Full Job Description
Sergeant (JID 8705)
Department of Police Services
Full Time / $5668- $8170/mo.
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department
The CSUN Department of Police Services (DPS) is an International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accredited, full-service law enforcement agency. Per the CA Penal Code (830.2), CSUN DPS police officers are granted statewide peace officer and arrest authority. CSUN DPS serves the CSUN campus community. The CSUN DPS provides service based on the philosophy of community policing which emphasizes building relationships and partnerships with the campus and surrounding community to facilitate successful problem solving to address the quality of life issues identified by the campus community.
Under the direction of the Watch Commander, the Sergeant serves as shift supervisor and is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for supervising sworn personnel who perform basic patrol functions; ensures that police officers strictly adhere to the Mission, Vision and Value statements for the department and professional standards as outlined in the law enforcement accreditation program; develops and presents directed patrol plans that reflect organizational goals and needs; responds to all emergency situations including medical and mental health emergencies, hazmat and fire situations, arrests, critical incidents and persons of concern, and serious crimes; coordinates support for other responding units; attends training courses, seminars, and workshops as directed; is expected to be fully versed in the Department's community policing philosophies, as well as basic law enforcement and ICS (Incident Command System) principals in order to effectively lead their personnel; is responsible for holding police officers under their supervision accountable for all laws and policies and procedures of the Department as well as command staff notifications; makes assignments; develops and implements directed patrol plans that include multi-dimensional patrol methods (e.g., foot, bicycle, motorcycle, Trikke, and vehicle). Is responsible for presenting briefings and training material; approves reports and correspondence; oversees traffic enforcement, parking citations, and arrests; provides critical-incident oversight by taking charge at the scene of major crimes, fires, chemical hazards and other incidents relating to public safety; provides input for policy practices and procedures; encourages and oversees a variety of community-policing initiatives including, but not limited to, SARA projects, Coffee-with-a-Cop events, community policing functions, public tabling events, and crime-prevention presentations; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to three years of active law enforcement experience, preferably in a sworn capacity, which would provide reasonable expectation of success in this class. Ability to satisfactorily meet the current employment standards of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and CSUN Minimum Standards of Employment and Training; must be free of any felony convictions; have good moral character; be a high school graduate or equivalent; meet pre-employment requirements including physical exam, psychological exam, drug test, and pass a comprehensive POST background investigation. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred. California POST Advanced certificate required; Supervisory certificate preferred.
LICENSES: CANDIDATE MUST POSSES A VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of law enforcement, emergency response, public safety, security methods, and criminal and special/sensitive investigations used in maintaining public safety. Comprehensive knowledge of: current law enforcement methods and procedures; current criminal codes and laws including federal and state higher education law (i.e. Clery, VAWA, Title IX); and effective investigative techniques and procedures. Ability and specialized skills to: work independently and make sound judgments; provide effective leadership, training and direction to assigned personnel; supervise and evaluate employees effectively; and assist in developing department policies and procedures; learn quickly and apply specific campus rules and regulations; relate to and gain the confidence and the cooperation of members of the academic community; deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people; act calmly and rationally in emergency situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; and assist in the administration of a public safety program in a fair and objective manner; effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
Additional qualifications include successful completion of POST Certified Supervisory Training Course or ability to qualify for and complete the course within the two years of appointment, and the required POST investigator course certificates, or equivalent, within two years of assignment. Completion of First Aid and CPR Certificate and Defensive Driving Course is preferred.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $5668- $8750 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5668- $8170, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
Hours: Full Time; Shift rotates and includes evenings and/or weekends.
Applications received through December 18, 2019, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. In addition to a thorough background investigation in compliance with POST standards, the selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan).
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position will be considered a 'general reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.