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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.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
Under the direction of a lieutenant, the sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by police officers and corporals. Work assignments require the incumbent to exercise common sense, independent judgment and action, and the ability to provide leadership to others.
The police sergeant typically performs general law enforcement work that includes some or all of the following: patrolling campus buildings and grounds on foot or vehicle; maintaining order; enforcing laws, rules and regulations; apprehending and processing violators; initiating police action; preparing and presenting oral, written and computer generated reports; providing assistance to campus personnel, students and the public in public safety matters; and serving as the watch commander; making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates.
All university police department members are expected to partner with colleagues and members of the community in order to positively resolve issues in the department and community. The police sergeant shall be innovative in the problem solving process, shall always strive for excellence, and is expected to strive for the best possible quality of work product.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,823 - $8,578 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,557 - $8,578 per month). 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.
Sergeants works under the general direction of, and reports directly to, a Lieutenant. Sergeants are responsible for suggesting best courses of action, deploying personnel, equipment and other resources, and acting in accordance with department policies, orders and procedures. Sergeants are also accountable for fiscal prudence, representation of the department both within and outside the agency, and the evaluation, training, development and discipline of employees.
Sergeants provide direct supervision for one or more sworn and/or non-sworn employees and in doing so designate individual assignments, review reports and other documentation, and identify and request resources necessary for successful field operations and other department activities. Sergeants assigned to patrol duties work evening, night and weekend shifts, and all sergeants may be required to work mandatory overtime assignments based on the needs of the department.
Plan, assign, coordinate, inspect and supervise assigned staff on a shift, task force or unit on a regular basis. Provide on-the-job training, development and evaluation to assigned staff.
Develop, implement and enforce campus and department policies, procedures, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility. Perform complaint and internal investigations and participate in the recruiting and hiring process.
Assume command in the absence of the superior officer and assist in administrative duties. Act as team leader on a particular investigation task force or project. Examples include critical response unit, special evidence discovery and evaluation team, field training, defensive tactics instruction, crime prevention and community relations programs.
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, interact with all members of the campus community and general public, maintain a calm, courteous and professional manner when dealing with difficult situations and with individuals and groups.
Working knowledge of and ability to use applicable computerized and automated law enforcement systems and databases to enter, research and retrieve data as necessary with a high degree of accuracy.
Must possess a strong commitment to professional ethics and integrity. Ability and willingness to work in an environment rich in diversity containing a variety of ethnic cultures, religions and lifestyles.
Ability to independently respond and act quickly, accurately evaluates information and situations, and makes appropriate decisions in routine, non-routine and emergency situations. Ability to provide clear and concise verbal directions quickly and accurately.
Comprehensive knowledge of current criminal codes and laws, current law enforcement methods, effective investigative techniques and procedures.
Ability to accurately interpret written policies and follows oral and written instructions, and transfer information when necessary. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
Effective oral and written communication skills to include the ability to present and summarize information in a variety of comprehensive report formats, using clear and concise language. Demonstrated ability to write, applying the knowledge of basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling, paying attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to accurately evaluate, provide effective leadership and direction to assigned personnel.
Experience and Education
Candidates must possess a CA Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Professional Certificate.
Three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
Must be available for on-call assignments, must be able to report for work or work past scheduled shift, to work overtime on short or no notice, to work all shifts, to work rotating shifts, and to work weekends and holidays.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Have working knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends applied within the University environment; and ability to use computer devices and programs and other modern law enforcement technologies and tools.
Possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Graduation from a certified CA P.O.S.T. Supervisors training course.
Have at least five (5) years of experience as a sworn peace officer in California, or have at least three (3) years of experience as a sworn peace officer at an educational institution.
Possession of a CA P.O.S.T. Intermediate or higher Professional Certificate and be eligible to receive a CA P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate within two years of employment.
CA P.O.S.T. certified and experienced Field Training Officer.
Have excellent supervisory and administrative skills, including knowledge of labor law, civil and other liability issues, organizational behavior, motivation, evaluation and disciplinary action.
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Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 18, 2016; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
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Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention may call (619) 594-7099.
SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
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.