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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford, CA
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Stanford University

Deputy Sheriff Cadet (trainee)

Job Number: 72207

Position Description

Failure to complete the Academy or meet performance expectations will result in termination of employment.


Candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff Cadet must possess the following qualifications and/or skills:

Personal Characteristics

Honesty, conscientiousness, dependability, integrity and initiative.
Ability to maintain emotional control.
Ability to effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to hazards of emergency driving, chemical exposure, fire arms training, etc.
Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
Ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability to exercise sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances, evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action, and demonstrate intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.
Acceptance that one's behavior off-duty impacts one's on-duty credibility and ability to function effectively; in the event an officer's off-duty conduct is determined through an academy inquiry or department investigation to have violated academy / department policies and procedures governing behavior, the Deputy Sheriff Cadet may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

Academy Requirements

As entry level law enforcement candidates attending a basic police academy, recruits (cadets / trainees) are expected to demonstrate total commitment towards successfully meeting the academic and physical requirements set by the academy. Throughout the academy, recruits will be expected to adopt a demeanor that encompasses pride, professionalism, maturity, and self-discipline. Work ethic will be defined and serve as a guide to each new recruits's professional conduct.

Ability to prepare self mentally / physically to approach the basic academy with an eagerness to learn and develop the discipline and skills required to become a peace officer for the State of California.
Meet or exceed the expectations set by the Academy.
Ability to understand and accept the Academy chain of command.
Successfully pass approximately 41 Learning Domains and practical exercises with a score established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
In addition to P.O.S.T. testing requirements, the Deputy Sheriff Cadet must successfully pass numerous additional academy specific objectives in order for the recruit to graduate from the basic academy.
Recruits are required to attain an acceptable level of physical fitness during the basic academy. In accordance with P.O.S.T. regulations, recruits who are unable to complete 30 hours of physical training during the first twelve to fourteen weeks of the basic academy must be recommended for removal from the basic academy.
Maintain a mature and professional attitude.
Engage tactfully and courteously with the academy staff and classmates.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of attending the academy.
While attending the academy, the incumbent may be required to attend additional training outside of the academy at the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
While attending the academy, the incumbent may be required to work special events as a Deputy Sheriff Cadet on the Stanford University campus.
Attend the academy during irregular hours set by the academy curriculum, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
The Deputy Sheriff Cadet must meet or exceed written performance evaluations from the Recruit Training Officer at the academy in the following areas:

Integrity / Credibility
Acceptance of criticism
Ability to follow directions
Promptness / Dependability
Class demeanor / compatibility
Bearing / officer presence
Interest in people / interpersonal sensitivity
Self confidence
Learning ability / judgment / adaptability
Ability to communicate / report writing
Knowledge - Test / Learning ability
Officer Safety / Observations skills
Scenario testing
Firearms / Range
Control of Conflict
Arrest / Control Techniques
Operation of Motor Vehicle
Physical Training
Overall EvaluationGeneral Requirements:

Possess of a valid California Class C Driver's License prior to appointment.
Be a U.S. citizen at time of appointment.
Be 21 years of age or older.
Possess a U.S. high school diploma or general education diploma (GED).
Have completed forty - five (45) semester units or sixty (60) quarter units from an accredited college or university.
Be free of any felony conviction or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying.
Ability to pass an extensive background investigation including medical and psychological examinations.
Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
Be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
Ability to accommodate and schedule adjustments in order to meet academy and SUDPS training and special details.
Willingness to work special events on scheduled days off or after regular academy shift hours, sometimes with little or no advance notice.
Ability to wear and breathe through a respirator.
At the discretion of the Chief of Police, Deputy Sheriff Cadets may be issued a department / university cell phone and are expected to answer this phone while off-duty at the basic academy.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
Vision not less than 20/100 in each eye; correctable to no less than 20/30 in each eye; without functional color blindness or impairment
Normal hearing in each ear

Selection Process:(specific order on the process is subject to change)

On-line application submission at http//
Stanford Application
Written Examination
Physical Agility Examination
Oral Board Interview
Personal History Questionnaire and interview with Background Investigator
Live Scan fingerprinting
Interview with the Director of Public Safety
Polygraph Examination
Background packet review by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
Medical Examination by a licensed physician
Physical Demands Examination by a licensed physical therapist
Written psychological examination
Interview with a licensed psychologist
Offer of employment

* Stanford Department of Public Safety does not pay the candidate for travel expenses associated with testing / interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.

*Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and an affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Location: Department of Public Safety

Schedule: Full-time

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