Police Captain (Administrator II) (506138)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Public Safety

Job Description


Position Summary

The University Police Department (UPD) at SDSU endeavors to promote a safe environment in a manner that is fair, transparent, and respectful. We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with our community and recognize the value in collaborating with our diverse community to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, study, or visit San Diego State University. UPD embodies the principles of community policing. In other words, working collaboratively with our community in order to prevent and solve crime, while building trust and legitimacy. See more on our community policing efforts.

Under the general supervision of the chief of police, the captain administers, directs and reviews the work of sworn and civilian personnel performing law enforcement and support activities in the University Police Department. The captain provides oversight and direction to all aspects of Department operations, and serves as the second-in-command. Three lieutenants report to the captain, one directs patrol operations, the second directs Investigations, and the third directs administrative operations and special events. The incumbent will perform advanced law enforcement and supervisory/administrative work involving the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal acts, the apprehension and arrest of law violators, and the safeguarding of lives and property. The captain will also focus on strategic planning in support of projected exponential Department growth over the next several years.

For more information regarding University Police, please click here.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduation from a certified California POST academy, or possession of POST waiver
  • 10 years of sworn law enforcement experience, with at least six years of progressively responsible experience at the level of sergeant and above, or a combination of experience and education that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • POST Management Certificate, or ability to obtain upon appointment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from FBINA or Command College
  • Current or recent experience as a Police Captain
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing community oriented policing projects to solve complex community issues
  • Demonstrated ability to bring creative, innovative ideas to bear in addressing personnel, deployment and general policing challenges
  • Experience managing budgets, preferably with specific experience related to maintaining overtime costs, and training needs
  • Experience in strategic planning and developing organizational priorities

Specialized Requirements
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports and community presentations
  • Embraces diplomacy and tact when navigating difficult issues both internally and externally
  • Leading programing and community engagement on relevant policing issues surrounding police-community relationships
  • Proficiency in reviewing and analyzing systems and processes in an effort to adhere to best practices
  • Ability to manage and lead many projects and issues simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and carry a heavy caseload requiring project management skills and attention to detail in all work

Licenses and Certifications Required

Possession of a Class C or higher California driver's license at the time of appointment and satisfactory driving record is required.

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Starting salary is not expected to exceed $13,125 per month.

San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 15, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 12, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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 as a condition of employment.

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at 619-594-0473 or rstalmann@sdsu.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map