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Location: Arcata, California
Internal Number: 4143149
Job no: 525073
Work type: Staff
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)
First Review Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Close Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.
Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.
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Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.
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(Job #525073) Sergeant, University Police, Salary Range: $6,429 - $9,924 monthly. Hiring Range: $6,429 - $7,369 monthly. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month pay plan, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the University Police Department. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Police Lieutenant or the Chief of Police, the Sergeant is a first-line supervisory classification. The Sergeant assigns, coordinates, supervises, motivates, informs, and directs police personnel on a shift. The Sergeant often serves as the designated Watch Commander, reviewing and taking responsibility for the police activities of the shift, appropriate follow-up actions and investigations. The Sergeant ensures timely preparation of thorough, accurate reports and other documentation. The Sergeant directly supervises patrol officer(s), dispatchers, and provides direction and leadership for other non-sworn personnel as necessary. The Sergeant makes operational and safety decisions, following the law and policy, taking action to minimize risk to the campus. The Sergeant must be a positive and effective leader for staff, the campus community, and local emergency responders. The Sergeant is the Incident Commander for significant campus events, serious crimes, emergency situations, and disasters. The Sergeant may be assigned to a variety of critical leadership roles including serving as the Police Department Operations Center Director. The Sergeant develops, implements and enforces campus and department policies and procedures. The Sergeant trains new and existing personnel, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. The Sergeant responds to low-level performance problems and personnel issues, documents and coordinates an effective response to these matters, and carries out internal investigations as assigned. The Sergeant may be assigned to committees and participates in operational and staff meetings. The Sergeant must positively reflect and convey the department mission and objectives of management and may be assigned as acting Lieutenant or acting Chief. The Sergeant may be given other duties as assigned. The Sergeant also conducts general law enforcement, proactive patrol, investigations, event management, and community policing duties.
- Supervision: 31%
- Marshals information at the beginning of a shift, briefs and deploys personnel, and sets priorities.
- Is ready to assist and lead people, and ensures others are ready to perform their duties.
- Monitors campus and Arcata-area calls for service, emergencies, events, activities, and campus community safety risks. Deploys resources reasonably. Ensures other personnel perform their duties diligently.
- Assigns, coordinates, supervises, motivates, informs, and directs personnel on a shift.
- Makes operational and safety decisions, following the law and policy, taking action to minimize risk to the campus community.
- Reviews and takes responsibility for the police activities of the shift, appropriate follow-up, and prompt submittal of thorough documentation.
- Coordinates ongoing investigations and programs. Ensures matters are promptly reported to appropriate authorities, including Student Affairs.
- When assigned as an Incident Commander for a special event or pre-planned police action (e.g., search warrant): Notifies and seeks approval as appropriate; plans and coordinates; schedules; uses the Incident Command System; prepares and disseminates Operations Orders; briefs; supervises; keeps track of personnel time; debriefs; and submits After-Action Report when appropriate.
- During a police incident, makes appropriate notifications; deploys resources; and uses the Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and Cal Poly Humboldt's Emergency Management Plan. Assess problems, risk, safety issues, and priorities, assigns personnel and delegate tasks, makes timely decisions, and builds a team-oriented response.
- Assumes a positive, professional, and effective leadership role for personnel. Treats all employees fairly and with respect, focusing on performance expectations.
- Instructs personnel on new and revised laws, policies, police methods, emergency management changes, and related procedures. Ensure that assigned personnel complete independent training programs as directed.
- Provide field training for personnel and documents as required.
- Trains and counsels personnel, provides guidance to improve service.
- Responds to low-level personnel issues, documenting as appropriate and coordinates a response, does internal investigations as assigned.
- . Recognizes positive performance with verbal praise and commendations.
- Evaluates employees to recognize positive performances, areas of concern, areas for professional development, and sets performance improvement plans.
- Identifies policy, procedure, equipment, and training needs and meets those needs.
- Assists personnel with schedule adjustments for issues such as vacations, training, or sickness. Reasonably accommodates personal needs, requests for time off and schedule changes. Reviews, approves or denies, and documents proposed modifications to the schedule. When necessary, orders off-duty employees to come to work. Ensures that no unauthorized schedule changes are made, and that the official schedule accurately reflects who worked when.
- Receives report of on-the-job injury. Ensures medical treatment is given. Investigates and documents the injury as required by policy.
- Responds to allegations of poor performance, misconduct, and other citizen complaints. Meets with complaining parties, evaluates the situation, and when necessary, assist citizens with formal complaints.
- Works tactfully and effectively with a diverse community. Demonstrates tolerance and respect, communicating clearly, logically, and courteously, professionally representing Cal Poly Humboldt and the California State University System.
- Exemplifies the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and UPD policy.
- Reflects and conveys the department mission and the objectives of management.
- Assumes the role of acting Lieutenant or acting Chief as requested.
- Performance of Administrative Duties and Special Assignments: 31%
- Develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures.
- Advises the Chief on problems and training needs; analyzes crime and security information; develops programs to solve problems.
- Recommends staffing levels, priorities, budgetary recommendations, revising the campus emergency plan, equipment and supply needs.
- Accept assignments for key departmental leadership positions, including but not limited to: dispatch supervision and scheduling; Patrol Officer/Sergeant scheduling; Training Manager; FTO Program Supervisor; Incident Commander for major events and gatherings.
- Attends meetings and participate in various campus and local committees.
- Assume assigned responsibility for additional, specialized work assignments.
- Provide information and/or training to other members of the campus community in areas of personal expertise.
- Complete specialized tasks, training responsibilities, or other duties as assigned.
- General law enforcement, proactive patrol, investigative, event management, and community policing duties of a police officer: 31%
- Proactively patrol campus buildings, grounds, and forest, Housing facilities, and off-campus properties emphasizing community-policing activities.
- Aid local law enforcement, criminal justice, and other public agencies.
- Assist with building security as necessary and assigned.
- Detect and report safety risks and concerns, minimizing risk and liability.
- Provide safety and confidential money escorts.
- Provide motorist assists on campus.
- Perform other acts of service as requested and appropriate.
- Provide information about the University as appropriate. Present a positive image of the campus. Counsel people as necessary and make referrals.
- Respond to emergency and criminal incidents, industrial accidents, vehicle accidents, falls, overdoses, and other medical emergencies. Carry out follow-up investigation and documentation and make notifications as appropriate.
- Respond to campus disasters and civil unrest, taking a leadership role as appropriate, and ensuring that appropriate resources are used.
- Monitor/control crowds and safety risks during special events, athletic competitions, and assemblies.
- Enforce campus and state parking regulations
- Control and direct vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian traffic as needed or assigned.
- Preserve the peace and enforce the law at gatherings.
- . Respond to suspicious circumstances, reports of criminal activity, and possible violations of University Policy. Establish and maintain positive, supportive relationship with victim(s). Request needed resources. Maintain objectivity. Conduct or assist in the investigation of these matters, gather/preserve/book evidence, carry out interviews, take notes, make sketches, take photos, record statements, check records. Submit documents to appropriate authority for review and routing to University officials, outside agencies, and/or the District Attorney. Maintain contact with victim(s) as directed or appropriate.
- Enforce state law and University regulations.
- Transport, book, photograph and fingerprint suspects.
- Comply with subpoenas, appear in court or as directed, and provide accurate testimony. Testify in administrative matters as directed.
- Maintain proficiency in patrol equipment and tactics.
- Maintain training and minimum technical proficiency to assist or temporarily assume the role of Dispatcher when the Dispatcher must leave their workstation.
- Participate in and successfully complete all training required and as assigned.
- Uphold the Code of Ethics and University Police Department policy.
- Other Duties as Assigned 7%
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
The knowledge, understanding, correct interpretation, and application of: the Constitution, state laws and regulations.
- The ability to continuously maintain knowledge and understanding of current police procedures.
- The ability to read, understand, remember, interpret, apply, and follow critical CSU, Cal Poly Humboldt, and department policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of law enforcement on a CSU campus and the ability to work tactfully and effectively with a diverse community. The ability to demonstrate tolerance and respect, communicating clearly, logically, and courteously, professionally representing Cal Poly Humboldt and the California State University System.
- The ability to accurately analyze situations, develop and evaluate courses of action, and initiate reasonable actions in an appropriate amount of time.
- The ability to effectively supervise, lead, teach, direct, inform, motivate, praise, and counsel subordinates.
- The ability to perform quality work in acceptable volume within established deadlines.
- The ability to work effectively, professionally, and productively with or without direct supervision.
- The ability to accept responsibility, direction, and change.
- The ability to safely operate and assist in the care of equipment.
- The ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity in work performed.
- The ability to learn new tasks and other details with speed and thoroughness.
- The ability to maintain neat and professional standards in both personal appearance and assigned workstations.
- The ability to learn, follow, demonstrate, and teach established safety practices.
- The ability to acquire, maintain, and carry out all the responsibilities listed in the Position Summary and the Essential Job Functions (see above).
- Experience building and sustaining collaborative working relationships with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Height and weight proportional, normal hearing, normal color vision correctable to 20/30 with refractive eye surgery or soft contact lenses. Must meet or exceed POST standards for physical fitness.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Graduation from a California POST-Certified police academy.
- Possess a working knowledge of public safety, law enforcement methods, and crime prevention, with three or more years of active law enforcement experience in the field and/or in corrections.
- Possess a valid California Driver License with a safe, prudent driving record.
- Be lawfully authorized to carry a firearm.
- Be capable of performing all essential functions of this position.
- Successful completion of a POST Supervisory Course prior to, or within one year following appointment.
- Spanish bilingual skills desirable, but not required.
- Recent experience as a police trainer or supervisor.
- Knowledge and skills in Community Policing.
- Emergency Management training and experience.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field.
- Possession of related POST certificates (e.g., Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory).
- Successful completion of a California POST-certified Supervisory Course is desirable, or must be completed within one year of appointment.
Method of Selection:
The recruitment process may include any or all of the following: written examination, oral interview, practical supervisory exercises, physical agility examination, and Chief's interview prior to any conditional offer of employment. The candidate is required to complete a POST background check, drug test, physical examination and psychological examination, prior to assuming this position. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
- Letter of Interest
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for at least three professional references
Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:55 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023. The final deadline to submit application materials is 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.
Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a 'Campus Security Authority', pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.
CAL POLY HUMBOLDT IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (e.g. H1-B VISAS)
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
Class Code: 8354
Publication Date: April 20, 2023
Advertised: 28 Apr 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Application Closes: 11 Jun 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
To apply, visit https://careers.humboldt.edu/hm/en-us/job/525073/sergeant
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About Cal Poly Humboldt
Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. We have a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, recognized nationally for its high academic quality. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, where approximately 5,800 students live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains, and beaches. Humboldt County offers a range of businesses, services, and cultural activities/performances.
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