Bulletin #180200; 3/12/19
POLICE OFFICER CADET/POLICE OFFICER
Salary Range: Police Office Cadet $3,576 Monthly/Police Officer $5,252 - $7,235/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.
Required Qualifications and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. 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 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.
Police Officer Cadet: The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbent will attend a P.O.S.T. certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. Upon successful completion of the requirement P.O.S.T. training within the required timeframe and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet is 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 includes: 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.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
Interested applicants will need to attach a copy of the following documents within the online Cal State LA 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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.