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Interim Chief of Police (Safety

Riverside Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Interim Chief of Police (Safety & Police) - District

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 06/27/24

Department: Safety & Police (D)
Position Type: Classified Management/Supervisor
Student Position Type
Student Employment Location/Department
College/Campus: District
Physical location of the position: District
If off-site, please specify location.
Employment Type: Full-Time
If Part-Time, indicate the number of hours per week
Position Length: 12-month
Salary Range: Grade X
Salary Amount: $169,521 - $206,385
Salary Type: Annual
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No
If categorically (grant) funded, date funded through:
Department Specific Needs:
Job Description
Basic Function: Under the general direction of an appropriate administrator, the Chief of Police is a sworn peace officer with overall district-wide management responsibility for police operations. This position functions in coordination senior management at the District and Colleges. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the department and compliance with the District's strategic goals and objectives. This position is responsible for the enforcement of policies effecting public safety throughout the District, maintaining fiscal sensitivity and demonstrating understanding of the relationship between financial accountability and resource design, and serving as a role model with students, faculty, staff, community members, outside agencies, and all District and College stakeholders.
Education: Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree. Education equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is desirable, and an advanced degree is preferred.
Experience: This position requires a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience in all major phases of police work, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience at a level comparable to a police lieutenant or six years as a police sergeant. Experience working in a college or university environment, and with culturally diverse populations is preferred.
Licenses/Certifications: 1) The RCCD Chief of Police is a sworn peace officer of the State of California. California Penal Code §832.4(c) states: "Each police Chief, or any other person in charge of a local law enforcement agency, appointed on or after January 1, 1999, as a condition of continued employment, shall obtain the basic certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training within two years of appointment." 2) Possession of California POST (or equivalent) Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Certifications is required at the time of appointment. Possession of a California POST (or equivalent) Management Certificate is preferred at the time of appointment. 3) Valid California driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Other: Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
Duties and Responsibilities: REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES (Illustrative only):

1. Serves as the District's community policing advocate;
2. Develops and implements policies and procedures related to law enforcement and administrative areas of operation;
3. Plans, organizes and directs the work of the department and ensures departmental operations occur in accordance with current federal, state, regulatory, statutory, and local laws;
4. Conducts management and staff collaboration meetings;
5. Oversees investigations and coordinates with appropriate individuals within the District;
6. Coordinates police activity with other law enforcement agencies;
7. Prepares and implements the department's strategic plans, including the budget, prepares reports (such as the Clery Report) and makes presentations to a variety of stakeholders;
8. Manages routine audits and inspections of departmental activities and equipment;
9. Coordinates emergency preparedness with other District, College and campus units;
10. Manages the fiscal direction and accountability for daily police operations;
11. Serves as the Training Compliance Officer so as to ensure the department adheres to regulations required of all POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified entities as well as all other officer training needs;
12. Reviews and recommends adjustments, as appropriate, to the department's organizational structure;
13. Supervises staff as appropriate, including but not limited to hiring, planning and directing work activities, evaluating, and disciplining assigned personnel;
14. Provides guidance, advice and recommendations related to community matters, criminal intelligence and activity, and other important elements of the policing function, often working with District leadership, Trustees, community members and the general public; and,
15. Other duties, as required.
Duties and Responsibilities - Continued: SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Chief of Police may directly supervise staff employed within the Police Department.
Duties and Responsibilities: - Continued
Conditions of Employment: PHYSICAL EFFORT: While the Chief of Police is not a first-responder, it is possible that s/he may periodically be called upon to assist in, supervise, and/or monitor field activities (e.g., major crime scenes, dignitary protection details, special event deployments, demonstrations, protests, etc.). Normally, s/he can expect to experience extended periods of time sitting and sitting at a keyboard, walking, standing, driving, and climbing stairs.

Must pass a physical examination and be free of any physical disabilities that would restrict performance as a Police Chief. This status must be maintained throughout the time of appointment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will require being on-call 24/7, ability to respond at all hours, and will require flexibility in schedule to include periodic meetings and maintenance of non-traditional/routine office hours (i.e., outside of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

The duties of this position are primarily conducted in a normal office environment. However, circumstances may require or result in spending extended time outdoors, potentially in extreme heat or cold, and with the possibility of exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Other Document:
Optional Applicant Documents: Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Other Document:
Effective Employment Date: Anticipated start date: August 2024
Application Deadline: 06-27-2024
Special Comments: IMPORTANT NOTICES:

Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application

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