Location: Los Angeles, CA

Agency: California State Universtiy

Los Angeles, CA

Job ID: 150099

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular





Bulletin #150099

Police Officer/Cadet, #150099
Public Safety    

Salary Range: Police Officer Cadet $3576 Monthly/Police Officer $5048 - $6954/Monthly

Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, weekends and holidays required; non-exempt classification. 

Essential Job Functions: The Police Officer patrols an assigned beat or district of the campus on foot or by vehicle to protect University personnel, property, and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.  Duties include but are not limited to: enforces laws, codes, statutes, traffic and safety regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; investigates calls for service; writes/files clear concise reports; escorts prisoners; appears in related court processes; assists in promoting crime prevention and self protection for the campus population; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations; and performs other related duties as assigned.   




Required Qualifications and Experience: High school diploma or successful completion of GED with an overall score of 45 and a standard score of not less than 35 on any section of the test.  Must be at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment to a sworn position, and a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must meet requirements of P.O.S.T. minimum standards of employment; possess a valid California Driver's License; and have not been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any Federal jurisdiction. The incumbent must also demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Fingerprinting will be taken and checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI. 

Police Officer Cadet: The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents will be invited to attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend the prescribed training sessions to learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. Upon successful completion of the required P.O.S.T. training (within twelve months) and at the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer on a probationary basis.

Police Officer: Graduation from a certified P.O.S.T. academy and possession of the basic course certificate. Duties at this level require a working knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigating techniques and procedures. The Police Officer performs general patrol and operational police duties and may assist in investigations or as a member on special teams or task forces. Incumbents may receive specialized on-the-job training to perform these specialized functions.

Selection Process: Elements of the selection process include: application, application review; written test, fitness test, oral interview, chief's interview, background check, (verification of qualifying credentials, review of criminal record, and verification through personal references); psychological examination, and physical examination that includes a drug screening. It is the policy of the California State University to test peace officer applicants for the demonstrated ability to perform all duties of the position and to determine freedom from any physical, mental, or emotional condition, which might adversely affect their ability to exercise the powers of a peace officer. An offer of employment is conditioned on successful completion of all testing requirements. Applicants who either refuse or fail any required test, or portion thereof, will not be appointed. An applicant not selected for the position may re-apply during any subsequent hiring process.

Special Desired Qualifications:  A bachelor's or an advanced degree from an accredited four year college or University in Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice or a related field.  Law enforcement experience and a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.

Closing Date: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online CSULA employment application is required. 

Interested applicants will need to attach a copy of the following documents within the online CSULA application in order to be given full consideration for the position: results of written or agility test taken within the last 12 months, and/or P.O.S.T. certificate.

The expected duration of the selection process is approximately nine months from the time the position closes. Applicants who meet the requirements will receive notices from Human Resources Management to participate in the testing process at a later time.   

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.  To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. 

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer. 







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