Job Requisition Number: 23494. The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 35,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.
University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Security Services Department provides security services at the UCOP facility in downtown Oakland. UCOP Security Services reports to and is administratively managed by the University of California, Berkeley Police Department (UCPD). Security Patrol Officers (Senior Security Guards) play a crucial role in the safety and security of UCOP staff and property.
Security Patrol Officers (SPO), are full-time, non-sworn career employees of the University Police Department. SPOs provide high profile, uniformed public safety services on campus and other nearby sites owned or controlled by the University. SPOs provide premise security, engage in preventive patrols in vehicles, on bicycles, and on foot, and perform other support tasks for the police department.
Responsibilities include: • Handle routine and emergency calls for service, and respond to certain types of alarms • Work at strategic stationary posts, in order to control access and provide public safety or other assistance to the public • Provide for the safety of persons and property at University special events and can be called upon to assist with transportation, booking, and searching of prisoners • Make written reports and issue certain types of citations as necessary • Report security violations or hazardous conditions, and are expected to take action to correct situations or to ensure that correction takes place • Shift work, including night and weekend assignments, is required• Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment • Possess a valid California driver’s license • High school diploma or GED • Possess a valid California (CA) Guard Card is required for University of California Office of the President (UCOP) appointments. Applicants are required to obtain a CA Guard Card prior to appointment and hold/maintain a valid CA Guard throughout their appointment. • Must have excellent communication skills and good judgment under pressure • Applicants may be required to provide proof they have a legal right to work permanently in the United States • Applicants convicted of felonies or serious misdemeanors will not be considered, and successful candidates are subject to an extensive background investigation Work hours and days off are subject to change based upon SPO program operational needs and at the discretion of the SPO program manager based upon department needs. It is important to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to ensure the SPO program can meet its obligations and accomplish its mission.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.