Police Lieutenant (Administrator II) (512877)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Public Safety

Job Description


Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application, along with a cover letter, resume, and response to the following supplemental questions.
  1. As you manage your staff, how will you implement procedural justice to increase trust, legitimacy, respect, responsibility, accountability, and excellence to better serve a diverse university community?
  2. How would you increase and encourage positive interactions within the department and the community? In your response, please specifically address your experience in developing cooperative relationships, community building, and implementing technological advances to enhance the community experience?

This position requires successful completion of a written examination, oral interviews, pass an extensive background investigation in compliance with the requirements mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and current law, as well as a potential polygraph or similar examination, a psychological examination, and medical exams which include a physical agility test and drug screening.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications. Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Job Summary
Sonoma State University strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. Our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to and under the direction of the Chief of Police, the Police Lieutenant (lieutenant) manages, plans, directs activities, provides oversight and supervision for patrol, investigations, crime prevention, community engagement, special events, administrative investigations, records management, policy, and training for the Sonoma State Police Department. The lieutenant effectively communicates with sworn and non-sworn Police personnel, provides oversight and guidance, and mentors personnel to achieve desired goals and further develop within their positions or assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, guiding, planning, organizing, monitoring, recommending, and implementing policies and administrative procedures related to law enforcement services to achieve goals in accordance with current applicable Federal, State, local laws, and CSU policies and procedures. The incumbent also assists with developing and implementing a wide variety of law enforcement functions, programs, projects, and related activities, as well as organizing special event planning activities, attending meetings in the chief's absence, and aiding in other areas when needed. Notwithstanding other provisions, this position works collaboratively with other University and outside agencies on matters related to mental health, task forces, special investigations, dignitary protection, threat assessment and serves as a field manager for incidents, demonstrations and/or special events. The Police Lieutenant assumes responsibility of the Sonoma State Police Department in the absence of the Chief of Police and/or when the Chief of Police is unavailable.
Key Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited higher education institution; and,
  2. Must be currently employed or previously employed in a California law enforcement agency as a Police Sergeant or higher with at least four (4) years of service at the rank of Police Sergeant; and,
  3. Possession of California P.O.S.T. academy, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory certificates; and,
  4. Ability to successfully earn the P.O.S.T. management certificate by completing a P.O.S.T certified management course within one (1) year of appointment and serving as a lieutenant for a period of two (2) years; and
  5. Meet all other requirements for peace officers, as established by law, the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training, and the California State University; and,
  6. Must be at least 21 years of age, and a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status to achieve citizenship within three (3) years; and,
  7. Must possess and maintain a California class C Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.
  8. The incumbent will be required to enroll in the California DMV Employer Pull Notice Program.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience in higher education, preferably with the California State University.
  2. Strong knowledge of law, and University policy and regulations regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.
  3. Strong knowledge of budgeting and financial practices applicable to law enforcement in a university environment.
  4. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) including knowledge of Google Suite and PeopleSoft.
  5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to mentor, coach and develop others to achieve goals and objectives.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $10,500 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an 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, or protected veteran 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.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: https://covid19.sonoma.edu/ vaccine-requirement- information.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to hr@sonoma.edu. The ADA Coordinator is also available (hraccommodations@sonoma.edu) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map