. academy is highly desirable. (If completed, please submit a copy of certificate or P.O.S.T. transcript.)
Completion of 60 units of college credits preferably in the Administration of Justice field.
Two years of verifiable work experience.
Experience in working within an educational setting preferably in community colleges.
Effective interpersonal skills enabling the officer to effectively deal with a diverse population of students, staff and the general public.
How To Apply
Application and Selection Procedures
To be considered for this position, an online City and County of San Francisco application must be completed in full (NOTE: Employment history section MUST be completed). Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
First, complete and submit an online application with the City and County of San Francisco. Follow the steps below:
Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
You will need to use an e-mail address for login purposes. Use an email address that you will maintain throughout the examination process to receive all official communications.
Follow instructions on the screen
After submitting your application online, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of the application.
The following materials must be submitted along with your application by the filing deadline. Substitution of required documents is not permitted. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. You will be considered as "DISQUALIFIED".
A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum Qualifications and the Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement;
A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience;
A copy of current California Driver's License;
Copy of all relevant transcripts and certificates (e.g., Certificate/Transcript of completion of basic P.O.S.T academy); AND
DMV Printout with full and complete listing of all motor vehicle violations.
The above materials can be submitted as follows:
Upload attachments to your application
Email attachments to Karen White at email@example.com
Hand deliver materials to:
City College of San Francisco, 33 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, ATTN: Karen White.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If attachments are not submitted during the time of application submission, it is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure agreed upon documents have successfully been received by the analyst. Please note: Applicants will not be contacted regarding an incomplete application or required missing verification attachments but will be automatically considered disqualified. Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at the time of submitting their application. (Documentation will not be accepted after the application deadline.)
Step 2 (Supplemental/Written Frontline Examination)
City College of San Francisco Human Resources will score your supplemental questionnaire. (Pass/Fail)
You will receive a letter via email from City College of San Francisco Human Resources regarding your results and information for the next steps. Next steps will state to select the Frontline examination date for Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. and you will be provided with a code. You must schedule yourself to take the "Frontline National" law enforcement examination. If you do not schedule and take the Frontline examination on the date as noted above and in your letter, you will be "DISQUALIFIED". City College has made arrangements with Frontline and the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources (DHR) for this designated date only. You cannot schedule the Frontline examination for a different date or location to receive credit or a score for this examination. If you miss your scheduled Frontline examination or schedule a Frontline examination for a different date or location, you will be listed on City College's official records as a "NO SHOW" and "DISQUALIFIED".
Schedule your Frontline examination for Saturday, August 18, 2018 with "Frontline National" law enforcement examination administered by the National Testing Network (NTN) by visiting the NTN website If you have problems scheduling the examination, the email for NTN Customer Support is: firstname.lastname@example.org (The testing center location will be confirmed and printed in your letter with your unique identifier voucher code.) (Weight: 40%)
As part of this process, you will need to establish an account with NTN. There are three components to the FrontLine National examination: a video-based human relations test, a reading ability test, and a written language ability test. Testing takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. Upon receipt of test scores from NTN, City College will notify candidates of their pass/fail status of this examination via email. Please note that the NTN website provides a description of the test components and directions for scheduling a test. The website offers a practice test for purchase with sample items.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Karen White, by telephone at 415.241.2356, by email at email@example.com or in person at 33 Gough Street, San Francisco, 94103.
Step 3 (Oral Examination)
You will receive an email from City College of San Francisco Human Resources regarding your scores from Frontline National.
If you achieved a passing score on the FrontLine National examination, you will be notified of the date, time, and location of the Oral Examination via email. Oral examination dates are not selected by the candidate and cannot be changed for a candidate's preference. You will be required to confirm your attendance within the deadline date noted in the letter; otherwise, you will be "DISQUALIFIED".
The oral examination will assess community involvement, interest and motivation, interpersonal skills, problem solving, oral communication skills, and abilities not tested by other examination components. (Weight: 60%)
California P.O.S.T. Certificates:
You must have successfully graduated and must submit verification of completion of California Basic P.O.S.T academy. Your transcript must confirm that you have completed a minimum of 664 hours from a California Basic P.O.S.T academy. Applicants who possess a valid California P.O.S.T. certificate(s) must submit all verifications by deadline date to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: 8204 Verification) or hand-deliver materials to: City College of San Francisco, 33 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, ATTN: Karen White.
Applicants who are applying for Veteran's Preference points in an entrance examination must submit a DD Form 214 and a Veteran's Preference Application by deadline date to: email@example.com(Subject line: 8204 Verification) or hand-deliver materials to: City College of San Francisco, 33 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, ATTN: Karen White. Verifications of P.O.S.T. certificates and Veteran's Preference applications must be emailed as PDF or Word document by the stated deadline. Verification that is sent by any other method than that which is listed above (e.g. email, mail, or hand-delivered) will not be accepted. Verification that is not required for this examination, as set forth in this announcement will not be accepted and will not be reviewed.
VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION:
Verification of qualifying education must include copy of official or unofficial transcripts or training certificates. Unofficial transcripts must include degree conferred date, otherwise it will be considered as invalid. Photocopy of degree(s) is not considered acceptable documentation. If verification cannot be obtained, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Requests for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application. Foreign degree(s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization before an application can be processed. Please contact the City College of San Francisco Human Resources Department at 415-241-2246 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing will result in rejection of the application.
VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE:
Verification of qualifying experience may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer's letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.
Certification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on an case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing or request will result in rejection of your application.
Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with City College of San Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco.
For this position, computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco or San Francisco Community College District in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 33 Gough Street, San Francisco. Applicants will be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org). Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. APPLICATIONS COMPLETED IMPROPERLY MAY BE CAUSE FOR INELIGIBILITY, DISQUALIFICATION OR MAY LEAD TO LOWER SCORES. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all attachments have been received by the analyst after submission and prior to the expiration of the deadline date and time. Applicants will not be contacted about missing documentation or attachments. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Karen White, by telephone at 415.241.2356, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at 33 Gough Street, San Francisco, 94103.
Candidates that pass both test components (e.g., the FrontLine National exam and the Oral Examination) will meet the requirements for the eligibility list. City College of San Francisco Campus Police Department will administer the remaining processes as listed below.
DEPARTMENTAL SELECTION PROCESS:
After the eligible list is adopted by the City and County of San Francisco, the City College of San Francisco Campus Police Department will administer an additional selection procedure(s) upon certification in order to make a final hiring decision. Dates will be scheduled as needed or as capacity allows; candidates will be scheduled and notified directly by City College of San Francisco Campus Police Department. Candidates must successfully complete all of the components listed below to continue in the departmental selection process.
Candidates will be interviewed to evaluate their interpersonal effectiveness, oral communication and information processing abilities. The oral interview will be rated by department committee, who will make recommendations as to which candidates should proceed in the selection process.
Candidates must complete and pass an employment, character and background investigation to determine fitness for employment as an Institutional Police Officer. A comprehensive personal history statement must be completed, and all statements by the candidates are subject to verification. Candidates will be required to pass a polygraph test, a drug test and a psychological screening. Applicants who are untruthful during their background investigation will be disqualified.
A review of judicial and driving records will be conducted. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment, and have a current history of careful and responsible motor vehicle operation. Prior negligent operator probation, license suspension, drunk, reckless, or hit and run driving, or multiple moving violations may be cause for disqualification, regardless of where they occurred. At the time of application or thereafter, any type of vehicle-related probation, or driving without a valid license, or driving without insurance will be disqualified.
Prior to appointment, candidates must be determined by a licensed physician to be free from any physical condition that would adversely affect the ability to perform the duties of a Peace Officer. Candidates must pass a medical examination by a designated City physician and must meet minimum standards for hearing, color vision, visual acuity and other prescribed physical standards. The applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position as construed upon the medical evaluation may be a cause for rejection.
Candidates that are currently employed as a peace officer, possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate and have two years of patrol experience should indicate on the supplemental questionnaire portion of their job application. As agreed upon between the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and SEIU, all City College applicants will be required to pass each phase of the examination process to be considered for the eligibility list, regardless of possessing a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate. P.O.S.T Basic Academy Graduates: Candidates must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire that they are an Academy graduate if they possess:
A current California P.O.S.T Basic Academy graduation certificate;
A current California P.O.S.T Requalification Course certificate;
A current California P.O.S.T Basic Course Waiver Certificate;
Current enrollment in a California P.O.S.T Basic Academy
Candidates must submit a copy of their P.O.S.T certificate(s) or transcripts as set forth in this examination announcement.
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. The Campus Police department has the option to hire any candidate on the list. Therefore, placement on this list neither guarantees nor implies that you will be offered employment. Additional selection processes will be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Candidates on the eligible list may waive an offer of appointment one time only. A second waiver of appointment renders candidates ineligible.
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
To be eligible for Veteran’s Preference, an applicant must have served on active duty (non-reserve duty) and been released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable at the time of application filing. Applicants who served in the military after January 31, 1955 for at least 181 consecutive days of active duty prior to discharge may be eligible for Veteran’s Preference. Applicants who served prior to this date or who served in time of war or during an expedition for service in which a medal was authorized by the government of the United States may also be eligible. Widows/widowers or surviving domestic partners of deceased eligible veterans may also qualify for Veteran’s Entitlement credit. In order to be considered for Veteran’s Preference, applicants must submit a copy of their Form DD214 or other acceptable documentation and complete a City and County of San Francisco Veteran’s Preference Application. Widows/widowers or surviving domestic partners must also provide documentation of relationship to deceased veteran, and the veteran’s death certificate. Individuals who have received permanent appointment with the City and County of San Francisco from an eligible list and who successfully completed the required probationary period are not eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points.
June 13, 2018
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
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All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.
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