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Police Services Lieutenant

San Jose, California



San Jose/Evergreen

Community College District

4750 San Felipe Road

San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: 408-270-6414




Salary: $90,836 - $107,648



Application Deadline: 2/15/16




Police Services Lieutenant


Position #:




Required Documents:


Associate's degree or coursework or training or education equivalent to an Associate's degree., Cover Letter, Lieutenant - California P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate, Resume/CV.


Opportunity Type:





Police Services


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Work Location:

San Jose City College

Position status:


Salary Range:

$90,836 - $107,648 Annual Salary

(Range M20: Management 2014-2015 Salary Schedule)


Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:

Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, 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. Manager, Supervisor, and Confidential employees also receive 22 vacation days, 17 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.

Position Summary:

The Police Services Lieutenant reports to the Chief of Police, District-wide. This is a full-time classified management position, 12 months per year; work schedule will vary.

Position Purpose:

As a sworn Peace Officer under the direction of the Chief of Police, performs supervisory duties, general law enforcement and patrol duties in uniform, without limitations, to meet Department staffing needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:




The Police Services Lieutenant will be guided in his or her duties by those directives promulgated by the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. These include: Oath of Office, Mission Statements, Vision Statements, Core Values, Quality Statements, and Business Plans, as well as Department Policy and Procedures.


  1. Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant is responsible for the supervision of all assigned personnel and is responsible for the protection of life and property and enforcement of all pertinent laws within the jurisdiction of the San Jose/Evergreen College District Police Department.

  2. Act as an overall assistant to the Chief of Police and may act as temporary head of the Police Department in the Chiefís absence.

  3. Work closely with members of the campus administration, the faculty, the students, or representatives of local public safety agencies in the implementation of policies, procedures or agreements pertaining to program operations.

  4. May provide interpretations of campus public safety policies and regulations to members of the campus community, representatives of local agencies or members of the general public.

  5. Direct law enforcement functions according to Departmental Policy and Procedures.

  6. Manage the performance of Uniformed Patrol Officers, the Department Bicycle Program, Parking Enforcement Unit/Community Services Officers (CSOs), Dispatch staff, and non-sworn Civilian office support staff.

  7. Coordinate the Departmentís involvement in special events held on the campuses.

  8. Supervise other personnel assigned to the San Jose/Evergreen College District Police Department by evaluating their work and providing on-the-job training as appropriate.

  9. Coordinate the Departmentís Field Training Program, Firearms and Range Qualification, Dispatch Communications Training Program, Parking Enforcement Training/CSO.

  10. Assume administrative investigations responsibilities and other relevant disciplinary issues as assigned by the Chief of Police.

  11. Coordinate the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (CLETS) and Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC) information systems and Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) software, and oversee Departmental compliance with property and evidence statutes set forth in the CA Evidence Code.

  12. Under the direction of the Chief of Police to provide overall guidance and coordination of Department personnel in matters pertaining to criminal investigations and prepares special reports.

  13. Act as Incident Commander during critical emergency situations on District property.

  14. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  1. Law enforcement and campus security principles, practices and techniques including patrol procedures, investigations, and the collection and preservation of evidence.

  2. Laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the functions of the District Police Department including laws of search and seizure, arrest, legal rights of citizens, and court procedures. 

  3. Planning and organization principles. 

  4. Record-keeping, evidence and report-writing methods.


Skills and Abilities:

  1. Meet standards specified by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).

  2. Train, supervise, discipline and evaluate personnel.

  3. Determine appropriate actions in emergency situations.

  4. Enforce laws, rules and regulations and conduct investigations.

  5. Administer first aid and CPR.

  6. Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action.

  7. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

  8. Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise assigned work.

  9. Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.

  10. Use standard word processing software as well as CLETS and CJIC information systems.

  11. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  12. Collect, compile and analyze information.

  13. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

  14. Meet standards of physical stature, endurance and agility established by the District.

  15. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.

  16. Administer first aid in emergency situations.

  17. Human relation skills to resolve confrontation, affect behavior of others, facilitate small group processes, supervise the work of others and review performance, and convey a positive image of the organization.

  18. Operate and maintain emergency police equipment such as a firearms, Taser, OC spray, shotgun, patrol rifle, baton, handcuffs, etc.


Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

  1. Possess a California P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate and successfully complete the P.O.S.T. management course within the mandated time limit set forth by P.O.S.T.

  2. Possess a valid California Driverís License. 

  3. CPR certification


Minimum Qualifications:



  1. Associateís degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which similar knowledge, skills and ability may be acquired. 

  2. Five years of increasingly responsible experience as a police officer 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 Districtís hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.


Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bilingual abilities, desirable


Physical Demands:


  1. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. May be exposed to life-threatening situations with the potential use of deadly force against another. 

  2. Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, smell, repetitive motions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.


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.



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, gender identity, 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, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

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"):

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


    (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 (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. 

For assistance, contact:


Office of Human Resources

Employment Services

40 S. Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 270-6414

Fax: (408) 239-8818


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