Chief of Police
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Open Until Filled
First Review Date (if Open Until Filled):
$115,177 - $136,491 Annual Salary
(Range M-30: Management Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2014-2015).
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision,
EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible
dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life
insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation
Accounts. Supervisor positions also include 22 vacation days, 17 holidays, 12
sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.
Employment Start Date:
As soon as possible.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Join a team steeped in the 21st Century. Our District is undergoing tremendous
transformation fueled by the visionary actions of a Board of Trustees and the
contributions of faculty and staff that share common values centered in equity,
opportunity and social justice. We clearly acknowledge our responsibility to
create a setting supported by a culture of civility and mutual respect. We
believe that student success is not a destination but a journey to which we all
contribute, and we accept fully the importance of creating a culture that
provides academic and student support services that "wrap around" the student.
We embrace the social and economic development mission of community colleges as
we meet the education and workforce needs of the greater Silicon Valley. If the
Silicon Valley is synonymous with the future, the San Jose/Evergreen Community
College District is synonymous with access to that future through educational
opportunity. Consider making a difference in the future.
Rita M. Cepeda, Ed.D.
Chief of Police reports to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at the
This is a full-time
As a sworn Peace Officer, and under direction of the Vice Chancellor for
Administrative Services, the Chief of Police plans, organizes, coordinates and
directs a District-wide police, safety and parking enforcement/management
program. The Chief is also responsible for planning and coordinating Emergency
Preparedness and Emergency Response district-wide, which include earthquakes,
other natural disasters, Active Shooter, threats of violence, and crowd control.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Chief of Police shall direct program objectives to protect the lives and
property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the District through the
efficient and effective delivery of public safety services; to maximize the
protection of District personnel and facilities in accordance with Federal,
State and local laws, codes and regulations as well as District public safety
policies and procedures. The Chief of Police trains, manages, and evaluates the
performance of assigned personnel.
KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the
District's police, safety and parking enforcement -management program
compatible with the needs of the College campus communities and established
District mission, goals and objectives; responds to public safety issues and
concerns of District students and personnel.
Develop, direct and evaluate public safety
program activities and operations consistent with federal, State and local
laws, codes and regulations as well as District policies and procedures; plan
and implement work processes which facilitate attainment of established
program goals and objectives.
Direct the enforcement of all applicable
laws to preserve the peace and protect lives, personal property and District
facilities; in cooperation with college Presidents and other administrators,
develop departmental policies, protocols and procedures; issue directives to
meet public safety needs efficiently and effectively.
Provide for training opportunities
consistent with State Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)
requirements for assigned law enforcement, safety and support personnel.
Provide continuous department training updates for CPR/First Aid/AED, sexual
assault/Clery/SaVE Act, firearms training, SEMS/NIMS, and other necessary
skills as required to maintain proficiency.
Coordinate District public safety activities
with local and regional law enforcement agencies, District personnel and
college staff; assure effective interface between dispatch personnel and
implement backup policies to preserve the peace and protect lives and
Oversee the investigation of suspected
criminal activities and major incidents which occur on District property;
assure appropriate surveillance, collection and preservation of evidence,
interrogation of suspects, victims and witnesses, and protection of the
constitutional rights of all concerned.
Prepare and submit a variety of statistical
and narrative reports, proposals, and other materials; assure the
organization, preparation, maintenance and retention of public safety records
and reports in accordance with legal requirements and District policies.
In coordination with the Facilities
department, organize and direct District public safety and emergency
procedures; confer with District administrators and custodial supervisors to
develop comprehensive plans and procedures to assure that all District
offices, classrooms, laboratories and other facilities are secured and locked
to prevent property damage or loss.
Participate in planning and developing
District parking enforcement regulations; plan and implement patrol schedules
and citation procedures; plan and direct traffic control for special events
and other peak traffic periods.
Prepare and administer annual program
budgets; prepare recommendations and justifications regarding budget requests;
authorize expenditures according to District policies.
Maintain current knowledge in the field of
law enforcement and criminal justice; implement best practices of campus
constituency-based policing protocols; participate in professional
organizations, regional meetings and conferences and related activities.
Recommend and implement techniques to
improve department procedures and practices, take advantage of opportunities
to maintain state-of-the-art practices and technological equipment, keeping
abreast of current trends and practices law enforcement, especially those
applicable to educational institutions and community colleges.
Assess and determine department equipment
needs, and able to prioritize those needs according to budget, safety,
operational need, and mission.
Know and understand the dynamics of the
community-at-large; maintains an effective community outreach and develop good
public relations with the community.
Select, assign, orient, train, supervise,
counsel, discipline and evaluate the performance of direct subordinates;
delegate the responsibility for supervision of direct subordinates to the
Police Lieutenant to assure efficient and effective performance; establish and
monitor performance standards, priorities and expectations for assigned staff.
Provide leadership and demonstrate by
example a community policing model for this District, including participation
in committees, shared governance, crime prevention and other problem solving
approaches to law enforcement in education.
Participate in preparation of state and
federal grant applications. May be assigned to lead or participate in
District-wide or college committees, initiatives, teams or ad hoc groups.
Perform related duties as assigned.
practices and techniques used in modern California law enforcement, campus
safety and crime prevention.
administration of public safety and security functions in a complex
certification requirements for law enforcement officers and support staff in
compliance with State and Federal statutes.
interpretation of Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
codes and regulations related to search and seizure, arrest and the chain of
Current trends in
law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.
management, supervision and training.
implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
preparation and administration.
computer equipment and various software programs including criminal
information systems, database management, spreadsheet and word processing
and risk management as they pertain to community college policing.
Familiarity with the Education
Code, Administrative Procedures, and District Policies, in addition to
knowledge of the Penal Code.
Skills and Abilities:
Meet and maintain
currency of standards specified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards
and Training (P.O.S.T.).
coordinate and direct a comprehensive law enforcement and public safety
program for a community college district.
cooperative working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in the
knowledge trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.
procedures and assign staff to enforce laws and protect lives and property.
administer complex budgets for assigned program areas, and prioritize
departmental needs and expenditures.
enforcement operations and training consistent with POST certification
effectively both orally and in writing.
Strong supervising skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
from an accredited four-year college or university with coursework in criminal
justice, public administration, criminology or related field, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience, for which similar knowledge and
abilities could be acquired.
Seven years of
increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, including at least four
years of supervisory experience with a P.O.S.T.-certified California law
sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the
students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
Success integrating diversity as
appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the
duties listed in the District's hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
LICENSE AND REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of the Executive Course within the mandated time limit set
forth by P.O.S.T.
A valid California driver's license.
Bilingual abilities, desirable.
Classified Position type:
Classified Position term:
Application Procedures, Notes and
Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the
closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: http://apptrkr.com/601438.
Click "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING"):
A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District CLASSIFIED
COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum
Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated
degrees you want to be considered (having confer/award dates) or courses.
Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the
position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification
(See #6 of the Instruction Section below).
COPIES OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATES
If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it
scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic
version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the
application materials will be considered (No exception for external
applicants, current or former employees). Application materials must include:
a. CLASSIFIED POSITION APPLICATION, b. COVER LETTER, c. RESUME, and d.
TRANSCRIPT(S) -NOT DIPLOMAS -of stated degrees (having confer/award dates)
and/or college course work. The criminal history explanation if any will NOT
be forwarded to the screening committee.
application packet and/or documents received by Human Resources after the
closing date will not be considered (No exception for employees or
having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as
stated in the Minimum Qualifications section will not receive further
Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application
packet. Additional documents that are not requested may not be included.
DEGREES must have
been awarded by a college or university ACCREDITED by an accrediting body
recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S.
Department of Education.
Candidates with DEGREES and CREDITS earned outside of the United States must
provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified
U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course
of the transcripts) and must be submitted with the application. Simple
translation of the language on foreign transcripts, coursework, or similar
will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as
Upon hire the
successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and
authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United
materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or
to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview.
The District may re-advertise,
delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification,
race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin,
age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran
status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with
applicable federal and state laws.
Human Resources/Employment Services, 4750 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135,
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who
About San Jose/Evergreen
Community College District
The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District consists of two colleges. The
metropolitan San Jose City College located just minutes from downtown San Jose,
established in 1921, and the park-like Evergreen Valley College located in
southeast San Jose at the foot of the Diablo Mountain range, which opened in
1975. The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are
passionate about providing our student population with the best educational
experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the
academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and
human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and
creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2014, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an
extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 26%,
Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 25%, American Indian/Native
American 1%, White/Caucasian 8%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA
Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on
student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to
an existing diverse management team consisting of 24% Hispanic/Latino, 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Black/African-American, 20% White/Caucasian, and 20%
Others, as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding