Police Officer (3 Positions) at Santa Rosa Junior College (2023)

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Police Officer (3 Positions) at Santa Rosa Junior College

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Date Posted: 5/15/2023 Application Deadline: 5/11/2024 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full and Part Time Length of Work Year: -
Salary: $6,397.00 - $7,774.00 Monthly Number Openings: (At time of posting) 3
Contact: Maria Padilla Campos Email: mpadillacampos@santarosa.edu

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Santa Rosa Junior College

Salary:$6,397.00 - $7,774.00 MonthlyJob Type:Job Number:21-01145Location:Santa Rosa, CADepartment:Department Public SafetyClosing:ContinuousDescriptionCOMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: $6,397-$7,774 per month with the (2022/23 Salary Schedule); maximum salary placement at $6,073 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).
Fringe Benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).
Leave/Holiday Time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 8 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after fifth year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).JOB DESCRIPTION:The District Police Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking three (3) qualified individuals with demonstrated customer service skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under general supervision, perform law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol of assigned areas on or about District properties or facilities utilized by the District; serve warrants and make arrests; perform criminal investigations including the preparation of complex criminal reports, and perform extensive follow-up with other law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney's Office; ensure the safety and security of District properties or facilities utilized by the District; and provide assistance to students, faculty and staff; and perform related work as required.There is a regular, full-time (40 hours/week, 12 months/year) position. Due to the unpredictable nature of public safety work, may be assigned to work various shifts, including evenings, weekend, and graveyard shifts and holidays. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.SCOPE:The Police Officer provides general law enforcement services, enforces and promotes awareness of local, State, and Federal laws; exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of law enforcement duties and responsibilities to the District community and general public.DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The Santa Rosa Junior College District Police Department includes 13 sworn Police Officers, 6 police dispatchers, 6 non-sworn Community Service Officers, and 15 to 30 Cadets (varies by semester). This Police Department was http://www.post.ca.gov/ accredited in 1988. SRJC has over 36,000 students, faculty, and staff a semester combined with dozens of other sites across Sonoma County.

ABOUT SRJC:Santa Rosa Junior College has been an integral part of the Sonoma County community and its rich history, beauty and culture for more than 100 years. Many of SRJC's students are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. SRJC's mission is to passionately cultivate learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:

• Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
• A learning- and learner-centered environment;
• A welcoming physical environment;
• Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
• Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.
• Access to lifelong learning opportunities

In 2021, SRJC served approximately 21,000 students each semester and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. SRJC is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. We also support diverse learning communities including, APASS, HSI Connections, Puente, Umoja. SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the past three consecutive years and SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

Essential Functions
Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.
• Patrols District property, surrounding areas and facilities utilized by the District as assigned by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to deter, locate, discover and apprehend persons committing crimes.
• Respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other emergencies.
• Reprimands, detains, cites, and/or arrests members of the public for violations of the law; transports to detoxification, mental health, or medical facilities, or books into jail. Provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested and/or circumstances dictate; serves warrants and subpoenas.
• Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths; collects and maintains evidence; interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; prepares complex criminal reports; responds to subpoenas; and testifies in Superior, Federal, or other judicial court as required; operates CLETS and other law enforcement computer systems.
• Manages caseload of registered sex offenders, including initial registration, follow up, and coordination with the California Department of Justice.
• Assesses the need for use of force, including deadly force, and less lethal force options including chemical weapons, impact weapons, physical control holds, and verbal commands.
• Provides traffic and crowd control; responds to life threatening situations; provides non-police related support services as needed, such as locking and unlocking buildings and facilities, call-outs of maintenance, grounds, custodial, academic and administrative personnel for incidents occurring during evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events.
• Implements district emergency preparedness plan including emergency evacuation plans, secures perimeters, coordinates fire, medical, communication, utilities, and other emergency services.
• May collect and transport monies from parking permit machines and meters; may perform minor repairs to parking meters and permit machines.
• Answers questions from students, employees and the general public regarding laws, ordinances, incidents or services.
• Attends mandatory department training to maintain required California POST standards to include firearms range, defensive tactics, and criminal law.
• Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records, reports, and files; provides documentation to appropriate state, federal, and local agencies as required by law.
• May be given special assignments such as, but not limited to, emergency disaster planning, cadet program, evidence and property, crime prevention, gangs, or specific granted funded assignments. May also be selected to serve as a detective or field training officer.
• Provides training for department staff in such areas as defensive tactics, use of firearms, defensive driving, crowd control, use of chemical agents, and other specialized functions.
• May serve as lead worker for other classified staff within the department.
• May supervise student cadets.
Minimum Qualifications
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSABILITY TO:Work independently and make critical decisions with minimal supervision; enforce and apply all laws, rules and regulations; read, understand and interpret standard official legal documents; exercise judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving problems; read, correct and prepare clear and concise reports; follow and understand written and oral instructions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; learn standard procedures for the use of police radios and telephones; speak in public and make presentations representing the department; utilize media equipment; operate alcohol/breath screening devices; face combative, disruptive persons and determine appropriate level of response force; use force and take person into custody without violating their civil and constitutional rights; maintain cooperative working relationships.KNOWLEDGE OF:Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; Sonoma County law enforcement protocols; District Policies and Procedures; U. S. and State of California constitution; Bill of Rights; non-lethal and lethal force and weapons use; Parking enforcement and traffic control; patrol techniques; crime prevention; crime scene documentation including evidence collection; law enforcement radio protocols and codes interview and interrogation techniques; surveillance; drug use recognition; crowd control techniques; standard computer software programs, including law enforcement databases.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)REQUIRED EDUCATION:

• Graduation from High school and 60 college units; Associate's degree preferred.
• Must have completed or must successfully complete approved California basic Peace Officer's Standards & Training (POST) Academy.
• Must also participate in, and successfully complete approximately 16 weeks of Field Training and must obtain POST Basic Certificate within one year of initial employment.

• Prior experience in public safety, administration of justice, or human relations.

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• Must satisfactorily complete the POST Commission background investigation recommended for peace officers that includes physical and psychological standards, specific vision, hearing and other sensory requirements.
• Must be able to move heavy objects such as equipment (50 lbs or more), and lift and carry injured or intoxicated persons short or long distances while performing duties.
• Must be able to communicate in English.
• Constant exposure to situations which may be dangerous or life threatening. Required to wear various uniforms and body armor, carry and use approved firearms and weapons within the confines of the law in a safe and responsible manner.
• Must be able to operate a vehicle following POST recommended procedures. Any indiscretions or criminal activity off the job can result in termination with the District and loss of the ability to remain a police officer in the State of California.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:This classification requires the use of a personal or District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid (Class C) California driver's license and good driving record. Must possess a California Police Officer's Standards and Training basic academy certificate and the ability to obtain a POST basic certificate within one year of employment. Must complete POST minimum required hours of advanced officer course work. Current POST First Aid and CPR training.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Application Procedures


In order to be given priority consideration for these positions, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:

• A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please provide contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references. One reference must be from a supervisor.
• If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents: https://hr.santarosa.edu/sites/hr.santarosa.edu/files/ClassEquivAppfinal.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/
• A brief cover letter explaining your interest in these positions, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Key Duties and Responsibilities" section of this job announcement.
• Current Resume.
• Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. https://hr.santarosa.edu/minimum-qualifications-equivalency-and-foreign-degrees.
• A valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one prior to employment and copy of current (within the last 6 months) DMV good driver's report.


Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
FAX: (707) 527-4967
EMAIL: mailto:bhodenfield@santarosa.edu

The office is located in the Bussman Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

• In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
• Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at District's expense); and
• Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to http://www.santarosa.edu/police. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities--including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

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The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Application Deadline

5/11/2024 11:55 PM Pacific

Date Posted



Maria Padilla Campos

Number of Openings



$6,397.00 - $7,774.00 Monthly

Length of Work Year


Employment Type

Full and Part Time

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