Community College Police Officer Trainee

Agency: San Diego Community College District

Location: San Diego CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Closing Date:             03/03/2017

Open Until Filled       No

Recruitment Limits  

Pay Information        Range 31, ($2,835.13 – $4,402.71) per month based on the current Police Officers Association (POA) Salary Schedule. New employees will begin on Step A ($2,835.13) or up to Step C ($3,125.84) with 36 months of verified, paid, full-time related job experience or equivalent coursework in the field. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible dependents. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.


Position Equivalent FTE:

No. Months:               12

Position Number:     011992

FLSA Status               Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)

Position Type            Classified

Bargaining Unit         Police Officers Association

Range                          31

Department                College Police

The Position              Applications are currently being accepted for Community College Police Officer Trainee for the San Diego Community College District. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

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                     Desired Qualifications      Good oral and written communications skills;

                     Safe operation of a moving vehicle;

                     Effective reading and writing communications;

                     Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;

                     Understand and follow oral and written directions;

                     Write clear and concise reports of factual occurrences.


Foreign Degree:       

Commitment to Diversity:            All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:       To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to other sources within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. 

  Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

  Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

  All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


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  The successful candidate must attend Police Academy classes for a college semester with the goal of obtaining their California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate in order to continue SDCCD contract employment as a Community College Police Officer, while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a very diverse population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds;

  All final qualified applicants must go through a thorough background investigation process conducted by the SDCCD Police Department to include, but not limited to, a DMV and criminal records and DOJ fingerprint check, a psychological evaluation, and pass a polygraph examination;

  Incumbents in the Community College Police Officer Trainee classification, under the direction of an assigned Field Training Officer, do not have powers of arrest and do not carry a firearm;

  Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);

  Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;

  Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

  Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

  Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND

  Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.


Additional Information:     EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.


Posting Number       CL00771