Public Safety Sergeant - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a full-time supervising Sergeant to direct, plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of Public Safety Officers.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The position report directly to the Chief of Public Safety.

The person selected provides direct supervision to the Public Safety Officers assigned to each shift.  Makes recommendations/decisions related to hiring, training, performance evaluations, scheduling, delegation of assignments.

Responds to questions and complaints from the public, outside agencies and subordinates.  Ensure that the members of the Department operate in accordence with the policies and procedures of the department and College.  The Public Safety Sergeant performs all the duties of the officers he/she oversees.  This position provides essential services  the College, including non-scheduled overtime, off-duty return to campus for emergencies and other necessary assignments as assigned.

Additionals duties may include: 

Supervision: Oversee and coordinate the work of Public Safety Officers. Coordinate the supervision of Public Safety Officers. Conduct annual performance reviews of subordinates. Work all shifts to observe and spend time working with Public Safety staff. Conduct inspections of employees periodically to ensure compliance with Public Safety Department and college rules and regulations. Ensure that Public Safety staff is encouraged to support and understand the mission of the college. Ensure all employees work together efficiently, effectively and harmoniously.  

Ensure all members of the department conduct themselves professionally, responsibly, ethically and with civility with other members of the department, community and with the public.  When necessary, take appropriate corrective actions to correct inappropriate behaviors.

Encourage staff and support their professional development.  Ensure adequate staffing.  Work closely with officers to ensure the proper delivery of Public Safety services to the college community.

Be an effective team member of the department, working well and consistently with fellow employees, Saint Mary's community members (faculty, staff and students) and members of the community visiting the College.

Communications: Provide accurate oral and written communications, participate in meetings with officers (briefings), interact and work with the College community and the public.  Make presentations to groups.  Participate in staff meetings to discuss issues, concerns and problems.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Moraga Police. 

Administrative:  Receive and review time sheets for accuracy.  Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of officeers. Plan and prepare work schedules including special events/activities.  Oversee and supervise incidents and investigations conducted by officers.  Investigate complaints regarding staff performance.
Prepare and submit departmental procedures and policies for approval.  Complete required reports and assignments in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner.

Patrol:  Conduct security patrols of the College.  Conduct security checks of the College's 68 plus buildings and structures.  Respond to all emergencies including alarms, medical emergencies and crimes. When necessary, make arrests of persons committing criminal acts. 

Residence Life Services: frequent contact with residence at all hours of the day.  Support the Resident Assistants, Residence Directors, and Brothers in the residence halls.  Assist ORL staff with uncooperative or confrontational residents and guests.  Perform room searches upon the requests of ORL staff.

Campus Services:  Provide dispatcher back-up as necessary.  Open and secure College buildings, classrooms, sports facilities and other structures.  Monitor, activate and deactivate College alarm systems.  Provide campus escorts.  Provice motor vehicle assistance (lock-outs, jump starts, etc).  Provide room lock-out service,  Provide welfare checks of individuals on campus

Experience and Qualifications:

High school graduate or GED and possession of a valid guard card issued by the State Department of Consumer Affairs and/or three (3) years of military policy/security/law enforcement work; P.C. 832 certificate, graduation from police academy and/or 30 units of college course work in Administration of Justice, or a related field is highly desirable. Prior supervisory experience is highly desired.

  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment appropriate to the circumstances
  • Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions; ability to maintain confidentiality of job related information;
  • Demonstrated ability to write and  prepare accurate and comprehensive reports; basic computer skills including word-processing and email
  • Valid Class “C” California Drivers License at time of hire; current First Aid, AED, CPR certificates
  • Physically able to perform the duties of the position which include, but not limited to walking, running, standing and lifting
  • Ability to handle potenial exposure to hositility, while remaining calm and with a professional demeanor in potenial confrontational situtations.
Additional Requirements: Wearing of a uniform is required.  working weekends, holidays, nights, outdoors in inclement weather, overtime required and assigned. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Public Safety Sergeant
  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Other Administrative Programs
  • Campus Safety and Police
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter