Police Officer (Lateral/P.O.S.T. Certified)

San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

This Police Series encompasses those positions whose primary function is to ensure the protection and public safety of SDSU students, faculty, staff, property, and members of the general public who visit SDSU. Incumbents assigned to this series must have successfully completed a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) program. Positions are classified within the series on the basis of the nature and variety of work, including difficulty and complexity of assignments; degree of supervisory control exercised over the position; availability and scope of guidelines and authority controlling actions; purpose, level and nature of interpersonal working relationships; and nature and extent of supervisory responsibility for the work of others.

Salary Range: $4,963 – $7,669 per month.


Incumbents in this series have primary responsibility for patrolling the campus, maintaining order, controlling crowds, protecting individuals and property, conducting investigations, gathering evidence, making arrests and writing reports. All positions in the series require at least a working knowledge of current federal and state laws; ability to identify and evaluate sensitive and/or dangerous situations and take appropriate action, quickly and calmly; ability to make clear, concise written and oral reports of observations and actions taken; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus personnel, students, community agencies and the public; and ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job. In addition, incumbents may be delegated responsibility for additional assignments to meet the unique public safety needs of the campus. Examples include: range master, canine handler, field training, defensive tactics instruction, motorcycle patrol, bicycle patrol, field evidence technician, crime prevention specialist, community relations programs, and a member of a critical response or special reaction team (e.g., sexual assault or emergency medical).


Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a California P.O.S.T. certified training program, and possession of a current California Basic Course Certificate.
  • Valid California driver's license required