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Police Officer Cadet or Police Officer

Apply now Job no: 511824
Work type: Staff
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

POLICE OFFICER CADET: The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the required P.O.S.T. training within the required time frame and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer on a probationary basis.

The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend the prescribed training sessions to learn the principles, practices, and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The Cadet also receives training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques. This position will communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and community members with varied backgrounds and lived experiences. And also, create and maintain trust, legitimacy, credibility and collaboration with the campus community.

Appointments to this classification are temporary and typically do not exceed seven (7) months.

POLICE OFFICER: Under general supervision, Police Officers will look out for the welfare of the entire University, working closely with all University departments, utilizing a strong understanding of all laws including search and seizure, and probable cause; will patrol, respond to and handle incidents involving violations of law or campus regulations; will conduct thorough criminal investigations; testify in court; provide general information and assistance to the public; and apply progressive police principles and best practices. This position will communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and community members with varied backgrounds and lived experiences. And also, create and maintain trust, legitimacy, credibility and collaboration with the campus community.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption.  Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: 

POLICE OFFICER CADET:

  • Bilingual
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Fluent written and verbal multi-lingual/bilingual skills in addition to English.
  • Proficiency with technology and software programs such as database and records management programs (RMS).
  • Experience interacting and dealing with persons of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

POLICE OFFICER:

  • Bilingual
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • Full-time equivalent of three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
  • Fluent written and verbal multi-lingual/bilingual skills in addition to English.
  • Proficiency with technology and software programs such as database and records management programs (RMS).

Required Education and Experience:

POLICE OFFICER CADET:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Eligibility to attend a certified P.O.S.T basic training Academy.

POLICE OFFICER:

  • Current enrollment in, or successful completion of, a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) . Basic Police Academy is required at the time of application. Possession of a valid Certificate of Completion of the Basic Academy is required at time of appointment.
  • Must be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development (GED) Test indicating high school graduation level, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from a college or university.

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: TBD with final candidate

Salary and Benefits Information:

Police Officer Cadet: $3,576 monthly / $42,912 annually

Police Officer: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipate step 5: $5,821 monthly/ $69,852 annually.)

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

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 is considered a sensitive position. As a result, current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date.

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. 

A valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course. 

Must maintain current licenses, certificates, permits, or other items required for this position; and immediately report to supervisor the loss or expiration of same. 

 

POLICE OFFICER CADET:
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR POLICE OFFICER CADET CANDIDATES (California Government Code Section 1031):

  • Must have no felony convictions.
  • Must have no misdemeanor convictions containing elements of domestic violence. 
  • Must successfully complete fingerprint and records check including local, state and federal criminal records. 
  • Must satisfy citizenship requirements detailed in Government code 1031 (a) & 1031.5.  Be a U. S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship and obtains citizenship within three years of application date. 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment. 
  • Must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date. 
  • Must be free from any physical, emotional, and mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of powers of a police officer cadet. 
  • A valid California driver’s license is required.

 
POLICE OFFICER CADET CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS AND TESTING:
The following may be completed PRIOR to an offer of employment:
1. Written Exam:  The CSU, Chico Police Department utilizes the POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). Applicants desiring to waive the written examination are required to submit proof of a valid and recent (issued within 12 months) POST T-score of 42 or higher. For more information regarding this exam please visit www.post.ca.gov.
2. The CSU, Chico Police Department physical agility test is specific to our agency – no waivers will be accepted for the physical agility course. It consists of the five P.O.S.T. Physical Agility tests plus a 1.5 mile run.
3. Oral interview by a panel.
4. Personal History/Background Investigation includes, completion of a personal history statement, Live Scan fingerprinting and local, state and federal criminal records check in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards. 
 
The following shall be completed AFTER a conditional offer of employment has been made:
1. Medical examination including drug screening of which the specific requirements shall be as outlined in the P.O.S.T. Medical Screening Manual for California Law Enforcement. If the candidate fails the medical examination, the conditional offer of employment must be withdrawn.
2. Psychological examination/review which shall be in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards.
3. Background investigation follow-up.
 
POLICE OFFICER:
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATES (California Government Code Section 1031): 

  • Must have no felony convictions.
  • Must have no misdemeanor convictions containing elements of domestic violence. 
  • Must successfully complete fingerprint and records check including local, state and federal criminal records. 
  • Must satisfy citizenship requirements detailed in Government code 1031 (a) & 1031.5.  Be a U. S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship and obtains citizenship within three years of application date. 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment. 
  • Must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation which will be conducted as prescribed in the P.O.S.T. Administrative Manual, and must be completed prior to appointment date. 
  • Must be free from any physical, emotional, and mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of powers of a police officer. 
  • Must be able to read and write at the levels necessary to perform the job of a police officer as determined by the use of the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery or other job-related tests of reading and writing ability. 
  • A valid California driver’s license is required by time of appointment.

 
POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS AND TESTING:
The following may be completed PRIOR to an offer of employment: 
1. Physical agility test which will be done as outlined by P.O.S.T. 
2. Oral interview by a panel. 
3. Personal History/Background Investigation includes, completion of a personal history statement, Live Scan fingerprinting and local, state and federal criminal records check in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards. 
 
The following shall be completed AFTER a conditional offer of employment has been made: 
1. Medical examination including drug screening of which the specific requirements shall be as outlined in the P.O.S.T. Medical Screening Manual for California Law Enforcement. If the candidate fails the medical examination, the conditional offer of employment must be withdrawn. 
2. Psychological examination/review which shall be in accordance with current P.O.S.T. standards. 
3. Background investigation follow-up.

About Chico State:

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 the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, 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. 

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.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/01/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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