Public Safety Officer I


: $65,825.00 - $134,430.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Law Enforcement

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Position Information

Job Title:

Public Safety Officer I -(19hrs)

Position Number:


Posting Date


Closing Date

Initial Screening Date


Open Until Filled


Position Type:



Work Week

19 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary:

$1,478.65 per month

Maximum Salary:

$2,089.30per month


Prorated sick leave and vacation.

This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits at employee expense.


Bakersfield College


BC-Main Campus

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.


-Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot and by vehicle; guard property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; insure safety of parked vehicles; enforce parking rules and regulations; issue parking citations; inspect and check security of doors, windows and gates; turn lights on and/or off; secure chains in driveways.

-Investigate and report presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings; deal with disturbances according to department policy; observe and document details of occurrences; assist in the arrest of violators when necessary.

-Investigate unusual or potentially dangerous conditions; report detected leaks or malfunctions of electric, plumbing, heating or other equipment; notify appropriate persons regarding impaired equipment; take appropriate emergency action.

-Provide escort for faculty, staff and students as required.

-Report emergency medical situations, including illnesses, shock, seizures and bleeding; summon appropriate emergency medical personnel.

-Submit routine reports of activities, including, but not limited to, incident and accident reports; issue parking citations and warnings; assist security officers as necessary.

-Transport monies as requested.

-Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

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 drivers license.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

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 Grade


Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 18, 2020 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)

Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicants expense

List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

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.
Associated topics: canine detection, casino, guard, loss control, monitor, patrol, public safety, secure, security officer, surveillance * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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