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Police Officer

Pasadena City College

Office of Human Resources


Contact Information


Pasadena City College
Attn: Office of Human Resources
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003


  • 626-585-7388

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/23/21
  • @ 11:59 PM Pacific


  • $66,819.60 - $85,382.40 Annually

    Salary Schedule/Range: POA-53

Position Details


Pasadena, CA

Job Type:



Business & Administrative Services

Job Number:


Probationary Period:

One Year

Work Shift:

Rotating Shift


Under general supervision, as a Community College Police Officer (Penal Code 830.32A and Education Code 72330), the Police Officer on an assigned shift, performs patrol duties on foot or by vehicle to protect the main and satellite campus and visiting personnel, property and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforces all District policies, city or county codes and state and federal laws and traffic regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; and may conduct investigations.

NOTE: Incumbents in this class are sworn community police officers per penal code 830.32a and Education Code 72330 and must meet selection standards pursuant to the commission of peace officer standards and training.

  1. Patrol the campus on foot for six or more hours in all types of weather over uneven surfaces in various types of light including darkness.
  2. Patrol in vehicles following all rules and laws of the road and have the ability to leave the vehicle quickly in an emergency and have the ability to speak on a two-way radio, operate emergency equipment, operate a spotlight, and patrol in all lighting conditions.
  3. Run to emergency calls or chase fleeing suspects, jumping over curbs, brush, or six-foot walls or upstairs.
  4. Participate in crime prevention activities by detecting sounds associated with criminal behavior-breaking glass, distress calls; observe vehicles or persons and record description of color, size, direction of travel, or other details.
  5. Apprehend violators by overcoming resistance using physical force necessary to effect an arrest including handcuffing violent persons, issuing citations, and completing written reports.
  6. Provide security for large gatherings, assemblies, or athletic events by standing for long periods of time in one location in adverse weather conditions, listening for suspicious sounds, walking up stadium or auditorium stairs, and observing details of persons or events in the day and night time.
  7. Conduct investigations related to assigned cases; investigate, detect, or observe irregularities using the five senses in situations such as water leaks, gas leaks, crimes against the person, crimes against property which occur during the assigned shift; take necessary action within the limits of prescribed policies and procedures to correct the situation such as shutting off utilities, recording incidents, interviewing persons, or contacting the appropriate authorities by telephone or radio for guidance and assistance.
  8. Perform other services which enhance the safety and security of the campus such as arranging for the towing of vehicles, pushing vehicles out of traffic, opening doors, assisting with vehicle problems, and directing traffic by standing for long periods of time in adverse weather conditions on uneven surfaces.
  9. Participate in emergency preparedness programs, safety and health programs, and parking programs.
  10. React to emergency situations by dragging injured persons to safety, lifting injured persons onto stretchers or into wheel chairs, moving heavy objects from escape routes, performing CPR and First Aid.
  11. Act as watch commander during assigned watches.
  12. At the request of a supervisor, perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Police Officer.


Performs other duties as assigned.


  • California Penal Code statutes;
  • California Vehicle Code Statutes;
  • Fundamentals of police report writing; and
  • Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.


  • Learn, understand, and interpret laws, campus policies and departmental regulations and campus police literature together with an aptitude for campus law enforcement work;
  • Analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable course of action;
  • Write clear and accurate reports;
  • Remember names, faces, and details of incidents;
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships;
  • Assume responsibility and exercise sound judgment;
  • Function without constant, direct supervision;
  • Handle heavy public contact;
  • Review situations accurately and determine appropriate action according to established guidelines; and
  • Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and community.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, AND
  • Graduation from a POST approved regular basic academy course within three years from date of application OR a valid POST Basic Certificate and completion a recertification course within the past three years.


Successful completion of physical agility test (laterals are excluded), preliminary pre-employment background interview and investigation, employment interview, psychological screening, and medical examination are required for candidate(s) selected by the above.

Must possess a valid California driver's license.


Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations to include on-site work at calls and incidents on a bicycle and at the College Police Station. When working outdoors, may be exposed to the elements; may work under damp or dry conditions; crouch, walk, bend, reach, twist, drag, lift, and carry items weighing 45 pounds or more; prolonged sitting, standing, and grasping; run for extended times over various distances and conditions, such as pursuing a running suspect through yards and over fences and walls; observe and recognize people, activities, vehicles, street signs, environmental conditions from a reasonable distance during day or night; may be exposed to dust, chemicals, solvents, grease/oil, fumes, electrical, and mechanical hazards, vehicular traffic, vibration, and noise; meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision (including the ability to distinguish colors), speaking, hearing, dexterity, and use of both hands and legs appropriate to the duties to be performed. May administer first aid and in an emergency, push, pull, drag, and move individuals and/or others weighing 150 pounds or more. May be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids or communicable diseases. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, sense of smell, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed with the ability to work irregular hours and schedules. A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.



Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/ resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC, all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and “open until filled,” unless otherwise stated.

Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626-585-7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 - 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.


The Police and Safety Services department will provide the applicant with a Personal History Statement and PreBackground Investigative Questionnaire. Once received, the applicant will be advised of their status to determine the applicant's qualifications.


The applicant will then be called for an interview with their assigned background investigator. During this step, the applicant will also be live scanned and asked to sign a Release and Waiver form.


The investigation will include verification of current and former employment, police, financial, education and military records as well as interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers and friends.


Successful candidates are required to have a medical evaluation. The medical evaluation is thorough and it is essential that the candidate be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict their ability to safely perform law enforcement duties.


Successful candidates are required to have a psychological evaluation. The psychological evaluation consists of an individual written questionnaire and oral interview by a psychologist on factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job as a Police Officer.


The successful candidate selected for hire would be board reported and if approved by the board would be hired.


Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System(ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at

All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other information considered pertinent to the application(optional)

Note: We will ask applicants to submit a Personal History Statement (PHS) if invited to a first-level interview.


  • Successful completion of background and livescan clearance and TB screening.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.


One year.


Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.

The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to


PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation. Among them are:

A highly multicultural student body:

47% Latino/a/x 4% Black/African American

27% Asian 4% Two of More Races

15% White 3% Unknown/Other

Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.

PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.

Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.

In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to


Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.

  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.


  • Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.
  • Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer


Pasadena Area Community College District


1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, California, 91106-2003


(626) 585-7310


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