Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Under the direction of the Police Supervisor, maintains security and pro-actively work to deter crime or policy violations within the assigned job site. Conducts random and specific routine foot and/or vehicle patrol throughout job site. Secures buildings and properties to prevent unauthorized entry and access. Assists and support police staff in such matters as crowd control, traffic control and access control. Monitors CCTV equipment and report malfunctions. Provides general information and assistance to staff, visitors and official guests. Assists emergency medical personnel as needed during emergency response. Prepares various written reports.
PREVENTION/SECURITY: Maintain security and pro-actively work to deter crime or policy violations within the assigned job site; Provide high visibility uniformed patrols on foot, bicycle, and/or other approved/assigned means; Work variable shifts as needed to ensure public safety; Conduct random and specific foot and/or vehicle patrol throughout the assigned job site; Secure buildings and properties to prevent unauthorized entry, access, vandalism, etc; Check doors, windows, lighting, alarms and locks to ensure their proper working condition and report deficiencies; Identify potentially hazardous conditions and security deficiencies, report them and when possible take appropriate steps to mitigate loss/injuries; Provide safety escorts for employees, students, visitors as requested; Monitor CCTV equipment and report malfunctions.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE: Provide general information and assistance to students, staff, and faculty as needed; Assist official guests and dignitaries as assigned; Assist emergency responders as directed and needed for public safety; Assist and support police staff in crowd control, traffic control, access control, public safety information marketing, conduct safety related presentations, public speaking; Direct traffic, provide directed crowd control, provide first-aid level emergency care according to policy and training; Develop and promote safety programs to increase safety awareness around general and specific topics; Be available to work university events as needed for public safety.
REPORTS: Prepare routine reports, shift reports/document, appropriate legal paperwork to document incidents, events, security deficiencies, and service requests; Prepare incident reports in cases such as fire, crime, hazards, emergencies, and incidents of significance; Communicate through the chain of command all matters of concern, such as infractions, irregularities of University Policies and Procedures, and emergencies.
OTHER: Respond to and work at other UC Campuses or locations throughout the state as directed for university-wide mutual aid; Testify in legal proceeds as directed by court or university request; Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
High school graduate or GED
One year's experience preferred
Possession of California Guard Card required
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Required to participate in DMV pull notice
NO felony convictions
Pass a background check
Valid CA Driver's License
Able to work outside year-round and evenings and weekends when needed
To Apply: Visit the link below to use our new on-line application system.
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.