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California State University, San Marcos
  • Position Number: 1998279
  • Location: San Marcos, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police


Police Officer and Police Officer Cadet
California State University, San Marcos


California State University San Marcos is currently recruiting for Police Officers and Police Officer Cadets for our University Police Department.

Police Officer
Under the direction of a supervisor, performs patrol duties in a vehicle or on foot to protect university students, personnel, visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Enforces laws and traffic regulations and apprehends violators. Provides general information and assistance to the public. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of laws, Department Rules and Regulations, General Orders and University policies; prepares various reports and word-processing.

Minimum Qualification
  • Must pass a panel interview, Chief's interview, medical exam (including a drug screen), psychological exam, polygraph exam, and background investigation prior to appointment
  • Must have a Basic California POST Certificate OR completed a California POST police academy and obtained a POST certified training certificate for the basic course prior to hire
  • A valid California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment
  • Incumbent must satisfactorily complete the Department Field Training Program within (12) months of the date of appointment

    Salary and Position Status
  • Full-time, probationary position
  • Salary Range: $4,682 - $7,235/month
  • Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen, psychological exam, polygraph exam, and background investigation prior to appointment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.





    Police Officer Cadet
    The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. Upon successful completion of the required P.O.S.T. training within the required time frame and at the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer on a probationary basis. The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend the prescribed training sessions to learn the principles, practices, and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The Cadet also receives training in report writing, physical fitness, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques. Appointments to this classification are temporary and typically do not exceed seven (7) months.

    Upon successful completion of the Police Academy and Department FTO Program: Under the direction of a supervisor, performs patrol duties in a vehicle, bicycle, on foot or other vehicles to protect university students, personnel, visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Enforces laws and traffic regulations and apprehends violators. Incumbent provides general information and assistance to the public. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of laws, Department Rules and Regulations, General Orders and University policies; prepares various reports; performs word-processing.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be age 21 by date of employment.
  • Must pass a written exam, a panel interview, a management interview, polygraph, medical exam, drug screen, psychological exam, and background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to attend a POST Certified Basic Course Academy.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A valid California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.

    Salary and Position Status
  • Full-time, temporary position
  • Salary: $3,576/month
  • Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen, psychological exam, polygraph exam, and background investigation prior to appointment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
    For position specifications, benefits summary and to apply, please visit our website at https://careers-csusm.icims.com/jobs/

    Hearing and speech impaired call our TDD at 760-750-3238. Please direct your questions to: Office of Human Resources (760) 750-4418

    California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.






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