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Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Position Number: 4649978
  • Location: Santa Ana, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Senior District Safety Officer

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade 13: $65,294.03 - $83,396.34/year

Job Type:

Job Number: CL23-00556

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: DO Business Services

Closing: Continuous

Job Description

Under assigned supervision and direction of a Sergeant or Lieutenant performs duties related to maintenance of safety and security of District facilities, grounds, materials, and equipment; ensures the safety and protection of students, staff and visitors; performs related duties as assigned and required. Directs District Safety Officers on all shifts at district educational sites and periodically monitors activities without officer supervision.
Monitors district activities and provides security at all campus sites and satellite locations. Directs the activities of District Safety Officers at those sites: collects logs, reports and incident reports; provides training and coordinates earthquake evacuation drills; develops coordinated security patrols of all evening sites, maintaining a comprehensive schedule to meet with instructors and students; Responds to radio and/or telephonic calls for routine and/or emergency assistant in both criminal and non-criminal matters. Deters and prevents unlawful behavior. Prepares incident and crime reports. Carries firearms and works under direct supervision of a Sergeant or Lieutenant. Prepares logs, reports and incident reports; Patrols on foot and in vehicles; inspects and checks security of doors, windows and equipment; reports presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings; renders first aid as required; controls parking and directs traffic on district property; directs students and visitors and provides information; inspects facilities to identify fire hazards; takes immediate action to reduce danger and prevent possible damage when leaks or malfunctions in electrical, plumbing, heating or other equipment are detected; prepares written reports on accidents, fires, property damage, safety hazards, thefts, intrusions; writes citations; provides security for events; checks weekly calendar of events in order to assist in locking/unlocking doors; assists sworn police officers when requested to do so; participates in crime prevention programs, including presentations to students and staff; provides escorts for students and staff as needed for the transportation of monies; operates two-way radios to communicate with base station and other officers; provides general information and assistance to the public; performs safety inspection of all facilities; attends in-service training programs; performs other related duties as assigned. Provides direction to assigned shifts, seeing that work is organized and completed with a minimum of errors. Responsible for activities, events and special orders occurring on the shift; proper condition and order of reports, logs, equipment and vehicles; assignment and direction of officers on shift; supervision or oversight of district security operations; contacts with law enforcement agencies (liaison) and participation in required departmental training and/or meetings.
Positions in this class reports to the designated supervisor and direct District Safety Officers on any assigned shift. May be assigned to any shift, including weekends, swing and graveyard shifts. Works independently in the absence of supervision, making decisions in the best interests of the district. Activities will be monitored by the Chief, District Safety & Security on a periodic basis.

Knowledge of: district policies and procedures; first aid, CPR, chemical agents (mace) and baton; basic methods of plant protection; procedures and practices necessary to ensure the safety of students, staff, and the public; location of utility controls and "shut-off" valves in the buildings; various types of fire extinguishers and their correct usage; pertinent provisions of ordinances and regulations of the County of Orange, and Education Code, and the Penal Code of California pertaining to the guarding and security of buildings and grounds and relating to theft and illegal entry into district property; hazards involved in security work.
Ability to: act quickly and with good judgment; deal tactfully with others; patrol property effectively and detect and prevent damage, theft, and trespassing; make informed and timely decisions in emergency situations; write required reports clearly and concisely, work effectively with district personnel, students, the public and local fire and police officers; resolve problems or quickly contact the proper authority for assistance; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; operate district vehicles safely; utilize emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers; learn the district disaster plan and explain procedures to others; serve as liaison with all local law enforcement and safety personnel (police, fire, marshals, deputies, parking control). Must be physically fit, and pass written, oral, and psychological background testing.
Required Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver's License with a driving record that meets the minimum standards established by the District's insurance carrier; certification by an authorized agency the completion of a school security and laws of arrest course (SB 1626/CA Ed Code 72330.5) or PC 832.2 school peace officer course, state and department mandated firearm courses and First Aid, and CPR. Certification in chemical agents and baton are required only if carried while on duty. Must physically fit, and pass written, oral and background testing.

Job Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) and completion of P.O.S.T. approved School Security or Campus Law Enforcement course, (S.B. 1626), or School Peace Office course including necessary state and department-mandated firearm courses (PC 832 Powers of arrest and search with Firearms component). Current certification in First Aid and CPR. Training in chemical agents, including pepper spray and baton (defensive impact weapon). Possession of a valid California Driver's License with a driving record that meets the standards established by the District.
Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, 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. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving Skills
Based on the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview. Meeting the position's minimum requirements does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed the most competitive in the applicant pool. InterviewApplicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Application ProceduresThe position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on 8/29/2023. To ensure full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete online Rancho Santiago Community College District Online application that includes the items listed below no later than 8/28/2023. People & Culture will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review.
A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Certificate(s)
  3. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months. Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States-based credentials evaluation service, must translate and evaluate Foreign transcripts. Conditions of EmploymentSelected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in People & Culture)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense, and clearance must be received before the first day of employment

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