Police Officer -
Anticipated hiring range $5,689 -
CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:
Open to all
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
will remain open until filled.
POLICE OFFICER BENEFITS: • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision
benefits • PERS Peace Officer Retirement, 2.5% at 57 • Employee
contribution 10.5% • Pay incentives for P.O.S.T. Intermediate and
Advanced Certificates • 14 paid holidays (includes 1 personal
holiday) • Tuition fee waiver for employees and dependents • Pay
incentives for special assignments • Annual Uniform
faculty, staff, and
students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized
or declare a medical or religious
exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently
open search process should be prepared to comply with this
requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at
CSU Vaccination Policy [calstate.policystat.com]
may be sent to email@example.com
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
supervision, patrol university property and grounds by foot,
vehicle or bicycle, crowd control during major events; investigate
and prepare reports on crimes, traffic and injury accidents, fires,
and thefts; gather evidence, make arrests, and appear in court as
necessary; enforce state, local and university laws, and
ordinances; enforce the vehicle code and issue citations;
administer first aid; and other law enforcement duties as
• All applicants must, at a minimum possess a Basic POST
Certificate. Correctional Officer certification does not
• To have been awarded a Basic Certificate you must have
satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement
and an employing agency's probationary period.
• Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and
• Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
• Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including
writing clear and comprehensive reports.
• Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency
and sensitive situations.
• Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible
for and has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to
submitting an application for this position.
• Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
• Possess a valid California Driver's License.
• Be fingerprinted.
• Not have domestic violence or felony convictions.
• Be of good moral character.
• Be a high school graduate or have passed the G.E.D. test as
required by P.O.S.T.
• Be able to read and write at the level necessary to perform the
job of a Police Officer as determined by job related
• Be able to work shifts including weekends, holidays, and late
evening/early morning shifts.
Those applicants meeting the
basic criteria will be invited to participate in the physical
agility examination. Those applicants who successfully complete the
physical agility exam will then be scheduled for the oral
interview. Applicants must pass each phase of the testing process,
physical agility, and interview to be deemed eligible for
employment consideration. The physical agility test is scored on a
pass-fail basis with the eligibility ranking being established
solely on the basis of the interview before a Qualifications
Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience,
interest, and suitability.
Applicants under consideration for employment must undergo an
extensive and thorough background investigation, including credit
report and pass a medical examination including drug screening and
psychological examination. The required Physical Agility Test
consists of the following four components:
1. 99-yard Obstacle Course: The candidate will run a 99-yard
obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb
height obstacles, and a 34-inch-high obstacle that must be
2. Body Drag: The candidate will lift and drag a 165-pound lifelike
dummy for 32 feet.
3. Solid & Chain Link Fence Climb: The candidate will run 5
yards to a 6-foot fence, climb over the fence, and continue running
another 25 yards.
4. 500-Yard Run: Run 500 yards (equivalent to one lap plus 60-yards
of a standard running track).
MEDIUM WORK – up to 40% of the
activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling, or
walking; lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may
involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.
Is exposed to excessive
noise, Is around moving machinery, Is exposed to marked changes in
temperature and/or humidity, Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or
radiation, microwave , Drives motorized equipment
Only those applicants possessing
experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the
office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal
Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and
interest in the position.
Satisfactory completion of a
background check (including a criminal records check) is required
for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment,
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
conditionally offered the position.
Sensitive positions are
designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of
individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to
children, concerns for the safety and security of the people,
animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the
CSU or individuals in the university community.
General: The person holding
this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083,
revised July 21, 2017.
It is the policy of
California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States
citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United
States. All new employees will be required to present documentation
verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be
requested to present a social security card at the time of initial
appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State
regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of
Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State
employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals
are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.
California State University,
Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, disability or covered veteran