Under the direction of a commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Police Officers and Corporals. Work assignments require the use of independent judgement and the ability to provide leadership to others. Full-time assignment of supervisory duties, including making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates. Plan, assign, coordinate and supervise assigned staff on a shift, task force or unit on a regular basis; Develop, implement and enforce campus and department policies, procedures, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility; Provide on-the-job training, development and evaluation to assigned staff; May assume command in the absence of the superior officer and assist in administrative duties; Participate in the development and implementation of department policies and procedures; Act as team leader on a particular investigation task force or project. Examples include critical response unit, special evidence discovery and evaluation team, field training, defensive tactics instruction, crime prevention and community relations programs; Assume the role of designated Watch Commander or Officer in Charge; Provide specialized training and assume leadership role on special reaction teams (e.g., sexual assault or emergency medical).
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.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,429 – $9,924 per month
Hiring Range: Anticipated will not exceed current Step 13 ($8,455 monthly) unless salary schedule is modified by ratified collective bargaining agreement or policy.
Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)
Time Base: Full-Time
Pay Plan: 12 month
Work Hours: Varies; irregular shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to work any shift in a 24/7 schedule.
The mission of the Sacramento State Police Department is to protect the life, property, and peace of mind of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of this university. Our greatest asset in furtherance of this mission is our department members who work as a combined force in collaboration with the campus community. Our department adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and service, understanding our collective responsibility in upholding the noble reputation of the law enforcement profession.
Our highest objective is to provide an environment free of criminality where the future leaders of our society can learn and prosper.
For more information about the Sacramento State Police Department, please visit: www.csus.edu/police
Knowledge and Abilities
• Valid California driver’s license.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
• Comprehensive knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Ability to work independently and make sound judgements.
• Ability to provide effective leadership, training and direction to assigned personnel.
• Ability to supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
• Ability to assist in developing department policies and procedures.
Education and Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a Basic Course Certificate.
• Three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
• Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program is desirable or must be completed within one year of appointment.
Required: Must be comparable to the Minimum Qualifications, appropriate to the skill level of the position, and would allow an incumbent to satisfactorily perform the Essential Functions of the position.
1. Experience supervising and/or providing lead work direction to staff
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
2. Knowledge of local jurisdictions and laws
3. Knowledge of emergency response procedures, principles and techniques
4. Knowledge of current policing trends regarding emerging issues and changes in policy that may affect at the campus, local, state and federal level.
5. Ability to prepare thorough and accurate written reports of activities and incident with accuracy and attention to detail
6. Ability to act calmly, quickly, and effectively function under adverse and stressful conditions or situations
7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community
8. Ability to maintain diplomacy and hypervigilance with current events affecting at the campus, local, state, and federal level.
9. Ability to handle and communicate sensitive situations with tact and confidentiality
10. Ability to effectively collaborate with police organizations from other CSU’s as well state and federal police organizations
11. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
12. Ability to multi-task while being organized and meeting deadlines in a timely manner
13. Ability work various shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
Conditions of Employment
-Ability to pass background check
14. Bachelor’s degree in related field (Criminal Justice)
15. Law enforcement experience in higher education and/or college setting
16. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
17. Knowledge of California State Universities policies, methods and procedures
Valid California Driver’s license and maintenance of safe driving record.
Graduation from POST academy and basic course certificate and completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume, proof of P.O.S.T. (basic), completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program and/or proof of P.O.S.T. graduation, and proof of valid California Driver’s License. These documents must be uploaded to the online application. Applications without these documents may be rejected as incomplete.
For more information, please visit: https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/520040/police-sergeant