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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Chief, Museum Security and Safety, California Museum of Science and Industry (1986)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Chief, Museum Security and Safety, California Museum of Science and Industry

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VC80
  • Class Code: 1986
  • Established: 08/03/1967
  • Revised: 09/25/1990
  • Title Changed: 09/25/1990


Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the Museum's security and safety program; to develop policies and procedures for the security and safety of the Museum; to provide liaison with other law enforcement agencies and community organizations; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes and directs the operations of the Museum's security and safety program which includes crime prevention, investigations, facility security, emergency preparedness, parking and traffic control, and confidential law enforcement information management; advises management on policy matters and procedures; ensures uniform adherence to policies, procedures and general orders; develops operations policies and procedures; establishes strong working relationships with other law enforcement or emergency response agencies; acts as the primary liaison with the California State Police and other law enforcement agencies; develops and updates an emergency plan; conducts periodic inspections of grounds to determine adequate security and safety measures; identifies training needs; formulates and manages the budget; independently answers correspondence, prepares routine reports and special reports as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement or public safety, two years of which must be in a supervisory capacity.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles of effective law enforcement administration and supervision; principles and practices of public safety; regulations relating to park and museum activities; relevant sections of the California Food and Agriculture Code, Penal Code, and the Business and Professions Code; principles and techniques of crowd, traffic and riot control; investigative procedures; security methods; training methods; principles and practices of administration, organization and management, personnel, and budget processes; environmental health and safety concepts; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, develop and administer a public safety and security program; direct, assign and supervise security officers in security and safety operations; plan and implement security and safety surveys of the museum; analyze situations accurately and take quick and effective action; maintain a calm, courteous and objective attitude in all situations; prepare clear and concise reports; perform administrative duties; establish and maintain good working relations with local law enforcement agencies, emergency response agencies, local communities and the general public; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Neat personal appearance; firmness; tact; alertness; willingness to report for duty at any time emergencies may arise; normal hearing or corrected to normal; sound physical condition, strength, and endurance.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Possession of the basic certificate issued by California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or equivalent certification issued by another state.

  Updated: 8/17/2017
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