Chief of Police

Montebello Unified School District

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Heavy Lifting
Peace Officer Certification
Communication Skills
Data Entry
Position Information:
This is an Open Competitive recruitment to establish an eligibility list for one current vacancy.

FLSA: Exempt position

GENERAL PURPOSE

General non-law enforcement direction is received from the Superintendent. This cabinet-level classification will plan, organize, direct and administer a District-wide police, public safety program and parking services, compatible with the needs of the campus community and District objectives and goals; provide leadership for and ensure that Campus Police policies, procedures, practices, services, and programs are appropriate and responsive to a well-established school campus community; responsible for the District Emergency Disaster Preparedness Program; oversee all civilian campus security staff; and all security related departments, key control, alarms; serve as liaison between the District and local law enforcement agencies in police matters involving the campus community; make criminal arrests and conduct criminal investigations; serve as an arm of the criminal justice system; supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Chief of Police oversees the daily activities of patrol officers and supervisors assigned to the school district police department, Campus Security Officers, and Yard Supervision Aides to ensure that essential police functions are carried out through the proper deployment of personnel.

Duties:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Lead, plan, organize, supervise, manage, command and evaluate all areas of Campus Police for effectiveness and efficiency, including the implementation and enforcement of the directives, procedures, and activities of the Campus Police Department.

2. Plan, organize, direct and administer a District-wide police, public safety program and parking services, compatible with the needs of the campus community and District objectives and goals.

3. Anticipate, prevent, and resolve problems and conflicts under area of supervision.

4. Serve as liaison between the District and local law enforcement agencies, the FBI, and District Attorney’s office in police matters involving the campus community; make criminal arrests and conduct criminal investigations.

5. Develop and recommend policies and procedures to facilitate District police and public safety program objectives in accordance with federal and state requirements; maintain current knowledge of federal, state and local laws and requirements, applicable theory, legislation, court decisions and trends for school police department and related functions; develop and implement a variety of District-wide public safety programs.

6. Select, train, supervise, assign and evaluate the performance of police and public safety personnel; provide technical direction and guidance.

7. Plan, implement and administer an on-going program of continuous campus-wide surveillance assuring the protection of lives and property; advise students regarding restraining orders and implement procedures necessary for enforcing restraining orders.

8. Inform District administration of security and safety problems as they arise and propose solutions as required; advise appropriate administrator of student discipline matters and prepare necessary reports; interview and inform involved students of discipline matters.

9. Develop, monitor accounts for, and maintain Campus Police-related revenue sources; prepare and monitor security program budget; prepare and maintain appropriate fiscal and operating records; prepare a variety of other records and reports as required to assure the accountability of District police services.

10. Plan, organize, direct and administer a district wide plan to provide parking accommodations for faculty, staff, students, visitors, and guests of the district; enforce traffic laws and issue citations.

11. Serve as a member of various committees and other groups as needed to facilitate and promote District security services.

12. Assist health personnel with public health problems and services and coordinate District security services; deliver/serve confidential district documents as required.

13. Plan, organize, direct and administer the District Emergency Disaster Preparedness Program, in cooperation with assigned departments.

14. Advises school administrators on police, security, and protective measures and conducts in-service learning programs for school sites and district departments.

15. Establishes and maintains a community partnership with local law enforcement agencies and first responders.

16. Responsible for the overall development, implementation, and monitoring of district and school site comprehensive school safety plans.

17. Directs and coordinates district safety drills.

18. Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
1. District-wide police, public safety programs and parking services goals and objectives.

2. Policies and procedures to facilitate District police and public safety objectives.

3. Methods, practices and procedures necessary to prepare, monitor and maintain police and public safety program budget and appropriate fiscal records and reports.

4. Law enforcement legal mandates and practices such as P.O.S.T. standards (Peace Officer Standards and Training)

5. Laws relating to youth, juveniles, and laws pertaining to school, and mandated crime reporting.

6. Penal and Civil law.

7. Proper techniques for evidence gathering, handling, documentation and preservation.

8. Techniques used for conducting a criminal investigation.

9. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

10. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.

11. Record keeping techniques.

12. Oral and written communication skills.

13. Personal computer software operations and data entry techniques.

14. Current legislation and regulations appropriate to a campus/school police department.

Ability to:
1. Plan, develop, assess, improve, organize, direct and administer District-wide police and public safety program assuring protection of lives and property.

2. Serve as liaison between District local law enforcement agencies, the FBI and District Attorney’s office in police matters involving the campus community.

3. Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff and police and public safety personnel.

4. Make criminal arrests and conduct criminal investigations.

5. Plan, organize, direct and administer district wide plan to provide parking accommodations for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

6. Plan, organize, direct and administer district wide emergency disaster preparedness program.

7. Cope with law violation situations and suspects.

8. Gather, handle, document and preserve evidence.

9. Prepare, monitor and maintain security program budget.

10. Prepare a variety of reports and records required to assure accountability of District security needs.

11. Communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.

12. Exercise initiative and independent judgment.

13. Work variable hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

14. Operate a personal computer to enter data, maintain records and generate reports.

15. Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

16. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

17. Read, interpret, understand, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

18. Observe health and safety regulations.

19. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.

Education, Training, and Experience:
Option 1:
Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with major coursework in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Business Administration or closely related field.
Four (4) years of experience as a peace officer, including three (3) years experience at the level of Lieutenant or higher rank.
Option 2:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with major coursework in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Business Administration or closely related field.
Six (6) years of experience as a peace officer, including three (3) years experience at the level of Lieutenant or higher rank.
Option 3:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with major coursework in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Business Administration or closely related field.
One (1) year of experience as a Chief of Police in the state of California
Previous work experience in a California public school district is highly desirable.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Completion of School Peace Officer Course 832.3 within one year from date employment commences.
Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency.
Possession of either a California P.O.S.T. supervisory or management certificate within two years from date employment commences.
A valid California driver’s license and use of an automobile.
Proof of insurability.
Successfully meet medical and physical guidelines of the School Police Department.
Must meet the requirements of Government Code 1031.
Successful completion of the FBI National Academy is highly desirable.

Working Conditions
1. Office, indoor, and outdoor environment.
2. Driving from site to site to conduct work.
3. Adverse weather conditions.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
Persons in this classification will be subject to the following physical and mental demands:
Good visual field and depth, color, and hue perception. Agility and strength to make apprehensions and to protect self from attack.
Heavy lifting (over 50 pounds)
Standing and walking for extended periods of time
Climbing, crawling, kneeling, reaching, pulling, pushing and carrying
Bending at the waist
Manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, and other equipment
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.

Hazards
Works as a first respondent to all emergency events on campus; including fire, unruly individuals, earthquake damaged areas, etc.

Work Hours
The current hours of this position are subject to change based on student or departmental needs. On call 24 hours a day. the District will provide an emergency vehicle to have at all times, providing the ability to respond to any emergency.

Department
Police Services

Examination Information:
Examination Information:
After the evaluation of minimum qualifications, examination parts for this recruitment may include, but are not limited to the following: scored supplemental questionnaire, written exam, performance exam, oral appraisal interview, physical ability test, oral presentation, project assignment, etc.

Applicants must submit a full application. This includes proof of education, first aid and CPR certificates, California P.O.S.T supervisory or management certificate, a valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. Failure to submit a complete application will result in disqualification from this recruitment.

The Personnel Commission reserves the right to change, alter, cancel, add or modify examination parts, as well as weights and dates.

 

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