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San Diego Unified | San Diego, CA
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Job Description


This is a Promotional Opportunity open only to present classified sworn salaried employees of the San Diego Unified School District.


As a peace officer of the State of California authorized by Section 830.32 of the California Penal Code, and as a school district police officer authorized by Education Code Sections 38000 et seq., protect life and property at an assigned group of schools, using a radio-equipped vehicle for day and evening activities and perform a variety of investigative and protective duties to provide police services in assigned areas of the district.

This position typically works an 8-hour work shift during the traditional work week, Monday through Friday.

To view the School Police Service salary schedule, click here


The San Diego Unified School District Police Department is recognized as a leader in school-based community policing. While our primary role is to maintain order and security on and near school facilities, school police officers provide far more than standard law enforcement efforts. We also take a leading role in creating the positive learning environment in which superb education is not only possible, but also probable.

School police personnel are encouraged to spend quality time in developing positive interpersonal relationships with those in our schools and in our community. Personnel engage in daily contact with students, teachers, staff, and members of the community to help promote a positive learning environment with the schools, and to build ever-growing cooperative partnerships among the schools and the surrounding communities. As a result, students benefit most of all by being better able to concentrate their time and attention on what matters most: learning and growing. Examples of Duties

To view the detailed job description, click here and select Detective.

Typical Qualifications


Any combination of training, experience, and/or education equivalent to completion of applicable criminal justice courses in an accredited college and five years of full-time, paid law enforcement experience of acceptable level and quality.


* Valid California Intermediate P.O.S.T. certificate or eligibility for California P.O.S.T. reinstatement.
* Possession of a valid California driver's license.
* United States citizenship.
* Prior to appointment, State law requires the successful passing of a thorough background check, chemical substance and medical testing, and psychological testing.
* Must be qualified to render basic first aid and CPR.


The position is represented by the Police Officers' Association (POA) and is covered by the negotiated terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. The District provides a generous compensation and benefits package, including CalPERS 3%@50 for classic members or 2.7%@57 for new members (CalPERS members after 1/1/13), Six choices of medical plans, including HMO and PPO options through United HealthCare or Kaiser Permanente, Three choices of dental plans, including HMO and PPO options, Vision Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, and Employee Assistance Program. The District pays the full cost of medical, dental, and vision care premiums for employees who work half time or more and their eligible dependents. A Retiree Medical trust is provided. Additional details may be found in the collective bargaining agreement (Click here to view). Supplemental Information


In order to be eligible for consideration, interested candidates must submit and/or attach the following documents:

* Online employment application and supplemental questionnaire
* A copy of a valid California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate is required
* Additional documents, if any, should be attached to the online employment application.


Based upon a review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process. Appointments for initial screening interviews are scheduled quarterly and/or as needed. The initial screening interview is scored and assigns value to education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that relate most closely to the duties and responsibilities of the job and the needs of the School Police Services Department. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a written exam. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Please note that eligible candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation.


The San Diego Unified School District communicates information regarding the hiring process via email. Please be aware that the District is not responsible for messages blocked by your email service. In an effort to allow our emails through your personal spam filter, you can add the domain@sandi.net and domain@governmentjobs.com to your safe senders list.

The San Diego Unified School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is lryan@sandi.net, 619.725.8000 or by mail, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103. It is the policy of San Diego Unified School District to maintain a drug-free workplace. If needed, individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request accommodation.