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Police Officer Cadet (Police Officer Cadet - Nonrepresented) - University Police Department

Apply now Job no: 517273
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

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Police Officer Cadet (Police Officer Cadet - Nonrepresented) - University Police Department

SF State University

San Francisco State 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.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "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 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


University Police Department

Appointment Type


Time Base


Work Schedule

This employee will work an irregular schedule varying according to workload requirements.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$3,576.00 per month ($42,912.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

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 timeframe and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer (Class Code 8350) on a probationary basis.
The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend training sessions to learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The cadet also received training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques. Under close supervision, the Cadet may assist other police officers in the performance of their duties.

Position Information

Training Academy

  • Attend and participate in all phases of basic training through a certified Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy.
  • Learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement in addition to codified and case law.
  • Train in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques.
  • Successfully complete the required P.O.S.T. training within the required timeframe.

Other duties as assigned.

At All Times

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D)
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Valid California driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • Ability to qualify for and satisfactorily meet the ongoing standards of the basic P.O.S.T. academy training.
  • Mental capacity, physical agility and learning potential to perform all aspects of P.O.S.T. training and police work.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and eligibility to attend a certified P.O.S.T. basic training academy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate(s) shall be at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment to a sworn position.
    Successfully pass P.O.S.T. Background Investigation and fingerprint records check, including local, state, and federal criminal records.
  • Successfully pass polygraph and medical examination including drug testing.
  • Successfully pass P.O.S.T. Entry Level Written Test with a T-score of 45 or more as well as oral interview.
  • Successfully pass the P.O.S.T. physical agility examination.
  • Satisfy citizenship requirements and be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship.

Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:

  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.

Required License/Certification

Incumbent must hold a valid California Driver’s License and a high school diploma or equivalent at time of appointment.


Environmental Requirements:

Police academy tasks are performed indoors, in a classroom or outdoors with full exposure to the elements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity for periods of time requiring physical strength and endurance.
  • In order to graduate from a police academy, an incumbent must be able to successfully complete other physical tests/tasks.

Special Working Conditions:

Physical exercise and exertion.

  • Training during inclement weather.
  • Work days, evenings, nights, and holidays.
  • Ability to safety operate law enforcement equipment, including firearms, motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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