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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more:


Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Corporal performs a special assignment on a regular, ongoing basis including but not limited to detective, K9 officer, and motor officer and may be designated as the special unit coordinator. The incumbent assigned to patrol as assistant shift supervisors act as lead officers, providing supervision in the absence of the shift Sergeant.

  • Responsible for supervising sworn personnel who perform basic patrol functions through directed and multi-dimensional patrol plans, community policing, assessing incidents for potential timely warnings, making notifications to command staff as appropriate, and other duties normally expected of a Sergeant.
  • Ensures that police officers strictly adhere to the mission, vision and value statements for the department and professional standards as outlined in the law enforcement accreditation program.
  • Responds to all emergency situations including medical and mental health emergencies, hazmat and fire situations, arrests, critical incidents, persons of concern, and serious crimes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and a Basic Course Certificate.
  • Two or more years of active law enforcement experience.
  • Eligible to be a peace officer in the State of California
  • Possess a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate of Eligibility or a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate in good standing
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Completion of First Aid and CPR Certificate and Defensive Driving Course is required along with other training as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound judgments
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and direction to field personnel during assigned shift.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification / grade: 8365 / Corporal
  • The anticipated HIRING RATE is $9018. The salary range for this classification is: $9018 - $108,216, per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; rotating shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 


General Information

  • Applications received through March 4, 2022, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In addition to a thorough background investigation in compliance with POST standards, the selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan), and drug screening.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'general 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 as a condition of employment.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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