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Southwestern College
  • Position Number: 2468370
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

College Service Officer

Southwestern College

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: College Police

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under general supervision of the Chief Safety Officer or designee, performs a wide variety of campus security and public services to ensure the safety of persons, protect property of various kinds, maintain order and enforce the rules and regulations governing students, faculty, and staff with superior customer service and ethical integrity; and enforces parking regulations. Campus Services Officer is a non-sworn position and is not authorized to carry a firearm. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Patrol by foot, motorized cart, or vehicle in order to assist with public services including providing protection to District buildings and property and guarding against fire, intrusion, theft and vandalism.
  2. Answer questions, provide information and direct students and visitors.
  3. Notify supervisor of suspected illegal activity on campus property; observe and report unsafe conditions and/or occurrences; make written and oral reports of any hazardous condition impacting the college and its community.
  4. Secure doors, windows, and/or gates to District buildings.
  5. Provide traffic control and direction as needed; places traffic barricades as appropriate.
  6. Enforce parking regulations on campus and issue parking citations as necessary; assist in parking permit sales and collection of fines.
  7. Take custody of found, lost or abandoned property.
  8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Safety hazard identification, observation and reporting techniques.Methods and techniques of report preparation and writing.Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.Principles and applications of public relations.English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Learn and apply applicable provisions of state and federal laws and district policies.Control groups, detain and constrain offenders.Exercise sound judgment.Recognize illegal, unsafe and contraband substances or weapons.Prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence.Remember details such as faces, license plate numbers, names and incidents.Gather, collect and preserve evidence.Administer emergency first aid and /or CPR.Operate a vehicle, observing legal and defensive driving practices.Work independently in the absence of supervision.Understand and follow oral and written instructions.Work effectively with a diverse population.Reason effectively during emergency situations and adopt an effective course of action.Learn College Disaster Plan and explain procedures to others.Perform multiple tasks in a calm, effective and efficient manner.Perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility, and standing or walking for long periods of time.Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school or GED AND one (1) year experience in security and/or in the law enforcement field.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of emergency preparedness procedures; possession of, or ability to obtain, Incident Commend Systems (ICS) certifications ICS 100.HE, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800 within six (6) months of employment is desirable.

Range 13, Step 1-7, $1,747.30-$2,211.00 per month. Initial placement for external applicants is step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Hours may vary according to the police department needs but limited to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be willing to work nights, graveyards, weekends and holidays as required. Potential work hours may be as follows: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Please refer to the CSEA Contract,, for a list of paid holidays and closing of the campus during spring and winter break. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa and/or San Ysidro).Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, 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.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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