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Police Officer

College of Marin
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jul 17, 2021

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Police Officer

Salary: See Position Description
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Job Type: Full Time
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA


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 held remotely.


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:
  1. When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity to get to know the students, faculty, staff and community you serve.
  2. Officers are able to build positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and visitors, and these relationships allow the police department to be more effective.
  3. Officers get the opportunity to make a positive contribution to our college and surrounding community.
  4. 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 individuals.

Essential Functions

  • 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 illegal activities.
  • Assists community law enforcement personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities on campus.
  • 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 procedures

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; and
2.) Basic P.O.S.T. Certification or the equivalent (Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certification is desirable); and
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; and
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 staff.

  • Experience in a Community-Oriented Policing Environment
    1. Commitment to and training in Implicit and Unconscious Police Bias, which includes:
      • an awareness of police officers' own internally held bias' and prejudices;
      • harmful racial and other stereotypes that are pervasive in society;
      • methods and tools to act in an operational capacity in a non-biased way.
    2. 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.
    3. Experience facilitating programs, meetings, and other community activities or projects in support of department's mission and safety awareness for the campus community.
    4. 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 public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
KNOWLEDGE 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.

SKILLS 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.

ABILITY 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 interruptions.

  1. Pre-employment Background
  2. Pre-employment Medical Exam
  3. Pre-employment Psychological Exam
  4. Pre-employment Polygraph Exam
  5. Criminal Justice/Fingerprinting
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  9. 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 Operations Plan.
  10. 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.
  1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. Copy of Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate (other)
  4. 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 hiring
  5. STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other) and attach it to your application:
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 enforcement?

Supplemental & Salary Information

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.

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 basis.

Campus: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) campuses
Full-time Equivalent: 1.0 - Full-time
Months per Year: 12
Work Days/Hours: Shifts vary Monday through Sunday; Police Officers work 4-10 hour shifts, for a 40 hour week. Days 6-4, or swings 1-11.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Salary Range: SEIU 625
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 Resources 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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