Job Number 201910117541
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary $80,492 – $101,205
The University of California, Riverside Police Department is a 24 hour, 365 days per year law enforcement agency that provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community policing, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and site security services to a daily population of more than 30,000 people at the University’s Riverside campus. Police officers protect the lives and property of the campus community members including students, staff, faculty and visitors, respond to all medical emergencies, crimes in progress, calls for service, quality of life issues, and other law enforcement and campus safety issues.
This position requires that the incumbent maintain training and certification standards mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Sworn personnel must adhere to rules and regulations, orders and departmental procedures and policies. Sworn personnel are responsible for the proper maintenance, use and operation of facilities, materials, supplies and assigned equipment. Promote University Police moral, work varied hours and perform tasks as assigned by a ranking officer. May also work as part of a security detail with civilian and other law enforcement agencies at university and athletic events. Have the opportunity to participate in a number of assignments such as bicycle patrol, various training instructor positions, field training officer, detectives, and corporal.
The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
**Applicants who meet the advertised job requirements will be given pre-employment written and physical agility assessments as part of the selection process. Lateral applicants who possess a current POST Basic Certificate will not be required to take the written assessment.**
21 years of age or older
U.S. High school diploma; GED certificate; high school equivalency certificate; or a two (2) year, four (4) year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved college/university
Vision no less than 20/100, correctable to at least 20/30 in both eyes; normal color vision (an exception for contact lenses is available)
No hearing impairment
Ability to successfully complete the minimum POST physical agility requirements
No felony convictions (pursuant to Government Code 1029)
Possession of a valid, class “C” California driver’s license with a prudent driving record, as evidenced by DMV report
Successful completion of oral interview(s); extensive background investigation: medical and psychological examinations
Ability and willingness to work in an environment which demands high police officer integrity and accountability, personal involvement in the community as a problem solving resource and the ability to be a friendly outgoing, caring and approachable person
Ability and willingness to work rotation shifts with changing days off, in a twenty-four, seven-day operation. Ability to meet the rigorous mental and physical requirements of police work, and work effectively under pressure in potentially hazardous or ambiguous situations
Ability and willingness to work with allied law enforcement agencies in a task force cooperative Community Policing venture
Strong oral and written communication skills
Basic computer proficiency
Current or recent University of California affiliation as a student or staff member
Graduation from a POST approved police academy or employment as a peace officer by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 803.1 or 803.2 (subsection a-d) within two years of date of appointment
Knowledge and understanding of current police practices, protocols and procedures
Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the California criminal justice system
Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the University of California police function specifically
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
• UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges.”
• Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as “the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world’s top 500 universities.”
• In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
• UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
• In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview(http://ucnet.
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