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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Police Sergeant

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 30078486 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $131,607 - $168,585

Position Information

Under the direction of the Police Lieutenant, the Sergeant is responsible for supervising Patrol Officers while maintaining the chain of command within the department. The Sergeant directs law enforcement operations in the field; manages the day-to-day activities of sworn police officers to ensure the adherence to policies and procedures, regulations, orders, and laws; and provides leadership and supervision of a unit within the department by enforcing regulations and policies for assigned personnel. The Sergeant also inspects the work of subordinates, provides performance coaching and feedback during performance evaluations; implements training to meet professional development needs; and takes corrective action when necessary to protect the employee's welfare, the department's integrity, and the community's safety. In the absence of a ranking officer, the Sergeant also assumes leadership command of the department and performs patrol and collateral duties as required.

Please note: University of California career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department. Additionally, a skills assessment will be required for consideration and this position has multiple openings.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement High school diploma or equivalent. Required Relevant experience, training and/or four year college degree. Preferred


License Requirement Possess a valid California Driver's License. Required


Certification Requirement Possession of a POST Basic certificate and successful completion of probationary period. Required Earns POST Supervisory certificate by completing a POST-certified 80-hour Supervisor course within one year of appointment and serving as a Sergeant for two years. Required


Condition Requirement Ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law or policy. Required


Experience Requirement Minimum of 3 years as a UCPD officer Preferred 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Is at least 21 years of age and is a US citizen or has permanent resident alien status and achieves citizenship within three years. Required Has no felony conviction or other legal restrictions on the ability to carry firearms or to perform other work responsibilities. Required Successful medical and psychological evaluation. Required Public Driving Record Required Overtime Required Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required Travel Required

Minimum Requirements

Solid ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
Solid knowledge of use and legal application of firearms and other police weapons, equipment or tools.
Solid ability to supervise and train staff in the relevant and necessary aspects of their duties.
Solid ability to operate computers and other relevant or specialized technology.
Solid ability to take decisive action based upon sound judgment.
Solid experience performing all aspects of police officer functions.
Solid ability to credibly represent the police department in an official capacity.
Ability to work rotating shifts in all weather conditions and during extended periods during disaster or civil disorder.
Ability to safely operate motor vehicles and possess a valid California Driver's License.
Solid knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Solid ability to maintain professional ethics, both on and off duty.

Solid knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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