Pasadena City College
$66,819.60 - $85,382.40 Annually
Business & Administrative Services
7/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Under general supervision, as a Community College Police Officer (Penal Code 830.32A and Education Code 72330), the Police Officer on an assigned shift, performs patrol duties on foot or by vehicle to protect the main and satellite campus and visiting personnel, property and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforces all District policies, city or county codes and state and federal laws and traffic regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; and may conduct investigations.
NOTE: Incumbents in this class are sworn community police officers per penal code 830.32a and Education Code 72330 and must meet selection standards pursuant to the commission of peace officer standards and training.
1.Patrol the campus on foot for six or more hours in all types of weather over uneven surfaces in various types of light including darkness.
2.Patrol in vehicles following all rules and laws of the road and have the ability to leave the vehicle quickly in an emergency and have the ability to speak on a two-way radio, operate emergency equipment, operate a spotlight, and patrol in all lighting conditions.
3.Run to emergency calls or chase fleeing suspects, jumping over curbs, brush, or six-foot walls or upstairs.
4.Participate in crime prevention activities by detecting sounds associated with criminal behavior-breaking glass, distress calls; observe vehicles or persons and record description of color, size, direction of travel, or other details.
5.Apprehend violators by overcoming resistance using physical force necessary to effect an arrest including handcuffing violent persons, issuing citations, and completing written reports.
6.Provide security for large gatherings, assemblies, or athletic events by standing for long periods of time in one location in adverse weather conditions, listening for suspicious sounds, walking up stadium or auditorium stairs, and observing details of persons or events in the day and night time.
7.Conduct investigations related to assigned cases; investigate, detect, or observe irregularities using the five senses in situations such as water leaks, gas leaks, crimes against the person, crimes against property which occur during the assigned shift; take necessary action within the limits of prescribed policies and procedures to correct the situation such as shutting off utilities, recording incidents, interviewing persons, or contacting the appropriate authorities by telephone or radio for guidance and assistance.
8.Perform other services which enhance the safety and security of the campus such as arranging for the towing of vehicles, pushing vehicles out of traffic, opening doors, assisting with vehicle problems, and directing traffic by standing for long periods of time in adverse weather conditions on uneven surfaces.
9.Participate in emergency preparedness programs, safety and health programs, and parking programs.
10.React to emergency situations by dragging injured persons to safety, lifting injured persons onto stretchers or into wheel chairs, moving heavy objects from escape routes, performing CPR and First Aid.
11.Act as watch commander during assigned watches.
12.At the request of a supervisor, perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Police Officer.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of physical agility test (laterals are excluded), preliminary pre-employment background interview and investigation, employment interview, psychological screening, and medical examination are required for candidate(s) selected by the above.
Must possess a valid California driver's license.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations to include on-site work at calls and incidents on a bicycle and at the College Police Station. When working outdoors, may be exposed to the elements; may work under damp or dry conditions; crouch, walk, bend, reach, twist, drag, lift, and carry items weighing 45 pounds or more; prolonged sitting, standing, and grasping; run for extended times over various distances and conditions, such as pursuing a running suspect through yards and over fences and walls; observe and recognize people, activities, vehicles, street signs, environmental conditions from a reasonable distance during day or night; may be exposed to dust, chemicals, solvents, grease/oil, fumes, electrical, and mechanical hazards, vehicular traffic, vibration, and noise; meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision (including the ability to distinguish colors), speaking, hearing, dexterity, and use of both hands and legs appropriate to the duties to be performed. May administer first aid and in an emergency, push, pull, drag, and move individuals and/or others weighing 150 pounds or more. May be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids or communicable diseases. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, sense of smell, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed with the ability to work irregular hours and schedules. A pre-employment physical examination is required.Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.
Please keep in mind the following:
Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents whichyou are attaching to make sure that they are free from errorsand complete. If you require assistance, please contact theHuman Resources office at 626-585-7388. Applicants mayexpect to be notified approximately 4 - 5 weeks followingthe closing date as to the status of their application.
The Police and Safety Services department will providethe applicant with a Personal History Statement and PreBackground Investigative Questionnaire. Once received, theapplicant will be advised of their status to determine theapplicant's qualifications.
The applicant will then be called for an interview withtheir assigned background investigator. During this step,the applicant will also be live scanned and asked to sign aRelease and Waiver form.
The investigation will include verification of current andformer employment, police, financial, education andmilitary records as well as interviews with family members,neighbors, supervisors, co-workers and friends.
Successful candidates are required to have a medical evaluation. The medical evaluation is thorough and it is essential that the candidate be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict their ability to safely perform law enforcement duties.
Successful candidates are required to have a psychological evaluation. The psychological evaluation consists of an individual written questionnaire and oral interview by a psychologist on factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job as a Police Officer.
The successful candidate selected for hire would be boardreported and if approved by the board would be hired.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at www.pasadena.edu/hr. Please keep in mind the following:
All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:
1.Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3.Other information considered pertinent to the application(optional)
Note: We will ask applicants to submit a Personal History Statement (PHS) if invited to a first-level interview.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.
The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu.
PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.Among them are:
A highly multicultural student body:
47% Latino/a/x 4% Black/African American
27% Asian 4% Two of More Races
15% White 3% Unknown/Other
Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.
PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner
Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.
In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu
Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.
PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer
Pasadena Area Community College District
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California, 91106-2003
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