Public Safety Sergeant (Sac)

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2024
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Public Safety Sergeant (Sac)

Primary Purpose:
The Public Safety Sergeant (Sac) will provide continuity in supervision of the department in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director. They will regularly, supervise personnel associated with assigned shift, and regularly performs all duties of a working Campus Public Safety Officer.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise personnel associated with assigned shift and other shifts as assigned. In conjunction with the Director or Assistant Director, inspect officers going on duty for appearance and appropriate equipment, evaluate work performance, review paperwork completed by officers prior to going off-duty, create work schedules, review and approve time sheets, requests for vacations and other time off.
  2. Assists in the maintenance and implementation of policies and procedures for the Campus Public Safety department including but not limited to: compliance with the Clery Act, Penal Code, Education Code, and University and Student Policies.
  3. Regularly performs all duties of a working Campus Public Safety Officer. May work overtime as needed to ensure shift coverage.
  4. Serves as first point of contact for Public Safety and Campus Security Officers.
  5. Assist the Director and/or Assistant Director in providing a training program for the department.
  6. Analyze security systems reports to ensure management programs are effective.
  7. Review preliminary and follow-up incident investigations to ensure adherence to department procedures.
  8. Review and assess information from daily reports.
  9. Initiate work orders; prepare invoices for payment and other general office duties.
  10. Function as the Director in the Director’s absence.
  11. Perform all other duties as directed by the Director of Public Safety.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Four (4) years of increased responsibility as a security officer, public safety, or law enforcement officer.
  • Experience in a supervisory position.
  • Current B.S.I.S gun, guard, baton and pepper spray permit/cards.
  • Current 832 POST Training, and/or POST Academy certificate within the last three (3) years, and/or separation from a POST regulated agency within the last three (3) years.
  • Current California driver license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing available resources in a timely and effective manner under emergency conditions.
  • Experience preparing accurate written reports.
  • Experience conducting investigations, interviews, and use of appropriate auditing techniques.
  • Experience providing training, assistance, and/or guidance to department officers; issue instructions and be responsible for the results.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, and internet.
  • Ability to understand and interpret University general regulations and policies.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Communicate effectively verbal and in writing.
  • Provide security information briefings to designated faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of physical security devices and computerized security systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Ability to assist with the implementation of security regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure desirable.
  • Knowledge of physical security devices and computerized security systems.
  • Knowledge of security department administration and management.
  • College courses in security, criminal justice, public safety, computer skills, and management courses.
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certified.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 130 pounds. Bending, stretching, and reaching required. Some sitting and climbing, extensive walking and standing.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Working in extreme temperatures, wet, humid, and hot. Working hours vary, 24/7 coverage needed.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $23.90-$31.67 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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