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Police Officer, Full-time (One or More Positions) - EXTENDED

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Possession of a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (received after completing Field Training as a Police Officer for one year) is "REQUIRED." Please attach/upload a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate to "LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE" under “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” in the "APPLICANT DOCUMENT"/”DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR APPLYING” section of the application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Police Officer
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 03/03/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 10/24/2017
Position ID: P0010925
Job Open ID: 6214
Position Title: Police Officer, Full-time (One or More Positions) - EXTENDED
Location 10-Irvine Valley College
Department Parking Services (IVC-034-089)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click Here for Current Salary Schedule
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: II - Starting at $4,484.00 per Month
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Variable Shifts - To Be Determined (TBD)
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

Perform a variety of law enforcement and security related duties to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the security of college property and facilities. Receives direction from the Chief of Police or the Deputy Chief of Police.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PERFORMANCE: These are tasks which are considered minimum standards of physical and mental performance which are required in order to successfully hold the position for which they were codified. Within each category discussed, examples are provided of typical circumstances, tasks, or activities, but are not all-inclusive. These essential tasks are distinct from published “job dimensions” also considered essential for this position.

Mental/Cognitive Abilities: Ability to recall detail, including the ability to accurately recreate witnessed events, conversations, or readings and to record those recreations in written and/or oral form. Ability to interpret and apply oral or written material/instructions, including the ability to listen to or read abstract or directive instructional material and to apply that data correctly to practical circumstances. Ability to remain alert and coherent, including the ability to take action or to decide between alternative courses of action under routine, highly stressful, or environmentally difficult conditions; an ability to remain alert at varying hours after scheduled rest or for extended periods of an emergency or unanticipated nature. Each of these essential tasks must be performed individually and unassisted by other persons, since this class of employment requires an ability to work alone. However, the ability to perform these tasks shall not be limited by the assistance of enhancing devices which are reasonably free from anticipated malfunction, loss, or destruction during normal or foreseeable circumstances. Performance of some of the tasks may, in individual situations, also be aided by the presence of items constituting reasonable accommodation of a disability (i.e., eyeglasses, contact lenses, etc.).

See also MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK under Experience and Training Guidelines.

Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, methods and procedures of law enforcement and traffic control. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Appropriate responses for emergency situations. Use and care of firearms. Basic first aid and CPR.

Ability to:

Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Administer procedures related to safety and security. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree with major training in law enforcement, security or a related field.


Two years of law enforcement or security experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (received after completing Field Training as a Police Officer for one year); possession of a valid California Driver’s License, and a current and valid First Aid/CPR certificate.

Conditions of Employment:

MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK: Must pass a medical and psychological test as required by Government Code Section 1031(F) and required to submit to a thorough background investigation pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 to comply with the standards established by the Commission for P.O.S.T.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

At least half of each week requires exposure to sensory extremes. Several times weekly, exposure to chance of injury or loss of life, which can be substantially controlled by use of significant safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.), some walking, pushing, pulling, on a regular basis. See Additional Information for detailed description.

Additional Position Information:



Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position and attach the specified required documents.

To be considered, each section on the application must contain the requested information (do not state “SEE RESUME” or leave blank). Included in the application, applicant must provide on the application at least three (3) Professional References, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors (from the past five years), colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.

In addition to a full complete application, the applicant is required to attach all “REQUIRED” documents.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application is complete and required documents are attached prior to the initial screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District, and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Any supporting documents submitted must reference the Job Opening ID numbers and may be attached online, faxed to 949-340-8007, mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.


This recruitment will remain “OPEN UNTIL FILLED.” For guaranteed consideration your complete application, and all “REQUIRED” documents are required to be submitted electronically by the “INITIAL SCREENING DATE.” Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Additional Classification Information:

Physical/Manipulative Abilities Relating to Major Life Activities.


The ability to hear normal speech and other audible events, even in combination with other environmental noise. This necessarily includes hearing voices transmitted by radio and telephone, as ell as hearing and distinguishing sounds associated with criminal activity (i.e., gunshots, cries for help, glass breaking, alarm bells ringing, tires squealing, etc).


The ability to read or see objects under ambient, limited, or artificial lighting and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description (i.e., persons, vehicles, license numbers, addresses, street signs, items of property, written messages, printed material, etc.).


The ability to speak clearly in English and to be understood by others under normal or highly stressful circumstances, either directly or through amplified, radio, or telephonic transmission.

Moving, walking, sitting, touching:
The ability to alternatively move from one place to another, to change from seated to standing positions, to securely grasp objects as required:

Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including turning a steering wheel, operating acceleration and braking devices, opening and closing doors, operating seatbelts or other equipment including switches, radios, and the like while speaking, seeing, and/or hearing at the same time.

Ability to traverse irregular surfaces, including under varying climactic conditions, climbing steps, scaling walls and fences, using ladders, crawling through restricted spaces, and traversing graded surfaces, either at a normal or accelerated gate and when approaching, pursuing or retreating from persons, objects, or locations.

Ability to restrain violent or uncooperative persons, including the mobility and agility to apply appropriate restraining techniques against one or more persons under both passive and combative circumstances; to affix appropriate restraining devices upon others; to temporarily subdue others without resorting to excessive or unreasonable force.

Ability to hold and/or operate furnished implements or other equipment, including pens, pencils, typewriter or computer keyboard keys under varying lighting conditions and perhaps in concert with holding or operating other items of equipment (i.e., flashlights); an ability to hold, operate, and accurately control an approved firearm.

Ability to move and/or carry heavy objects, including lifting, carrying, or assisting other person’s unable/unwilling to move themselves.

Ability to grasp and operate non-furnished devices, including door latches, light switches, or other mechanical devices encountered at locations where police services are required.

Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform law enforcement and crime prevention work, to include patrolling college properties in an effort to proactively preserve law and order and achieve positive public relations; respond to public safety emergencies, complaints, concerns or questions and administer proper procedures to ensure public safety; conduct criminal investigations; enforce parking regulations, control and direct traffic, to include respond to and conduct traffic accident investigations; inspect and maintain the security of college buildings and facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide public assistance; participate in community service activities; use safe work practices and procedures, and provide customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare applicable crime and incident reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain and clean equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain visible patrols of College property and surrounding areas to deter criminal activity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify and investigate such criminal activity, safety and fire hazards and other incidents/complaints.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to life and property emergencies; responsible for immediate evaluation of the emergency and notification of emergency support personnel; perform self defense measures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Initiate and may complete follow-up investigations of felonies, misdemeanors, motor vehicle incidents and College policy violations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare written reports, affidavits, warrants and memoranda for transmittal to Orange County Court, Department of Motor Vehicles, College departments and other law enforcement agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain law enforcement presence at College and District functions; provide escorts of negotiable assets for College departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as presenter to College community in self-defense measures, personal safety awareness, and crime prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide additional patrols via mountain bicycle for strategic areas of campus to include pedestrian routes. Operate police vehicle on/off campus.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. License or Certificate
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree with major training in law enforcement, security or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you obtained at least two years of law enforcement or security experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (received after completing Field Training as a Police Officer for one year)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess a current and valid First Aid/CPR certificate?
    • Yes
    • No