Community College Police Officer II – Sergeant – Ventura County Community College District – Ventura, CA

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill districtwide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. The immediate vacancy is a 12-month, 100% districtwide position that will initially be located at Oxnard College.

Under direction of the Community College Police chain of command, enforce applicable federal, state, city, county and district laws, enforce rules and regulations governing use of college buildings and grounds; make arrests, write reports, testify in court, control traffic and parking; patrol buildings, grounds and other properties of the College District; provide for the safety and protection of students, visitors, and personnel; provide functional supervision over student aides and other officers as assigned; assist superiors as directed.
Representative Duties
Provide safety and protection of students, visitors and personnel; patrol buildings, grounds and other properties of the college campus; carry firearms. E

Train, provide work direction and guidance to other officers and student police aides; assist in evaluating performance of other officers and student police aides; assist in providing in-service training. E

Act as supervisor in the absence of a superior officer. E

Issue and process traffic and parking citations according to established procedures; direct traffic on the campus or at special events. E

Assist in planning and supervising crowd and traffic control for special events such as dances, sport events and theater productions. E

Investigate crimes and other incidents occurring on campus; make arrests, write reports as required; testify in court. E

Patrol on foot or in vehicle college properties as assigned to maintain order and prevent crime; check and secure doors, rooms and buildings and safeguard equipment; inspect for vandalism, illegal entry, theft and fire; report hazardous or unusual conditions or malfunctions; extinguish small fires as necessary. E

Respond to alarm and radio calls; apprehend violators; provide emergency first aid; check and interrogate suspicious persons. E

Assist students, visitors or college personnel; contact other police and fire authorities as necessary. E

Provide security and police services at special events or other assemblies. E

Assure accurate accounting of daily parking fees; assure preventive maintenance on vehicles and life saving equipment. E

Escort District personnel transporting college funds as needed. E

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and others; provide information and direction to the public as appropriate. E

Perform other duties as defined in the Police Policy and Procedures Manual, Police Department General Orders Manual and policies of the College District. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency AND five years of service as a full time, regularly appointed peace officer in a U.S. public law enforcement agency.


An associate degree from a recognized college or university AND four years of service as a full time, regularly appointed peace officer in a U.S. public law enforcement agency.


A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university AND three years of service as a full time, regularly appointed peace officer in a U.S. public law enforcement agency.


Valid California P.O.S.T. Basic certificate
Undergo and pass a physical agility test
Obtain valid California driver’s license upon employment
Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificates
Meet requirements of California Government Code Sections 1029, 1030, 1031 et seq.
Be eligible for and apply for P.O.S.T Intermediate Certificate within one year of appointment
US citizen or permanent resident alien eligible for and who has applied for such citizenship
Be at least 18 years of age
Undergo and pass a subjective background investigation to determine if the candidate meets department standards
Upon receiving conditional offer of employment, pass a medical and psychological examination and meet department standards thereof
Successfully complete department field training
Undergo and pass polygraph examination
Supplemental Information
This is an examination open to the public and current district employees. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by July 26, 2018.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components and may be modified to include additional exam components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the application filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email. The selection process is subject to change as needs dictate.

Date Range: To be determined
Location: Ventura County Community College District
761 E. Daily Drive, Suite 200
Camarillo, CA 93010


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran’s credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of one year.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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