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Employment Opportunity

Range 14
Closing Date:
April 6, 2015, 5:00 pm, PST
Beginning Date:
July, 2015 (approximate)



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age at time of employment
  • Must have no prior convictions by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment of which would have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison
  • Experience in law enforcement, communication, first aid and CPR
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License
  • Must be P.O.S.T. Basic Academy graduate OR
  • Must have P.O.S.T. certification of current attendance and graduation date from P.O.S.T. Academy
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college student


  • AA or BA degree in related field 

General Description:

Under general supervision of the Director of Chief Law Enforcement Officer, provide safety for all staff, students and visitors and perform law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine police tasks according to department rules and regulations
  • Patrols the campus and its perimeter by vehicle, bicycle or on foot for the prevention of crime, detection of fire hazards, safety hazards, enforcement of public safety, county, state and federal laws, campus and traffic regulations
  • responds to emergency calls to fire, accidents and other requests for assistance
  • Performs rescue work and administers first aid
  • Maintains emergency public safety equipment
  • Participates in training programs
  • Investigates violations of laws, complaints and accidents; prepares reports and log activity and irregularities which occur during the assigned shift
  • Arrests law violators and issues citations for traffic violations
  • Takes fingerprints and photographs
  • Interviews suspects, complainants and witnesses to obtain information
  • Prepares written reports
  • Provides court room testimony
  • Operates a personal computer, fax and other related office equipment
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, develop appropriate responses under stressful conditions
  • Represent the district in a professional manner

 Knowledge of:

  • Constitutional rights, laws of State, laws pertaining to search and seizure
  • Social problems of the community, including racial, religious and ethnic group relations
  • Use of firearms, defensive tactics and other related tools needed to perform the duties of a police officer
  • Methods and techniques to improve security 

 Ability to:

  • Analyze situations and exercise good judgment with a minimum of supervision
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports
  • Confront people on security matters without unnecessary alienation
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time in various types of weather
  • Communicate effectively with others in person or telephone
  • Speak and write clearly and correctly
  • Possess strength to perform prolonged and rigorous tasks under stressful conditions
  • Meet standards set by the State for physical and mental conditions and agility
  • React quickly and calmly in emergencies
  • Deal courteously but firmly with the general public

How to Apply:   The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are faxed or emailed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4. Copy of P.O.S.T. certification/graduation/attendance

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst
        Merced College
        Office of Human Resources
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In addition, a medical examination will be required of the successful candidate at the District's expense The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All peace officers, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced Community College District Police Officer Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCCDPOA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer