Police Sergeant (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7056961 (Ref.No. P0004403)
Posted: July 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under direction, oversees, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of law enforcement staff involved in patrolling the campuses of South Orange County Community College District to provide for the safety and security of persons and property; brief officers daily on prior incidents, functions, and schedules; conduct and/or coordinate crime scene investigations; participate in crime prevention programs; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, outside agencies, and the general public; and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Police Operations Lieutenant and Chief of Police.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a law enforcement program.
Principles and practices of supervision and training.
Modern and complex police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification procedures and techniques.
Applicable court procedures.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including applicable sections of state Education Code, Government, Vehicle, Penal, and Safety Codes, and juvenile law.
Rules of evidence pertaining to search, seizure, and preservation.
Techniques and applications of self-defense and proper use of force.
Operational characteristics of police equipment, vehicles, and tools including firearms.
Methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims, or suspects.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Record keeping and report writing techniques.
Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Geography of the local area.
Standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
Principles and applications of public relations.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities in a multi-site campus setting.
Train and provide work direction to assigned staff.
Use and care for firearms and other specialized police equipment and vehicles.
Operate equipment including emergency alarm systems, two-way radio, camera, typewriter, computer, and copier.
Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Use discretion in handling difficult persons.
Control violent people and affect arrests.
Interpret, apply, explain, enforce, and ensure adherence to District, local, state, and federal laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures including those pertaining to the search, seizure, and preservation of evidence.
Maintain detailed records and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive incident and statistical reports.
Think clearly and behave appropriately in emergency situations.
Work with confidential information with discretion.
Prepare criminal cases for prosecution and to effectively testify in court.
Conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations.
Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Communicate tactfully and effectively with students and the public.
Understand and correct emergency alarm systems.
Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
Understand and work within scope of authority.
Remain alert at all times.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


An Associate’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.


Four years of increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement in California, including at least three years of field operations (patrol) experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a current POST Supervisory certificate, or the ability to obtain a POST Supervisory certificate within two years of hire.
Possession of a valid First-Aid/CPR Certification.
Must be able to pass a Physical Agility Test administered by the District, if applicable.

Must pass a medical and psychological test as required by Government Code Section 1031(F) and required to submit to a thorough background investigation pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 to comply with the standards established by the Commission for P.O.S.T.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site; regular exposure to outside weather conditions; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; exposed to potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens, firearm training, etc.; incumbents required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized police equipment including firearms; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including expandable batons, guns, and handcuffs; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:



Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position, and attach the specified “REQUIRED” documents.

To be considered, each section on the application must contain the requested information (do not state “SEE RESUME” or leave blank).

In addition to a full complete application, applicants are required to attach all “REQUIRED” documents. Please attached all earned POST certificates including (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory).

Applicants bear sole responsibility for ensuring that their applications are complete and “REQUIRED” documents are attached prior to the “INITIAL SCREENING DATE.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Any supporting documents submitted must reference the Job Opening ID numbers and may be attached online, faxed to 949-340-8007, mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.


This recruitment will remain “OPEN UNTIL FILLED.” For guaranteed consideration, a complete application, and all “REQUIRED” documents are required to be submitted electronically by the “INITIAL SCREENING DATE.” Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee, plan, train, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for patrolling on-campus and off-campus sites, including but not limited to, buildings, classrooms, rest rooms, and parking lots on foot, bicycle, or vehicle in order to maintain security and order; inspect, identify, document, and follow-up on unusual conditions, potential hazards, and security risks.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including proper police methods, procedures, and techniques.

Participate in the development and implementation of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvement to existing standards, policies, and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Brief officers daily on prior incidents, functions, and schedules; perform inspections of officers uniforms and equipment; schedule replacement officers and provide training as needed; schedule student employee hours and sign daily logs.

Conduct and/or coordinate crime scene investigations; assimilate evidence and information, interview and assist victims and witnesses, identify suspects, make arrests and recover lost or stolen property; prevent entry and report presence of unauthorized person on grounds or in buildings; determine action to be taken with disruptive persons.

Record and document incidents in patrol logs; prepare and approve reports related to observed violations including use-of-force reports, arrest reports, criminal citation notices to appear, warrantless arrest reports, and property evidence reports; disseminate crime information/statistics and locations of criminal activity to maintain effective patrol strategies.

Oversee and participate in controlling the parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas and access roads.

Coordinate and provide security escorts for students, staff, and/or visitors as needed; assign officers to escort the transport of monies.

Supervise the distribution of emergency operational equipment; monitor and implement emergency operations procedures in time of disaster.

Participate in crime prevention programs; prepare and deliver presentations on campus safety to students, faculty, staff and the public; review, interpret, update and recommend the purchase of crime prevention materials; investigate crime prevention methods and training materials for officers.

Work closely with other law enforcement agencies; serve as liaison between law enforcement agencies, administration, faculty, and staff; maintain professional relationships with other law enforcement and professional agencies through planning and coordination of mutual, available resources.

Coordinate police activities with other District departments in an effort to achieve the District’s overall goals and objectives; maintain continuity and consistency of all department functions.

Appear in court as a witness or as an arresting officer as required.

Provide First Aid and CPR as needed.

Attend training programs including those on crime prevention, drug and alcohol testing, defense tactics, lethal and non-lethal weapons, traffic stops, report writing, and legal updates as needed or mandated.

Provide responsible assistance to the Police Operations Lieutenant and Chief of Police.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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