Police Officer-Lateral and External (one or more positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7086773 (Ref.No. P0002580)
Posted: October 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary Description:
Perform a variety of law enforcement and security related duties to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the security of college property and facilities. Receives direction from the Chief of Police or the Deputy Chief of Police.

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, methods and procedures of law enforcement and traffic control. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Appropriate responses for emergency situations. Use and care of firearms. Basic first aid and CPR.

Ability to:
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Administer procedures related to safety and security. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree with major training in law enforcement, security or a related field. 

Two years of law enforcement or security experience. 

License or Certificate:
Possession of a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (received after completing Field Training as a Police Officer for one year); possession of a valid California Driver’s License, and a current and valid First Aid/CPR certificate.

Conditions of Employment:

MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK: 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.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required 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 functions.

Work Environment:
At least half of each week requires exposure to sensory extremes. Several times weekly, exposure to chance of injury or loss of life, which can be substantially controlled by use of significant safety precautions.

Physical Demands:
Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.), some walking, pushing, pulling, on a regular basis. See Additional Information for detailed description.

Additional Position Information:
Employment in this position is contingent upon funding by Parking Fee Services (60%)and the General Fund (40%).

Additional Classification Information:
Physical/Manipulative Abilities Relating to Major Life Activities. 
The ability to hear normal speech and other audible events, even in combination with other environmental noise. This necessarily includes hearing voices transmitted by radio and telephone, as ell as hearing and distinguishing sounds associated with criminal activity (i.e., gunshots, cries for help, glass breaking, alarm bells ringing, tires squealing, etc). 
The ability to read or see objects under ambient, limited, or artificial lighting and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description (i.e., persons, vehicles, license numbers, addresses, street signs, items of property, written messages, printed material, etc.). 
The ability to speak clearly in English and to be understood by others under normal or highly stressful circumstances, either directly or through amplified, radio, or telephonic transmission. 
Moving, walking, sitting, touching: 
The ability to alternatively move from one place to another, to change from seated to standing positions, to securely grasp objects as required: 
Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including turning a steering wheel, operating acceleration and braking devices, opening and closing doors, operating seatbelts or other equipment including switches, radios, and the like while speaking, seeing, and/or hearing at the same time. 
Ability to traverse irregular surfaces, including under varying climactic conditions, climbing steps, scaling walls and fences, using ladders, crawling through restricted spaces, and traversing graded surfaces, either at a normal or accelerated gate and when approaching, pursuing or retreating from persons, objects, or locations. 
Ability to restrain violent or uncooperative persons, including the mobility and agility to apply appropriate restraining techniques against one or more persons under both passive and combative circumstances; to affix appropriate restraining devices upon others; to temporarily subdue others without resorting to excessive or unreasonable force. 
Ability to hold and/or operate furnished implements or other equipment, including pens, pencils, typewriter or computer keyboard keys under varying lighting conditions and perhaps in concert with holding or operating other items of equipment (i.e., flashlights); an ability to hold, operate, and accurately control an approved firearm. 
Ability to move and/or carry heavy objects, including lifting, carrying, or assisting other person’s unable/unwilling to move themselves. 
Ability to grasp and operate non-furnished devices, including door latches, light switches, or other mechanical devices encountered at locations where police services are required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Perform law enforcement and crime prevention work, to include patrolling college properties in an effort to proactively preserve law and order and achieve positive public relations; respond to public safety emergencies, complaints, concerns or questions and administer proper procedures to ensure public safety; conduct criminal investigations; enforce parking regulations, control and direct traffic, to include respond to and conduct traffic accident investigations; inspect and maintain the security of college buildings and facilities. 
Provide public assistance; participate in community service activities; use safe work practices and procedures, and provide customer service. 
Prepare applicable crime and incident reports. 
Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department. 
Maintain and clean equipment. 
Maintain visible patrols of College property and surrounding areas to deter criminal activity. 
Identify and investigate such criminal activity, safety and fire hazards and other incidents/complaints. 
Respond to life and property emergencies; responsible for immediate evaluation of the emergency and notification of emergency support personnel; perform self defense measures.
Initiate and may complete follow-up investigations of felonies, misdemeanors, motor vehicle incidents and College policy violations. 
Prepare written reports, affidavits, warrants and memoranda for transmittal to Orange County Court, Department of Motor Vehicles, College departments and other law enforcement agencies. 
Maintain law enforcement presence at College and District functions; provide escorts of negotiable assets for College departments. 

Serve as presenter to College community in self-defense measures, personal safety awareness, and crime prevention. 
Provide additional patrols via mountain bicycle for strategic areas of campus to include pedestrian routes. Operate police vehicle on/off campus. 

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.