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Job: Police Sergeant - Police Services Department (2017-18)

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Job Description

Ref: SERGNT0003

Under general supervision, administer, direct and review the work of sworn and non-sworn personnel performing law enforcement and support activities in the Police of the Oakland Unified School District.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements).

E = Essential Functions 

  • Assigns, supervises, coordinates and evaluates the work of assigned staff involved in patrolling District property and facilities to protect life and to provide protection against vandalism, theft or other crimes. E
  • Determines if departmental policies and procedures are being followed. E
  • Determines the need for, recommends, and provides on-the-job and in-service training for Police Services personnel. E
  • Coordinates patrol activities and response to alarms. E
  • Defines and redefines priorities to meet changing needs and situations. E
  • Supervises and coordinates investigations of crimes against students, District personnel and District property with local law enforcement agencies. E
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates police coverage at scheduled school events (i.e. athletic events, dances, etc.) E
  • Works with site administrators in planning special security arrangements for individual site security problems. E
  • Works closely with local police in dealing with emergency situations. E
  • Interprets and explains security policies and procedures to District students, staff, parents and the public, participates in the selection of departmental staff. E
  • Recommends new or revised policies and procedures to meet changing needs, issues oral and written reprimands and recommends more serious discipline if necessary. E
  • Makes preliminary investigations of incidents involving Police Services personnel. E
  • Take statements, collects and preserves evidence. E
  • Prepares reports and correspondence. E
  • Makes arrests and testifies in hearings and trials as necessary. E
  • Arrange and present programs dealing with law enforcement, safety and related subjects to District students and the public. E
  • Assumes duties of Chief, Police Services. in his/her absence. E
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to: a High School Diploma or GED with Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate and 5 years of sworn law enforcement work. 

Valid California Driver’s License
Pass an extensive background check
Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance

Federal, state and local laws
Departmental policies and procedures
Theory and practice of community oriented policing
Techniques used in problem solving policing
Patrol, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, investigation and identification
Policy development

Use firearms
Use computer equipment
Analyze situations
Direct personnel and oversee problem-solving efforts
Develop effective team strategies with units/sections
Work effectively in physically, psychologically, and emotionally stressful situations
Effectively manage emergency or life threatening situations
Coach, motivate and lead employees
Operate police vehicles in a safe and appropriate manner
Work effectively with City employees, supervisors, elected officials, other law enforcement agencies and the general public
Maintain physical conditioning appropriate to the performance of assigned duties
Maintain firearm proficiency levels 
Make sound, independent decisions within established guidelines
Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing
Prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation, reports of work performed and other written materials
Work collaboratively and effectively
Establish and maintain effective customer-focused working relationships with managers, customers, vendors, consultants, employees and others encountered in the course of work

Indoor or outdoor setting; exposure to dissatisfied or abusive individuals including possible confrontations, fights, and use of weapons 

Emotional stability and physical condition necessary to perform the duties of the job class; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents and perform assigned duties; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to perform duties including driving a vehicle and using standard police equipment; lifting light objects.

Primary Location: OUSD Police Department

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted
Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 AM  -
Monday, March 12, 2018 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time)


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