CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER / FIELD TRAINING OFFICER-CORPORAL
Victor Valley College
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 01/02/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/21/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Job Type: Full-time
Department: President's Office
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
**FIRST DATE OF REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2, 2019**
Under the direction of an area administrator, patrol and guard campus property, buildings and equipment to protect against theft, vandalism and fire; maintain order, security and prevent illegal acts; enforce campus parking and traffic regulations, state and local laws; perform investigative duties relating to campus incidents; issue citations and make arrests as necessary; act as a branch of the criminal justice system.
Patrol and guard assigned area and protect property against theft, vandalism, and fire by making inspections; remain alert for and report fire hazards and other emergency situations; inspect and check the security of doors windows and gates; lock and unlock doors. E
Maintain order, security and prevent illegal acts; prevent entry and report presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings; board and secure doors and windows and perform other temporary repairs following incidents. E
Prepare reports and other information relating to observed violations; report observed or reported hazardous conditions or potentially hazardous conditions and malfunctions; prepare preliminary incident reports. E
Apprehend and/or identify crime suspects; make arrests as necessary. E
Conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigation of all observed/reported violations including disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, vehicle accidents, student disciplinary action; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court when necessary. E
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents. E
Assist other College safety personnel on duty in responding to alarms and radio calls; assist with detention, restraint or arrest of violators and offenders as assigned; administer first aid as necessary. E
Investigate unusual conditions, take immediate action to reduce danger and possible malfunction of equipment; notify Director of Police and Public Safety or proper agencies regarding impaired equipment, vandalism, illegal entry or fire. E
Provide security escort for students, staff or visitors as needed; assist persons with Campus vehicles in parking lot; provide security at special events as assigned; direct traffic at special events and other emergency or congested situations. E
Maintain contact and positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public; provide information regarding potential law enforcement problems; provide information to the public when visiting premises; provide assistance to students, staff and visitors as needed; transport monies across campus and within the District. E
Maintain proficiency with and carry firearm, baton, and chemical agents; operate equipment such as two-way radio, camera, computer, patrol vehicle, handcuffs, and slimjim as assigned. E
Patrol campus parking lots and streets, check for vehicle permits and improper parking; stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws and warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations for non-compliance with parking and moving regulations. E
Assist Director/Chief in establishing procedures and make recommendations regarding changes or improvement in department operations; represent department at meetings as required. Provide work direction to student workers and others as assigned. E
Assist in training peace officers to a competency level capable of working a solo patrol assignment in a safe, skillful, productive, and professional manner. E
Assist in providing standardized training to all newly-assigned regular officers to help ensure skill use success in both the field and for required qualification events E
Assist in providing clear standards and work direction for rating and assist in evaluation, giving all trainees every reasonable opportunity to succeed. E
Provide direction to officers during training over a one (1) year probation period. E
Enhance the professionalism, job skills, and ethical standards within the law enforcement community. E
Field training officers have the dual responsibility of providing police service in their assigned beats, as well as assist in conducting training, provide work direction and provide feedback in the evaluation process for new officers. E
Appear in court as a witness as required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by specialized course work in law enforcement and one (1) year of related experience.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California Driver's License and ability to qualify for District vehicle insurance coverage.
Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency.
Valid Basic POST Certificate or Module D Certificate.
Certificate of completion for Campus Law Enforcement Course.
Certificate of completion of Field Training Officer course and continuous completion of
POST required courses.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Indoor and Outdoor Environment:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to perform heavy lifting (over 50 pounds); stand and walk for extended periods of time; bend at the waist; climb, crawl and kneel; reach, push, pull and carry items; climb ladders; use hands to operate equipment; and see to observe and drive from site to site.
Incumbents are exposed to abusive individuals, driving from site to site to conduct work, and adverse weather conditions.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Methods, practices, terminology and procedures used in District campus safety activities.
Basic State vehicle and penal codes.
Basic law enforcement methods.
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Laws, rules, and regulations related to assigned activities.
Health and safety regulations.
Principles of training and providing work direction.
Basic record-keeping and report writing techniques.
Interpersonal skills using tact, firmness and diplomacy.
Perform campus security activities to assure safety and security of campus facilities, employees, students and visitors.
Learn security procedures and use sound judgment in emergency situations.
Perform first aid and CPR activities.
Learn applicable District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate tactfully and effectively with students, staff and the public.
Analyze situations likely to be encountered on patrols.
Observe and retain names, faces and details of occurrences.
Understand and correct emergency alarm systems.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
Assign and review the work of others. Patrol an assigned area and protect property by making inspections.
Inspect and check the security of doors, windows and gates.
Prevent entry and report presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.
Prepare reports and other information relating to observed violations.
Safely use and operate a firearm, baton, and chemical agents.
Operate equipment such as two-way radio, camera, patrol vehicles, handcuffs and slimjim, computer and copier as assigned.
Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Work independently with little direction. Understand work within scope of authority.
THIS POSITION IS A FULL-TIME, (12) MONTH, $55,872.00 ANNUALLY (LEVEL 14 OF THE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE).
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*
Varied assignment hours due to a 24/7 rotation schedule.
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Resumes will be accepted with applications. Please note that the information provided on the application must be complete and will be the only information used to determine qualifications for the position. Please take this requirement very seriously. If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.
A complete file consists of all of the following:
- Completed electronically signed Victor Valley College Classified application.
- Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
- Valid California state driver's license may be acquired within (30) thirty days of employment.
- Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency. It must be obtained by the first day of employment (copy of certification or acknowledgment must accompany application)
- Possession of valid Basic POST Certificate or Module D Certificate including updated Module D courses.(Please attach certificate as other in the appropriate attachment page)
- Certificate of completion for Campus Law Enforcement Course or the ability to obtain it within (2) two years of employment (copy of certification or acknowledgment must accompany application)
- Certificate of completion of Field Training Officer course and continuous completion of POST required courses. (Please attach certificate as other in the appropriate attachment page)
Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.