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Campus Safety Officer

Ohlone College
Job Location:
Fremont, 94539-5847
Police and Public Safety
Campus Safety Officer

Ohlone College

Salary: $72,036.00 - $91,956.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Administrative and Technology Services
Opening Date: 01/04/2024
Location: Fremont Campus and/or Newark Center
Job Number: 202300073
Department: Administrative and Technology Services
Bargaining Unit: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Ideal Candidate Statement
The Ohlone Community College District Campus Police Services Department is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, staff, and visitors of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Ohlone Community College District is currently seeking a Safety Officer to join the Campus Police Services team. The ideal candidate will uphold the highest standards of moral character, integrity, and professionalism while demonstrating the ability to work in a dynamic and ever-changing college setting. The ideal candidate will have the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and mandatory over-time when applicable. The ideal candidate will work in a team environment and must have the ability to develop positive working relationships. The successful candidate can multi-task, prioritize, and meet mandatory/regulatory deadlines.

In addition, the ideal candidate will:
  • Has one year work experience in performing public or private security, military security, law enforcement, or comparable services.
  • Pass a background investigation including reference checks and a state criminal history report, prior to the start of employment.
  • Meet all other requirements for a Safety Officer with the Ohlone Community College District Campus Police Services.
Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions; The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

First round of application screening will be held on/after 02/06/2024. Applications received after 02/06/2024 will be considered after 03/06/2024.

The District reserves the right to hire one or more candidates from the pool of applicants.

This position is funded by categorical funds, and employment is subject to those funds
being available.

Position Description
Under the direction of an assigned police administrator, monitors and patrols District facilities, property and offices for purposes of controlling campus security, parking, and other issues; responds to intrusion and fire alarms, as well as other requests for assistance; investigates and enforces District rules, regulations, and legal infractions concerning the protection of persons and property; observes, reports, and maintains the property and security of the college; and performs related work as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Patrols designated areas of the community college district to preserve law and order including performing foot, bicycle, and/or vehicular patrols to protect safety and control of the entire District.
  2. Responds to service calls including medical, animal control, crowd control, traffic, and vehicle service calls.
  3. Enforce College, County, State, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  4. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  5. Investigate crimes, incidents, suspicious persons, and vehicles.
  6. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; conduct searches, collect and preserve evidence, and conduct arrests of crime suspects.
  7. Create and update crime report forms and track crime statistics; maintain and submit logs relating to daily activities, alarm activations, dispatches, field contacts, restraining orders, and other information.
  8. Coordinate efforts with police departments to assure appropriate and timely response in emergency situations and respond to threats in conjunction with appropriate authorities.
  9. Provide assistance to the Chief and campus police personnel as assigned.
  10. Provide dispatch duties and conduct public relations activities.
  11. Collect and deliver legal tender, such as parking machines, State checks, and other monies.
  12. Operate a variety of safety and office equipment, including a T3 motion device, two-way radio, pepper spray, baton, handcuffs, video surveillance systems, digital camera, automated external defibrillator (AED), computer, and assigned software and other assigned equipment; drive a vehicle to conduct work.
  13. Investigate and enforce unauthorized use of facilities; respond to fire and burglar alarm activations.
  14. Lock and unlock buildings/doors as required; arm and disarm burglar.
  15. Evacuate classrooms and buildings in emergency situations as necessary.
  16. Attend a variety of meetings, trainings and workshop activities as required.
  17. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Pertinent federal, state, local, and District laws and ordinances including applicable sections of the California Penal Code, State Education Code, Local Ordinances, Motor Vehicle Code, Health and Safety Code, business and professional code, and laws related to the area of responsibility.
  2. Methods, practices, and procedures of effective law enforcement including those used in patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification.
  3. Principles of defense.
  4. General investigative and law enforcement practices.
  5. Crowd and traffic control techniques.
  6. Record-keeping techniques.
  7. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  8. Correct oral and written language in English.
  9. Emergency First Aid procedures.
  1. Train and provide work direction to others.
  2. Operate a motor vehicle safely and defensively and use a two-way radio.
  3. Evaluate security incidents and take appropriate action according to established guidelines.
  4. Observe, detect, and deter improper behavior and unlawful activities.
  5. Utilize crowd and traffic control techniques.
  6. Interpret the law, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  7. Implement first aid procedures.
  1. Assure the safety and security of students, staff, facilities, and grounds.
  2. Investigate crimes and incidents.
  3. Respond to disturbances and emergency situations calmly and rationally.
  4. Maintain records and prepare reports.
  5. Understand and work within scope of authority.
  6. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  7. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by college-level coursework in criminal psychology or related field and some Peace Officer training or military service;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Required Application Materials. The below items must be uploaded as attachments for your application to be complete and considered.
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal/professional qualities;
  3. A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant;
  4. Response to the following question: What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your responsibilities in this position?
  5. Valid First Aid/CPR and AED license issued by an authorized agency;
  6. Completion of a Laws of Arrest, 832 PC or school police officer course;
Other Requirements:
  1. Valid California Class C driver's license;
  2. Training required per SB 390 & 72330.5 EC for school security must be completed within two years of employment.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bilingual and Biliterate.
  • Other related specialized training(s).
Physical Characteristics:
This position requires physical abilities, including but not limited to: standing and/or sitting for prolonged periods; occasional stooping, bending, kneeling, and twisting; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling light and moderate amounts of weight. The position requires vision and hearing in normal ranges (with or without correction) sufficient to operate any assigned equipment and the ability to clearly communicate with others in written and verbal forms.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environmental Elements:
  • Constant Interruptions.
  • Evening/Variable Hours; Remain on-call.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Split.
  • Work around electrical hazards, sharp objects/tools, and works in high heights.
  • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
  • Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in anti-social, illegal and violent behavior.
  • Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Foreign Transcripts
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Here is a list of approved foreign degree evaluations services: (Download PDF reader)

District Statement
Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

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