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Police Captain

Job Description


PD Patrol Operations

Full Time

69463BR


Job Summary

The Police Captain Reports through Police Chain of Command. Provides management for one or more significant police department / divisions. The police department is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation. Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have campus-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel.

Application deadline is October 22, 2022.


Department Description

The UCSF Police Department provides contemporary police services including criminal investigation, community policing, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and site security services to a daily population of over 60,000 people at the University and contract locations.

Founded in 1864 and part of the 10-campus University of California, UCSF has more than 20 locations throughout San Francisco and beyond that includes the 60-acre Mission Bay and 107-acre Parnassus campus. It is home to graduate professionals in dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral scientists; UCSF Medical Center; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital; UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute to name a few.

UCSF is considered one of the nation’s premier health sciences teaching, training, and research centers. The UCSF Police Department is known for its community service orientation, effectiveness at preventing crime through campus community involvement, and for providing a safe living and working environment for the promotion of education, research and public service.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in the field of administration of justice, and/or relevant experience and training.
  • Possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Non probationary Police Lieutenant or higher classification and California POST Advanced Certificate or Police Sergeant with a minimum of ten years’ experience with progressively more responsibility including significant managerial duties and POST Supervisory certificate.
  • Possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a sergeant.
  • Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour Management course within one year of appointment and serving as a Captain for a period of two years.
  • Ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law or policy.
  • Thorough experience performing all aspects of police officer, sergeant of police and lieutenant of police functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends. Thorough knowledge of current law enforcement management theory and administrative standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial practices applicable to law enforcement in the University environment.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Excellent ability to take decisive action based upon sound judgment. Excellent ability to independently manage a large and complex organization with multiple priorities and limited resources.
  • Excellent ability to effectively orchestrate the ongoing deployment of multiple employees and resources. Excellent ability to supervise and train staff in the relevant and necessary aspects of their duties.
  • Ability to operate computers and other relevant or specialized technology.
  • Excellent knowledge of use and legal application of firearms and other police weapons, equipment or tools.
  • Excellent ability to credibly represent the police department in an official capacity.
  • Ability to safely operate motor vehicles and possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Excellent problem solving ability.

Note: Physical/Health Screening Required


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Thorough knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.
  • Knowledge of institutional policies, procedures, rules and practices including administrative guides and polices such as UC Personnel Polices for Staff Members, UCSF Administrative Policy Guide, University wide Police Polices and Administrative Manual, UCSF Campus Emergency Operations Plan, applicable labor agreements (Teamsters/AFSCME and FUPOA) and UCSF Police Department Manuals.

License/Certification

  • Possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Non probationary Police Lieutenant or higher classification and California POST Advanced Certificate or Police Sergeant with a minimum of ten years’ experience with progressively more responsibility including significant managerial duties and POST Supervisory certificate.
  • Possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a sergeant.
  • Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour Management course within one year of appointment and serving as a Captain for a period of two years.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.


Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Job Code and Payroll Title

005979 POLICE CAPTAIN MGR 2


Job Category

Professional and Managerial


Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


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