Job ID: 186973

Police Sergeant

West Valley-Mission Community College District

  • Jun. 8, 2022
  • Police Sergeant
  • West Valley-Mission Community College District
    Saratoga, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

Police Sergeant

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date:

The West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Police Sergeant.

Comprised of two colleges, West Valley College and Mission College, we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate our two colleges for our friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

The Police Sergeant is a sworn supervisory position, whose primary responsibility is to lead, supervise, train and evaluate line-level police officers on a variety of shifts and assignments. This position receives general supervision from the Police Lieutenant.

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, direct, and supervise patrol operations within the district police department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled.

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of May 1, 2022. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Supervisors Unit (Teamsters Local 856).

Work Location: District Police Department, located on the campus of West Valley
College, Saratoga, CA.

Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:

    • $10,745-$11,284 monthly (Supervisors Salary Schedule, Range 28, Steps F-G).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year. (Employees required to work on designated holidays receive additional pay.)
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (24 days after 7 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

    1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff; AND
    2. Equivalent to an Associates degree from an accredited college with major coursework in administration of justice or a related field; AND
    3. Four years of increasingly responsible experience as a peace officer, including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.

License and Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California drivers license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Advanced Certificate.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a current, valid First Aid/CPR certification.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for maintaining department operational efficiency; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff involved in a variety of department units, including patrol, investigations, special events, and traffic.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Conduct regular briefings to inform officers of the directives, problems, and current events affecting police operations.
  • Perform the job duties of sworn staff, including investigation of complaints, infractions of rules and regulations, crimes, and suspicious occurrences; take or recommend appropriate action.
  • Respond to serious incidents and crimes occurring on the shift and take charge at the scene; detain and interview suspects; make arrests.
  • Review and/or prepare criminal and administrative reports, correspondence, and statistical information; appear in court to testify.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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