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Job ID: 119503

Sergeant, Police & Campus Safety-Position Extended
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2019
Title Sergeant, Police & Campus Safety-Position Extended
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

Sergeant, Police & Campus Safety-Position Extended

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Management

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salary Range: M-7

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $85,176 - $97,656 annually

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: The College contributes $7,930 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. 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 MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

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

Department: Public Safety

Open Date: 01/23/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, plans, schedules, trains, deploys, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of Public Safety staff for an assigned shift; performs the full range of field and office work in connection with patrol, including armed officers, investigations, and crime prevention and communications dispatch; learns and assists with administrative functions for the Department; fosters cooperative working relationships with other District departments, outside agencies, and the public served.

Receives general supervision from the Deputy Chief, Public Safety. Exercises direct and general supervision over staff.

This is the entry-level management class in the Public Safety Officer series, responsible for all daily activities and for assisting with overall department management as assigned. Responsibilities include patrol supervision, investigation, and the performance of a variety of administrative duties. This class is distinguished from Deputy Chief, Public Safety in that the latter has management responsibility for administrative activities, major functions, programs, and services of the Public Safety Department.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Plans, schedules, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of Public Safety staff on an assigned shift.
2. Provides input into selection, disciplinary and other personnel matters; may counsel employees as required.
3. Plans, develops, presents, coordinates, and maintains records of training programs; trains staff in work procedures; reviews and approves reports prepared by staff; ensures that all personnel are in compliance with mandated training and are in possession of required certifications.
4. Schedules the work of employees to provide for coverage and makes day-to-day assignments as required by the needs of the department.
5. Prepares and administers briefings and deploys officers to site assignments in accordance with the needs of the District.
6. Responds to calls for service for permit dispensers; picks up and transports currency from various sites and locations to the campus vault; disburses funds for permit sales; counts money generated.
7. Evaluates operations for effectiveness, identifies trends, and anticipates changing needs for staffing, enforcement activities, training, and other related needs or deficiencies.
8. Ensures that departmental goals and objectives of Public Safety are met for maximum effective service delivery.
9. Responds to crime scenes, accidents, or emergencies, and supervises Public Safety activities, including participating in any or all crime scene processes, providing technical advice, direction, and basic medical assistance; and requests additional resources as necessary.
10. Identifies crime trends or other problems; develops plans and tactics to be employed in an effort to reduce crime and solve problems.
11. Addresses any complaints or concerns from students, the public, or other District personnel regarding public safety issues, and takes appropriate measures as necessary to ensure an expedient and satisfactory resolution.
12. Attends and represents the Public Safety Department in meetings as directed by the Chief or Deputy Chief, Public Safety.
13. Acts as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and other entities as directed; coordinates special events with Event Services.
14. May perform the full range of duties of a Public Safety Officer.
15. Reviews written reports and daily logs completed by staff; ensures that all written reports are complete and accurate prior to submission to the Chief or Deputy Chief, Public Safety for approval; provides training in report writing as needed.
16. Communicates with students and staff regarding public safety issues, including on-going crime related problems; develops and maintains forms for the information kiosk.
17. Helps capture and isolate stray and uncontrolled animals; arranges for proper handling.
18. Conducts thorough criminal, administrative, and personnel investigations as directed; completes written reports and briefs any entity at the District or law enforcement agency as required; prepares complete investigations ready for review by law enforcement and prosecuting agencies.
19. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in campus public safety.
20. Ensures that confidential investigations remain uncompromised.
21. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
22. Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and District policies. Attends District mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Prevents discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Human Resources.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Police science principles, practices, and techniques including: laws of arrest; search and seizure; theory and practice of police supervision and management; fundamentals of police science; rules of evidence; vehicle code and traffic control; court procedures; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures for the protection of life and property.
2. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
3. Department and District policies and procedures.
4. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances.
5. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment.
6. Safety practices and equipment related to the work.
7. Operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol conditions.
8. Techniques of first aid and CPR.
9. Basic budgetary and program evaluation practices.
10. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
11. Record-keeping principles and procedures.
12. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
13. 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.
14. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Plan, schedule, assign, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of staff on an assigned shift.
2. Provide leadership and motivate staff.
3. Train staff in work procedures.
4. Perform all duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
5. Oversee and evaluate programs and projects.
6. Apply theories, principles, and procedures in providing police services.
7. Manage multiple tasks, often with competing priorities.
8. Make effective presentations to individuals and groups.
9. Prepare clear, accurate, and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written materials.
10. Observe crime and accident scenes and other situations accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents, and places.
11. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
12. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs.
13. Coordinate and carry out special assignments.
14. Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work.
15. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations within general policy and legal guidelines.
16. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
17. Operate the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner.
18. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
19. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
20. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
21. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
22. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and three (3) full-time equivalent years of progressively responsible experience as officer in a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement agency, including at least one (1) full-time equivalent year of supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

An Associates degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university in criminal justice, security management, law enforcement, or a related field and Possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. certificate are preferred.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Possession of valid American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.
Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate for appointment as a peace officer, as per Penal Code 830.32 and Education Code 72330.
Incumbents may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California drivers license. Such employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California drivers license.

Working Environment:

Employees work indoors and outdoors, during all hours of the day and night, including weekends; are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels including sirens and firearms training, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in potentially hostile environments, and be involved in interpreting and enforcing District policies and procedures as well as California Penal Codes and Vehicle Codes.

Physical Demands:

Must possess the mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and accidents; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. Must have the ability to operate specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including firearms, expandable batons, chemical agents, and handcuffs. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate various equipment and devices. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

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.

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on March 28, 2019 (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 (3) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. A copy of valid American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.
6. A copy of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate for appointment as a peace officer, as per Penal Code 830.32 and Education Code 72330.
7. 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.

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 Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:
DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
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 a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims 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:

Conflict of Interest

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

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