About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 05/12/2019
Departmental Overview Consider a law enforcement career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation.
The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 43,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community. At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 62 sworn peace officers, 70 full time civilian employees and 60 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
Responsibilities Police Sergeants are essential members of the University of California Police Department and we expect them to carry out directives and recommend solutions from a broad perspective and to adhere to our philosophy of collaborative, unified leadership in furtherance of the mission of the department. The Sergeant works under the general direction of, and reports directly to, a Lieutenant or Captain of Police. Sergeants are responsible for suggesting best courses of action, deploying personnel, equipment and other resources, and acting in accordance with department policies, orders and procedures. The Sergeant is also accountable for fiscal prudence, representation of the department both within and outside the agency, and the evaluation, training, development and discipline of employees. The Police Sergeant provides direct supervision for one or more sworn and/or non-sworn employees and in doing so designates individual assignments, reviews reports and other documentation, and identifies and requests resources necessary for successful field operations and other department activities. Sergeants assigned to patrol duties work evening, night and weekend shifts, and all Sergeants may be required to work mandatory overtime assignments based on the needs of the department. Sergeants are called upon to perform complaint and internal investigations and to participate in the recruiting and hiring process.
Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
Possess a valid California Driver License;
Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent;
Be a US citizen or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three years);
Have no felony convictions;
Be a non-probationary police officer or higher rank sworn police classification;
Hold a Basic POST certificate; and
Meet all other requirements for peace officers as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
Three (3) or more years of experience as a sworn police officer;
Hold an Intermediate POST certificate;
Excellent verbal and written skills and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community;
Experience in higher education policing; and
Understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment.
Ability to use vehicles, computer systems, weapons and other technologies and tools employed by police agencies.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Other Information To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete the following: writing sample, panel interview, comprehensive background investigation, medical and psychological exams, pre-employment drug test, and other procedures as necessary.
The candidate pool may be screened to a manageable number of candidates and the most qualified candidates invited to participate in the testing and interview process.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.