Starting $5,547.50 - $5,849.83 per month ($32.00 - $33.75 per hour)
Two regular, full-time positions, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, in the
MiraCosta College Police Department. These are "extended day" positions, subject
to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from
compensation for overtime in excess of 8 hours in one day. Hours worked in
excess of 40 hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis.
These positions work a 6 month day/night rotational shift. The work schedule
will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The
persons selected for these positions will be subject to assignment to any
district or authorized facility during any hours of operation.
To view the College
Police Department website, go to:
Apply and submit
application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at
https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you
are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to
Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application
In order to be
considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly
in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by
11:59 PM on the closing date:
Cover letter addressed
to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet
the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.
summarizing your educational background and experience.
Copy of your California
P.O.S.T.-Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate completed within
the past three (3) years, or your valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate,
valid California Requalification Course Certificate, or valid California Basic
Course Waiver. Attach the file to the link "Other Document".
NOTE: When you
"APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional
question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the
MiraCosta College is
an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own
commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of
"sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."
Do you have a U.S.
high school diploma, GED certificate, or high school equivalency certificate, or
a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved
Have you completed at
least a 664-hour California P.O.S.T.-Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy
within the past three (3) years, or do you possess a valid California P.O.S.T.
Basic Certificate, a valid California Requalification Course Certificate, or a
valid California Basic Course Waiver?
Have you ever been
terminated from a peace officer position with a law enforcement agency? If yes,
list the employer's name and explain the circumstances. If no, type "N/A".
Have you ever been
released during a probationary period from a peace officer position while
employed with a law enforcement agency? If yes, list the employer's name and
explain the circumstances. If no, type "N/A".
Have you ever
resigned from a law enforcement agency in lieu of termination or other
discipline? If yes, list the employer's name and explain the circumstances. If
no, type "N/A".
The screening and
interview committee will review application materials two to four weeks
following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted
by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once
interview candidates have been scheduled.
qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application
and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at (760)795-6854 at
least five days prior to the closing date.
Retired STRS members
are not eligible for this position.
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon the
Be a U.S. citizen or a
permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship (per
California Government Code 1031a).
Be at least 18 years of
age (per California Government Code 1031b).
Be fingerprinted for
purposes of searching local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose
any conviction information (per California Government Code 1031c).
Proof of eligibility to
work in the United States.
Successful completion of
a pre-placement physical exam at district expense and submission of a current,
negative tuberculosis (TB) test clearance.
Fulfillment of the
aforementioned minimum qualifications, licenses and other requirements.
Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction
of the Police Sergeant, serve as a peace officer of the State of California.
Performs law enforcement, emergency preparedness, and crime prevention duties at
all three campus sites; performs investigative and protective duties; controls
the flow of traffic and enforces state and local traffic regulations; responds
to and investigates a wide variety of criminal complaints and incidents;
responds to emergency situations as a first responder.
(E= essential job
Patrols assigned areas
and properties by foot, bicycle, and emergency vehicle to detect and deter
vandalism, burglary, arson, trespass, theft, and other criminal activity
committed against persons and property; develops and implements patrol patterns
based on criminal activity; appears at the scenes of disorder, disaster, and
crimes in progress as a first responder and activates the Incident Command
System (ICS) as needed. (E)
Prevents entry of
unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings; inspects the security of doors,
windows, and gates; determines action to be taken with disruptive, violent, or
dangerous persons including physical arrest, the placement of mental health
holds per Section 5150 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the issuance of
notice to appear citations, removal from campus and/or District property, and
referral for administrative action; enforces permanent/temporary restraining
orders; prepares and serves search and arrest warrants; serves and enforces
other orders issued by the Superior Court. (E)
Prepares complete and
concise arrest and crime reports, traffic collision reports, misdemeanor and
traffic notice to appear citations, warrantless arrest reports, property
evidence reports, storage of vehicles reports and other reports relating to
observed violations; records activities in daily patrol logs. (E)
Conducts preliminary and
follow-up investigations of criminal acts occurring on or around District
property, including public transit vehicles while on campus; identifies, detains
and apprehends criminal suspects; conducts criminal history, warrant, and DMV
checks of suspects; issues citations, effects arrests, processes, interviews,
fingerprints and transports campus and community crime suspects to appropriate
facilities in accordance with the California Vehicle, Penal, and Welfare and
Institutions Codes and the District Memorandum of Understanding (MOU);
interviews and assists crime victims; collects and preserves evidence; conducts
narcotic and alcohol presumptive testing; appears in criminal, traffic, and
civil court as a witness or as an arresting officer as required; prepares
criminal and traffic cases and affidavits in support of arrest warrants for
submission to the Office of the District Attorney for review. (E)
Works closely with other
law enforcement agencies; performs follow-up investigations of cases initiated
by the Oceanside Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff's
Department; contacts and liaisons with probation officers, case workers, and
others involved with juvenile offenders; responds to mutual aid requests of
allied law enforcement agencies during disasters, emergencies, and/or incidents
that are of local or regional significance; participates in cooperative
enforcement activities with allied law enforcement agencies such as DUI
checkpoints and traffic safety initiatives. (E)
Performs directed patrol
activities in support of the safety of motorists and pedestrians and ensures
compliance with the California Vehicle Code; prepares and issues notice to
appear citations for violations of the California Vehicle Code as necessary;
conducts investigations of non-injury traffic collisions in accordance with
State-wide Integrated Traffic Reporting System (SWITRS) guidelines; inspects
vehicles for valid College parking permits and valid Department of Motor Vehicle
registration tabs and/or documents; issues citations for non-compliance with
parking regulations and/or violations of the California Vehicle Code; ensures
parking lots and roadways are clearly marked and maintained; controls and/or
directs traffic during emergency and non-emergency situations, special events,
and other situations during which traffic congestion occurs; maintains orderly
control of large crowds. (E)
Activates the Incident
Command System (ICS) as needed; assists in Emergency Preparedness prevention,
instruction, and implementation for the College's three campuses; maintains,
inventories, and inspects Emergency Preparedness supplies; works cooperatively
with local, state, federal, and other allied emergency response and disaster
relief agencies including the American Red Cross and the San Diego County Office
of Emergency Services during emergency and disaster response and training
simulations; serves as part of the College's emergency preparedness staff, and
reports to and assists the Operations Coordinator during activation of the
Emergency Operations Center; inspects and maintains emergency notification
system equipment, including call boxes, external notification speakers, and
satellite, cellular and landline telephones.
Responds to medical
emergencies involving potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and other
medical hazards; provides basic first aid up to and including CPR and
facilitating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as necessary;
secures and evaluates the scenes of medical emergencies, and coordinates the
response of emergency medical and fire personnel as necessary; prepares student
and staff accident and injury reports; provides transport to medical treatment
centers as necessary.
conditions; takes immediate action to intervene in and/or reduce danger to the
campus community arising from defects to, or the possible malfunction of,
various vehicles, equipment, or devices; notifies proper agencies or persons
regarding impaired or defective vehicles, equipment or devices; prepares
incident reports regarding unusual or dangerous conditions.
Responds to requests for
safety escorts from parents, staff, students, and visitors; assists persons with
disabled vehicles in parking areas; provides minor vehicle assistance such as
lock-outs and jump-starts as needed; summons towing services and/or facilitates
transportation for motorists with disabled vehicles.
Initiates and implements
a variety of crime and safety awareness programs for staff and students;
provides presentations relating to crime and campus safety to assorted groups;
participates in crime prevention and community education efforts; contacts
surrounding businesses and neighborhood groups and residents regarding crime
prevention and crime and safety issues of mutual interest and/or impact to the
Maintains, inspects, and
qualifies with department-issued firearms; qualifies with the department-issued
firearm on a quarterly basis in accordance with Department policy; participates
in monthly firearms training activities; operates, maintains, inspects, and/or
qualifies with other department-issued weapons and equipment including Tasers ®,
impact weapons, and oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, handcuffs, handheld radios,
and video and audio recording devices. (E)
Once qualified, may
provide initial field training as mandated by the Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) to probationary College Police Officers as a
Field Training Officer (FTO); prepares and submits daily and end-of-phase
trainee performance evaluations.
Once qualified, may
serve as a Background Investigator for peace officer, dispatcher, CSO's, PSO's
and police clerks assigned to the College Police Department; prepares and
submits investigative reports describing the qualifications of candidates for
service with the College Police Department in accordance with P.O.S.T.
guidelines and requirements; coordinates selection and screening activities for
College Police Department candidates including structured interviews and
polygraph and psychological examinations.
Type of Benefits:
A full benefit
package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for
employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional
coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System
(CalPERS) for School Members.
To be eligible for
this position position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following
Have a U.S. high school
diploma, GED certificate, or high school equivalency certificate, or a two-year,
four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved college/university
(per California Government Code 1031e); AND
Completion of at least a
664-hour California P.O.S.T.-Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy within the
past three (3) years, or possession of a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic
Certificate, a valid California Requalification Course Certificate, or a valid
California Basic Course Waiver.
Previous experience in a
college police setting.
Previous experience and
knowledge in Community/Service Oriented Policing principles.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
driver license; valid First Aid Certificate, CPR certificate, and AED
certificate issued by an authorized agency; District-approved DMV driving
record; successful completion of California Government Code 1030 sections,
psychological, medical, polygraph, and background investigations; successful
completion of crime prevention training requirements on a monthly basis as well
as all other department training requirements.
must also have and meet the following 15 job dimensions as recommended by the
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.): 1) communication
skills; 2) problem-solving ability; 3) learning ability; 4) judgment under
pressure; 5) observational skills; 6) willingness to confront problems; 7)
interest in people; 8) interpersonal sensitivity; 9) desire for
self-improvement; 10) appearance; 11) dependability; 12) physical ability; 13)
integrity; 14) operations of a motor vehicle; 15) credibility as a witness in a
court of law.
To view the detailed
description of the 15 job dimensions, go to:
Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges.
The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas,
Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts
of Carmel Valley.
associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education,
certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning
opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational
well-being of the communities it serves.
The district consists
of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside
Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a
panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San
Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres
below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus
opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The
Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in
the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the
Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as
well as some college credit classes.