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CSU Chico Police
Police Sergeant

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Position Title: Police Sergeant
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Intermediate

Hiring Agency

Agency: CSU Chico Police
Address: 400 W 1st St
City: Chico
State: CA    Zipcode: 95929
Contact: Karen Acker
Phone: 5308986541
Fax: NA
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

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Recruitment Number VA1367
Posting Period: Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/15/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No
Working Title POLICE SERGEANT (Police Sergeant)
Class Title SERGEANT
Salary Range (From $ to $) $6,008 - $9,275 per month / $72,096 - $111,300 per year (Initial placement within the salary range for new employees is contingent upon background and experience).
Department University Police
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
Status Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period)
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU R08 - SUPA Public Safety
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Hours Per Day TBD - 12 hours per day
Days Per Week TBD - Some weekends and holidays
Shift TBD
Primary Duties
Working independently, and along with other Officers and University Police Officials this position is responsible for ensuring the protection and public safety of CSU, students, faculty, staff, property, and members of the general public who visit our campus by conducting departmental and law enforcement duties.


Incumbent must possess:
Comprehensive knowledge of:
Current law enforcement methods and procedures.
Current criminal codes and laws.
Effective investigative techniques and procedures.
Working knowledge of:
All University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, non-violence, privacy and confidentiality of personal information, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures, as well as all job-related local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
Incumbent must possess:
Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
Incumbent must have the ability to:
Think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
Maintain composure and judiciousness in the face of opposition, indifference or enmity.
Apply effective investigative techniques and procedural compliance.
Comply with collective bargaining agreements.
Demonstrate professional conduct while representing the University, including at off campus meetings and events.
Maintain standards of professional ethics and adhere to law enforcement code of conduct.
Maintain a positive, civil, and collegial interaction with all members of a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and others in the campus community.
Provide helpful, accommodating, and effective customer service to all members of the campus community in carrying out the duties of the position.
Contribute to a positive University experience for every student and assist in achieving the University’s commitment to the Strategic Priorities.
Build confidence and trust with the campus community.
Be proficient in the use of computers and utilizing programs such as, MicroSoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
Consistently perform the duties of this position at satisfactory level or above.
Operate all police communications and safety equipment.
Communicate job-related information in a positive and productive manner.
Demonstrate a positive approach while promoting new and innovative ideas.
Work independently, in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
Exercise sound judgment as an individual and team leader.
To hold oneself accountable as well as those supervised.
Provide effective leadership, training, and direction to assigned personnel.
Supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
Assist in developing department policies and procedures.
Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a team.
Adjust to change (i.e., work environment, technology).
Perform other duties as assigned.

Must possess:
A High School diploma or equivalent.
Graduation from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and Basic Course Certificate.
Three or more years of active law enforcement experience is also required.
Additional Requirements for this Position
The Police Sergeant hiring process will include the following:
1. A review of submitted application materials for minimum qualifications.
2. In-House Written Examination.
3. Oral Board Interview.
4. Oral Interview and review of personnel records, performance appraisals, training records, education, and relevant certifications by the Chief of Police.
Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: Bachelor’s degree in related Criminal Justice field
Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
Knowledge of California State Universities policies, methods and procedures.
Special Requirements
California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
The person holding this position is considered a “General Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.
Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver’s License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.
The work schedule may include varied rotating shifts, including day and/or night shifts, weekends, holidays, and voluntary or assigned additional hours and overtime.
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to position self to complete all the physical requirements of an active duty police officer, which includes wearing a uniform and protective gear (which is an additional 25 lbs. of gear). Requires ability to work various rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work on short notice. May require evening/night and weekend travel.
Must be able to perform law enforcement duties and emergency related duties in various environments (indoor, outdoor, inclement weather, and other adverse conditions, etc.) This position must be able to work varied rotating shifts, including day and/or night shifts, weekends, holidays, and on-call assignments on short notice or no notice and may be required to work overtime. Required to wear an official uniform and is responsible for maintaining the uniforms. A limited annual uniform allowance is provided by CSU, Chico for the cost of purchasing, maintaining or replacing uniforms.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.
CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 02/12/2021

Application Period Ends: 04/11/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $60,089,275.00 to $60,089,275.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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