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College Safety Officer

Pasadena City College - Pasadena, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$4,048.00 monthly

Job Description

COLLEGE SAFETY OFFICER Police/Safety Services 100% - 12 Months #002 DATELINE EXTENDED FINAL DATE TO FILE APPLICATION – Friday, September 8, 2006 by 12:30 p.m. Monthly Salary Range: $4048.94 - $5167.57 (includes 5% shift differential) Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts Community College Police Officer (California Penal Code 830.32a)


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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES 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 up stairs. 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 affect 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 College Safety Officer.

Additional Information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: 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 or ability to receive or recertify a POST Basic Certificate within sixty days following the date of application. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of California Penal Code statutes, California Vehicle Code Statutes, fundamentals of police report writing and Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Ability to learn, understand, and interpret laws, campus policies and departmental regulations and campus police literature together with an aptitude for campus law enforcement work; ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable course of action; ability to write clear and accurate reports; ability to remember names, faces, and details of incidents; ability to establish and maintain effective relations on a multiethnic, multicultural community college campus. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of (1) Physical agility test, (2) Oral examination, (3) Preemployment thorough background investigation, psychological screening, and medical examination are required for candidate(s) selected by the above.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES A DISTRICT application form, cover letter, resume, and the additional as listed below are required and must reach the Office of Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2006. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. To request the District application by telephone, call 626.585.7257. The applications will be reviewed by hiring committees representing the constituencies of the District. The committees will select candidates to be interviewed. We regret that we cannot accept applications and supporting documents electronically or by fax transmission. Applications MUST include all items listed below: 1. Official District application form 2. Cover letter 3. Resume 4. Proof of completion from a POST approved regular basic academy course OR 5. Copy of POST Basic Certificate OR 6. Proof of ability to receive or recertify a POST Basic Certificate within sixty days following the date of application. 7. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)

Note: All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District.

Mail District application and supporting documents to: Human Resources (C204) Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106

Job Requirements

  • Age: : N/A
  • Education: : See description
  • Experience: : See descriptoin

BENEFITS District-paid health and welfare benefit package covers employee and eligible dependents. Sixteen (16) paid holidays per fiscal year.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment. A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Individuals who are unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed. If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform the Human Resources office. Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District. The application/interview process may involve speaking, reading, writing, and answering questions or other test-taking procedures. If you believe you may need reasonable accommodation to perform any of these tasks, need to inquire as to the specific nature of the tasks, or to assure physical access to the interview site, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388 and ask for the individual responsible for the scheduling and monitoring of employment interviews. 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 and Safety. (Public Law 101-542) The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. 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 Human Resources office PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

Contact Informaton

Human Resources (C204)

Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91106
phone: (626) 585-7257

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