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Chief of Police/District Director of College Safety & Police
Riverside Community College District
3845 Market Street
Riverside, CA 95201
Website: www.rcc.edu and
Salary: $107,246 - $111,602
Application Deadline: 4/18/08
RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor of
Student Services & Operations, the Chief of police is a peace officer who has
overall district-wide management responsibility for College Safety and Police.
In order to maintain a safe and attractive environment for students, faculty,
staff and visitors, the Chief operates in coordination with the highest levels
of management at the District, college and campus levels; sets the direction of
the department through the establishment of goals and initiatives, the
coordination of departmental activities, and the effective utilization of
resources; and takes a strong leadership role in the development of policies
which affect public safety across the District. The Chief must strategically
direct resources into the effective delivery of public safety services while
managing within budget parameters.
The Chief directly supervises police sergeants, the
parking services manager and clerical support staff. The Chief provides indirect
or situational supervision to senior officers, police officers, dispatchers, and
Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's
degree. Education equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university is desirable, and an advanced degree is
This position requires a minimum of ten years of
increasingly responsible law enforcement experience in all major phases of
police work, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience
at a level comparable to a police lieutenant or six years as a police sergeant.
Experience working in a college or university environment, and with culturally
diverse populations is preferred.
In addition to strong leadership and management skills,
this position requires extensive knowledge of management methods, philosophies,
and specific law enforcement practices and legal issues. The position also
requires a thorough knowledge of complex financial and budgeting issues. The
Chief of Police must understand the unique culture of a sophisticated, academic
environment and at the same time be able to communicate the needs and attitudes
of faculty, staff and students to traditional law enforcement personnel.
Additionally, the Chief must be able to promote development and effectively
manage a multicultural workforce and adjust to changing management styles within
the campus leadership.
Additional requirements include:
Knowledge and understanding of current police
practices, protocols and procedures.
Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the
California criminal justice system.
Knowledge and understanding of local, state and
federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the Riverside
Community College District police function specifically.
Knowledge and successful experience with labor issues
and personnel management in a collective bargaining environment.
Knowledge and understanding of the principles,
procedures and legal constraints for conducting background and internal
understanding of basic computer skills and software, such as Microsoft Office
(including MSWord, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook).
The Chief will continually demand and demonstrate
(model) impeccable ethics, integrity and discretion. S/he will possess and
demonstrate excellent people skills, strong collaborative problem solving
abilities; an engaged and participatory orientation/approach to supervision and
management, including mentoring, coaching, developing others; a (workplace
appropriate) sense of humor; and an interest and willingness to be involved and
engaged in community oriented policing.
Specifically, the Chief will:
Possess and demonstrate the ability to practice/model
proper and impeccable professional ethics, and to demand/encourage/nurture
proper professional ethics from all co-workers (regardless of rank or position).
Possess and demonstrate the ability to effectively
supervise, manage, lead, train, develop and evaluate employees.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to apply positive
and negative reinforcement, and to praise and reward employees.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to take command in
Possess and demonstrate the ability to properly
delegate tasks and require accountability.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to communicate
clearly, in writing (e-mail, correspondence and reports); in person; and on the
telephone. This would include communicating with difficult or angry people; with
department, District and professional co-workers and colleagues; with the
public; and in delivering professional presentations (formal and informal,
planned and impromptu). This would also include composing accurate, detailed,
concise reports, memos and correspondence using proper grammar, punctuation and
Possess and demonstrate the ability to speak before
Possess and demonstrate the ability to serve and work
well with citizens, peers, co-workers, colleagues, supervisors, District
executives and elected officials.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to work well with
personnel of allied agencies, from the rank-and-file through the command staff.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to accept
instructions and direction from supervisor in a positive manner.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to "think outside
the box" (i.e., engage in creative, non-traditional problem-solving).
Possess and demonstrate the ability to connect with
and inspire others.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to utilize
workplace appropriate humor to enhance the organizational climate.
Possess and demonstrate the ability to convey and
apply the principles of values-centered leadership.
Possess and apply the ability to work independently,
under general direction, in an organized, self-starting/self-initiating manner.
Possess and apply the ability to maintain a positive,
upbeat, engaged and accessible workplace demeanor.
Possess and apply the ability to meet deadlines and
complete tasks in a timely manner.
Possess and apply the ability to maintain a
professional demeanor in all situations.
Posses and apply
the ability to conduct productive meetings, interviews and interrogations.
The RCCD Chief of police is a sworn peace officer of the
State of California. California Penal Code §832.4(c) states: "Each police Chief,
or any other person in charge of a local law enforcement agency, appointed on or
after January 1, 1999, as a condition of continued employment, shall obtain the
basic certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and
Training within two years of appointment."
Possession of California POST (or equivalent) Basic,
Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Certifications is required at the time of
appointment. Possession of a California POST (or equivalent) Management
Certificate is preferred at the time of appointment.
Valid California Driver's License is required at the
time of appointment.
Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding
of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
Co-workers/colleagues across the department and the
District; staff, faculty and students; fellow law enforcement and public safety
professionals; the general public; elected/public officials; local, regional,
state and federal agencies; and other community college districts.
While the Chief of police is not a first-responder, it
is possible that s/he may periodically be called upon to assist
in/supervise/monitor field activities (e.g., major crime scenes, dignitary
protection details, special event deployments, demonstrations/protests, etc.).
Normally, s/he can expect to experience extended periods of time sitting and
sitting at a keyboard, walking, standing, driving, and climbing stairs.
Must pass a physical and psychological examination and
be free of any physical disabilities which would restrict performance as a
police Chief at time of appointment.
Must pass a background investigation.
This position will require being on-call 24/7, ability
to respond at all hours, and will require flexibility in schedule to include
periodic meetings and maintenance of non-traditional/routine office hours (i.e.,
outside of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).
The duties of this position are primarily conducted in a
normal office environment. However, circumstances may require or result in
spending extended time outdoors, potentially in extreme heat or cold, and with
the possibility of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Develops policies and procedures to help accomplish
the objectives and goals of the Department while remaining sensitive to the
missions of the District and its component college(s) and campus(es).
b. Assures that the enforcement functions of police are
performed in a reasonable manner that is in accord with current federal, state
and local laws an in keeping with all relevant court decisions.
c. Maintains familiarity and understanding of the
District and Board Policies and Procedures and all relevant collective
d. Conducts management level meetings and staff
e. Overseas major investigations, providing direction as
needed, ensures that appropriate reports are filed, and makes recommendations to
mitigate criminal and District safety and security issues.
f. Coordinates police activities with other agencies of
the criminal justice system.
g. Remains in an "on-call" status 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, and responds to District facilities to assume duties and
responsibilities should exigent circumstances require presence.
h. Responsible for maintaining and developing department
policies and procedures.
i. Prepares the budget.
j. Selects, appoints, trains, disciplines, assigns and
promotes employees in the department.
k. Conducts routine audits and inspections of
departmental activities and equipment, or causes such audits and inspections to
l. Given the breadth of department offices and
facilities, the Chief must be willing and able to practice MBWA (Management By
a. Responsible for long and short range planning while
anticipating staffing, equipment and systems needs.
b. Sees to the development, modification or elimination
of department plans, programs or activities to address the needs of District
c. Coordinates with other District, college and campus
units on major emergency preparedness.
d. Plans, directs and assigns Safety and Police officers
for the protection of students, staff, visitors, staff and District property on
a 24 hour, seven day week basis.
a. Provides general direction for the business
operations of the Department which includes General Fund and Parking
b. Provides data and rationale to the Vice Chancellor of
Student Services and Operations, as well as District, college and campus
administrators to support budgetary changes based upon need.
c. Prepares and monitors the departmental budget;
prepares a variety of departmental reports as required.
Staffing and Organizing
a. Gives general direction to staff in the recruiting
and hiring process for all personnel, including sworn and civilian employees of
the department, with emphasis on fair labor employment and hiring practices, and
consideration of workforce diversity.
b. Ensures compliance with the regulations of the
California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for all
applicable personnel, and all other legally mandated training requirements.
c. Provides for the adequate training of all personnel
to ensure efficient, effective and proper performance in all aspects of the
department's responsibilities with particular emphasis on the importance of
community relations as a primary component of the department's service delivery.
d. Establishes the organizational structure of the
Department to accommodate the public safety needs of the District community.
e. Ensures that all Department personnel are evaluated
promptly and properly as to their performance, so that timely feedback and
training can be provided when necessary, and proper decisions can be made
regarding training, retention and promotions.
f. Ensures that appropriate corrective/disciplinary
actions are taken when necessary, in accordance with policies and labor
agreements, and in consultation with Diversity and Human Resources.
g. Assists in the professional development of all
h. Ensures that promotional processes are in conducted
fairly and equitably for all candidates, and that promotions go to well
Liaison (internal and external)
a. Maintains communication between the Department and
District, and it component communities, through a variety of means to ensure
constituency input, and to assess the perceptions of others regarding the
b. Participates in, and provides input for, meetings
involving the Vice Chancellor, District leadership, local officials and/or
local/regional law enforcement agencies.
c. Organizes meetings with various District groups or
units, on an as needed basis, with regards to safety and crime prevention
d. Meets regularly with supervisors, staff, District
managers, and District and local community members to discuss and implement
safety and police measures for the District's communities.
e. Establishes and maintains regular relationships
within the regional law enforcement community, with allied agencies, and
especially with agencies with shared jurisdictions (e.g., Riverside Police
Department, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and the Riverside County
District Attorney's Office.
f. Assists in representing the department and District
to the general public through community contacts, participation in community
activities, and by attending District conferences.
g. Participates in local, regional and state activities
to promote RCCD and the community college movement.
Coordinates the installation and maintenance of the
District alarms and security measures.
Maintains an understanding of research and best
practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position through
continued study and participation in professional organizations.
Coordinates the District-wide disaster preparedness
Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a District classified management position with
twelve-month contracts. Medical and dental benefits provided for employee and
dependants. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12
The work location and assignment within a job
classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All final offers of employment will be contingent upon
the availability of funds and approval of the Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate must pass a POST certified
background investigation and a physical and psychological exam prior to
The District will make reasonable accommodations for
applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human
Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
Required Applicant Documents:
Optional Applicant Documents:
Effective Employment Date:
mutually agreed upon date.
Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All
supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats
and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting
materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and
must be less than 2 MB in size.
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed
above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
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