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Ohlone College
  • Position Number: 4866618
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Police Officer I

Ohlone College

Salary: $79,308.00 - $101,256.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Administrative and Technology Services
Opening Date: 12/13/2023
Location: Fremont Campus and/or Newark Center
Job Number: 202300071
Department: Administrative and Technology Services
Bargaining Unit: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Ideal Candidate Statement
Ohlone Community College District is currently seeking an armed Police Officer I to join the Campus Police Services team. The ideal candidate will uphold the highest standards of moral character, integrity, and professionalism while demonstrating the ability to work in a dynamic and ever-changing college setting. The ideal candidate will have the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and mandatory over-time when applicable. The ideal candidate will work in a team environment and must have the ability to develop positive working relationships. The successful candidate can multi-task, prioritize, and meet mandatory/regulatory deadlines.

In addition, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be a sworn peace officer in the State of California within the previous three years
  • Hold a valid California POST Basic Police Academy certificate or hold a valid California POST Basic Course Waiver (Lateral or Academy Graduate)
  • Meet all other requirements for peace officers as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions; The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

First round of application screening will be held on/after 01/15/2024. Applications received after 01/15/2024 will be considered after 02/15/2024.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Chief of Campus Police Services, assist the Chief in planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day activities and the productivity of officers and support personnel; assure accuracy and thoroughness of officer-submitted police reports; conduct patrols of campus grounds and assigned areas on foot and in a vehicle as necessary.
The Campus Police Officer I position is the first level for certified peace officers. Incumbents are fully competent to perform all the duties of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide assistance to the Chief and campus police personnel as assigned including training and providing work direction to assigned staff.
  2. Prepare, maintain, submit, and issue a variety of documents including creating and updating crime report forms, track crime statistics, daily activities, alarm activations, dispatches, field contacts, restraining orders, and other information.
  3. Investigate crimes, incidents, suspicious persons and vehicles; conduct searches and collect and preserve evidence; arrests of crime suspects and interview victims, complainants, witnesses.
  4. Open and secure campus and respond to fire and burglar alarm activations; investigate and enforce unauthorized use of facilities.
  5. Enforce College, County, State and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  6. Lead and participate in patrols of campus grounds and assigned areas on foot and in a vehicle.
  7. Respond to service calls, including medical, animal control, crowd control, traffic, and vehicle service calls.
  8. Collect and deliver legal tender, such as parking machines, State checks, and other monies.
  9. Conduct traffic stops and issue traffic and parking citations and conduct welfare checks.
  10. Operate a variety of safety and office equipment such as, but not limited to, two-way radio, pepper spray, baton, handcuffs, video surveillance systems, digital camera, automated external defibrillator (AED), computer and assigned software, and other assigned equipment.
  11. Coordinate efforts with police departments to assure appropriate response in emergency situations and respond to threats in conjunction with appropriate authorities.
  12. Oversee and implement the Student Escort Program including providing training and work direction to part time Student Escort Officers; assure student compliance with College policies and procedures.
  13. Provide dispatch duties; conduct public relations.
  14. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  15. Attend a variety of meetings, trainings, and workshop activities as required.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • California penal, vehicle, fire and education codes, College policies and procedures and federal laws.
  • General investigative and law enforcement practices and principles of defense.
  • Crowd and traffic control techniques.
  • Emergency First Aid procedures.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Correct English oral and written language.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles and practice of training and providing work direction to others.
Skills to:
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely and defensively and use a two-way radio.
  • Evaluate security incidents and take appropriate action according to established guidelines.
  • Observe, detect, and deter improper behavior and unlawful activities.
  • Utilize crowd and traffic control techniques.
  • Interpret the law, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Implement first aid procedures.
Ability to:
  • Assure the safety and security of students, staff, facilities, and grounds.
  • Investigate crimes and incidents.
  • Respond to disturbances and emergency situations calmly and rationally;
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Understand and work within scope of authority.
  • Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of appropriate California P.O.S.T. requirements including graduation from a California P.OS.T. academy within the preceding 36 months and minimum medical standards as set by P.O.S.T. or possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate;
Graduation from high school supplemented by college-level coursework in criminal psychology or related field;
Completion of a school police officer course must be obtained within two years of employment per P.O.S.T;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Other Requirements

  • Valid First Aid/CPR and AED license issued by an authorized agency.
  • Valid California Class C driver's license.
Desired Qualifications
  1. Bilingual and Biliterate.
  2. Other related specialized training(s)
Physical Characteristics
This position requires physical abilities, including but not limited to: standing and/or sitting for prolonged periods; occasional stooping, bending, kneeling, and twisting; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling light and moderate amounts of weight. The position requires vision and hearing in normal ranges (with or without correction) sufficient to operate any assigned equipment and the ability to clearly communicate with others in written and verbal forms.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environmental Elements
  • Constant Interruptions.
  • Evening/Variable Hours; Remain on-call.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Split.
  • Work around electrical hazards, sharp objects/tools, and works in high heights.
  • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
  • Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in anti-social, illegal and violent behavior.
  • Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Candidate must pass: Pre-Employment Medical/Psychological Evaluation, Background Investigation, and Firearm Clearance

Required Application Materials
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  2. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal/professional qualities.
  3. A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant.
  4. Unofficial copies of all college transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
  5. Response to the following question: What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your responsibilities in this position?
Foreign Transcripts
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Here is a list of approved foreign degree evaluations services: (Download PDF reader)

District Statement
Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

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