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Job ID: 163261

Deputy Chief, Police and Campus Safety
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Jul. 15, 2021
Title Deputy Chief, Police and Campus Safety
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

Deputy Chief, Police and Campus Safety

Position Number: 2013141136

Department: Police & Campus Safety

Job Category: Management

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Salary Range: M-15

Salary: Steps 1-6: $133,392 - $147,468 annual

Shift Differential:

Open Date: 04/02/2021

Initial Screening Date: 09/30/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on September 30, 2021 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general direction, assists in planning, organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight for major programs, functions, and activities of the Police and Campus Safety Department; develops and implements specific departmental operational programs; assists in coordinating assigned activities with other College departments, divisions, outside agencies, and the public; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Chief, Police and Campus Safety in areas of expertise; acts for the Chief on a relief or as assigned basis.


Receives general direction from the assigned managerial personnel. Exercises general and direct supervision over assigned staff.


This is an Assistant Department Director classification in the Police and Campus Safety Department. The incumbent is responsible for planning patrol, public service, and investigative functions or administrative support activities, including assisting the Chief in formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, and administering the department's budget. Assists in planning, development, and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background, as well as, skill in coordinating departmental work with that of other College departments. Responsibilities include performing and directing many of the department's day-to-day operational functions. May assume command in the absence of the Chief, Police and Campus Safety. This class is distinguished from the Chief, Police and Campus Safety in that the latter has overall management responsibility for the Police and Campus Safety Department.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Assists in directing, managing, and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
2. Provides administrative management, leadership, and motivation to departmental personnel to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective public safety measures.
3. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Chief; directs the implementation of improvements.
4. Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
5. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the departments annual budget; assists in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, supplies, and materials; assists in the monitoring of and approval of expenditures; implements adjustments as necessary.
6. Oversees the maintenance of Clery Act mandated crime reporting; publishes and disseminates the mandated information; maintains the departments website for this purpose.
7. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to departmental programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
8. Monitors legal, regulatory, technological, and societal changes, and court decisions that may affect the work of the department; recommends equipment acquisition, training programs, and procedural changes to ensure retention of qualified staff and the provision of services to the community in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.
9. Investigates and resolves problems with requests for services or complaints regarding Police and Campus Safety functions; conducts internal investigations of complaints from officers and/or the public, mediates any conflicts or disputes with department personnel or the public, and takes appropriate action to ensure a timely and equitable resolution when first-line supervisors are unable to do so.
10. Plans and coordinates campus event management, including security, traffic/parking planning, and staffing.
11. Develops cooperative working relationships with representatives of other local public safety departments; represents the College and department in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, business, educational and community groups, and the public.
12. Provides leadership and administrative expertise during major emergency situations and natural disasters utilizing standardized Emergency Management System (EMS) regulations, including callback of personnel and equipment resources, providing active management of emergencies and disasters utilizing Colleges emergency action, and participating in organizing, planning, and practicing EMS training.
13. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.
14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

Knowledge of:

1. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and project management.
2. Principles and practices of budget administration.
3. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
4. Functions, services, and funding sources of a college campus public safety department.
5. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the department.
6. Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, and protection of life and property.
7. Record-keeping principles and procedures; investigation and identification techniques and equipment.
8. General principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
9. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of a college campus public safety department.
10. Safety practices and equipment related to the work.
11. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
12. Principles, practices, and techniques of effectively dealing with the public and basic public relations.
13. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
14. Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person, and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed.

Skills and Abilities:

Skills and Abilities to:

1. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
2. Demonstrate ability to function in a community policing focused organization.
3. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
4. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
5. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
6. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
7. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
8. Effectively represent the department and the College in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals.
9. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
10. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
11. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures; understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
12. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
13. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in security management, law enforcement, or a related field, and three (3) full time equivalent years of supervisory experience in public safety or law enforcement services.


Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Incumbents work indoors and outdoors and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards and hazardous physical substances, and fumes. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various College and meeting sites; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing, and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate Police and Campus Safety services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds.


Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees 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 Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.).

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims (original receipts) must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or his designee for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees approval. The start date will follow Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation

The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the references name and email address in the fields provided under the Confidential References section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of Under Review by HR. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

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