Police Officer (Continuous) (JID 8513) (8513)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Police Officer (Continuous) (JID 8513)
Department of Police Services
Full Time / $5370 - $6162/mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department
The CSUN Department of Police Services (DPS) is an International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accredited, full-service law enforcement agency. Per the CA Penal Code (830.2), CSUN DPS police officers are granted statewide peace officer and arrest authority. CSUN DPS serves the CSUN campus community. The CSUN DPS provides service based on the philosophy of community policing which emphasizes building relationships and partnerships with the campus and surrounding community to facilitate successful problem solving to address the quality of life issues identified by the campus community.

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the Police Officer protects students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry. The incumbent enforces laws and traffic/parking regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; assists in investigations; patrols campus buildings and grounds by foot, bicycle, Trikke, motorcycle and patrol car; controls crowds during assemblies or disturbances; guards property; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts and disturbances of the peace; gathers evidence, makes arrests and appears in court as required; provides emergency response, traffic control and enforcement; provides crime prevention programs; administers first aid to injured persons; and performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants must satisfactorily meet the current employment standards of the Commission on Police Office Standards and Training (POST) and CSUN Minimum Standards of Employment and Training. Must be free of any felony convictions: have good moral character; be a high school graduate or equivalent; meet pre-employment requirements including physical exam with drug testing, psychological exam, and pass a comprehensive POST background investigation. Successful completion of the California POST Basic Course required. Possession of the California POST Basic Certificate preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures and current criminal codes and laws. Ability and specialized skills to: assess a law enforcement or other hazardous situation and determine an appropriate course of action; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise procedural reports; quickly learn and apply campus rules and regulations to work performed; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the campus community, general public, and state and local public safety agencies.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $4682 - $7235 per month.
The anticipated hiring range is $5370 - $6162, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; schedule varies and includes nights, weekends, and holidays.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period
Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until positions are filled.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. In addition to a thorough background investigation in compliance with California POST standards, the selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan). A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'general 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 91330 United States View Map