Police Officer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety
Position Description

Application Process

This position is open until filled. Please submit application, along with cover letter and resume when applying.

The incumbent must have successfully completed an approved California Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate, or re-certification course within the three years preceding hire date. In addition, this position requires successful completion of an oral interview, written examination, physical agility test, pass all background requirements mandated by P.O.S.T., psychological examination, potential polygraph or similar examination, and medical exams which include drug screening, and must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief of Police or designee, taking lead work direction from other sworn administrators or a supervisor, and under general supervision of the Patrol Sergeant and/or shift supervisor, the Police Officer   patrols   and   enforces  Federal,  State,  and   local  laws  and   ordinances;   conducts  criminal investigations and  writes complex criminal and  civil reports; maintains a high degree of  independence, initiative, and interaction with all factions of the University community and general public; testifies in court; incorporates 21st Century and Community  Oriented  Policing  and  Problem  Solving methodologies; must integrate professional knowledge and law enforcement service with the culture of the diverse educational environment to accomplish department and university objectives and goals; and performs related work  as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completed of an approved California Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate, or re-certification course within the three years preceding hire date.
  • Successful completion of an oral interview, written examination, physical agility test, pass all background requirements mandated by P.O.S.T., psychological examination, potential polygraph or similar examination, and medical exams which include drug screening, and must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.
  • The incumbent must participate in, and successfully complete a Field training program and successfully pass a one-year probationary period.
  • The incumbent must be self-motivated with experience working independently, and as a member of team.
  • The incumbent must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree and law enforcement experience in a college or university setting.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite, technology often used by law enforcement, and PeopleSoft.

The incumbent must maintain current licenses, certificates, permits, and other items required for this position and immediately report to supervisor the loss or expiration of same. Must be able to perform law enforcement and emergency related duties in various environments to include indoor, outdoor, inclement weather, and other adverse conditions.

Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $6,686 to $6,840 a month. This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community. 

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check), psychological examination, potential polygraph or similar examination, and medical exams which include drug screening must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check and stated examinations may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources (hr@sonoma.edu). The ADA Coordinator is also available (hrleaves@sonoma.edu) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

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