District Police Officer - #197028

College of the Sequoias

Date: 06/08/2022 09:30 AM

City: Visalia, California

Salary: $58,552 - $78,374 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

District Police Officer

Salary: $58,552.00 - $78,374.00 Annually

Job Type: $ATSJobType$

Job Number: 6085-c-04/22

Closing: 7/5/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Visalia, CA

Department: Security


General Description

Under the direction of the Chief, District Police, the District Police Officer will perform police patrol, preliminary and follow-up investigative duties; protect District property and personnel

This is a Full-Time 12-month position. The initial salary placement will be $58,552.

Working Hours: Rotating shifts and days off. 10-hour shifts.

The District currently has the following shifts:

Shift A: M-Th - 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shift B: M-Th - 3:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m.

Shift C: T-Fri - 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shift D: M-Th - 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shift E: Fri-M - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Job duties of the District Police Officer include:

  • Patrol school property, grounds, streets and parking facilities for the prevention and detection of crimes relative to the campus.
  • Prepare and maintain police files, logs and reports regarding preliminary and follow-up investigations, vehicle collisions and other related matters.
  • Assure physical security of District property after school hours; check doors, windows, locks and alarms.
  • Issue citations for violation of college ordinances and state laws.
  • Contact, stop and identify suspicious persons on campus and adjacent streets and compete field interview cards as needed; interrogate suspects involved in previous crimes.
  • Establish and maintain contact with students and general public; cooperate with local law enforcement agencies in prevention, control and investigation of illegal activities affecting college personnel, students and facilities.
  • Properly process crime scenes; conduct on scene investigations to obtain physical evidence and statements of witnesses for making arrests or criminal prosecution.
  • Conduct initial and follow-up investigations of incidents and crimes occurring on campus; testify in court as necessary.
  • Provide a variety of services including vehicle lockouts, escorts, CPR and first aid to accident victims, fingerprinting employees, applicants and suspects and contacting students and faculty regarding emergencies.
  • Utilize a variety of defensive equipment including sidearm, aerosol irritant, baton and handcuffs.
  • Direct traffic as necessary.
  • Utilize the District's integrated software in performing the required duties of the position.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
(Education & Experience):

Any combination equivalent to:

  • Graduation from high school and
  • Successful completion of the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic course within the past three years or currently employed full-time as a California Police Officer or deputy sheriff.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

  • Valid California driver's license.
  • An incumbent must be insurable at the "standard rate" by the employer's insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the College of the Sequoias.
  • Candidates will be subject to a thorough medical and psychological examination and background investigation prior to employment.
  • Vision 20/70 correctable to 20/20.
  • No color blindness.
  • Normal hearing.

Working Conditions


  • Indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Subject to working nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work occasional overtime, with additional compensation.
  • Perform routine repetitive duties to completion.
  • Attend in-service training.
  • Work under adverse weather conditions

Physical Abilities

  • 99 Yard Obstacle Course: Run a 99-yard obstacle course consisting of several turns, a number of curb high obstacles, and 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted.
  • Body Drag: Lift and drag 165-pound lifelike dummy 32 feet.
  • Fence Climb: Run 5 yards to a 6-foot high fence, climb over fence and continue running another 25 yards.
  • 500 Yard Run: Run 500 yards (equivalent to 1 lap plus 60 yards of a standard track).

Note: The minimum acceptable composite score for all events is 384 points. The above criteria will be waived if any applicant has attended the academy within 12 months of their date of appointment

Other Physical Abilities

  • Ability to communicate with students/employees/public.
  • Ability to read documents.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended period of time.
  • Ability to reach in all directions.
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy objects.
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Law enforcement procedures and applicable laws of the State of California.
  • Self-defense techniques.
  • Policies and procedures regarding school parking and other related matters.
  • Emergency vehicle procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Traffic directing procedures and flare patterns.
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Fire safety and fire extinguishers.
  • First Aid and CPR procedures.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation of a computer terminal.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Ability to:

  • Patrol effectively, make arrests, lift fingerprints and detect and prevent criminal activity.
  • Prepare and maintain required files, logs and reports, using correct English and grammar.
  • Respond and react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Deal effectively with juveniles and maintain good relations with school personnel, police officers and the public.
  • Remember names, faces, specific details of occurrences and give accurate and definitive descriptions.
  • Learn District rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of buildings and grounds belonging to the district and vehicle regulations.
  • Learn the geographic layout of all district buildings and sites.
  • Operate vehicles having manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Control crowds and traffic.
  • Utilize a variety of defensive equipment including gun, mace, batons, stun guns and handcuffs.
  • Understand military time.
  • Write and issue citations.
  • Swim and save drowning persons.
  • Work independently with little direction.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:

  • An online job application.
  • Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.

Recruitment Analyst: Nancy Yanes nancyy@cos.edu or

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