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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH EL CAMINO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Police Officer

Police Reserve Officer

Police Dispatcher

Police Cadet

Livescan Operator

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For the positions of Police Officer & Police Dispatcher check with Human Resources for more information. They may be contacted at
(310) 660-3807 or on their website
 
For the positions of Reserve Police Officer check with the Police Department Training Sergeant at (310) 660-3993
 
For the position of Police Cadet email the the Cadet Program Coordinator Mike Martinez for information and application packet or call (310) 660-3100
For the position of Livescan Operator check with the Police Department Fingerprint division for an application packet at (310) 660-6140

Police Officer


DEFINITION:
Under supervision, to protect college employees, students, and the general public; to patrol and safeguard college property; to maintain law and order; to do other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Patrols campus building and grounds on foot or by vehicle; protects individuals and controls crowds during assemblies or disturbances; investigates and prepares written reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts, and disturbances or the peace; gathers evidence and interviews witnesses apprehends violators; testifies in court as necessary; guards property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; gives information and directs the public; administers first aid; assists in the orientation of District personnel regarding security measures; may supervise other security personnel.

LICENSE REQUIRED:
A valid, appropriate California driver's license

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:

  • Investigative and law enforcement procedures;
  • Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies
  • First aid
Ability to:
  • Meet specific physical, psychological and medical requirements established by the College
  • Obtain a Basic Certificate issued by the State Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training within one year appointment date
  • Observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places;
  • Judge situations and persons accurately
  • Respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Write accurate and comprehensive reports
  • Use and care for firearms
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
An associate Arts Degree in Police Science and one year of law enforcement experience; or successful completion of a police academy.  Public law enforcement or school district security experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to:

  •  Establish and maintain effective working conditions in a fivers multi-cultural and multi-ethnic education environment
  • Successfully complete a P.O.S.T. certified Police Training Academy and meet all district and State requirements needed to obtain an P.O.S.T. Basic certificate
  • Learn law enforcement procedures pertaining to arrest, search and seizure, and rules of evidence
  • Learn laws and ordinances relating to theft, burglary, arson, malicious mischief and trespassing
  • Learn District and campus rules and regulation regarding security, safety and conduct
  • Interpret and follow oral and written instructions
  • Learn  to write clear and concise reports
  • Learn interview suspects, complainants and witnesses
  • Respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action
  • Perform duties under scheduled working conditions
  • Accept direction form other willingly
  • Use restraint in enforcement

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Demonstrate and interest in law enforcement; possess effective interpersonal skills enabling a candidate to deal effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and the public; exhibit a pleasant, cooperative and police attitude in carrying out law enforcement duties; ability to remain calm and maintain order in an emergency or threatening situations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a valid Class "C" California Drivers license
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • A U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to testing
  • Have reached your 21st birthday at the time of application
  • Successfully pass a physical agility test, an in-depth background investigation, psychological and polygraph examinations
  • Completion of sixty (60) college units or possession of an Associates degree is highly desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must satisfactorily complete an in-depth medical examination.  Applicants must be in good physical condition, free from disease or defects that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the duties of this position.

  • Vision:
    1. At least 20/100 in each eye without correction
    2. Correctable to 20/30 in each eye
  • Color Vision:
    1. Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying
  • Hearing:
    1. No greater then 25dB loss in the better ear as average other the test frequencies, of 500, 100, 2000, and 3000 Hz.
    2. In the case of questionable, unusual or borderline hearing loss, the applicants qualifications will be determined by a Medical Doctor

TRAINING:
The training program consists of academy coursework, on-the-job training exercise, and a review by the College Police Chief.  Successful completion of the police training Academy is a requirement to be eligible for promotion to the position of Police Officer.  Failure to maintain satisfactory progress during the training program or to satisfy the District or P.O.S.T. requirements for promotion to College Police Officer well end a candidate's eligibility for participation on the program and employment with the District
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Police Reserve Officer

Continuous Application Filing

 

Under the direction of the Chief of Police an El Camino Police Reserve Officer volunteers or is paid for his/her time to assist sworn and non-sworn personnel of the El Camino Police Department in performing general law enforcement duties within the El Camino College campus and the Police Department.

DUTIES:
Assist El Camino College Officers in the enforcement of laws, rules and regulations. Protect the lives and property of students, staff and faculty.  Investigate criminal and malicious mischief activates; provides public assistance; patrol the campus and surrounding areas in car or on foot; respond to Radio Dispatcher calls and general public complaints; interrogate suspects and testify in court.  El Camino College Reserve Officers must be willing and able to take police reports, operate an emergency vehicle, carry and use firearms; provides crowd control; work special events and perform other related work as assigned; usually with a full time El Camino Police Officer.

All Reserve Officers are required to donate 3 (12 hours each) shifts per month and attend one monthly meeting.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a POST Level Two or Level One Peace Officer Training Academy or POST Basic Academy within the last three years and possession of a valid POST Level II or Level I Peace Officer Training Academy certificate; CPR and Basic First Aid certificate; must have a valid Class C California Driver License and be insurable; an acceptable DMV report; must be in good physical condition with a full range of motion; must be able to access all areas of campus on foot; must be able to make arrests. Associates of Arts degree or 60 college units desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a valid Class "C" California Drivers license
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • A U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship prior to testing
  • Have reached your 21st birthday at the time of application
  • Successfully pass a physical agility test, an in-depth background investigation, psychological and polygraph examinations
  • Completion of sixty (60) college units or possession of an Associates degree is highly desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must satisfactorily complete an in-depth medical examination.  Applicants must be in good physical condition, free from disease or defects that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the duties of this position.

  • Vision:
    1. At least 20/100 in each eye without correction
    2. Correctable to 20/30 in each eye
  • Color Vision:
    1. Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying
  • Hearing:
    1. No greater then 25dB loss in the better ear as average other the test frequencies, of 500, 100, 2000, and 3000 Hz.
    2. In the case of questionable, unusual or borderline hearing loss, the applicants qualifications will be determined by a Medical Doctor

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Demonstrate and interest in law enforcement; possess effective interpersonal skills enabling a candidate to deal effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and the public; interpret and follow oral and written instructions; exhibit a pleasant, cooperative and polite attitude in carrying out law enforcement duties; ability to remain calm and maintain order in an emergency or threatening situations.

TRAINING:
The training program consists of participation and successful completion of the Department's POST certified Field Training Officer program.   Successful completion of the police training Reserve Academy is a requirement to be eligible for promotion to the position of El Camino Police Reserve Officer.  Failure to maintain satisfactory progress during the training program or to satisfy the District or P.O.S.T. requirements for promotion to El Camino Police Reserve Officer well end a candidate's eligibility for participation on the program and employment with the District


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Police Dispatcher



 

BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Chief of Police or Sergeant, operate computer, telephone and radio communications equipment to receive and record emergency calls and routine calls for service; provide information, dispatch police and emergency personnel; type, file, and perform a wide variety of clerical support duties in the Police Department.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Receive emergency calls for service.
  • Handle complains and inquiries from the public.
  • Dispatch police personnel and alert and request assistance as needed from public safety agencies.
  • Operate a variety of communications equipment including telephone, two-way radio, and computer equipment.
  • Prepare reports and logs of unusual incidents, contact agencies involved with major emergency operations such as the County Fire Department, neighboring police agencies and various State agencies that deal with emergency and disaster operations.
  • Maintain contact with all units on assignments; maintain status and location of field units; enter, update, and retrieve information on wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration and other information from statewide computer networks; and perform a wide variety of clerical functions that support the overall operations of the Police Department.
  • Operate standard office machines including typewriters and computer video display terminal and keyboard (automated dispatch).
  • Prepare and maintain logs of incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Type police reports, incident reports and other materials; process file or duplicate as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Standard radio and telephone communications receiving and transmitting equipment.
  • Standard broadcasting procedures and roles.
  • Operation of common radio dispatching equipment.
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Record-keeping/filing techniques.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.

ABILITY TO:

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Speak clearly and distinctly.
  • Exercise good judgment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  • Effectively communicate with and elicit information from upset and irate citizens.
  • Exercise independent judgment and work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Handle multiple events effectively.
  • Operate a computer-aided dispatch center, computer systems, and other office equipment accurately to maintain routine records.
  • Type at 30 words net per minute from clear copy.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities and one year clerical experience involving public contact.
Possession of a currently valid P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatch certificate or successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher course during the 12-month probationary period.
Prior public safety dispatch experience desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to function in an active and often hectic environment.
  • Dispatchers are required to work various shifts as assigned.
  • Operate a visual display terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to hear alarms and other auditory devices.
  • Long periods of sitting and standing.
  • Lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Interaction with students, staff and the public.
The Police Department is a 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week operation which requires rotating shift work (days, swing, or graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays). Dispatchers are subject to emergency call out.
All applicants will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation that will include a state and federal fingerprint search. Applicants will be required to take a medical examination.
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Police Cadet

Continuous Application Filing

BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the leadership of the Chief of Police and the supervision of a Police Sergeant, a Police Cadet is responsible for providing non-hazardous police services to the students, staff, and faculty of El Camino College. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Parking Enforcement
  • Provide escorts services to students and staff
  • Operate two-way police radios
  • Assist in various emergency situations throughout the Campus Serve as Public Information Officers
  • Lock and unlock buildings throughout the campus
  • Provide assistance during special events
  • Take basic police reports
  • Drive District vehicles
  • Participate in non-hazardous patrol
  • Other duties and assignments as may be required
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Be currently enrolled as a student at El Camino College
  • 18 years of age at time of application
  • Possess a valid California Class C drives license; meet El Camino's Safe Drivers requirements
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • Maintain enrollment in at least 6 units for both Fall and Spring semesters at either ECC or CEC
  • Have not been arrested and/or convicted of any felony or other disqualifying misdemeanor crimes
  • Successfully complete a background investigation, which includes fingerprinting; complete criminal history record check and a medical history.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Be hardworking, trustworthy
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes hectic environment
  • Posses good English writing skills
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language
  • Prior Law Enforcement experience,, such as Cadet or Explorer for a Police agency (but not required)
TO APPLY:
  • Go to the Police Department and pick up and fill out an application
  • Turn the completed application to the Police Department
  • Applicant will receive a letter in the mail with an interview date and time
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Live Scan Operator



BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the leadership of the Chief of Police and the supervision of a Police Sergeant, a LiveScan Fingerprint Technician is responsible for the fingerprinting of embers of the public and El Camino employees using the LiveScan digital fingerprint computer. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Fingerprint of applicants for a variety of licenses required by the State of California and other agencies
  • Operation and maintenance of LiveScan fingerprint computer
  • Collection of fees required by the Department of Justice and El Camino College
  • Maintenance of LiveScan records
  • Scheduling of fingerprinting appointments
  • Preparing of daily reports related to fingerprinting operations
  • Other duties and assignments as required and related to LiveScan operation
  • Provide information to the general public related to the LiveScan operations
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 18 years of age at time of application
  • Have not been arrested and/or convicted of any felony or other disqualifying misdemeanor crimes
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess the ability to learn all aspects of the LiveScan operations, polices, and procedures
  • Be able to interact with members of the general pubic and El Camino faculty and staff
  • Successfully complete a background investigation, which includes fingerprinting; complete criminal history record check and a medical history.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledgeable in computers, computer operating systems
  • Be hardworking, trustworthy
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes hectic environment

TO APPLY:

  • Go to the Police Department and pick up and fill out an application
  • Turn the completed application to the Police Department
  • A Community Services Officer will contact you for a preliminary interview at a later date
  • Voluntary/Paid

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 Last Published 10/21/13