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Sergeant, Public Safety

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Police Officers and Corporals. Work assignments require the use of independent judgment and the ability to provide leadership to others. The Sergeant rank is distinguished from the Corporal by the full-time assignment of supervisory duties, including making work assignments, monitoring, and reporting work activities, and providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates.

Responsibilities include, but is not limited to:

  • Supervise assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel, through on-scene presence, review and approval of written reports and documents, receiving input from members of the campus community, etc.  Function as on-duty Watch Commander, responsible for oversight of all departmental field activities during an assigned shift.
  • Enforce laws, rules, and regulations; investigate criminal and other incidents; make arrests; conduct interviews; transport prisoners; testify in court proceedings as required.  Patrol the campus and surrounding areas on foot or using motor vehicles.  Investigate traffic collisions and other problems; issue citations; provide safety escorts; respond to radio calls and other duties as assigned.  Write reports to accurately describe events, draft diagrams of locations or scenes.  Respond to situations involving illness or injury; provide first aid or emergency medical care or assessment at the level of training provided the employee.
  • Conduct training and oversee training conducted by others.  This includes general oversight of Field Trainees on an assigned shift, and coordination with Field Training Officers involved.  Conduct roll-call training at the beginning of each shift.  Conduct safety training and monitor workplace conditions for safety hazards.
  • Various departmental assignments, including planning and scheduling, assignments to represent the department at meetings, on committees and task forces.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a Basic Course Certificate.
  • Three or more years of active law enforcement experience.
  • Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program is desirable or must be completed within one year of appointment.
  • Possess valid California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Basic POST certificate (Must provide POST proof of “POST eligibility” number in accordance with SB 2 and SB 960, complaint with California Government Code 1029 & 1031, prior to employment).
  • Valid CA driver’s license.

Required Qualifications

  • This classification is the highest level in the Police Series and is a first line supervisory classification, requiring a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Work assignments include primary supervisory responsibility for a shift, program, unit or task force, and general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by other positions in this series.
  • Incumbents require graduation from a P.O.S.T. academy, a Basic Course Certificate, and four or more years of active law enforcement experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current crime prevention techniques.
  • Ability to supervise other officers and make decisions that are legally and constitutionally correct.
  • Ability to give oral presentation in front of diverse groups of individuals and represent the Department in a positive manner.
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with the campus community.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership, training, and direction to assigned personnel.
  • Ability to maintain accurate time records and prepare statistical reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum (2) years of prior supervisory experience in the form of formal supervisor position, team leader, or acting supervisory roles is preferred.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate or the ability to obtain within one (1) years of appointment.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T Intermediate Certificate. Advanced P.O.S.T is highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,429 - $8,455 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,429 - $9,924 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Work status: Full-time, Probationary, "Non-exempt" position.

Schedule: Work schedule consists of shift work including nights, weekends and holidays.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

The application deadline is Monday, July 31, 2023.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California. 

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas). 


Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a POST background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Driver’s License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon a candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

Mandated Reporter

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 as a condition of employment.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at  


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

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 State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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