THE CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING LATERAL AND ACADEMY COMPLETE POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATES. THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL ALL OPEN POSITIONS ARE FILLED AND MAY ALSO BE USED TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST TO FILL FUTURE OPENINGS WITHIN THE POLICE OFFICE CLASSIFICATION.
Under general supervision, the police officer provides service and protection to the university community, students, faculty and staff from accidents, criminal activity and other illegal behaviors, that disrupt or negatively impact the educational environment. The police officer is a sworn peace officer of the state and, as such, performs general and specialized law enforcement duties, conducts investigations, enforces laws and traffic regulations, makes arrests, conducts crime prevention and community policing program activities, and also provides information and assistance to the general public.
The police officer provides general police services to the university community and may also receive special training to perform specialized tasks such as bicycle patrol, crime prevention, firearms instruction, canine handling, emergency medical services, etc. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: patrolling campus grounds and buildings; safeguarding university property; conducting investigations and preparing reports on criminal violations, unsafe conditions, accidents, and disturbances of the peace; gathering evidence, preparing reports and making arrests that will result in testifying in court; administering medical aid to injured persons; enforcing traffic and parking regulations and issuing moving and parking citations; working a variety of shifts and schedules so as to maintain a 24 hour operation and public safety contact for the university community; performing crowd control duties during special events such as assemblies, concerts, or performances; responding to alarms and requests for services from the university community, participating in crime prevention, community policing, emergency preparedness and safety programs; assisting other members of the Police Department, such as public safety officers and dispatchers, as well as members of other campus departments. CSU Channel Islands Police Officers form effective and productive relationships and partnerships with all members of the campus community and this student-centered organization.
High school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy (or valid waiver) and current California P.O.S.T. certification prior to the date of appointment; valid California Driver License; working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures; working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws; effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations; effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports; demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations. Preference will be given to candidates with prior law enforcement experience or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Incumbents in this position will be required to achieve and maintain EMT certification.
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.
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 (Revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
The pre-employment testing process will include the following:
Personal History Investigation
Medical Examination (including drug testing)
Additional Salary Information: *salary figure does not include our attractive benefit package, outlined below.
We also offer access to affordable campus housing http://universityglen.csuci.edu/
and an attractive employee benefits package, http://www.calstate.edu/benefits/compare.benefits.shtml
About CSU Channel Islands Police Department
The California State University Channel Islands Police Department, in partnership with its student-centered community ensures for a safe and secure campus environment.
Accept nothing less than excellence. What we do is important. What we do makes a difference.
Support civility, understanding and mutual respect towards all persons.
Focus on public safety issues through the delivery of services that includes aspects of traditional law enforcement, as well as prevention, problem-solving, community engagement, and partnerships.
Every staff member, both individually and collectively, has the authority to solve problems and make operational decisions suitable to their roles.
Leadership is required and rewarded at every level, with administrators, supervisors, police officers, and dispatchers held accountable for decisions and the effects of their efforts at solving public safety issues.
Employ excellent people.
Educate, develop, and empower them to make a difference.
Practice civility, understanding and mutual respect.
Provide excellent traditional law enforcement services.
Provide excellent crime prevention services.
Facilitate problem solvi...ng as opposed to problem responding.
Engage the community and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships.