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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position please see our benefits summaries.
Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, the captain administers, directs and reviews the work of sworn and civilian personnel performing law enforcement and support activities in the University Police Department. The captain provides oversight and direction to all aspects of Department operations, and serves as the second-in-command. Two lieutenants report to the captain, one that directs patrol operations and the other directing administrative divisions and assignments (e.g., Investigations, Backgrounds, Records, Property and Evidence, Community Outreach, etc.)The incumbent will perform advanced law enforcement and supervisory/administrative work involving the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal acts, the apprehension and arrest of law violators, and the safeguarding of lives and property.
Salary placement upon appointment not to exceed $132,096. The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Prepares reports, summaries, correspondence related to the work. Prepares budget requests for the shift or section. Develops and implements policies for the shift or section. Ensure all department personnel comply with the Code of Conduct and Rules and Regulations of the University and the University Police Department. Manage department Lexipol policy account and program. Manage department legal updates, training program, P.O.S.T. reimbursement accounts and various grant accounts. Manage and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; direct the monitoring and approval of expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary. Function as the labor relations lead representing the department in discipline procedures, hearings and union-related issues. Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and gain records, information and other various data. Oversee the purchase, maintenance and repair of all division equipment, supplies and facilities; inspect equipment regularly; maintain appropriate inventory levels of supplies and materials; participate in specifications writing and purchases of supplies and equipment. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, projects and priorities for the department; identify resource needs; recommend and implement policies and procedures. Participate in, direct or provide staff support to a variety of boards, committees and meetings including College Area Community Council, and Associated Students Council and others as required. Assists in the preparation and administration of the department budget and participates in developing the budget and departmental rules and regulations. Participates in special programs with citizen groups, faculty, staff, students, and community organizations. Conducts research and analysis for staff reports. Reviews administrative and operational reports for accuracy and conformance with policies, procedures and laws; reads, interprets and disseminates information contained in rules and procedures, police bulletins, staff reports, budget documents and new laws. Markets and develops team policing and team building strategies.
Responsible for day-to-day operational supervision of law enforcement functions of the police department. Supervises all serious or major events and coordinates police activities with other governmental agencies; acts as incident commander at serious incidents. Investigates injuries and equipment damage; investigates complaints against officers or other personnel. Responds to citizen calls and takes appropriate actions; acts as the department public information officer and handles inquiries and requests from the media. Participates in firearms training in order to maintain proficiency; participates in a variety of training programs including programs on appropriate law enforcement equipment and weapons, computers, communication equipment, legislative updates and management practices. Direct and manage departmental response to extraordinary crimes and incidents. May participate in a variety of law enforcement activities and programs including making arrest of suspects in traffic and criminal offenses, executing search warrants, issuing citations, appearing in court for criminal, civil and other law enforcement related matters, attending roll call meetings and accompanying officers during patrol and investigative activities; conduct surveillance; apprehend offenders; conduct interviews or interrogations with various persons relevant to investigations, arrests, complaints and other law enforcement matters. Act as a liaison to and coordinate activities and programs with other law enforcement, judicial and legal agencies. May oversee and monitor the treatment and condition of prisoners and other persons detained by the department. May manage the emergency communications function for the department; oversee emergency dispatching for police; participate in the selection of radio and communications equipment and ensure proper working order. May manage and participate in the security and protection of council members and other dignitaries; may direct and coordinate the logistics of or security for special events sponsored by the university.
May approve arrests and warrants. Coordinates problem-solving efforts within university community groups, private enterprise and other city, state and federal agencies. Responds to calls for services as needed. Participates in the investigation of citizen complaints against department personnel, and recommends and implements discipline. Develops and implements special projects; testifies in court and at departmental hearings. Supervises the investigation of crimes, including the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence
Plans, organizes, coordinates, assigns, and recommends hiring, termination, and discipline, and evaluates the work of Police Officers, Corporals, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and other employees on a patrol shift or major program. Handles personnel matters for assigned staff; provides counseling as needed. Assures proper police and safety standards are maintained; assures work of shift or section is carried out properly and effectively.
Manage and participate in selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; oversee employee work schedules and payroll within assigned division; coordinate and schedule personnel and equipment for special events. May oversee staff support operations of the department; plan, organize and coordinate activities of staff support personnel including crime prevention, personnel recruiting, training, and drug prevention education; maintain library of training materials and other equipment and facilities within the department. Administers, directs and reviews the work of sworn and non-sworn personnel.
Prepares, contributes to, and approves annual employee evaluation reports. Plans the utilization of personnel to meet normal and emergency conditions; coordinates staffing with other units, sections or divisions.
Leads the community oriented policing and problem solving approach to service delivery for assigned personnel. Identifies training needs and assists in the development and delivery of training programs according to the needs of personnel and the department. Conducts periodic inspections of officers and staff during their tour of duty. Prepares and supervises the preparation of necessary records and reports relating to activities undertaken and reviews reports prepared and submitted by subordinates.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws; departmental policies and procedures; theory and practice of community oriented policing; techniques used in problem solving policing; patrol, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, investigation and identification. Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures. Working knowledge of current California criminal codes and laws.
Skill in: The use of firearms and driving. Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive personnel situations. Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
Ability to: Analyze situations; direct personnel and oversee problem solving efforts; develop effective team strategies with units/sections; work effectively in physically, psychologically and emotionally stressful situations; effectively manage emergency or life threatening situations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; coach, motivate and lead employees; operate police vehicles in a safe and appropriate manner; work effectively with other university employees, supervisors, community officials, other law enforcement agencies and the general public; maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties; maintain firearm proficiency levels and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. Ability to work on-call, grave yard shifts, holidays and weekends.
Experience and Education
Graduation from a certified California P.O.S.T. academy
10 years of sworn law enforcement experience, with at least six years of progressively responsible experience at the level of sergeant and above, or a combination of experience and education that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
P.O.S.T. Management Certificate, or ability to obtain upon appointment.
Effective organizational skills
Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports and community presentation.
Ability to effectively work with the media in developing effective community messaging as a public information officer (PIO) for the department.
Leading programing and community engagement on relevant policing issues surrounding police-community relationships.
Proficiency in reviewing and analyzing systems and processes in an effort to adhere to best practices.
Graduation from FBINA or Command College.
Current or recent experience as a police lieutenant or higher.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing community oriented policing projects to solve complex community issues.
Demonstrated ability to bring creative, innovative ideas to bear in addressing personnel, deployment and general policing challenges.
Experience managing budgets, preferably with specific experience related to maintaining overtime costs, and training needs.
Experience managing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016; position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. The initial selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's education, training and experience based on the candidate's application and resume. You must complete all sections of the online application including the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. In addition, please attach a resume, salary history for the past five years, and three professional references. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website.
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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 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.