Requisition ID 1007596
Position ID P01482818
Academic Title Public Safety Officer Trainee
Department Department of Public Safety
Location University Park Campus
Employment Type Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
This is non-sworn, probationary position and attends formalized training to learn practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, crime prevention, community relations, first aid, physical conditioning and weapons handling. Public Safety Officer Trainees must successfully pass all phases of training to advance to a PSO I position. Participates in and successfully completes prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level Police Officer. Works with an assigned field training officer to learn field activities, tactics and strategic planning. Demonstrates familiarity with the University and its adjacent areas and patrols an assigned area. Learns to make arrests and serve warrants and subpoenas. Learns the methods of and assists in securing crime scenes and evidence. Displays a satisfactory level of competence in report writing and the laws of arrest and seizure. Successfully obtains training in defensive driving and California Vehicle and Penal Codes. Maintains acceptable standards of mental and physical fitness throughout the training program. Successfully applies material learned in scenario-based exercises.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST
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This is an armed officer trainee position.
Must be eligible for bonding. Must be free of felony convictions and certain misdemeanors.
Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Must be at least 21 years old at time of the written examination.
Must be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of arrest of a peace officer.
Successful completion of: written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, psychological evaluation, in-depth background screening, medical examination, and successful completion of an approved Police Academy.
Must be able to work varied days and shifts: 8 or 10 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Must be able to report for work in case of emergencies.
Operates motor vehicles and/or electric carts.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Education High school or equivalent
Minimum Experience 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license. Must be eligible for and meet the POST training requirement. Must be eligible for the State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permits. Must have 1 year experience in a service and/or security position within an academic or alternate service environment. Candidate must acquire a guard card at the conclusion of the training period.
Preferred Education Related undergraduate study
Supervises May oversee student and/or temporary workers.