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Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 2582277
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Public Safety Officer II

Kern Community College District

Salary: $3,811.49 - $5,385.53 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00186

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Public Safety Training

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, maintain a safe environment for students, staff and faculty; enforce District rules and regulations; may engage in the protection of persons or property or unlawful taking of district property; secure buildings on the college campus property; provide information and assistance to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.

Representative Duties
Patrol campus and enforce campus regulations; investigate incidents; issue parking citations and eject persons from campus according to Department policies and procedures.

Secure buildings; lock doors and turn out lights; record monthly activity reports.

Act as safety resource officer; investigate and report health and safety hazards; notify departments regarding defective equipment; notify authorized personnel regarding hazardous materials; perform audits of safety practices and procedures; encourage adherence to safety standards; perform follow-up investigations of reported hazards for compliance with recommended actions.

Patrol parking lots, bicycle areas and campus interior to protect students, staff and faculty and prevent theft and vandalism.

Maintain parking permits in dispensers and collect money from traffic permit dispensers of all parking lots; count and balance traffic permit money and place in office safe each night; make bank deposits or transfer money to the appropriate office as required.

Supervise a shift of other Public Safety staff; may provide orientation to staff on Public Safety functions, as assigned. Prepare a variety of incident reports including non-injury traffic accidents, interior losses, and harassment reports; appear and testify in court as needed.

Escort students, staff and faculty to their vehicles as a safety precaution as requested; escort staff to safety after special events.

Respond to emergency medical situations including illnesses, shock, seizures and bleeding; summon appropriate medical personnel.

Evacuate classrooms and buildings in emergency situations as necessary including emergencies involving medical situations, hazardous materials and natural disasters.

Prevent entry and investigate presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.

Answer questions and provide information to faculty, staff, students and the public; investigate complaints; take action within policy guidelines to resolve complaints.

Investigate and report fire hazards; extinguish small blazes; report fires to the fire department.

Recognize hazardous material incidents; isolate, deny entry and notify appropriate authorities.

Assist students, staff and faculty who have disabled vehicles.

Transport monies as requested.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of experience in a security setting requiring constant and responsible public contact. Additional specialized training in police science, public administration or a related field is desirable.


Proof of completion of School Security Course certification.
Possession of current Guard Card.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, appropriate CPR and First Aid certificates.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, specialized certificates deemed appropriate by department.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge and Abilities
California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, education code, health and safety codes, municipal laws and codes, and campus regulations. District policies and campus regulations and procedures.
Modern equipment and protective gear.
Procedures of crowd control and emergency evacuation.
Principles and practices of legal proceedings and legal testimony.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.

Learn and apply pertinent provisions of the State Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Education Code.
Operate a patrol vehicle and patrol equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Conduct investigations and interviews concerning traffic and internal incidents.
Patrol effectively.
Detect, prevent and report criminal activity.
Encourage adherence to safety standards.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SALARY RANGE $3,811.49 - $5,385.53 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $4,004.44 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by November 4, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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