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Police Officer

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Proof of licensure includes proof of POST certificate (basic) and/or proof of POST graduation, and proof of valid California Driver's License. These items must be uploaded as a single document.

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Police Officer
Classification Title Police Officer
Job Summary

Under general supervision, the primary responsibilities of a Police Officer are to protect students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforce laws and traffic regulations; apprehend violators; provide general information and assistance to the public; and assist in investigations.

Responsible for the enforcement of all California State laws and University policies. Provide crime prevention by safeguarding University and personal property through motorized and foot patrol of assigned areas. Obtain evidence, apprehend violators, perform arrests and appear in courts as a witness. Enforce all posted University speed regulations using police radio patrol cars, respond to all radio calls or disturbances, assist in transporting the ill and injured as required. Investigate and make appropriate reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations and disturbances of the peace occurring on campus.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$4,590-7093 monthly

Hiring Range $4,590-7093 monthly
Salary Grade/Range N/A
Step 1-20
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Must be willing and able to work any shift in a 24/7 schedule.
Department Information
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Valid California driver’s license.
• Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
• Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
• Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.

Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
1. Ability to operate state vehicles and various police-oriented equipment.
2. Ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies.
3. Ability to communicate and perform duties effectively in a professional manner during situations that may rapidly evolve.
4. Ability to maintain tact and sensitivity.
5. Organizational skills.
6. Ability to work with a diverse environment.
7. Must meet all employment requirements established by P.O.S.T. and State Law.

Preferred Qualifications

8. Experience as a police officer in an academic setting.
9. AA degree/60 units desirable, and must have been awarded 6 semester units or 9 quarter units of job related college credit at date of hire or within 24 months thereafter.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications

10. California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate Required or P.O.S.T. Academy Graduate. Valid California Driver’s License.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference
Conflict of Interest


California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0027P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 07/12/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Proof of licensure includes proof of POST certificate (basic) and/or proof of POST graduation, and proof of valid California Driver’s License. These items must be uploaded as a single document.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Do you possess a valid California Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid California Basic POST certificate and/or are you a POST academy graduate?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Licensure