Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50537
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level II
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department University Police Department
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
Application Materials Required University Application, Letter of Interest and Qualifications, Current Vitae or Resume, References and DMV Report Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Open Until Filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 19, 2012


The University Police Department is responsible for law enforcement, security, and emergency response at Cal Poly Pomona.  The department is staffed by trained professional police officers, civilian staff and auxiliary personnel and is operational 24 hours a day, year-round.  The department is responsible for all emergency response, crime reports and investigations on campus and responds to over 15,000 calls for service annually and offers a wide range of programs and services in partnership with the campus and surrounding community.


Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant independently manages the patrol, investigations, and other functions of the department, providing a comprehensive twenty-four hour law enforcement and security program for all segments of the campus community.  The incumbent manages recruitment, hiring, supervision and monitoring of employees; determines performance standards; prepares performance evaluations; oversees overtime and special assignments; develops work assignments and schedules; and provides leadership and management for the day-to-day operations.  The incumbent ensures compliance with department policies and procedures, union contracts and other regulatory requirements; conducts confidential investigations and handles cases involving more serious or sensitive incidents; investigates complaints against employees; reviews designated activities as they relate to such issues as discipline, pursuits, use of force etc.; and initiates corrective actions.  The incumbent recommends discipline; provides review and oversight for all investigations; monitors the School Resource Officer Program at I-Poly High School; develops strategic plans for his/her area of responsibility that are consistent with the Department, Division and University-wide strategic plans; develops and implements goals and objectives; and ensures that the department is prepared to handle all types of emergencies and/or disasters.  The incumbent serves as a mentor for staff, students and volunteers; personally maintains professional credentials and participates in on-going training and educational activities; serves as the manager for the field training (FTO) program (Police and Dispatch); supports campus emergency management activities in planning, response, recovery and training activities; monitors and/or approves payroll, budget expenditures or other administrative matters; makes recommendations on purchasing and procurement; attends meetings for the Chief in his/her absence; prepares reports; serves as the Public Information Officer for the Police Department, etc.; maintains working knowledge of Unit 8 and other collective bargaining agreements; and performs other duties as assigned.


The candidate must possess a minimum of five (5) years of sworn law enforcement experience, including three (3) years in a police supervisory capacity; possess a thorough knowledge of law enforcement, public safety and security methods; understands and use sound management practices; have the ability to quickly learn the regulations pertaining to campus activities; and a general knowledge of the pertinent local, state and federal laws and appropriate sections of the California Administrative and Education Code.  The incumbent must have the ability to supervise and evaluate subordinate employees and to maintain a calm, courteous and objective attitude in all situations; the ability to act calmly and rationally in an emergency; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the campus and surrounding community; the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and perform thorough investigations; the ability to assist in the administration of a public safety and law enforcement program in a fair and objective manner; a general knowledge of training methods, budgetary matters, personnel procedures; and understanding of campus demographics and politics and those of the local communities; and the ability to plan, develop and manage a sound public safety and law enforcement program.  The candidate must meet all California P.O.S.T. minimum employment standards for a law enforcement officer; have and/or be qualified for a California P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate; possess the ability to qualify for a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate within two years of employment; ability to team lift over 50lbs; and possess a valid California Driver’s License.

Finalists for this position will be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Current peace officer in a higher education setting with CSU experience is preferred.  A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is highly desirable; basic PC computer skills; dispatch/records familiarity; training skills; public speaking skills and foreign language skills is desirable.


APPOINTMENT & COMPENSATION:   This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.

TO APPLY:   Review of complete applications will begin November 19, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  For application information and materials, visit our website at and refer to Job #50537.  All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position AND (5) a copy of your current DMV Report. 


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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