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Police Lieutenant (2 Positions)

Company: San Jose State University
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Police Lieutenant (2 Positions)
Job no: 521418
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Jose
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)Job SummaryReporting directly to the Captain, the Police Lieutenants are responsible for providing leadership, management and motivation within the University Police Department. The University Police Department provides twenty-four hour professional police services to the campus community, ensuring that it remains a safe and vibrant environment. The Police Lieutenant will also be expected to assume command in the Captain's absence.The University Police Department is divided into five areas of responsibility: Patrol Division with a Day Watch and a Night Watch; Field Training; Martin Luther King Jr. Library Security and the Cadet/Public Safety Assistant program); Administrative Division (consisting of Investigations and Professional Standards (includes oversight of critical functions such as Emergency Preparedness, Training; Policy and Procedures; Property and Evidence; Firearms and Tactics and management of fleet and equipment); Records/Communications Division and Parking Services. The Police Lieutenant will be responsible for oversight and administration of either a Patrol Division Watch or Administrative Division. The assignment is subject to change at the Chief's discretion. Work may be evaluated based on feedback from campus community members in addition to the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below.Candidates for Police Lieutenant should have advanced knowledge of the following topics:

  • SJSU Report and Recommendations from the Task Force on Community Safety and Policing
  • CA Senate Bill-2 Peace Officers: certification: civil rights
  • USDOJ Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
  • Six Pillars of President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
  • PERT: Building Mental Health Into Emergency Responses - American Psychological Association
    Key Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and management to operational units, providing strategic direction to their chain of command, oversight for field situations and effective allocation and coordination of Department resources
    • Responsibilities include attending meetings with departmental and outside groups, teaching training classes, delivering lectures or briefings, preparing reports, and maintaining personnel records
    • Oversees the Department's Cadet/Student Assistant Program
    • Maintains regular contact and interaction with appropriate law enforcement and public safety organizations at the local, state, and federal levels
    • Leverages professional relationships to identify and recommend best practices that will strengthen the Department's ability to achieve its goals
    • Facilitates recruitment activities between the Hiring Manager and the Resources and Operations Manager
    • Coordinates Department Classification and Compensation Reviews with the Resources and Operations Manager
    • Coordinates with University Personnel Leave Manager for extended leaves and absences
    • UPD Contact for Performance Evaluations
    • Processes personnel transactions and coordinates with the Resources and Operations Manager
      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the principles, practices, and procedures of modern public safety administration
      • Advanced knowledge of pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; causative factors contributory to crime and delinquency
      • Skilled in obtaining information through interview, interrogation, and observation
      • Maintain a co-operative working relationship with a diverse population of administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents
      • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency or major incident
      • Ability to build confidence and trust with the campus community
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with the general public, subordinates, and superiors
      • Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of police personnel, and develop and conduct training courses
      • Skilled in leading and motivating police personnel
      • Ability to do necessary research in police subjects, read and interpret laws, rules, and regulations, remember detail of incidents, and prepare reports and correspondence
      • Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action using sound judgment
      • Advanced knowledge of the Police Officers Bill of Rights
      • Advanced knowledge of Police Administration
      • Ability to lead, direct, and manage personnel
      • Ability to make sound decisions
      • Ability to conduct effective meetings
      • Ability to obtain a POST Advance Certificate and Supervisory Certificate within two (2) years of appointment
        Required Qualifications

        • High school Diploma/GED and/or Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice, Business Management, Social Science, or related field from an accredited college or university or have experience equivalent
        • POST Advanced Certificate and Supervisory Certificate
        • 10 years of experience as a sworn Police Officer in California law enforcement with demonstrated experience in progressively responsible assignments, or a combination of education and experience
        • 5 years of sworn supervisory experience in the rank of Sergeant or above
          LicenseA valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.Preferred Qualifications

          • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
          • POST Management Certificate
          • Graduation from a leadership course (i.e., Sherman Block, LAPD, West Point, etc.)
          • Experience taking direct charge of events and emergencies and teaching or mentoring officers
          • Experience in various assignments (i.e., patrol, investigations, administrative, specialist units etc.)
            CompensationClassification: Administrator II
            Anticipated Hiring Salary: $12,917/month
            CSU Salary Range: $4,583/month - $14,713/monthThe final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

            San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

            • Resume
            • Letter of Interest
            • POST Advanced Certificate
            • Supervisory Certificate
              All applicants must apply within the specified application period: November 28, 2022 through December 13, 2022 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
              (see application details)
              (see application details)CSU Vaccination PolicyThe CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to (see application details) .Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

              The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


              All San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San Jose State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at (see application details) or by email at (see application details) .Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at (see application details) or by email at (see application details) .Equal Employment StatementSan Jose State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).Advertised: November 28, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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