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Campus Police Sergeant

Bulletin number: 2013-028SM

Opens: 6/21/2013

Closing date: 7/10/2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Note: The college will be closed on July 4, 2013 in observance of Independence Day.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

There is currently one full-time, overtime-eligible Campus Police Sergeant position available on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. 

This recruitment is for applicants who are currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Washington as outlined in RCW 43.101.095, or eligible to meet the minimum standard for certification as set forth in RCW 43.101.200.

The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future.

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. Current enrollment is approximately 4,500. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website:  http://www.evergreen.edu   


  • Salary is $3,918 - $5,136 per month of full time work.
  • Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
  • A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll
  • Staff are eligible for a free local bus/transit pass.
  • After completion of the probationary period, employees are eligible for the tuition waiver program.

“A partnership based on mutual trust and understanding, between the members of the Evergreen community and the department of Police Services, sharing the responsibility of providing a safe learning and working environment through community awareness, involvement and education.”

Supervise and train a shift or squad of campus police officers and/or civilian staff.  Provide guidance and assistance to campus police officers and civilian staff in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the department.  Perform patrol duties of a campus police officer.  Act as a liaison with the public and with other government agencies and police departments.

Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state.  Due to the nature of police work, working conditions are unpredictable and contain an element of personal danger.  This position reports to the Director of Police Services. 


  • Provide supervision, direction, recognition, training and feedback to shift of campus police officers and/or civilian employees, with particular attention paid to the employee’s care and handling of equipment, manner of responding to and interacting with the campus community and the public, as well as the employee’s judgment, initiative, and behavior.  Maintain work and leave schedules.  Facilitate periodic meetings with personnel and submit written reports of each meeting to the Chief.  Write reports covering activity of squad or shift assigned. 
  • Provide materials, equipment, and counseling and ensure timely dissemination of information to officers and others in accomplishing the mission, goals, and strategic plan of Police Services.
  • Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to campus police officers, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws, regulations, institution and department policies, and standard operating procedures. 
  • Inform staff of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work; explain police operations to staff to assist them with performing their duties.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of subordinates in accordance with established guidelines to determine training requirement and deficiencies.
  • Provide training and instruction on a variety of enforcement techniques and problems; assist in the development and conduct training programs for campus police and staff.
  • Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot, bicycle, or by vehicle to maintain security; investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, stolen property, or criminal activity.
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within department, and charges of alleged misconduct against staff.
  • Monitor vehicles, enforcement activity, collision and other investigative reports and case files for timely submission, accuracy and completeness; review and correct reports of subordinate officers.
  • Assist Director with developing, revising, and implementing departmental policies and procedures.
  • Informs Director of situations and incidents that may be of concern to the agency and college.
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of Director for public and other agencies.
  • Provide information on police services to local groups and others requesting information on our agency.
  • Perform other assigned or requested duties as required.


  • Strong leadership skills and abilities, including the ability and skill to assume responsibility over others, effectively manage one’s own time and the time of others, provide guidance and direction, set performance expectations/standards, monitor performance, identify and develop training needs, and effectively deal with interpersonal relationships and disciplinary matters.
  • Ability to direct personnel under emergency, unpredictable, unusual, stressful and/or dangerous conditions.
  • Knowledge of and ability to explain federal and state laws, regulations, institution, department policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate functions and responsibilities, and project the leadership qualities necessary to command.
  • Ability and skill in responding to complaints, settling disputes, resolving grievances and conflicts, and/or negotiating with others while performing policing and supervisory duties.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.
  • Ability to use good judgment, and excellent reasoning and decision making skills to get information from all relevant sources, to form general conclusions about events and/or  seemingly unrelated issues, and to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to issues or problems.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use specialized police equipment, techniques and instruments, including firearms.
  • Knowledge of basic budgetary principles and the ability to understanding cost issues surrounding purchasing equipment, staff overtime, training requests, etc.
  • Skill and ability to know when to assume command, recognize dangerous and stressful situations, and when to take proper corrective action.
  • Ability to maintain a degree of fitness that allows participation in stressful, physically demanding, and/or confrontational situations.
  • Skill and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituents (i.e., students and other campus community members, the public, law enforcement officials and other employees).
  • Skill and ability to use general office equipment, including computers and related software.


  • Accountable for regularly supervising and evaluating staff and ensuring that campus police officer/law enforcement duties are effectively carried out in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and with department guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Commitment to and support of the department strategic plan, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Commitment to and facilitate practice of Community Oriented Policing (COP’s) philosophy as a way of doing business in Police Services.
  • Maintain proficiency or expertise in federal and state, institution and department policies, rules and regulations.
  • Perform patrol and police office duties in accordance with professional standards and in compliance with Police Services standard operating procedures. 


  • Be currently certified as a peace office in the State of Washington as outline in RCW 43.101.095, or eligible to meet the minimum standard for certification as set forth in RCW 43.101.200.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Submit to a background and reference check.
  • If extended a conditional offer of employment, submit to and successfully pass a polygraph test, psychological evaluation, and medical examination.
  • Have the ability to work day, evening and graveyard shifts, weekends, holidays and during emergency situations, and overtime as needed.
  • Provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
  • This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement.  Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
Applicants must satisfactorily complete each of the following steps in the selection process. 

Please complete and submit the following to Human Resource Services:
  1. The Evergreen State College General Application for Employment form. (Word | PDF)
  2. The Key Skills and Abilities Inventory for Campus Police Sergeant. (Word | PDF)
  3. An Affirmative Action Data Sheet. Note: Submission of this statistical information is voluntary. (Word | PDF)

  1. The College scores the Key Skills and Abilities Inventory for each complete application.
  2. The names of the applicants who successfully pass the Key Skills and Abilities Inventory will have their name placed on the applicant pool list for Campus Police Sergeant.
  3. Up to twenty-five applicants and all scores ties from the applicant pool list will be placed on a certification list for further consideration by the appointing/hiring authority and search committee. 
  4. The applicants who are placed on the certification list will be mailed a Statement of Personal History Form and Background Check Waiver Form.  The Background Check waiver form must be signed by the applicant and notarized by a certified Notary Public.  Candidates may contact Human Resource Services for a list of college employees who are Notaries Public.  Applicants will be given approximately 2 weeks to complete and return the forms.  All forms/information must be received in Human Resource Services by the specified return date.  Applicants on the certification list who fail to return the completed Statement of Personal History Form and a Background Check Waiver Form by the specified date may not be considered further for the current position; however, their name will be returned to the applicant pool list for possible future consideration. 

  1. Finalist candidates are invited to participate in phone and/or on-campus interviews.  The on-campus interviews may include the following:
  • Interview with the search committee.
  • One-on-one interview with the Director of Police Services.
  • One-on-one interview with the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • A campus community forum.
Please note that the search committee may choose to interview all certified applicants who have successfully advanced to this phase of the selection process; however, having your name certified does not guarantee an interview.

  1. Reference checks conducted on select group of interviewed candidates.
  2. One applicant from the reference check process will be extended a conditional offer of employment.  The conditional offer of employment is contingent upon successfully completing a background check, polygraph test (conducted by an experienced polygrapher selected by The Evergreen State College), psychological evaluation (administered by a psychiatrist or psychologist selected by The Evergreen State College and licensed by the State of Washington), and medical examination (administered by a medical provider selected by The Evergreen State College).

  1. Polygraph test, psychological evaluation, and medical examination conducted.

  1. Final job offer extended.

** The Evergreen State College reserves the right to modify or make adjustments to the phases and timelines of the application process as needed.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above.  The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials.
By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses.

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:
Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA  98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

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Campus Police Sergeant

Date Posted: 6/21/2013

Supervise and train a shift or squad of campus police officers and/or civilian staff. Provide guidance and assistance to campus police officers and civilian staff in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the department. Perform patrol duties of a campus police officer. Act as a liaison with the public and with other government agencies and police departments.

Location: Olympia, Washington
The Evergreen State College