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Police Officer

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Department: Business & Finance
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

    • Position Summary
    • ~~Revised to Extend Deadline Date~

      Full-time positions available on or after September 1, 2023 for University Police Department.

      Under the general supervision of the Police Captain, and day to day direction of the Police Sergeant, sworn Police Officers are primary representatives of California State University,
      Stanislaus and are expected to carry out the Department’s and community’s values, philosophies, principles, and strategies in furtherance of the mission of the Department and University. Police Officers report to and work under the general direction of a Police Sergeant. Police Officers provide public safety services on and near campus. Police Officers are responsible for developing creative solutions to problems, and acting in accordance with department policies, orders and procedures.

      Police Officers will patrol the campus and perimeter of the University, on an assigned shift, by vehicle or foot for the prevention of crime, detection of fire and safety hazards, and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Police Officers will perform investigative work, provide general information and assistance to the public and make public presentations.

      Under the day to day direction of a Sergeant, Police Officers perform a wide variety of general law enforcement duties and other tasks as assigned. Police Officers may receive additional training and be assigned special assignments including but not limited to: range master, canine handler, defensive tactics instructor, motorcycle patrol, bicycle patrol, and Critical Response Unit.


    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • The proper execution of assigned duties.
      • Respond to emergency calls.
      • Enforce traffic and parking violations, and traffic control as needed.
      • Complete general investigations.
      • Prepare complete and accurate reports.
      • Make arrests, serve warrants, and transport prisoners;
      • Take necessary action within department policies and procedures to correct a situation.
      • Take fingerprints and photographs.
      • Make public safety presentations to the public, campus community, and department.
      • Administer first aid and perform rescue work as needed.
      • Maintain emergency public safety equipment.
      • Actively engage in community immersion through interaction with student groups, clubs, community members, faculty and staff events and functions.
      • Attend on-going training to keep current on new laws, methods of arrest, health and safety regulations, public safety regulations.
      • Properly record and report information, including notification of a supervisor with any and all pertinent information.
      • Prepare safety and security surveys.
      • Promote department morale.
      • Provide guidance to Community Service Officers, Student Assistants, Student Escorts, and other department staff.
      • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate.

      Experience: Graduation from a POST Academy.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
      • Have no felony convictions.
      • Ability to interact with the community.
      • Ability to work independently and make sound judgments.
      • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of policing issues, philosophies, and practices within a University environment.
      • Ability to use computer devices, software, programs, and other modern law enforcement technology.
      • Thorough knowledge of investigative techniques.
      • Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Working knowledge of current laws, methods and procedures.
      • Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
      • Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
      • Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
    • License or Certifications

      • Eligible to be a peace officer in the State of California.
      • Possess a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate of Eligibility or a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate in good standing.
      • Possess a valid California Driver’s License.
    • Physical Requirements
    • Physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Officers are required to walk and move around campus throughout all buildings and facilities and respond to calls for service and self-initiated activity, perform vehicle patrols, and some office work.
      • May spend long periods of time sitting in a vehicle, riding a bike, or on foot.
      • Required to work various shifts throughout the year including: evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events.

    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $5,310 – $6,372 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Police Officer range: $5,310 - $8,206 per month)

    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit: 8 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page. 

      METHOD OF SELECTION WILL INCLUDE: 1) Evaluation of application and resumé; 2) Written and physical agility testing; 3) Oral interview panel; 4) Psychological testing; 5) Rigid background investigation including fingerprint check; 6) Medical examination, including a drug test (at University expense); 7) Polygraph examination may be required.  Failure of any part of this method of selection is automatic disqualification for further consideration.

      TESTING DATE:  Applicants will be notified by telephone/email/mail of the specific date, time and location for the physical agility test and written examination.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JULY 18, 2023 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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