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Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses,
Due to COVID-19, most of College of Marin's operations and all
instruction are taking place remotely until further notice, with
the exception of positions deemed essential. The Police
Officer position is considered an essential position and duties
will be performed on the Kentfield and/or Indian Valley (Novato)
campus. Applicants should be prepared, however, that if selected to
interview for a position at the College, all interviews will be
EXTENDED PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: August 23,
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
College of Marin is dedicated to promoting an environment that
attracts and retains talented, diverse, and equity-minded faculty
and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the
highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We
value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic
community to prepare our students for global citizenship.
Similarly, the College's commitment to creating equitable
educational outcomes recognizes the historical and systemic
disparities in opportunity and outcomes faced particularly by
Black/African American and other students of color. Police officers
must work collaboratively to identify equitable practices and work
to actively address those disparities.
The Marin Community College District Police Department is looking
for qualified candidates that are dedicated to providing
professional law enforcement services in a unique College
environment. The safety and well being of our students, faculty,
staff and visitors is our number one priority. As members of the
college community we support student success by sharing the
responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy learning
environment. Department employees take pride in their work and
relationships in the community they serve. The Police Department is
dedicated to a community-oriented policing philosophy.
Why work in a College Police Department:
- When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity
to get to know the students, faculty, staff and community you
- Officers are able to build positive relationships with
students, faculty, staff and visitors, and these relationships
allow the police department to be more effective.
- Officers get the opportunity to make a positive
contribution to our college and surrounding community.
- Officers enjoy the opportunity to help transform the lives
of our college students.
COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents.
Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversity of
students at the college includes greater representation than the
county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of
enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), and
Multi-racial (6%) students
College of Marin does not discriminate in employment on the basis
of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,
physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, marital status,
medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, family and
medical care leave, military or veteran status, or prior record of
arrest or conviction, and is subject to Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as
amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans with abilities Act of
1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In
accordance with Executive order 11246 (as amended), the College of
Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Police Officer identifies potential problems regarding welfare,
safety and/or security of students, personnel, visitors and/or
site; maintains safety on campus by enforcing disciplinary policies
and regulations; communicates information and responding to
inquires; and provides emergency care to students and other
- Administers first aid and/or CPR for the purpose of providing
immediate emergency medical care.
- Arrests individuals suspected of engaging in illegal activities
for the purpose of apprehending suspects and preventing further
- Assists community law enforcement personnel for the purpose of
supporting them in the completion of their work activities on
- Collaborates with other agencies (e.g. law enforcement,
community professionals, disaster planners, etc.) for the purpose
of communicating and/or receiving information regarding situations
that may affect campus safety.
- Communicates district policies and enforcement procedures to
students, personnel and visitors for the purpose of ensuring their
understanding and the potential consequences of violation.
- Directs emergency operations center (e.g. authorizing emergency
vehicle access to campus; securing buildings and/or facilities;
notifying community agency personnel, etc.) for the purpose of
maintaining campus security.
- Investigates potential campus crimes and/or student related
community incidents for the purpose of resolving conflicts and/or
referring to outside agency for resolution.
- Patrols campus facilities (e.g. grounds, roads, buildings,
adjacent areas, etc.) for the purpose of providing administrative
visibility, maintaining security, and deterring crime.
- Prepares documentation (e.g. incident and activity reports,
security logs, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support
and/or conveying information.
- Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of addressing
immediate safety concerns.
- Testifies in court proceedings for the purpose of providing
information and documenting of illegal activity.
- Trains new officers, cadets, volunteers, etc. for the purpose
of ensuring compliance to applicable district policies, laws and
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of
supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
Requirements & Desirables
1.) Graduation from high school or the equivalent;
2.) Basic P.O.S.T. Certification or the equivalent (Intermediate
P.O.S.T. Certification is desirable
3.) Job related experience; and
4.) Valid California driver's license; and
5.) Current CPR/First Aid Certification or have obtained or
renewed certification before hiring
6.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds,
disabilities and learning styles of community college students and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes
- Experience in a Community-Oriented Policing Environment
- Commitment to and training in Implicit and Unconscious Police
Bias, which includes:
- an awareness of police officers' own internally held bias' and
- harmful racial and other stereotypes that are pervasive in
- methods and tools to act in an operational capacity in a
- Experience interacting with a diverse community, establishing a
sense of personal safety and promoting the public trust throughout
the community. Patrols may include a mixture of vehicular, bike,
foot, or stationary assignments. Integrate professional knowledge
and duties with the culture of the academic environment to
accomplish department goals and objectives.
- Experience facilitating programs, meetings, and other community
activities or projects in support of department's mission and
safety awareness for the campus community.
- Dedication to promoting a positive work environment. Is
creative and innovative in suggesting crime prevention and other
educational presentations and participate in community events that
encourage the same.
- Maintain rapport with students, faculty, staff, and
representatives of local law enforcement agencies.
- Communicates effectively with students, in a multi-ethnic
setting, and can interact effectively both formally and informally
with faculty, staff, outside agency personnel and the general
is required to perform algebra and/or geometry;
read technical information, compose a variety of documents and/or
facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems.
Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions
of the job includes: codes, regulations & laws related to the
job functions; safety practices and procedures; and techniques for
diffusing hostile situations.
are required to perform single technical tasks with
a frequent need to upgrade skills due to changing job conditions.
Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: administering first aid and CPR; handling
hazardous materials; operating standard office equipment; preparing
and maintaining accurate records; and utilizing pertinent software
applications. Use of new or additional equipment brought about by
new technology shall be incorporated consistent with the level of
responsibility and complexity of this job.
is required to schedule activities; often gather,
collate, and/or classify data; and use basic job related equipment.
Flexibility is required to work with others under a wide variety of
circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different
processes; and operate equipment using standard methods of
operation. Ability is also required to work with a significant
diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of different
types and/or purposes; and utilize job related equipment. In
working with others, problem solving is required to analyze issues,
create plans of action and reach solutions; with data it is
significant; and with equipment it is limited. Specific abilities
required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job
include: communicating with persons of varied backgrounds;
establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and
maintaining confidentiality and working with frequent
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
- Pre-employment Background
- Pre-employment Medical Exam
- Pre-employment Psychological Exam
- Pre-employment Polygraph Exam
- Criminal Justice/Fingerprinting
- COVID-19 Vaccination Status: All employees new to the District
who access campuses or other District facilities, and/or
participate in off-site work in-person for the District, must be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to employment unless
approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons (as
defined in federal or state laws and regulations).
- California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons
employed by a community college in an academic or classified
position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and
CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine
that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and
every four years thereafter.
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States.
- DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District
(MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through
state and local law
(California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with
the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.
Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service
Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as
ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please
see the MCCD Emergency
- Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community
College District may be disqualified from consideration should
their conviction history not meet the standards established under
the California Education Code.
The following documents must be attached to your application in
order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in
parentheses when making your attachments.
College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence
is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering
success for all members of our diverse community.
As a College of Marin police officer, how would you
contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity,
especially in light of the current national consciousness around
issues of racial profiling within law
Supplemental & Salary Information
- Cover Letter (cover letter)
- Resume (resume)
- Copy of Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate (other)
- Copy of current CPR/First Aid Certification - if not included
in P.O.S.T. training (other)
- Or ability to obtain or renew certification before
- STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the
following prompt (one page maximum; other) and attach it to your
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision;
leading, guiding and/or coordinating other persons; and operating
within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines. Utilization of
resources from other work units may be required to perform the
job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly
impact the organization's services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions
requires the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying,
pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping,
kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; significant reaching,
handling, fingering and/or feeling. Generally the job requires 33%
sitting, 34% walking and 33% standing. The job is performed under
with some temperature extremes, some hazardous conditions (e.g.
mechanical, cuts, burns, infectious disease, high decibel noise,
etc.), and in varying atmospheric conditions.
CLASSIFICATION & RETIREMENT PLAN
Employees in this position classification are represented by the
Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU employees are
also members of the California Public Employees Retirement System
(CalPERS), to which the member contributes 9% - 12.75% (sworn
police positions) of their reportable compensation on a monthly
Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato)
1.0 - Full-time
Months per Year:
Shifts vary Monday through
Sunday; Police Officers work 4-10 hour shifts, for a 40 hour week.
Days 6-4, or swings 1-11.
Starting Salary Range:
$37.42 to $41.27 per hour
(Step A to C). Normal entering step is Step A.
Please refer to our Human
web site for salary schedules.
Applications must include the documents listed in the Required
Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications
will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the priority
screening date. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted
to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee;
however, applicants will be notified of their status, either way,
following the screening. Candidates forwarded by the committee
following the first interview may be invited for a second
interview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer
reimbursement for travel to interviews at this time.
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