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Public Safety Officer II ( Senior Officer)

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Important Information:

  • Incomplete applications packets will not be considered
  • Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form.
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Public Safety Officer II ( Senior Officer)
Position Number: 02195
Posting Date 09/07/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 09/21/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $3,603.19
Maximum Salary: $5,091.21 (Maximum Entry $3,603.19)

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College
Location BC-Main Campus
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, maintain a safe environment for students, staff and faculty; enforce District rules and regulations; may engage in the protection of persons or property or unlawful taking of district property; secure buildings on the college campus property; provide
information and assistance to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.

-Patrol campus and enforce campus regulations; investigate incidents; issue parking citations and eject persons from campus according to Department policies and procedures.
-Secure buildings; lock doors and turn out lights; record monthly activity reports.
-Act as safety resource officer; investigate and report health and safety hazards; notify departments regarding defective equipment; notify authorized personnel regarding hazardous materials; perform audits of safety practices and procedures; encourage adherence to safety standards; perform followup investigations of reported hazards for compliance with recommended actions.
-Patrol parking lots, bicycle areas and campus interior to protect students, staff and faculty and prevent theft and vandalism.
-Maintain parking permits in dispensers and collect money from traffic permit dispensers of all parking lots; count and balance traffic permit money and place in office safe each night; make bank deposits or transfer money to the appropriate office as required.
-Supervise a shift of other Public Safety staff; may provide orientation to staff on Public Safety functions, as assigned. Prepare a variety of incident reports including non-injury traffic accidents, interior losses, and harassment reports; appear and testify in court as needed.
- Escort students, staff and faculty to their vehicles as a safety precaution as requested; escort staff to safety after special events.
Respond to emergency medical situations including illnesses, shock, seizures and bleeding; summon appropriate medical personnel.
-Evacuate classrooms and buildings in emergency situations as necessary including emergencies involving medical situations, hazardous materials and natural disasters.
-Prevent entry and investigate presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.
-Answer questions and provide information to faculty, staff, students and the public; investigate complaints; take action within policy guidelines to resolve complaints.
-Investigate and report fire hazards; extinguish small blazes; report fires to the fire department.
-Recognize hazardous material incidents; isolate, deny entry and notify appropriate authorities.
-Assist students, staff and faculty who have disabled vehicles.
-Transport monies as requested.
-Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of experience in a security setting requiring constant and responsible public contact. Additional specialized training in police science, public administration or a related field is desirable.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

-California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, education code, health and safety codes, municipal laws and codes, and campus regulations.
-District policies and campus regulations and procedures.
-Modern equipment and protective gear.
-Procedures of crowd control and emergency evacuation.
-Principles and practices of legal proceedings and legal testimony.
-Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.
-Learn and apply pertinent provisions of the State Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Education Code.
-Operate a patrol vehicle and patrol equipment in a safe and effective manner.
-Conduct investigations and interviews concerning traffic and internal incidents.
Patrol effectively.
-Detect, prevent and report criminal activity.
-Encourage adherence to safety standards.
-Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
-Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
-Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
-Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Salary Grade 41.0
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on September 21, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts