THIS IS OPEN TO CURRENT SYSTEM-WIDE UC Police Department employees ONLY. Not open to non-UC applicants.
Announcement for POLICE SERGEANT Promotional Examination
Hourly Salary Range:
Step 1.0 $54.26 - $113,294.88 to Step 2.0 $57.00 - $119,016.00
Plus possible Certificate Pay and Shift Differential
The University of California Police Department, Santa Cruz (UCPD) is in the recruitment process to establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies at the rank of Sergeant of Police. Please post this letter and notify your personnel of this recruitment.
The Department is committed to Community-Oriented Policing, a customer service approach to service delivery, and an awareness of and appreciation for the diversity of the campus community. The Department takes pride in its organizational values, which include treating each other and the public with dignity and respect.
In accordance with Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM 20) Recruitment and Promotion, this process will be conducted through an internal search, a competitive recruitment for career positions where only internal candidates to the UC system are eligible to apply for the vacant positions.
The Police Sergeant will supervise department employees engaged in patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, crime prevention, outreach, training and development, recruitment and hiring, and other department activities.
A Police Sergeant will plan work schedules and patrol/investigative strategies, advise and train employees, facilitate clear and positive communication between subordinates and management, inspect and evaluate the work of employees, prepare and deliver employee performance evaluations, perform administrative duties, supervise and direct operations in the field and unit resources and other duties as required or assigned.
The Police Sergeant will be called upon to give presentations to our campus community, sit on committees involving the campus, city or county, work dignitary protection details, conduct Internal Affairs Investigations and supervise major campus events or incidents. (See Job Description for further details)
UC POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES:
Current Non-probationary UCPD Officer or higher rank sworn classification and have three (3) or more years of UCPD service and must possess an intermediate California POST certificate.
Current probationary UCPD Officers with at least five (5) years of California law enforcement experience possessing an intermediate California POST certificate may test.
All qualifications (POST) must be met by the final filing date, 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020
(NOTE: All applicants must apply for the position via the UC Santa Cruz online employment website and must participate in the written examination.)
For additional qualifications, see job description at https://jobs.ucsc.edu.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a detailed and fundamental knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques with particular emphasis on the university environment; skills in working as part of a diverse team; ability to motivate others to effectively achieve department goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community; possesses excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing to all levels of the organization; knowledge of relevant university-wide police policies and procedures; a strong commitment to cultural, gender and racial diversity, professional ethics and integrity, and understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing, a self-starting and self-motivated work ethic, and a reliable attendance record.
Each candidate must apply for this position via the UC Santa Cruz online employment website by the final filing date of 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020. The job number for this position is 8672 and the job title is “Police Sergeant Supv 2.” To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.ucsc.edu and type 8672 in the “Keywords” search box at the top of the page and hit enter.
Once the position description opens, please review the qualifications section of the Police Sergeant Supv 2 job. Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page when you are ready to submit an application.
The 2020 Sergeant of Police promotional process will consist of seven components:
Review of minimum qualifications for eligibility
Personal History Questionnaire
Practical exercise (Responses will be submitted prior to oral boards)
Law Enforcement/Community Oral Boards
Police Executive Oral Board (Final candidates must be approved by the Chief of Police)
Chief's interview and selection/placement on the eligibility list (Background process, if applicable)
Instructions for completing the practical exercise will be provided to the candidates that pass the review of minimum qualifications and the Personal History Questionnaire. The practical exercise will be completed prior to the interview and may be used during the oral board interview process.
The Oral Board panels will consist of structured interviews. The Law Enforcement & Community Oral Board panel members may include key community member(s), UCPD personnel, and other law enforcement professionals. The Police Executive Oral Board members may include the department's Executive Staff, as well as UC System-wide Police Department Managers. Given the current shelter in place orders, these interviews may be conducted via Zoom or other conferencing application.
The oral boards may use the following additional materials in the interview questions:
1. Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA) contract
2. UC Santa Cruz Police Department mission, vision and values statement
3. Discussion and review of each candidates' previous work record and performance
This component of the promotional process will also consist of structured interview questions, including operational scenarios. The UCPD Oral Board may examine the candidates' abilities in the following areas:
1. Supervision principles
2. Administrative procedures
3. Problem solving and decision-making
4. Interpersonal skills and public relations
5. Oral and written communications
6. Community involvement and awareness
7. Interest and motivation
Candidates are encouraged to read and become familiar with the following:
1. Duhigg, Charles, author. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
2. Agreement for the Police Officers Unit (PA) between the University of California and the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA)
3. California Peace Officer's Bill of Rights
4. UC Santa Cruz Police Department General Orders
5. Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
Qualified candidates' list and selection
The candidates' final score (ranking) will be based on their overall performance. A ranked list will be established and used exclusively for the UC Santa Cruz Police Department promotion/appointment to the rank of Sergeant of Police. The list is intended to remain active for six months from the date of posting and may be extended up to an additional six months.
As vacant positions become available, the most qualified candidates and current UCPD sergeant applicants interested in lateral transfer from other UC campuses may be invited to participate in a final selection interview with the Chief of Police.
Note: POST Standards require an oral interview by the department head or representative(s), and a measure of reading and writing ability. In addition, candidates from other UC campuses selected to continue in the process must be thoroughly investigated to make sure that the applicant is of good moral character [Government Code 1031(d)] and be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC§1031(f)] so that nothing in their background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. In addition to these minimum standards, the applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per California Government Code sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test.
Internal non-probationary UC Police Officer candidates promoted to Police Sergeant shall serve a six-month probationary period in the new class, exclusive of time on paid or unpaid leave. The probationary period shall be completed following six months of continuous service at 50 percent time or more without a break in service.
Internal probationary UC Police Officer candidates must serve a one-year probationary period in the new class, exclusive of time on paid or unpaid leave. The probationary period shall be completed following 12 months of continuous service at 50 percent time or more without a break in service.
June 26, 2020: Promotional process begins. Interested candidates must submit their application online as outlined in the “Application process” section.
July 27, 2020: Minimally qualified candidates will be invited to complete a Personal History Questionnaire. Those that pass the questionnaire review will be invited to complete the practical exercise and will be scheduled an interview.
Week of August 10, 2020: Law Enforcement / Community Oral Board Interviews (Those invited to the Oral Board will be provided information as to how to complete the practical exercise)
Week of August 17, 2020: Police Executive Oral Board Interviews
August 24, 2020: Police Sergeant Promotional Announcement (if applicable)
Significant advance notice of the dates and times for each section of the promotional process will be provided to the candidates. Candidates are encouraged to resolve any schedule conflicts, including court, to ensure their availability for all testing and interview dates. Changes to the above schedule may be made with approval from the Chief of Police.
General questions concerning the promotional examination process, strictly exclusive of the examination contents may be directed to Administrative Manager Shannon Mahoney or Lieutenant Mary Garcia at 831.459.2231 ext. 1.
Chief of Police
UC Santa Cruz Police Department
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
Initial Review Date (IRD)
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 7/26/2020
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Dept Marketing Statement
Under the direction of the Police Lieutenant, the Police Sergeant will become a member for the department's management team and will be responsible for the supervision of a team of Police Officers.
The Police Sergeant will supervise department employees engaged in patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, crime prevention, outreach, training and development, recruitment and hiring, and other department activities. A Police Sergeant will plan work schedules and patrol/investigative strategies, advise and train employees, facilitate clear and positive communication between subordinates and management, inspect and evaluate the work of employees, prepare and deliver employee performance evaluations, perform administrative duties, supervise and direct operations in the field and unit resources and other duties as required or assigned.
The Police Sergeant will be called upon to give presentations to our campus community, sit on committees involving the campus, city or county, work dignitary protection details, conduct Internal Affairs Investigations and supervise major campus events or incidents.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a detailed and fundamental knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques with particular emphasis on the university environment; skills in working as part of a diverse team; ability to motivate others to effectively achieve department goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community; possess excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing to all levels of the organization ; knowledge of relevant university-wide police policies and procedures; a strong commitment to cultural, gender and racial diversity, professional ethics and integrity, and understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing, a self-starting and self-motivated work ethic, and a reliable attendance record.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: $113,294.88/annually to $119,016.00/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
100 % weekly
40 hours weekly
Mon-Fri, Saturday & Sunday
Employee Classification: Career
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: non-represented
In addition to the general and individual responsibilities of an Officer, a Sergeant shall be responsible for maintaining standards and controls as prescribed by the University-wide Police Policies and Administrative Procedures, the University of California, Santa Cruz Policies and Procedures, University of California, Santa Cruz Police Policy Department Manual and General Orders and directives as set forth by the Chief of Police or designee.
Supervise and direct the daily operation of the police patrol officers and other department members as assigned up to and including non-sworn dispatch, support staff and students.
Supervise payroll timekeeping and scheduling to ensure 24/7 patrol coverage; approve or deny Police Officer time-off requests and assign and monitor overtime as needed or required.
Hold daily briefing with personnel; disseminate orders, policies and procedures and issue directives to all assigned personnel. Ensure the adherence to these policies and procedures and the proper performance of assigned duties. Enforce rules, regulations and policies and report violations of policies and procedures.
Lead, supervise and provide daily goal setting for personnel and units within their responsibility; lead personnel to meet the vision, mission, values and goals of the department and the University's Principles of Community.
Review and approve crime, investigative and incident reports of subordinates to ensure correctness and thoroughness.
Initiate police action, response to calls for service and respond to all calls which affect larger populations and take command of scene until relieved.
Assist in the development, maintain familiarity and ensure correct interpretation and compliance with system-wide, campus and department policies, procedures and general orders.
Ensure policy and legislative changes are reviewed with subordinates and recommend policy changes as needed.
Review and evaluate reports, memoranda, letters and other written communication to determine correctness, priority and appropriateness and review and route daily supervisors' reports to keep apprised of team efforts.
Inspect performance of subordinates and units to ensure the efficient, effective and proper performance of duties, providing appropriate corrective action when necessary in accordance with the appropriate labor agreements and personnel policies for staff members.
Independently write performance evaluations. Meet and discuss performance evaluations with assigned personnel. Develop performance improvement plans (PIP) with management as needed.
Mentor the police personnel on effective strategies to coach and improve performance.
Initiate the immediate relief or suspension from duty of any officer or employee of the department when it is necessary to protect the welfare of the employee, the integrity of the department, or the safety of the community.
Provide job training to ensure proper performance by assigned personnel.
Oversee assigned projects, provide resources needs projections and constantly evaluate project progression to ensure on-time completion.
Work closely with and provide leadership to employees, providing functional supervision to those employees not directly under the Sergeant's supervision.
Maintain records and forms.
May be field incident commander for campus emergencies as assigned.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 20%
Schedule in-service training through the Departmental Training Manager on such matters including, but not limited to: laws of arrest, sexual harassment, in-custody arrests, firearms proficiency, and other operational concerns relevant to actual performance of a task.
Train and assign work to new and continuing employees.
Participate in CA POST and specialized training.
Maintain a professional working relationship with other law enforcement agencies, organizations and businesses through planning and coordination of mutual, available resources.
Coordinate police activities with other University departments in an effort to achieve the University's overall goals and objectives.
Maintain continuity and consistency of all department functions.
Maintain departmental standards as outlined by the Chief of Police or designee.
Establish team goals and objectives that are consistent with those set forth by the Chief of Police or designee.
Oversee training and development of assigned personnel to ensure efficient, effective and proper performance of duties and to facilitate professional development and succession opportunities.
Create and facilitate job training ensuring departmental compliance with CA POST mandates and requirements.
Provide and conduct one-on-one remedial training as necessary and provide proper recommendations for discipline if necessary.
Attend community meetings to promote department goals and missions and community safety programs.
Develop community oriented policing and problem solving programs as required.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 20%
Achieve effective manpower utilization in terms of scheduling and monitor the organization to detect public/internal relations deficiencies.
Monitor the material resources assigned for personnel use to ensure an adequate supply is maintained and that employees are properly using supplies and other resources per policy.
Exercise fiscal control.
Conduct daily, quarterly and annual inspections of personnel, patrol vehicles and Operations supplies and equipment, ensuring all equipment is in working order.
Responsible for fleet maintenance, inventory control, equipment control and other University owned property.
Complete collateral duties and specialty duties as assigned.
Research, write and administer grants for units and programs in the department.
Conduct research and write professional papers and prepare presentations as directed by the Chief of Police or designee.
Participate in departmental long and short range planning.
Evaluate compliance with legislation, procedures and “best practices.” Develop and complete reports in compliance with training needs, the Clery Act, AB 1433, annual DOJ reports, and other compliance needs as prescribed by federal and state law and/or UC policy.
Ensure the delivery of adequate and effective police services through internal auditing to meet regulatory requirements against standards set by federal and state law, UC policy, and POST guidelines.
Manage risk through timely and practical dissemination of legislative changes, policy changes, and POST standards.
Recognize opportunities to empower all members of the department in quality control and business improvement.
INVESTIGATIONS, SAFETY AND SECURITY PLANNING 10%
Patrol in uniform; make arrests and transport prisoners.
Conduct confidential investigations as assigned, both criminal and administrative.
Receive and process both public and departmental complaints made against employees or departmental procedures. Keep the Chief of Police or designee advised. Complete internal affairs investigations or incident reviews as assigned. Make recommendations to management.
Perform Professional Standards investigations.
Conduct and/or coordinate crime scene investigations, process all evidence and investigative information, interview victims, witnesses and suspects, identify suspects, make arrests and recover lost or stolen property. Prepare crime and incident reports and conduct primary and follow-up investigations.
Disseminate crime statistics and locations of criminal activity to maintain effective patrol strategies.
Conduct sensitive internal investigations as directed, by completing fact finding interviews with witnesses, documenting findings, and making recommendations for discipline.
Partner with other law enforcement agencies to complete sensitive investigations and monitor the process and progress of the investigations completed.
Serve as a representative on various community teams as assigned by the Chief of Police or designee.
Prepare cases for court, including meeting with the District Attorney, testify and present evidence in court.
Represent the department and provide coordination with other law enforcement agencies to assist with the protection of high profile individuals.
Coordinate, plan, staff and develop operational plans for special events.
Manage and coordinate department resource to all campus events that require a police presence. Coordinate mutual aid arrangements with other UC campuses, federal and state and local agencies.
Remain cognizant of proper, courteous and informative behavior in representing the department to the media.
Interpret, or arrange for interpretation of law, policy and procedures and the application thereof by members of the unit.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED 10%
Comply with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Read and follow the UCSC Principles of Community.
Comply with the university and/or department discrimination and harassment policy.
Represent the department on interview panels with other university departments or local law enforcement agencies.
Act as a liaison, when called upon, between the department and the news media during major emergencies or crimes.
Participate in police officer hiring, screen applications, interview candidates and provide selection recommendations to the Chief of Police or designee.
Provide necessary command in the absence of a ranking officer; working such hours or performing such tasks as are assigned by a ranking officer and performing related duties as assigned.
- Federal, state, local laws and ordinances pertaining to apprehension, arrest and prosecution; rules of search, seizure, evidences, departmental rules, regulations and employment.
- Current principles, practices and techniques of police organization, administration, supervision and training.
- Current police methods and procedures, including apprehension, arrest, criminal investigations, collection, presentation of evidence and police record keeping.
- Confidentiality requirements of law enforcement and personnel information.
- Crowd management, intervention and control tactics.
- Laws pertaining to civil liability, privacy and human resources practices.
- Experience supervising sworn officers as a commissioned police officer in a recognized law enforcement agency and make field based operational decisions.
- Supervisor techniques managing personnel in a collective bargaining environment.
- Prepare budgets and work within budgetary allowances.
- Administer programs with minimal supervision
- Utilize computer systems and software to prepare documents.
- Delegate responsibility with commensurate authority to hold staff accountable.
- Listen, observe and ask questions to understand the diverse perspectives, interests and underlying needs of others.
- Understand the principles, procedures and legal constraints for conducting background and internal investigations.
- Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to all levels of management, staff, a diverse campus community and compose well-written narratives, reports, memos, policies and procedures.
- Read and interpret legal and technical documents written in standard English (correspondence, penal codes, contract language, manuals.
- Analyze information, situations, practices or procedures to define the objective, identify patterns, tendencies or relationships, formulate logical conclusions, solutions, alternatives and implications.
- Set priorities while addressing deadlines or competing requirements; organize information and people to optimize efficiency.
- Use and care of firearms assigned for use to departmental sworn.
- Direct the daily functions, utilizing contemporary leadership practices and problem solving strategies, collaborating for best solutions.
- Work effectively and cooperatively with the campus community, general public, diverse groups, peers, supervisors and management.
- Build trust and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and integrity, promoting good public relations and customer service.
- Maintain a professional demeanor under stressful conditions and make good decisions under rapidly changing conditions.
- Demonstrate good judgment in decision making, upholding unpopular decisions when necessary.
- Make oral group presentations to persuade others to accept a specific opinion, provide information and communicate complex ideas clearly.
- Anticipate resource needs, both impromptu and planned, and work with department personnel, UC departments, first responder agencies and the community.
- Lead, manage and set goals for personnel; work as a team to support and encourage the department's community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy.
- Use authority fairly and equitably; maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, hostility and indifference.
- Work with a strong commitment to the principles of community and public service.
- Follow chain of command and dutifully follow orders; work toward goals set by the department administration for the purposes of implementing policy, procedure and protocol for improving public safety and community services.
- Knowledge of ordinance and regulations with the University of California or higher education setting including applicable union contracts and university personnel policies.
- Prior law enforcement experience with the University of California or higher education setting.
- Working knowledge of the university community, including physical structure, operational hierarchy, conflict history and patterns of criminal behaviors.
- Experience coordinating and facilitating job related training.
Current non-probationary UCPD Officer or higher rank sworn classification must have 3 or more yrs. of UCPD service and possess an intermediate CA POST certificate. Eligible candidates from outsides agencies must have experience at the rank of Police Officer or higher for at least 5 yrs. and possess current CA POST intermediate certificate. Candidates are not eligible to apply if they have been medically retired in a sworn classification from any public safety agency.
Those awarded a CA POST Intermediate Certificate and have a 3-yr. or longer break in service must have a current certificate through a POST requalification course.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
21 years of age at time of hire.
Pass a background investigation to ensure applicant is of good moral character [GC 1031(d)] and be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC§1031(f)] so that nothing in his/her background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. Applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per CA GC sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test.
Pass comprehensive medical and psychological pre-placement exam established by the University, state and federal law for Police Officers.
Possess a Class C CA DL and a satisfactory driving record and participate in the DMV Pull Program.
Work a varied schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays; work 8, 10 or 12 hr shifts, an alternative schedule and assigned overtime. Work any time of day or night and in periods of disaster or civil disorder.
Work outside in all weather conditions.
Vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/30, with normal color vision .
Physical health, strength, and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police work, as determined by a medical exam based on current CA-POST guidelines.
Wear uniform and equipment including but not limited to: utility belt, hand gun, ammunition, baton, flashlight, handcuffs and wear Kevlar vest at all times .
Perform duties while sitting, standing, walking or running intermittently throughout shift; climb fences, stairs, barricades, ladder or traverse uneven terrain; repeatedly kneel, bend, or stoop; intermittently push, pull, and use force to move objects; constantly reach, handle, or grasp various objects .
Report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA; sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3
As a Campus Security Authority (CSA), required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)).
UCSC is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any UCSC owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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