Recruitment Type:Open (Internal and External applicants)
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Contra Costa Community College District, Police Department is looking for qualified candidates that are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services in a unique College environment. The Department’s employees take pride in their work and in the community they serve. The Police Department is dedicated to a community-oriented policing philosophy.
BENEFITS OF POLICING IN A COLLEGE SETTING
Do you wonder about the benefits of policing in a college setting vs. a city agency? Let us tell what sets us apart from other police agencies…
- Employees enjoy favorable shift hours in a community college environment. Police Service Officers are not routinely required to work overnight shifts like you would for city agency.
– Police Service Officers receive more holiday time- off than most city agencies would allow.
– When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity to get to know the students, staff, faculty and community you serve. You get the opportunity to be involved in a positive environment.
– The district offers a tuition reimbursement program for professional growth.
– You will find greater work/life balance which will contribute to your overall mental state and wellness.
– You will enjoy the opportunity to help transform lives of our college students.
We need Police Service Officers to help with contributing positively to our community! Please apply for consideration!
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,964 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $6,027 per month is reached on the salary schedule.
The department is creating an applicant pool for future job openings that become available in police services. This posting will remain open until filled.
Position TitlePolice Services Officer
# of Openings1
Salary$4,964 per month (first step)
Overtime StatusNon-Exempt (eligible)
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week40
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Work schedule determined by shift bid
# of Months12
EEO Job CategoryService/Maintenance
To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work on the properties, grounds and facilities of the District; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; and to maintain public safety.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Patrols District campuses in radio-equipped car or on foot; ensures that District regulations, county and state laws are enforced; checks for signs of vandalism, fire or unusual situations.
May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, death and other criminal incidents.
Makes arrests as necessary, including warrant arrests; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court.
Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws or District regulations; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations and makes arrests as necessary.
Collects monies from parking machines and meters; prepares reports of cash receipts, monies collected and other parking activities.
Checks buildings for physical security; monitors security system.
Performs routine minor repair of permit machines and parking meters.
Prohibits the admittance of unauthorized persons to District facilities.
Fingerprints new District employees.
Directs traffic at fire, special events and other emergency or congested situations.
Maintains contact with public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public.
Develops and delivers public safety presentations.
Provides protective escorts to students, staff and the public; delivers, or protects the delivery of, money to campus locations.
Assists in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties as required.
Responds to medical emergencies; administers first aid as necessary.
Attends in-service training as required.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completion of Academy and/or employment in a recognized law enforcement agency must have been within the last three years.
EDUCATION/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved Basic Police Academy or possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate at the time of hire.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Pertinent federal, state and city laws, rules and regulations.
Traffic and parking control.
Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques, police records and reports and first aid techniques.
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
Offensive and defensive weapons and theory.
Common fire hazards and proprietary fire suppression equipment.
Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Basic mathematic principles.
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Learn and interpret District regulations, policies and procedures.
Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places.
Use and care for firearms.
Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
Work independently and without immediate supervision.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.
Job Open Date:04/23/2019
Job Close Date:09/04/2019
Open Until FilledNo
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.
Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.
Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).
Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.
For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):
POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP)
All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to email@example.com. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.