Friday, June 17, 2022
Salary is $36,335.00. Compensation package is comprised of many
college paid benefits including health and life insurance,
retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College
and the University of Florida.
Full-time, Career Service, Pay Grade C5, Non-Exempt
Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building
T-002, Gainesville, FL 32606
Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has
been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the
United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered
institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence,
and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a
comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s
degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in
Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and
Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate
climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural
events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and
Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls
over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60%
of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the
The Santa Fe College Police Department (SFPD) is an
award-winning fully sworn police agency dedicated to serving in
partnership with the college and surrounding communities.
SFPD is responsible for patrolling SF’s Main Northwest Campus, as
well as SF’s six (6) Educational Centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 day a year to ensure a safe and secure campus for
students, faculty, staff and other visitors of SF campuses.
The SFPD is seeking a qualified Police Officer to preserve the
peace, provide general police services and enforce municipal,
county, state, and federal laws, as well as the rules and
regulations of Santa Fe College. The Police Officer helps to
establish a uniform police presence on campus and is responsible
for campus law enforcement to ensure the protection of college
personnel, students, property, and equipment. The Police
Officer is required to work in all weather conditions, as well as
varying hours and shifts both days and nights with periodic
rotations and changes in work schedules, including being available
for call back duty as required. The Police Officer encounters
emergencies, as well as dangerous, potentially hazardous situations
and materials, therefore this position must be proficient in the
high liability skills as defined by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly, impartially and
- Patrol assigned areas, assist students, staff and the public;
observe infractions and/or violations taking action as
- Report unsafe or suspicious incidents taking appropriate action
- Report unsafe conditions such as obstructions on streets or
sidewalks, holes, leaking or faulty utility services, or other
unusual conditions that might endanger the public.
- Respond to dispatch calls for service and investigate problems,
disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies, and other
incidents, including routine calls related to alarms and medical
emergency calls; provide assistance and prepare related incident
- Perform security checks of all building and concourses; lock
and unlock buildings and classrooms; provide parking and traffic
- Conduct accident and crime investigations; prepare
comprehensive, complete reports in clear and accurate detail noting
observations and actions taken.
- Provide security for various events; set up cones, barricades,
signage, security lighting and other tasks necessary for special
- Maintain proper care of patrol vehicles, weapons and other law
enforcement equipment to ensure operational readiness; use and care
for firearms in an effective and efficient manner.
- Provide safety escort services for members of the SF community
and bank deposits as necessary.
- Educate and counsel students, staff and visitors on crime
prevention techniques and proper safety practices.
- Prepare and preserve evidence in accordance with directives to
maintain chain of custody; provide assistance to other law
enforcement agencies as per mutual aid agreements; testify in court
providing an accurate account of incident.
- Administer first aid as necessary and maintain current first
responder certifications at all times.
- Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy according to
college rule and the law.
- Provide service excellence through courteous, informed,
accessible and professional engagement.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Sergeant, SFPD
Required: High school diploma or equivalent and
must be eligible to take the State Officer Certification
Examination within the next six months and receive a passing
Preferred: Associate’s degree in Criminal
Justice or relevant field is preferred, as is knowledge of crime
prevention and/or community policing concepts.
Additional Requirements: Applicants must
have a valid Florida driver license and be authorized to drive for
the College. Successfully pass the background investigation,
physical examination, drug testing, and polygraph.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Communication – able to effectively communicate in a
professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using
preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
- Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated
team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative
relationships with all levels within and external to the
- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural
- Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule,
and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or
ahead of established time frames.
- Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level
of interactive service to others, building relationships and
addressing identified needs.
- Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive,
able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid
- Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze
information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures,
collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts,
identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the
interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop
recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select
appropriate course, follow up and evaluate.
- Ability to remain calm, exercise good judgement, respond
swiftly, effectively, and appropriately to emergency and high
- Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage,
prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly
assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply
the appropriate response.
- Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed
- Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of
Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
- Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism,
civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related
Application Process: All
applicants must complete the SF Employment Application,
submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college
transcripts (if applicable) and certifications through
portal to be considered for this position. The letter
of intent must describe your interest in working as a Police
Officer at Santa Fe College and explain the skills, strengths and
experience you would bring to this position. College transcripts
are required for any college coursework. Unofficial
transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official
transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being
Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and
educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member
of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied
the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college
program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national
origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status,
gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic
information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.
This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to
the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission,
applicants for employment, and the general public. http://www.sfcollege.edu/eaeo/
Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns
about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual
harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed
Santa Fe College reserves the right to extend deadlines
and/or not to offer advertised positions.
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of