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Chief of Police

San Jose, California



San Jose/Evergreen

Community College District

4750 San Felipe Road

San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: 408-270-6414





Salary: $115,177 - $136,491



Application Deadline: Until Filled




Chief of Police
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District


Opportunity Type:



Posting Date:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


First Review Date (if Open Until Filled):



Posting Number:


Work Location:



Police Services

Position status:


Salary Range:

$115,177 - $136,491 Annual Salary

(Range M-30: Management Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2014-2015).


Benefits Available:

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.


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. 

Position Summary:

The Chief of Police reports to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at the District Office. 


This is a full-time management position.


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.


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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 property.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Prepare and administer annual program budgets; prepare recommendations and justifications regarding budget requests; authorize expenditures according to District policies.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Assess and determine department equipment needs, and able to prioritize those needs according to budget, safety, operational need, and mission.

  14. Know and understand the dynamics of the community-at-large; maintains an effective community outreach and develop good public relations with the community.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Perform related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

  1. Principles, practices and techniques used in modern California law enforcement, campus safety and crime prevention.

  2. Organization and administration of public safety and security functions in a complex organization. 

  3. Training and certification requirements for law enforcement officers and support staff in compliance with State and Federal statutes.

  4. Enforcement and interpretation of Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

  5. Specific laws, codes and regulations related to search and seizure, arrest and the chain of evidence.

  6. Current trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.

  7. Principles of management, supervision and training.

  8. Development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

  9. Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

  10. Budget preparation and administration.

  11. Operation of computer equipment and various software programs including criminal information systems, database management, spreadsheet and word processing applications software.

  12. Liability issues and risk management as they pertain to community college policing.

  13. Familiarity with the Education Code, Administrative Procedures, and District Policies, in addition to knowledge of the Penal Code.


Skills and Abilities:

  1. Meet and maintain currency of standards specified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).

  2. Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a comprehensive law enforcement and public safety program for a community college district.

  3. Maintain cooperative working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in the community.

  4. Maintain current knowledge trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.

  5. Implement procedures and assign staff to enforce laws and protect lives and property.

  6. Prepare and administer complex budgets for assigned program areas, and prioritize departmental needs and expenditures.

  7. Provide law enforcement operations and training consistent with POST certification requirements.

  8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  9. Strong supervising skills.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree 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. 

  2. 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 enforcement agency. 

  3. Demonstrated 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 discrimination.

  4. 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.:

  1. Successful completion of the Executive Course within the mandated time limit set forth by P.O.S.T.

  2. A valid California driver's license.

  3. CPR certification.



  1. Master's Degree.

  2. Bilingual abilities, desirable.


Job Category:

Executive/Administrative Managerial

Classified Position type:

Classified Management

Classified Position term:




Equivalency Information:


Not Applicable

Application Procedures, Notes and

Contact Information:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING"):

  1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District CLASSIFIED POSITION APPLICATION

  2. 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)

  3. RESUME, and

  4. 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).



    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 process. 


  1. Only complete 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. 

  2. Incomplete application packet and/or documents received by Human Resources after the closing date will not be considered (No exception for employees or non-employees). 

  3. Applications not having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section will not receive further considerations. 

  4. Letters of Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application packet. Additional documents that are not requested may not be included. 

  5. 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. 

  6. FOREIGN DEGREES: 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 incomplete. 

  7. 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 States. 

  8. Application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated. 

  9. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate. 

  10. Meeting the minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview. 

  11. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

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, (408) 270-6414.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 applicants.











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