Police Officer

Agency: California State University Fullerton Police Department

Location: Fullerton CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement



Classification   Police Officer-SSI Max ST:12

AutoReqId         9427BR

Salary Range    $5,265 - $7,093 per month

Appointment Type Ongoing

Time Base         Full-Time


Work Schedule       Schedule will vary according to department needs; includes early morning, evening, and weekend hours.


Job Summary   Why settle for a job when you can have a career?  California State University, Fullerton is searching for a Police Officer for the University Police department. The Police Officer should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.   

Under general supervision, the Police Officer, on an assigned shift, performs patrol duties on foot or by vehicle to protect university personnel, property, and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry. The officer enforces laws and traffic regulations, apprehends violators, and provides general information and assistance to the public. Other duties as assigned. 


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Essential Qualifications    High school diploma or the equivalent. Graduation from POST certified police academy. Completed and satisfied employment standards of the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures, current criminal codes and laws. Ability to make competent decisions and function effectively with members of the University. Possesses effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to write clear and comprehensive reports. Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. Possession of the mental capacity, physical agility, and learning potential to perform all aspects of P.O.S.T. training and police work. 

Cadet requirements: Must be able to meet minimum post hiring standards applicable for those positions. Police Officer Cadet is a non-sworn individual who has not completed a POST academy or received a basic course certificate. Cadets will be required to attend a certified POST training academy as a condition of their employment. Appointments in this classification are temporary in nature and typically do not exceed seven months. Upon successful completion of the training in the required time frame and based on a review by management, the Cadet is appointed to the Police Officer classification in a probationary capacity. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Preferred Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in criminal justice or a related field.


License/ Certification       

Valid California driver's license. CPR and First Aid Certified.


Special Working Conditions      

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool. 

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position. 

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. 

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process. 

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. 

The person holding this position is 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. 

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas). 

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Application Deadline         23-Mar-2017