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#120186 Police Sergeant Supervisor 2

Filing Deadline: Thu 12/22/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a University of California Internal Recruitment open to University of California Employees Only.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/25/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Police Department is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation. The Police Sergeant Supervisor 2 reports through the Police Chain of Command and will provide direct supervision of one or more teams of Police Officers or other assigned personnel. Provide direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Administer policies that directly affect subordinate staff. Recommend changes to department policies and practices. Identify risks and respond accordingly. Set priorities and supervises workflow. In addition to the general and individual responsibilities of a Police Officer, as Sergeant, the incumbent will supervise, direct, evaluate, train and review actions of assigned personnel. The incumbent will have direct responsibility for one or more of the following: Patrol Squad, Investigations, Events, Training, Communication, Residential Security or Community Services.

The Police Sergeant Supervisor 2 will also maintain records and prepare reports on police activities. May command a group of Police Officers during an emergency. May evaluate the performance of Police Officers and recommend disciplinary or commendatory action. May conduct special or confidential investigations requiring advanced operational skills. May assist Police Officers in the interpretation of laws and regulations including the proper reporting of crimes. May perform the duties of higher classifications as required during emergencies and/or for training purposes. The incumbent will receive assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals.

  • Must be available to work alternate shifts, on-call assignments and/or work overtime. Must be able to work rotating shifts in all weather conditions and during extended periods of disaster or civil disorder.

The following items are required for a complete application packet:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed Questionnaire
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity (include as an addition to your cover letter). Guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion


  • Solid experience performing all aspects of police officer functions.

  • Solid knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and train staff in the relevant and necessary aspects of their duties. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of supervision.

  • Solid knowledge of use and legal application of firearms and other police weapons, equipment or tools.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to confidentiality requirements of law enforcement information and personnel matters.

  • Proven ability to take decisive action based upon sound judgment.

  • Demonstrated ability to comply with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

  • Proven ability to operate computers and other relevant or specialized technology.

  • Demonstrated excellent attention to detail and accuracy of numbers and calculations.

  • Solid ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Demonstrated skill working independently or working as part of a team, stimulating people to effective action to achieve goals and objectives, demonstrate a solid work ethic to peers and subordinates.

  • Demonstrated skill in working well with diverse groups, peers, supervisors and management both internally and externally. Solid ability to credibly represent the police department in an official capacity.


  • At the time of application, candidates must have completed a minimum of 60 semester units or possess an accredited degree (i.e., AA, BA, MA, etc.). An accredited degree is preferred.

  • Must possess a POST Basic certificate at time of application.

  • Must possess or be eligible to possess a POST Intermediate Certificate (or equivalent), at the time of application. Note: Eligibility to possess and/or equivalency of POST Intermediate Certificate will be determined by the department before candidates can proceed beyond application phase.

  • Must successfully complete a POST-certified Supervisory Course and achieve a minimum of two (2) years law enforcement experience as a permanent first-level supervisor or higher and obtain their POST Supervisory Certificate at the end of their second year.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen or have permanent resident alien status and achieve citizenship within three years.

  • Candidates will be fingerprinted and have background thoroughly investigated. Must be able to pass medical, drug, psychiatric or sociological exams, and a polygraph exam. Must have no felony conviction or other legal restrictions on the ability to carry firearms or to perform other work responsibilities.

  • Successful medical and psychological evaluation required.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License. Ability to safely operate motor vehicles.

  • May be temporarily deployed pursuant to event/mutual-aid requests, including, but not limited to, at other UC Campuses.

  • Must be able to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law or policy.

  • Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per "California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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