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California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 5333848
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Associate Vice President for Public Safety/Chief of Police

Job no: 538405
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

The University is being assisted by Bob Murray & Associates. Applications and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

Classification: Administrator IV
Hours: Full-time / 40 hours per week
FLSA: Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $177,312 to $211,680* annually.
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: July 14, 2024
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled

About California State University Monterey Bay

In 1994, a group of educators, elected officials, and community leaders established Cal State Monterey Bay in the inspiring coastal landscape of Monterey Bay on the former Fort Ord Army base. We are recognized for innovative programs that prepare our students for success and help power the regional economy. Cal State Monterey Bay is one of the nation's top public schools for making higher education accessible to underserved and low-income students. Our diverse population of about 6,500 students benefits from a strong support system and inclusive community. Seventy-two percent of our students receive financial aid, and 53 percent are among the first of their families to attend college. Small class sizes mean students receive an education guided by mentorship while pursuing degrees in 28 undergraduate and eight graduate majors. As a result, a CSUMB degree provides a lifetime of value for students and their families, and our graduates become compassionate leaders prepared for the future. Learn more at


The University Police Department (UPD) is committed to preserving a safe environment for everyone, including students, faculty, staff members, residents, and visitors. The Chief of Police is responsible for and has commensurate authority to command, direct, and organize the Department, which includes establishing objectives for the Department, developing policies and procedures on the campus, preparing the budget, and selecting, appointing, training, disciplining, and promoting officers and employees. The Chief is charged with providing and maintaining the safety and security of the campus community and property and provides guidance to senior leadership, acting as primary liaison to external law enforcement agencies. The Chief of Police participates in various campus committees regarding campus security and safety and is expected to apply a developmental model of correction to address student conduct, where appropriate, and collaborate with the Public Safety Advisory Board. The Chief is also responsible for the Office of Emergency Management and Parking programs, overseeing the development and administration of crime awareness and prevention programs, and community outreach and education. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Formulating, implementing, and establishing Departmental programs and procedures to effectively enforce all federal, state, and local laws as well as CSU Policies.
  2. Directing, managing, supervising, and training University Police Department staff in accordance with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) regulations as well as regarding community policing, community engagement, conflict avoidance, crisis intervention, de-escalation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, anti-racism, accessibility, and implicit and unconscious bias.
  3. Coordinating and directing uniform patrol, investigations, violator apprehension and court presentations, as well as crime prevention and suppression.
  4. Collaborating with constituent groups, departments, mental health agencies, and other stakeholders to address mental health issues and assist in connecting students and employees with mental health resources and crisis support.
  5. Facilitating and overseeing campus event crowd control.
  6. Administering, supervising, and maintaining security of Records Unit and Evidence Control.
  7. Maintaining close liaison with federal, state, local public safety agencies of the Tri-county area and CSU Chancellors' Office, including interacting with the general public and facilitating positive community relations.
  8. Initiating agreements and understandings between the Public Safety Department and local agencies within the scope of the public safety program.
  9. Preparing, administering, and monitoring Department budget allocations for law enforcement, parking, and emergency management.
  10. Facilitating training of campus employees in crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies.
  11. Maintaining and submitting reports and records as required by state and federal agencies, as well as the Chancellor's Office and the campus.
  12. Planning, developing, exercising, and evaluating the UPD emergency management plan; responsibility for all law enforcement, fire, movement, and search and rescue operations during disasters; assisting and participating in campus-wide planning and evaluation of the campus emergency management plan.
  13. Serving on the campus Emergency Response Team and fulfilling duties as the Operations Coordinator/Incident Commander for the Emergency Operations Center on a 7-day per week/24-hour basis.

Other Functions:

Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


CSUMB is seeking a confident, diplomatic, and proven leader capable of inspiring, mentoring, and building relationships and committed to the tenets of the Founding Vision Statement to serve as the next Chief of Police. The Chief is the public face of the Department and must be comfortable communicating effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, campus, and local community. The ideal candidate is collaborative and forward-facing with a desire to work cohesively toward the Department and University goals. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in restorative justice practices, community policing, and the ability to effectively collaborate with campus stakeholders and city and county law enforcement for the safety and well-being of the campus community.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex organization and should have a track record of success with managing external funding for departmental initiatives. The ideal candidate should also have exceptional writing, speaking, analytical, and organizational skills with the ability to foster a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff regardless of their identity. Consideration for this position requires the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and five (5) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience in a management capacity at the rank of Lieutenant or above. Additional education or experience in a related field that has demonstrated the acquisition and successful application of required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for the required education and/or experience on a year-for-year basis. The incumbent must be California POST certified, or equivalent, and possess a California POST Management Certificate with the ability to obtain a California POST Executive certificate within two (2) years from the date of hire. The preferred candidate will have higher education campus experience (preferably at a Minority Serving Institution), demonstrated sensitivity in working with diverse populations (e.g., cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds), multilingual ability (preferably Spanish), , and knowledge of the Tri-county region. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite and Google mail and calendaring programs.

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property and authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.


Due to the 24/7 on-call nature of the work, a university vehicle will be assigned for university business use. May be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations, hazardous situations and all-weather conditions. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. May work inside and outside. Position also requires working at a computer/monitor and desk for extended periods of time.


This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


Applications and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by July 14, 2024, can be assured full consideration.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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