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Police Services Sergeant

Martinez, California


Contra Costa

Community College District

500 Court Street

Martinez, CA 94553





Salary: $5,615 - $6,842/month


Application Deadline: 7/1/09





Contra Costa Community College District

Career Opportunity

Police Services Sergeant


Under general supervision of a Police Services Lieutenant, using a high skill level for this series has responsible charge of police field and/or office operations on an assigned shift; and to supervise and personally perform investigation, patrol and administrative duties.


Location: District Office

# of openings: 1

Employment duration: Full time

Pay range: (71) $5,615-$6,842 per month

Final Filing Date: 7/1/09

# of Hours Scheduled: 40

Work Schedule: Shift Bidding

Employee Group: Classified Manager





A Police Services Officer is responsible for performing all field and specialized fieldwork district wide. A Police Services Sergeant is a first-line supervisory position responsible for the day-to-day supervision of Police Services Officers and other assigned staff.


A Police Services Sergeant may perform the duties of a Police Officer. A Police Services Lieutenant is responsible to assist the Chief in setting policy, planning and budget review, directing and coordinating police services activities at each campus location.





Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Supports a community policing posture for the department with a focus on students, staff and community services that support the educational environment and purpose.


Directs, supervises and reviews the work of Police Department personnel in the performance of their duties and performs administrative functions.


Reviews crime reports, special reports and reports of irregularities submitted by patrol personnel to ensure compliance with Department policy and procedure and conformity with established criminal or administrative codes.


Assists in identifying training needs, participates in training Police Department employees, and recommends in-service training.


Supervises and coordinates crime scene activities; guides and directs employees, ensures crowd control and protection of evidence.


Performs the full range of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.


Maintains effective and efficient communication with command staff and other shifts.


Confers on and coordinates police activities and personnel issues with command staff and college administrative staff.


Conducts investigations, assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court or at administrative hearings.


Responds to and resolves citizen complaints regarding police activities, within established guidelines and authority.


Maintains rapport and good relationship with local law enforcement and other related agencies, and college administration.


Administers first aid or CPR as required.


Performs duty of Watch Commander when a command officer is not available.


May perform the full range of duties of a Police Officer.


Performs related duties as assigned.





Knowledge Of:


Modern and progressive police methods and procedures, college and community policing, problem solving, safety techniques, patrol, investigations, crime prevention, traffic control, crime detection, rules of evidence, and interrogation; applicable Federal, State and local laws and current legal decisions pertaining to law enforcement; principles and procedures of supervision and training; First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures.


Ability To:


Supervise and train police officers; enforce applicable laws, rules, regulations and directives; conduct criminal, civil and administrative investigations; supervise crime scenes including gathering evidence; perform patrol responsibilities under varying work/climatic conditions; perform supervisory tasks effectively; read and write at the level required for successful job performance; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.




Equivalent to completion of an AA degree or 60 college units from an accredited college with major course work in police science, criminal justice, public administration or a related field or a current P.O.S.T. intermediate certificate.




Equivalent to at least three (3) years of experience as a police officer in a P.O.S.T. certified department.




Possession of a current P.O.S.T. basic certificate and a valid California Driver's License.



Desirable Qualifications:


Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university Previous work experience as a Field Training Officer or Police Supervisor Possession of an Advanced P.O.S.T. certificate.





Interested applicants should submit an on-line employment application, current resume, and letter of interest explaining IN DETAIL how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for this position.  (Resume and letter of interest should be submitted as Microsoft WORD attachments.)  Application packets will be screened and all applicants will be notified in approximately two weeks after the deadline. The application packet will be analyzed to select the best qualified applicants to be invited to the college, at applicant's own expense, for an interview with a screening committee. The Interview committee will recommend top candidates for final interviews. FINAL FILING DATE IS AT 4:00PM ON 7/1/09.



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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Sophia Lever (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.




The Contra Costa College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer






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