Administration of Justice

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Norwalk, CA
  • February 7, 2022

Website Cerritos College

Administration of Justice

Salary: $66,671.00 – $107,614.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: Admin Justice-21

Closing: 2/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Norwalk, CA

Department: Admin Justice-21

Division: Business Education


Closing Date:

This position will close on February 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile

The Administration of Justice Department is one of the departments within the Business, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. The Administration of Justice Department’s program has been approved by the California Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST) and the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE). It is one of the largest A. J. degree programs in the state.

The Administration of Justice Department offers a wide variety of opportunities for full-time and part-time faculty to teach a broad scope of Law Enforcement, Corrections and Law classes. The department offers traditional class structuring, evening, weekends, online and summer accredited courses to meet student needs. The quality of instruction for our students is our priority. Successful candidates will be joining a dedicated team of full-time and part-time faculty members. The Administration of Justice Department offers the following courses: Report Writing, Intro to the Administration of Justice, Concepts of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Criminal Evidence, Community Relations and Cultural Awareness, Intro to Corrections, Probation and Parole, Patrol Procedures and Enforcement Tactics, Substantive Law, Special Issues in Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics and Vice Control and Juvenile Procedures.

Students may choose to complete an Associate of Arts degree or an Associate of Science Transfer degree program within the department’s course of studies.

Successful candidates should be qualified to teach any course offered by the department.

Distinguishing Career FeaturesThis is a 10-month tenure-track contract position.

Job Duties


  • Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
  • Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
  • Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.


  • Participate in committee work, student activities, and shared governance activities as appropriate.
  • Attend first year and second-year staff development workshops during the first and second years of employment at Cerritos College.
  • Attend department and division meetings.
  • Attend commencement ceremonies.
  • Assist the Department Chairperson and Instructional Dean in unit planning, budget preparation, and inventory.
  • Develop and implement a “Flex Plan” as required by state regulations.
  • All full-time faculty who are assigned classes shall: Post and maintain at least three scheduled office hours per week on at least three different days, including the final examination period. Office hours may not be scheduled between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.


  • Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
  • Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes. In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
  • Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
  • Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.
  • Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
  • Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
    1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
    2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
    3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
    4. The text must be downloadable or printable.

If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.

  • Meet all classes during the final examination period.
  • Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
  • Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
  • Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, criminal justice, criminology, law enforcement, police science or public administration, with a minimum of 24 semester units of coursework in criminal or administration of justice, from an accredited college or university; AND a minimum of ten (10) years of full-time paid professional work experience in a public, general service, law enforcement agency at the federal, state, or local level. Law degrees (LL.B, LL.M, J.D. and S.J.D.) are NOT considered equivalent to the above degrees.

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Education, Law, Public Administration (with an emphasis in criminal justice). Law degrees (LL.B., LL.M., J.D. and S.J.D.) are NOT considered equivalent to the above degrees. Professional work experience in a state or local criminal justice agency enforcing the criminal laws of the State of California within the previous five years.

Teaching experience at the community college level within the previous five years.

Experience and ability to teach a broad range of Administration of Justice courses.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands

Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations and to stand, bend, stoop, and reach to setup equipment and provide instruction. Requires sufficient hand eye coordination and dexterity to write on a board or type on a computer. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read documents and make presentations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, hear questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

Salary/Fringe Benefits

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Salary rate is: $66,671- $107,614/annual.

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Conditions of Employment This is a tenure-track contract position. Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning fall semester 2022.

Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.

Please note: Per Board Policy 7210 “A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, from an accredited educational institution, shall be the minimum degree requirement for obtaining tenure as a faculty member in the District. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to determine whether a faculty member shall be granted tenure.”

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Effective January 3, 2022, Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website;—board-of-trustees.htm. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s

** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Application Procedure

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.

Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

Selection Procedure

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters (Written within one year)
  • Letter of Professional/Occupational


Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  2. Transcript 3 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)

Special Instructions to Applicants: Letter of Professional/Occupational Experience means written confirmation of experience, issued and signed by a Human Resources or Payroll representative on company letterhead that attest the dates of employment, description of duties, and whether or not the employment was full-time. (If employment was less than full-time, include an accounting of the number of hours you were employed.)If you were self-employed, include a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, detailing dates of employment, description of duties, and whether or not the employment was full-time. (If employment was less than full-time, include an accounting of the number of hours you were employed.) Further substantiation is required in writing by other person(s) having first-hand knowledge of your self-employment, such as your accountant, or major user of services.

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