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Police Sergeant

Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

job number for this position is 8672 and the job title is Police Sergeant Supv 2. To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.ucsc.edu and type 8672 in the Keywords search box at the top of the page and hit enter.

Once the position description opens, please review the qualifications section of the Police Sergeant Supv 2 job. Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page when you are ready to submit an application.

Promotional process

The 2020 Sergeant of Police promotional process will consist of seven components:

Review of minimum qualifications for eligibility

Personal History Questionnaire

Practical exercise (Responses will be submitted prior to oral boards)

Law Enforcement/Community Oral Boards

Police Executive Oral Board (Final candidates must be approved by the Chief of Police)

Chief s interview and selection/placement on the eligibility list (Background process, if applicable)

Instructions for completing the practical exercise will be provided to the candidates that pass the review of minimum qualifications and the Personal History Questionnaire. The practical exercise will be completed prior to the interview and may be used during the oral board interview process.

The Oral Board panels will consist of structured interviews. The Law Enforcement & Community Oral Board panel members may include key community member(s), UCPD personnel, and other law enforcement professionals. The Police Executive Oral Board members may include the department s Executive Staff, as well as UC System-wide Police Department Managers. Given the current shelter in place orders, these interviews may be conducted via Zoom or other conferencing application.

Oral boards

The oral boards may use the following additional materials in the interview questions:

1. Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA) contract

2. UC Santa Cruz Police Department mission, vision and values statement

3. Discussion and review of each candidates previous work record and performance

This component of the promotional process will also consist of structured interview questions, including operational scenarios. The UCPD Oral Board may examine the candidates abilities in the following areas:

1. Supervision principles

2. Administrative procedures

3. Problem solving and decision-making

4. Interpersonal skills and public relations

5. Oral and written communications

6. Community involvement and awareness

7. Interest and motivation

Required reading

Candidates are encouraged to read and become familiar with the following:

1. Duhigg, Charles, author. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.

2. Agreement for the Police Officers Unit (PA) between the University of California and the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA)

3. California Peace Officer s Bill of Rights

4. UC Santa Cruz Police Department General Orders

5. Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Qualified candidates list and selection

The candidates final score (ranking) will be based on their overall performance. A ranked list will be established and used exclusively for the UC Santa Cruz Police Department promotion/appointment to the rank of Sergeant of Police. The list is intended to remain active for six months from the date of posting and may be extended up to an additional six months.

As vacant positions become available, the most qualified candidates and current UCPD sergeant applicants interested in lateral transfer from other UC campuses may be invited to participate in a final selection interview with the Chief of Police.

Note: POST Standards require an oral interview by the department head or representative(s), and a measure of reading and writing ability. In addition, candidates from other UC campuses selected to continue in the process must be thoroughly investigated to make sure that the applicant is of good moral character [Government Code 1031(d)] and be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC 1031(f)] so that nothing in their background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. In addition to these minimum standards, the applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per California Government Code sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test.

Probationary period

Internal non-probationary UC Police Officer candidates promoted to Police Sergeant shall serve a six-month probationary period in the new class, exclusive of time on paid or unpaid leave. The probationary period shall be completed following six months of continuous service at 50 percent time or more without a break in service.

Internal probationary UC Police Officer candidates must serve a one-year probationary period in the new class, exclusive of time on paid or unpaid leave. The probationary period shall be completed following 12 months of continuous service at 50 percent time or more without a break in service.

Promotional Process

June 26, 2020: Promotional process begins. Interested candidates must submit their application online as outlined in the Application process section.

July 27, 2020: Minimally qualified candidates will be invited to complete a Personal History Questionnaire. Those that pass the questionnaire review will be invited to complete the practical exercise and will be scheduled an interview.

Week of August 10, 2020: Law Enforcement / Community Oral Board Interviews (Those invited to the Oral Board will be provided information as to how to complete the practical exercise)

Week of August 17, 2020: Police Executive Oral Board Interviews

August 24, 2020: Police Sergeant Promotional Announcement (if applicable)

Significant advance notice of the dates and times for each section of the promotional process will be provided to the candidates. Candidates are encouraged to resolve any schedule conflicts, including court, to ensure their availability for all testing and interview dates. Changes to the above schedule may be made with approval from the Chief of Police.

General questions concerning the promotional examination process, strictly exclusive of the examination contents may be directed to Administrative Manager Shannon Mahoney or Lieutenant Mary Garcia at 831.459.2231 ext. 1.



Nader Oweis

Chief of Police

UC Santa Cruz Police Department

UCSC Statement

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)

The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 7/26/2020

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

Dept Marketing Statement

Under the direction of the Police Lieutenant, the Police Sergeant will become a member for the department s management team and will be responsible for the supervision of a team of Police

Keywords: University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz , Police Sergeant, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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