Police Sergeant (527292)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23, 2023
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


Job No: 527292; 4/27/2023


Salary Range: $6,492 - $9,924/Monthly

Work Schedule : Full-Time, Varies-Rotating weekends holiday required; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions : The Cal State LA, University Police Department, serves to protect persons and property, provide essential and professional law enforcement services, and promote community-oriented policing. We are dedicated to the safety and protection of all students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who visit the Cal State LA campus. Under the general supervision of the Operations Police Lieutenant, the Police Sergeant is a first-line supervisor responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and associated personnel who work in a variety of department areas, including: patrol, investigations, special details, special events, emergency operations, Eagle Patrol, Community Service Program and dispatch. Supervisory duties include: carrying out and overseeing general law enforcement / public safety functions; setting goals and objectives for unit personnel; contributing to the fulfillment of objectives; motivating and developing personnel; ensuring that personnel meet performance expectations; providing documentation of performance; and implementing strategies that enhance department operations. Sergeants are expected to work closely and collaboratively with their peers within the department, to effectively coordinate the day-to-day operations of the various units as well as the department. A Police Sergeant must maintain proficiency and exercise the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform basic law enforcement functions as well as directly supervise personnel assigned to his/her work group. The knowledge base and skills required for this position include: an understanding of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and preservation of evidence; techniques and applications of self-defense and proper use of force; use, operation, and maintenance of police equipment, vehicles and tools; department policies and procedures; CALEA accreditation standards and institutional policies and procedures. In addition to their supervisory responsibilities, Police Sergeants are expected to perform the same basic job duties as line personnel, including, but not limited to: investigating crimes and arresting individuals; issuing citations; and participating in community outreach activities. Sergeants must balance their administrative responsibilities with in-field supervision, spending considerable time working in the field and directly with the staff in their assigned unit. University Police personnel are considered “essential” or “required” University personnel and shall respond to campus when directed to do so, even with little advanced notice. Sergeants are integral to the department’s overall emergency response efforts. In the absence of police command staff, the responsibility to assure shift operational efficiency shall be the primary responsibility of a Sergeant.

Required Qualifications & Experience : Three or more years of active law enforcement experience, graduation from a P.O.S.T. academy, and a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate of Eligibility or a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate in good standing. The incumbent must have effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations; and oral and written communication skills. The incumbent must have the ability to complete/supervise traffic/accident/and criminal investigations; supervise the enforcement of applicable laws and or University Policy Operate law enforcement related equipment including safety/electronic/communications, and data processing equipment; meet physical/mental performance requirements of the position, including the response to and coordination/management of emergency/unusual situation. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications : P.O.S.T. Intermediate certification.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on May 11, 2023 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.

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 90032 United States View Map