Police Sergeant

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
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Police Sergeant  
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Immediate Opening
Full time  
For a complete description of the candidate selection process, please refer to the UCSC Police Department web site at police.ucsc.edu.
Each candidate must apply for this position via the UC Santa Cruz online employment website by the final filing date of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2016. The job number for this position is 1606309 and the job title is "Police Sergeant." To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.ucsc.edu and type 1606309 in the "Search by Job Number" box and hit enter.
The 2016 Police Sergeant promotional process will consist of seven components:
-Review of minimum qualifications for eligibility
-Personal History Questionnaire
-Written examination (Must receive a qualifying score to move forward in the process)
-Practical exercise (Responses used during oral boards)
-Law Enforcement/Community Oral Boards
-Police Executive Oral Board (Final candidates must be approved by the Chief of Police)
-Chief's interview and selection/placement on the eligibility list (Background process, if applicable)
Officers are eligible for a $1000/year uniform allowance paid annually in July.
Note: A full time employee who has worked 12 months since the previous July 1 shall receive a full allowance. A full time employee who has worked less than 12 months since the previous July 1 will receive a prorated allowance based on percentage of time worked.
- Officers who possess a P.O.S.T Intermediate Certificate shall receive additional compensation in the amount of $103.85 per bi-weekly pay period.
- Officers who possess a P.O.S.T Advanced Certificate shall receive additional compensation in the amount of $150.00 per bi-weekly pay period.  
Starting Salary Range: $45.25-$54.79/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
This position is eligible for Full benefits.  
Professional Support Staff (PSS)  
Not Applicable  
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.  
Under the direction of the Police Lieutenant, the Police Sergeant will become a member for the department's management team and will be responsible for the supervision of a team of Police Officers.
The Police Sergeant will supervise department employees engaged in patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, crime prevention, outreach, training and development, recruitment and hiring, and other department activities. A Police Sergeant will plan work schedules and patrol/investigative strategies, advise and train employees, facilitate clear and positive communication between subordinates and management, inspect and evaluate the work of employees, prepare and deliver employee performance evaluations, perform administrative duties, supervise and direct operations in the field and unit resources and other duties as required or assigned.
The Police Sergeant will be called upon to give presentations to our campus community, sit on committees involving the campus, city or county, work dignitary protection details, conduct Internal Affairs Investigations and supervise major campus events or incidents.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a detailed and fundamental knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques with particular emphasis on the university environment; skills in working as part of a diverse team; ability to motivate others to effectively achieve department goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community; possess excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing to all levels of the organization ; knowledge of relevant university-wide police policies and procedures; a strong commitment to cultural, gender and racial diversity, professional ethics and integrity, and understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing, a self-starting and self-motivated work ethic, and a reliable attendance record.  
Federal, state, local laws and ordinances pertaining to apprehension, arrest and prosecution; rules of search, seizure, evidences, departmental rules, regulations and employment
Current principles, practices and techniques of police organization, administration, supervision and training
Current police methods and procedures, including apprehension, arrest, criminal investigations, collection, presentation of evidence and police record keeping
Confidentiality requirements of law enforcement and personnel information
Crowd management, intervention and control tactics
Laws pertaining to civil liability, privacy and human resources practices
Experience supervising sworn officers as a commissioned police officer in a recognized law enforcement agency and make field based operational decisions
Supervisor techniques managing personnel in a collective bargaining environment
Prepare budgets and work within budgetary allowances
Administer programs with minimal supervision
Utilize computer systems and software to prepare documents
Delegate responsibility with commensurate authority to hold staff accountable
Listen, observe and ask questions to understand the diverse perspectives, interests and underlying needs of others
Understand the principles, procedures and legal constraints for conducting background and internal investigations
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to all levels of management, staff, a diverse campus community and compose well-written narratives, reports, memos, policies and procedures
Read and interpret legal and technical documents written in standard English (correspondence, penal codes, contract language, manuals
Analyze information, situations, practices or procedures to define the objective, identify patterns, tendencies or relationships, formulate logical conclusions, solutions, alternatives and implications
Set priorities while addressing deadlines or competing requirements; organize information and people to optimize efficiency
Use and care of firearms assigned for use to departmental sworn
Direct the daily functions, utilizing contemporary leadership practices and problem solving strategies, collaborating for best solutions
Work effectively and cooperatively with the campus community, general public, diverse groups, peers, supervisors and management
Build trust and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and integrity, promoting good public relations and customer service.
Maintain a professional demeanor under stressful conditions and make good decisions under rapidly changing conditions.
Demonstrate good judgment in decision making, upholding unpopular decisions when necessary
Make oral group presentations to persuade others to accept a specific opinion, provide information and communicate complex ideas clearly
Anticipate resource needs, both impromptu and planned, and work with department personnel, UC departments, first responder agencies and the community
Lead, manage and set goals for personnel; work as a team to support and encourage the department's community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy
Use authority fairly and equitably; maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, hostility and indifference
Work with a strong commitment to the principles of community and public service
Follow chain of command and dutifully follow orders; work toward goals set by the department administration for the purposes of implementing policy, procedure and protocol for improving public safety and community services.  
Knowledge of ordinance and regulations with the University of California or higher education setting including applicable union contracts and university personnel policies.
Prior law enforcement experience with the University of California or higher education setting.
Working knowledge of the university community, including physical structure, operational hierarchy, conflict history and patterns of criminal behaviors.
Experience coordinating and facilitating job related training.  
-Current non-probationary UCPD Officer or higher rank sworn classification must have 3 or more yrs. of UCPD service and possess an intermediate CA POST certificate. Eligible candidates from outsides agencies must have experience at the rank of Police Officer or higher for at least 5 yrs. and possess current CA POST intermediate certificate. Candidates are not eligible to apply if they have been medically retired in a sworn classification from any public safety agency. -Those awarded a CA POST Intermediate Certificate and have a 3-yr. or longer break in service must have a current certificate through a POST requalification course. -Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of training and work experience. -21 years of age at time of hire. U.S. citizen. -Pass a background investigation to ensure applicant is of good moral character [GC 1031(d)] and be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC§1031(f)] so that nothing in his/her background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. Applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per CA GC sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test. -Pass comprehensive medical and psychological pre-placement exam established by the University, state and federal law for Police Officers. Possess a Class C CA DL and a satisfactory driving record and participate in the DMV Pull Program.
-Work a varied schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays; work 8, 10 or 12 hr shifts, an alternative schedule and assigned overtime. Work any time of day or night and in periods of disaster or civil disorder. Work outside in all weather conditions. -Vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/30, with normal color vision Physical health, strength, and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police work, as determined by a medical exam based on current CA-POST guidelines.
-Wear uniform and equipment including but not limited to: utility belt, hand gun, ammunition, baton, flashlight, handcuffs and wear Kevlar vest at all times. -Perform duties while sitting, standing, walking or running intermittently throughout shift; climb fences, stairs, barricades, ladder or traverse uneven terrain; repeatedly kneel, bend, or stoop; intermittently push, pull, and use force to move objects; constantly reach, handle, or grasp various objects. -Report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA; sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3 -As a Campus Security Authority (CSA), required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)). -UCSC is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any UCSC owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.  
Criminal History Review
DMV Record Review
Verification of License, Certificate or Degree
Post-offer Drug Test
Post-offer Physical Exam
Proof of Negative TB  
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No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.  
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