Accident Prevention Squad Police Officer Job Description Sample
Special Police Officer - Company Police
This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance.
All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center.
Works under the direct supervision of the assigned squad Sergeant of Special Police or designated representative. Enforces NC State Laws and motor vehicles laws in accordance to NC General Statues and public vehicle areas to include existing policies, procedures, laws, regulations and directives.
Performs activities to ensure the safety and security of patients, visitors, employees, Medical Staff, and NHRMC property. Performs other duties as assigned.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
1.Performs all assigned duties and requested services in a professional manner while displaying a positive teamwork attitude toward all customers.
2.Maintains proficiency in the knowledge of appropriate Company Police Laws / Regulations; state county, and city ordinances. Initiates appropriate actions pertaining to violations occurring in/or on NHRMC's property.
3.Performs operational requirements to include, but not limited to maintaining high visibility to identify resolve potential violent situations; provide transports escorts; render vehicle assistance; effect traffic parking control; proper disposition of expired individuals; conduct area personnel searches; effect proper arrests; provide access control; provide assistance as required requested from customers; respond to STAT's CODES, and emergency situations; and conduct required requested investigations to include follow –ups.
4.Performs administrative functions in respect to completing required reports / logs; obtaining statements; serving civil paper; conducting required inspections/surveys; the issue of parking citations; and required/requested investigation documentation.
5.Affects the timely resolution of situations, which will reduce overall liability, issues in the execution of required duties and responsibilities.
6.Maintains rapport with internal and external contacts at all levels of NHRMC and outside agencies to include state and local law enforcement agencies; other healthcare facilities, medical examiners, and recognized professional organizations to promote NHRMC's image and philosophy.
7.As required participates in the development of projects and study of specific issues requiring a proposal or concept.
8.Maintains proficiency in the knowledge of required duties procedures of the NHRMC Security Management Program to ensure compliance with JCAHO standards.
9.Must meet all training mandated by NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards annually to include training mandated by Special Police / NHRMC.
10. Demonstrates standard of performance (ownership, teamwork communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
11. Performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
1.Education: High School / GED required. Associate degree or experience in related field preferred.
2.Licensure/Certifications: Company Police Agency: Sworn position IAW NC General Statutes Chapter 74E, must be able to be certified as Company Policy Officer within (1) year from hire date, valid NC drivers license required, and American heart Association, Heartsaver AED Certification required. NC Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification required if not sworn officer at time of hire. Crisis Prevention training preferred.
3.Experience: Recent (same year) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) graduate or possesses a current probationary or general certification required. Minimum of one year in a law enforcement operational and/or administrative capacity or healthcare related environment preferred.
Purpose of the Position Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Wausau Police Department believe strongly in our mission. The Wausau Police Department strives for excellence in policing by partnering with the community to enhance the quality of life. To accomplish this mission, it is imperative we find people who have the right character traits to work in our community as police officers. Professionalism, Integrity, Accountability, and Respect are the values at the core of our agency. We have more than 40,000 calls for service annually and we utilize our philosophy of community oriented policing to foster relationships and find solutions for problems in our community. Because of the wide variety of assistance police officers must provide within the community along with the complexity of policing, the law enforcement profession presents more challenges than ever. Officers must be able to adapt quickly and problem solve effectively. Education and training are vital to the success of our organization. The Wausau Police Department will consider hire of candidates who have not been through the Police Academy. The Wausau Police Department will send the right candidate through the Police Academy upon hire. Anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of people in our community can apply now!
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PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this position is general duty police work involving protection of life and property, enforcement of laws, crime investigation, and service to the public. The employee has a significant impact of the quality of life through community partnership, strategic police patrols, and thorough investigations.
The City of Wausau is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss accommodations with the employer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Patrols police sector in squad car, police bicycle, police motorcycle, or on foot to prevent or discover the commission of crime and traffic violations.
2.Enforces City of Wausau ordinances and the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
3.Operates a police vehicle in normal and emergency mode, day and night conditions, and during times of inclement weather and congested traffic.
4.Responds to citizen calls for service and provide assistance as necessary.
5.Investigates crime and other incidents, identify, collect and preserve evidence, identify and interview witnesses, issues citations and arrest criminals.
6.Exercises independent judgment in determining reasonable suspicion to detain, probable cause to search and arrest, and use of force.
7.Maintains working knowledge of criminal law as well as current police procedures.
8.Investigates juvenile complaints and communicate with juveniles and parents/guardians.
9.Prepares written documentation of police activities.
10. Communicates police action in criminal and civil court proceedings.
11. Problem solves with community members, business owners, and other city employees.
12. Maintains City of Wausau core values.
13. Efficiently operates computer systems for a variety of tasks
14. Performs basic CPR and first aid as needed.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Perform special assignments as assigned by supervisor.
Attend and participate in neighborhood group meetings.
Speak in front of citizen groups.
United States Citizenship
Minimum age 21
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 60 credits from an accredited university, college, or technical school
Ability to obtain and possess a valid Driver's License issued by the state of Wisconsin
Have no criminal convictions which would limit the ability to possess a firearm
Candidates will be required to participate in a polygraph examination containing potential subject areas of excessive physical force against another, illegal drug use, commission of crimes, lying, and lying about anything in the polygraph screening booklet. Polygraph examination results will not be the sole determinant of employment with the City of Wausau Police Department.
Certification from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board is required within one (1) year of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to read, interpret and explain City of Wausau ordinances and Wisconsin State Statutes.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with citizens, co-workers, supervisors, and others from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments, such as computer keyboard/terminal, police radio, telephone, firearms, and restraint devices.
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as self-defense, firearm use, operation of motor vehicle, data entry, and assembling.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch.
Ability to run, jump, push, pull, drive safely at high speeds and in adverse conditions.
Ability to physically apprehend and subdue suspects.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of color, forms, sounds, tastes, odors, and textures associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks.
Ability to remain calm, composed, undistracted and in full control of cognitive abilities while functioning appropriately in hostile, dangerous, or fearful situations that require force, up to and including deadly force.
Ability to use discretion effectively to determine a proper course of action consistent with a community-oriented, problem-solving approach to policing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of employment.
Ability to adequately use and properly care for firearms and other police equipment.
Additional Information:IMPORTANT! All applications must completely filled out and have a Cover Letter and Resume attached in the "Attachments" section of the application. Applications that are not complete and do not have the required attachments will not be considered.
The City of Wausau Police Department is conducting a continuous recruitment for Police Officer positions. At this time there is no deadline to apply.
The selection procedure may consist of any or all of the following: Written Test, Initial Interview, Physical Ability Evaluation, FTO (Field Training Officer) Review, Initial Command Interview, Background Investigation, Final Command Interview, Polygraph Examination, Police & Fire Commission Interview, Psychological Evaluation, and Physical Examination with Alcohol/Drug Screening. Other procedures may be included as necessary.
NOTICE REGARDING POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION:
The Polygraph Examination include the potential subject areas of excessive physical force against another, illegal drug use, commission of crimes, lying, and lying about anything in the polygraph screening booklet. Polygraph examination results will not be the sole determinant of employment with the City of Wausau Police Department.
Per the current agreement between the City of Wausau and the Professional Police Association, the starting salary for a Police Officer is $23.27 per hour. Upon successful completion of six (6) months of service, the salary is $24.62 per hour. Upon successful completion of one (1) year of service, the salary is $26.00 per hour. Upon successful completion of two (2) years of service, the salary is $27.38 per hour.
The City of Wausau will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Human Resources Department or phone (715) 261-6630 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant's application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the City not provide access to this information.
If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Human Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.
Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is a comprehensive two-year college of the Virginia Community College System, serving the City of Martinsville and the counties of Henry and Patrick. PHCC serves approximately 3,500 credit and almost 2,700 non-credit students annually and, consistently ranks among the top ten "Most Tech-Savvy" community colleges in the country by the Center for Digital Education.
It is one of the nation's 82 "Achieving the Dream" Leader Colleges. The college offers transfer programs, in addition to career-track and certification programs, and serves more than 200 employers through workforce development. It is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Patrick Henry Community College is seeking a Security Officer.
The successful candidate will ensure campus security and safety and provide official presence. Perform security checks on building and grounds equipment through patrolling and inspecting campus areas. Complete written reports of routine and unusual events.
Ensure doors are locked and unlocked according to established schedules. Control and monitor visitors and crowds to prevent acts of vandalism, theft, and misconduct. Inspect premises for unauthorized persons, safety and fire hazards, and unsafe conditions.
Request assistance when needed and report emergency conditions and situations to appropriate authorities. Answer questions, give directions and explain rules and regulations to students, faculty, staff, and visitors as needed. Ticket improperly parked vehicles and investigate accidents on campus.
Monitor building climate control systems and lighting equipment for proper operation. Other duties as assigned.
Hourly Rate: $7.69-$10.56, this is a 29-hour per week hourly wage position with no health benefits.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and maintain a high level of interpersonal skills with diverse populations.
Prior related experience.
Selected applicant must pass a criminal records background check and a fingerprint check. Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon employment.
Required Materials: Only online applications accepted. Submission of application must also include:
Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will not be considered.
Special Police Officer (Spo) – Georgetown University Police Department (Gupd)
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
Special Police Officer (SPO) – Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) is committed to helping maintain a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University's main campus, serving more than 14,000 students, approximately 1,200 faculty members and nearly 2,500 staff in 54 buildings covering 104 acres on the hilltop. GUPD provides event management, crime prevention, and police services on the Georgetown University Main and Medical Center campuses and off campus properties. Utilizing foot patrols, vehicles, and bicycles, the officers patrol the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The Special Police Officer (SPO) provides services to protect the life, well‐being, and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, dignitaries, and others through policing, patrol, event security, investigation, and emergency response as outlined in General Orders and Special Orders, as directed by superior officers, and as proscribed in the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Training Academy and other departmental trainings. S/he supports the University community by providing information and assistance, and is responsible to the Patrol Sergeant for fulfilling duties assigned and for performing patrol functions and specialized assignments according to all special and general orders in the protection of life and property at Georgetown University. The Special Police Officer works with other patrol officers, communication officers, security officers, and student guards. Duties include but are not limited to:
Police and Security
Provides police and security services while protecting life and property.
Performs police patrol duties on foot, bicycle, and motor vehicle - to include response to all emergencies.
Enforces all United States, District of Columbia laws, and University rules and regulations.
Supports the university community by establishing and maintaining an environment in which all community members can go safely about their varied activities in the best interest of the university.
Investigation and Reporting
Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports.
Safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution.
Assists with preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary.
Supports and provides assistance to persons who have been victims of crime.
Attends court whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments.
Community Oriented Policing Program
Gathers and reports intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention and conducts crime risk analysis within the campus assigned area.
Identifies and analyzes recurring community problems and works to identify responses to them.
Prepares and coordinates tasks to be accomplished within the campus assigned area on a weekly basis.
Prepares weekly evaluation reports describing task accomplishment related to community policing goals and objectives.
Without direct supervision, conducts speaking presentations on topics that have been identified through surveys and analysis.
In support of the university's higher education objectives, becomes well acquainted with members of the University community.
Communications as Assigned
Answers all telephone calls.
Responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and requests for service.
Monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms; and tracks University Police activities at dispatch.
High school diploma or certified equivalency
3 years general work experience – preference for 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements
At least 21 years of age
Possession and maintenance of a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and ability to pass Georgetown University driver's certification
Successfully complete a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing
Meet requirements for a comprehensive background investigation
Comfortability using computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email, and/or the ability to learn these applications is essential
Preference for knowledge of telecommunications equipment
Preference for administrative and clerical skills
Ability to daily move items weighing up to 20 pounds, to frequently move items weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally move items weighing up to 100 pounds, and to walk and stand with operation of controls.
SPO I: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Special Police Officer Commission; ability to complete all required university police training to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC‐based Aerosol Subject Restraint – to include the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy, typically during the probation period or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy; and basic knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures.
For SPO II: Current certification in Baton/OC Spray; successful completion of Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent; intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and police procedures and policies; current SPO commission; possession of tact, patience, a courteous demeanor in order to deal with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members; ability to exercise respect the use of police powers in relation to a University environment; and excellent verbal and written communications skills, including report writing.
The Special Police Office is considered as essential under the University Personnel policy guidelines and therefore is subject to be on call when necessary. Therefore, applicants must have willingness and availability to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department, to include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs.
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Police Officer, Police Officer I & Police Officer II - Sourcing Posting
High School Diploma or GED, successful completion of a TCOLE approved Basic Peace Officer Course, has passed TCOLE exam. Possess a valid Texas Class C driver’s license.
Must successfully pass the U.S. Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment. Must pass polygraph, background checks, drug testing, psychological and physical agility testing. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communications equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.
To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures.
Department Marketing Statement
Police Department Mission:
The University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department strives to provide protection and service in a courteous manner to the faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors of UTMB in conformance with the Regents rules and Regulations, UTMB policies, or federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Department also implements programs that are aimed at preserving the assets of UTMB.
Starting Pay for Police Officer: $40,000
Police Career Ladder:
Police Officer I: $47,000 (1 - year Police Officer experience)
Police Officer II: $52,800 (2 - 4 years Police Officer experience)
Police Officer II: $56,100 (5 - 7 years experience)
Police Officer II: $60,000 (8 - 10 years experience)
Police Officer II: $63,000 (11 + years of experience)
Police Officer II: $66,000 (20+ years of experience)
TCOLE Certification Incentive Pay up to $1,620 annually
Education Pay up to $1,140 annually
Must be willing to work assigned shift.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.
Preferred Work Experience
Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, rules and regulations of the board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police Departmental policies and procedures.
Holds a Peace Office Commission, issued by the Director of Police, The University of Texas System.
This position requires completion of the typing test with a score of at least 20 words per minute. You must complete this testing at the approved location prior to being considered for this position. If you are a current UTMB employee, you may still need to test if it has been longer than a year, or if your current position did not require scores of 20 words per minute or better.
Applicants may complete the typing and spelling tests at our Welcome Center at 2200 Market Street. Please call 409-747-4800 to schedule an appointment.
Your test scores will be kept on file for one year.
Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Job Type:* Regular
Job Title:* Police Officer, Police Officer I & Police Officer II - Sourcing Posting
Job ID:* 58988
Business Unit:* CMPSS
Sworn Certified Police Officer
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
This posting is not necessarily reflective of any open positions; however only to have a continuous posting for a hiring pool of applicants. Applications will be reviewed every 90 days
Protects lives and property of the citizens of Ocala. This is accomplished by aggressively patrolling high crime areas, formulating plans of action to combat criminal activity with the assistance of the citizens. Reports to the Squad Sergeant.
Examples of Duties:PATROL DUTIES 20% IN/80% OUT
Patrols an assigned area to establish a presence, reduce opportunities for crime, detect criminal activity and render service to the public. Listens to the car radio to receive messages and remains aware of surrounding activities on an assigned shift.
Investigates trouble spots in high crime areas and in an assigned patrol area. Remains alert and observant in order to detect anything unusual within the patrol area. Drives patrol car at a high rate of speed in response to emergency or enforcement of situations according to departmental policy.
Recognizes and enforces traffic laws proactively to ensure safe vehicular movement. Patrols an assigned area in a patrol car and on foot. Confronts suspects or suspicious persons and takes enforcement action as deemed appropriate.
Proceeds to crime scene, accidents, or incidents based on radio message received. Reads maps or follows directions to get to an address or location which requires assistance. Responsible for patrolling assigned area in a "community policing" manner which consists of knowing assigned zone, its geography and trouble spots and knowing the merchants and people.
Conducts preliminary investigations. Conducts interviews and interrogations. Locates and questions witnesses and potential witnesses when investigating crimes.
Determines whether there is probable cause for arrest. Handles crowd control at parades, street events, crime scenes, accident scenes and incidents. Directs traffic using hand signals.
REPORTS 20% IN/80% OUT
Writes accident reports. Writes and types up reports in a narrative form, describing activities, events, investigations, and enforcement action taken.
Completes short incident reports to record events and action taken. Prepares arrest warrants for suspects, presenting sufficient information to record the warrant. Writes application for search warrants, presenting sufficient information to gain legal approval to proceed.
Makes field notes in notebook to document activities, conditions and other necessary information. Completes departmental forms to record time worked, overtime, and leave requests. Takes personal notes on assignments and information given by supervisors, and other information such as stolen vehicles and securities.
CITIZEN INTERACTION 10% IN/90% OUT
Talks to citizens while on routine patrol to answer their questions and to reflect interest in them and their community. Responds to citizen requests for police service or assistance.
Deals with upset and angry people; attempts to calm them and explain procedures. Interacts with persons who have drug problems or alcohol problems. Talks to residents or merchants to establish a presence, identify problems and encourage cooperation.
Communicates clearly and politely. Talks with various people in person or by telephone to receive complaints, answer questions or provide information. Notifies parents or guardians of juveniles involved in mischief or taken into custody.
TRAINING 50% IN/50% OUT
Practices firearms skills on firing range in order to qualify with service weapon. Practices expandable baton skills and Defensive tacticks skills in order to qualify on an annual basis.
Completes Taser certification on an annual basis. Practices driving skills on an annual basis. Attends classes, workshops and conferences on police procedures to update and improve skills.
Reads court decisions and or changes in statutes, ordinances and legislation to stay informed of changes. Reads and interprets criminal law, operations orders, department policies and procedures.
COURT PREPARATION AND TESTIMONY 100% IN
Meets with attorney to provide case facts, discuss evidence, prepare for testimony. Gathers and organizes all records, reports and information needed for court presentation. Testifies in court regarding the facts of the case known first hand, evidence collected, notes and action taken.
ATTENDANCE & PERFORMANCE:
Required to report to work at the appointed hour, as scheduled, to work the entire assigned shift and perform tasks as required.
Minimum Skills and Experience
High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate of completion of Florida Police Standards.
Criminal Justice Standards and Training Certificate
Florida Operators Driver's License
Residency Requirement: Resident of Marion County
Supplemental Information:Physical Completion of Each Essential Job Function
Manual dexterity to operate a patrol car in a safe manner during both emergency and non-emergency situations. Manual dexterity to operate a police radio, sirens and lights while driving at a high rate of speed.
Operates a patrol vehicle safely under adverse weather conditions. Walks, stands, and sits for an extended period of time while performing investigations. Flexibility to move, bend, stoop, and reach to physically restrain resisting defendants, collect evidence, move in and out of a patrol vehicle, direct traffic and operate a computer.
Ability to push, pull, stoop, kneel, bend and reach, lift and carry approximately 50 pounds of evidence and recovered property from one location to another. Reads reports, policies and procedures. Visually and audibly detects criminal activity and monitor safety concerns at all times for personal and public safety concerns.
Manual dexterity to write a high volume of reports, tickets and investigative notes while standing outdoors, sitting inside a vehicle and under other such conditions. Manual dexterity to properly use an expandable baton, fire a weapon, defend oneself, effect a proper arrest which includes physically applying handcuffs and using a firearm. Ability to endure sustained amounts of physical exhaustion and endure periods of duty in unfavorable situations.
Approximately 50% of these job functions are performed while riding in a patrol vehicle in a patrol car. The remaining time is spent in investigating calls for service at various locations both indoors and outdoors. At times reports and investigations are completed at the district office or the police building.
The job functions are performed on a rotating shift schedule. Officers are assigned to a scheduled shift for a 6-month duration.
Equipment used consists of a patrol car, handcuffs, expandable baton, police portable radio, mobile radio, cell phone, lights and sirens, spot light, flashlight, service weapon, fire extinguisher, computer, printer, copier.
Immediate supervisor is at the job site 85% of the time, and is also available by police radio and telephone.
High volume of customer service is performed in assisting the public and employees in person and by telephone. Communicates clearly and courteously to assist others.
Ability to absorb and remember facts and information. Ability to write and type effectively to produce clear, accurate and understandable reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly and politely in oral and written form. Ability to read and comprehend police related materials.
Ability to notice details. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively. Ability to handle situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, with respect for the civil rights of all. Ability to testify in court in a professional manner.
Ability to learn laws, city ordinances, methods and procedures in applying them effectively. Ability to learn geographical layout of city. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be proficient with MS Office and computers.
Participates in the necessary law enforcement training to enforce the law, maintain order, protect life and property, and investigate and prevent crime during a one-year probationary period.
Attends classroom, field, and on the job training sessions including weapon use, high speed/defensive driving, the study of criminal/traffic laws, codes and ordinances, traffic control, the use of communications and speed monitoring equipment, self defense, booking procedures, evidence collections, first aid, report preparation, etc. *
Responds to call for assistance and/or help.
Patrols all assigned areas for enforcement of laws and prevention of crime. *
Issues warning, citations and/or arrests violators. *
Investigates suspicious conditions, activities or persons and takes appropriate action. *
Maintains log of daily activities.
Watches for and makes investigations of wanted/missing persons or stolen property. *
Investigates and prepares detailed reports of traffic accidents. *
Indicates an "essential" job function.
High school diploma or GED. Must be 20 years of age, a citizen of the United States and possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. The working test period for this classification is 12 months.
Evaluation will consist of: Education, Experience, Driver's License, MVR Review, Drug Screening, Physical Agility, Polygraph/Background Investigation/Fingerprints, Oral Interview, Psychological Testing.
Background. The backgrounds of applicants for public safety positions are checked through the Georgia Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center.
Previous tickets, misdemeanor arrests and/or convictions will be evaluated on an individual basis and do not necessarily eliminate you from further consideration of employment. An extensive background examination will include personal and employment reference checks, inquiries into your personal behavior including a review of any past drug or alcohol abuse, and military record (if applicable). A physical, drug screen, polygraph, and psychological exam are also required. For Police Officers, POST certification guidelines specify any convictions of theft, violation of controlled substance laws, sexual offenses, or three or more misdemeanors in the immediate past five years (to include reckless driving, DUI, homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, or impersonating a law enforcement officer) are grounds for disqualification.
Training. All persons hired as sworn Police, including those with previous experience, are placed in a training academy.
Police also have an on-the-job field training program. These academies are both physically and mentally demanding. You will be required to take multiple written exams of which a predetermined number of test failures result in termination of employment. You will also be required to pass a pre-employment physical agility test to gain entrance into the academy and must pass a post academy physical agility test to graduate from the academy.
Shift Work. DeKalb Police Officers are required to work rotating shifts and have rotating days off. Police Officers are also subject to assignment at any precinct within DeKalb County.
Duties. Police Officers personnel perform a variety of tasks beyond law enforcement and/or responding to fires such as rendering first aid at emergency scenes and responding to automobile accidents or other emergencies where life and property are in jeopardy or where hazardous chemicals may be present.
Environment. If employed, you will be required to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
You will be required to work in hot and humid conditions, outside, inside, as well as other unpleasant environments/conditions. Police will spend shifts patrolling in a squad car by him/herself.
Upcoming Testing Dates Are As Followed:
January 19, 2018
February 2, 2018
February 16, 2018
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
March 30, 2018
Per Diem Police Officer Special Events - As Needed
To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City of Santa Clara Employment Application and 2) Proof of completion of a Basic Peace Officer Academy certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) OR proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
All applicants are required to obtain authorization from their home agency Chief of Police/Sheriff authorizing them to work on a Per Diem basis for the City of Santa Clara.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Under general supervision: patrol designated areas in car, by foot, by bicycle, or other means to preserve law and order;
Enforce parking regulations, issue citations and tow vehicles that are in violation of codes;
Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists; issue traffic citations and warnings;
Discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances;
Maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress;
Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed to determine what, if any, crime has been committed;
Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents;
Investigate complaints and take appropriate action, which may include the use of deadly or non-deadly force;
Use sound judgment under adverse, stressful conditions;
Identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence;
Locate and interview victims and witnesses;
Work in partnership with the Santa Clara Police Department and the District Attorney's Office to follow through on criminal complaints;
Apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes;
Control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations;
Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public;
Answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department, apply good public relation principals;
Participate in continuous training required by POST to enhance law enforcement skills including firearms proficiency, defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills;
Attend meetings and trainings;
Prepare a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, and unusual incidents observed; prepare investigative reports and case information;
Testify in courts and at hearings; prepare and present case evidence;
Escort prisoners to county jail, juvenile hall, or Santa Clara Police Department; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Currently employed as a Full Time or Part Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or
Currently working as a Level I Reserve Police Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or
Retired as a Full Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency.
LICENSES &/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of valid California Class C driver's license is required;
Proof of a current Basic or higher certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is required at time of application and for duration of employment. (Not required for Reserve Police Officers, see below);
Must have passed Field Training Program with home agency as required by POST;
Must have passed Probationary Period with home agency;
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship; and
Must maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
Reserve Police Officers Must Also Provide:
- Proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only).
PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment;
Meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards as required by POST;
Per The California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers."
Retirees who were medically retired (industrial or non-industrial) should confirm with their retirement plan that accepting employment as a Per Diem Police Officer will not jeopardize their pension;
Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position;
Must possess Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and
Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a departmental interview, psychological, medical, and background investigation prior to appointment.
Must possess vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and
Must possess visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye.
EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye.
Will be required to work special events.
Will be required to work odd and unusual hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Will be required to purchase Department Uniforms (reimbursement will occur after working ten regular events).
Will be required to provide safety equipment (defined as ballistic vests, duty belt, and firearm) approved by the Santa Clara Police Department.
Per the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers."
Candidates are required to pass a departmental interview prior to being given a conditional job offer. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological exams, as well as a background investigation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at a level necessary to do police work:
Interest in Police Work – willingness to handle routine, repetitive tasks; enforce laws that may conflict with personal values; relate to others; work with minorities; work with fellow officers and the general public; participate in situations which require courage; function in different roles; work under hostile conditions, work under hazardous conditions over long periods of time; accept new job duties; and work weekends, holidays.
Ability to Take Orders – the ability to relate to supervisors; to maintain objectivity; to take criticism and control temper.
Ability to Take Responsibility - the ability to work without supervision; reliability; ability to participate in situations which require courage, refrain from abusing authority vested in official role; maintain confidentiality of information; and assume a command presence in conflict situations.
Self-Control – the ability to control one's temper, maintain objectivity; take criticism, function under oral or physical stress; use authority effectively; function in different roles, work under hazardous and hostile conditions for long periods of time, and work at accident and crime scenes which involve severe personal injuries, or in situations which involve loss of life.
Ability to Communicate Effectively – the ability to testify accurately; obtain information from witnesses under normal and stressful conditions; communicate in person, in writing, and via radio.
Ability to Make Reasonable Decisions Rapidly – the ability to reason logically; apply discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information; observe and interpret what is observed; evaluate situations and people effectively; and apply good judgment.
Willingness to Arrest People – willingness to take actions which will result in imposing penalties on others, including depriving them of their freedom; taking a life if necessary; and fighting to win and injuring another if required; use techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force.
Ability to Learn – the immediate potential to learn to write readable, comprehensible reports; to read and interpret relevant laws and procedural material including designated SCPD Operational Manual Sections and Stadium Security Procedures; read maps; apply regulations; communicate verbally with others under stress, analyze material and situations; and record observations from accident and crime scenes.
Emotional Stability – the ability to take verbal abuse; the possession of: honesty, integrity, maturity, tolerance, self-confidence, truthfulness and psychological stability; ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of police work.
Ability to Problem Solve – the ability to identify problems or issues that are of concern to residents of the City or Stadium attendees.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be very loud due to crowd noise, music, sirens, firearm training, etc. Incumbents are required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel to attend meetings or court appearances.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, bike or run for prolonged periods of time;
occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers.
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JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions
Applicants must submit an online application and pass the written and physical ability tests conducted by Public Safety Testing (www.publicsafetytesting.com).
Under the direction of a Police Sergeant, perform general duty police work involving resolution of citizen and public safety concerns; the protection of life and property; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; the prevention and investigation of crimes; and maintenance of order.
The incumbent in this position will help create and nurture a community oriented public safety department as envisioned by the City Council and set forth in the department vision and values statement: will respond positively to citizen concerns, encourage citizen involvement and the development of creative approaches to public safety; will participate in the coordination of Police Department efforts to impact perceived and actual crime problems; and will provide feedback to the department on community concerns and initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Respond to emergency and routine calls for service.
Perform computer inquiries from the patrol vehicle and stationary terminals.
Serve and enforce civil process issued by the courts to include restraining orders, orders for protection, no contact orders, anti-harassment orders and subpoenas; serve arrest and search warrants.
Provide the public with general information on laws and ordinances; explain process of filing a formal complaint; direct citizens to appropriate authorities as necessary, reassure the public regarding concerns with safety.
Attend meetings, seminars and other training classes to maintain current knowledge of criminal and civil laws, as well as technical skills to remain proficient in the performance of duty; may train other employees.
Document incidents and actions by writing case reports and field interview cards; maintain daily logs and prepare other related reports.
Patrol designated area of city in police vehicle, on foot patrol, bicycle patrol and/or other conveyances on an assigned shift; patrol business and residential districts to provide an element of safety by obvious visibility; look for crimes or potential crimes or hazardous situations in progress.
Act as primary investigator of all crimes occurring within assigned areas during duty hours; make on scene arrests when warranted; protect crime scenes in situations warranting additional investigation; use varying and justifiable degrees of physical force to overcome resisting suspects and to protect self and others from injury.
Pursue fleeing suspects on foot and in vehicles; perform rescue and pursuit operations.
Investigate and/or handle complaints involving family disputes, juvenile disputes, mentally disabled persons.
Provide first aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
Take immediate action to remedy hazards and protect life and property.
Stop traffic violators and take appropriate remedial action; identify suspicious individuals and question their activities.
Apprehend violators or offenders of the law; in situations where lawful arrests are resisted, the officer must be prepared and able at times through training, judgment and high levels of physical exertion to use justifiable levels of force to overcome the resistance and protect citizens, themselves, and fellow officers.
Tactfully diffuse any verbal abuse which may occur in the course of performing work assignments. Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of suspects and others encountered in an antagonistic environment.
Testify in court hearings.
Search for lost or wanted persons over varying terrain and conditions for extended periods of time.
Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
Determine when a lawful search or arrest can or should be attempted; determine when and to what extent physical force should be used, as governed by law and department regulations.
Investigate traffic accidents in various weather and traffic conditions; physically direct traffic; place temporary traffic control devices such as portable stop signs, barricades and other forms of directional signing as needed.
Read, review, interpret, serve and enforce various court orders.
Develop knowledge about known offenders and businesses possibly involved in or promoting criminal activity; correlate records of such criminal activity.
Recover lost or stolen property; lift and move commonly recovered items such as bicycles, televisions, stereo components, tools, automotive wheels and parts, and small safes without destroying or damaging items.
Assist in administrative duties such as coordinating multi-department response to persistent criminal activity, planning police/community relations events, and training, leading or coordinating non-sworn work units such as Parking Enforcement.
Attend neighborhood meetings and interact with community members to solve neighborhood problems, improve community and police relations and build public trust.
Prepare affidavits for search warrants; interview witnesses and suspects. Develop and use informants and other investigative aids; appear in court to present evidence and to testify against persons accused of crimes.
Provide assistance and referrals for domestic violence cases, indigent persons and stranded individuals.
Prepare material to present at training sessions for police officers or others, including schools, businesses, private citizen groups, etc.
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Requires high school graduation or equivalent. College level coursework in law enforcement or a related field, bilingual capability and specialized law enforcement training are highly desirable.
Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Washington driver's license and satisfactory driving record; meet department standards of physical ability; submit to thorough employment reference and background investigation; submit to psychological and general medical evaluation; and submit to FBI record check and polygraph examination.
Hiring Process Summary
A City of Lakewood Application Packet must be completed online at www.cityoflakewood.us.
Register with Public Safety Testing and complete the written and physical ability tests.
A minimum passing score of 70% is required on the written exam.
The physical ability test is pass or fail.
Successful candidates will be ranked on an initial selection list based on written exam scores.
Top scoring candidates will be invited to participate in oral board interviews.
A minimum passing score of 70% is required on the oral board interview.
Successful candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list by a combination of scores from the written exam and the oral board interview.
The written exam and the oral board interview will be weighted equally.
As applicable, veterans' scoring criteria and education preference percentages will be added to the combined written exam and oral board scores.
The highest scoring candidates will proceed to a Chief's panel interview. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon successfully passing a thorough background investigation including (but not limited to) a polygraph, psychological examination, and a physical examination which includes drug testing.
The rule of five will be utilized for final selection(s).
The approximate length of time from background investigation to hire is three months.
All applicants must review the document linked here and self screen for automatic disqualifiers in order to complete the supplemental questionnaire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:KNOWLEDGE OF:
City ordinances and applicable state and federal laws and WAC rules.
Department policy and procedure.
Modern police methods and procedures.
Criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and social, psychological and physical needs of criminals/inmates.
Geography and street locations.
Laws of arrest, search and seizure including legal ramifications of action taken.
Principles of crime and accident investigation.
Basic techniques of crime prevention and criminal investigation.
Basic techniques of criminal investigation.
Identification and preservation of evidence.
First aid principles and application.
Organization and planning.
Use and care for firearms.
Operate police vehicle and other police equipment.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Analyze dangerous situations rapidly and accurately.
Maintain control in stressful, hostile and hazardous conditions.
Enforce all applicable laws.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively in English with co workers, superiors and the general public, both orally and in writing.
Interact effectively with individuals, groups and organizations representing a wide diversity of ethnicities, cultures, opinions and beliefs.
Cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
Demonstrate the knowledge of and adherence to a high standard of personal and professional ethics.
Effectively deal with violations of rules, policies, and procedures on an impartial basis.
Maintain standards of physical fitness.
Recognize when the application of deadly force is appropriate under state law and department policy.
Employ deadly force in order to protect human life.
Operate a motor vehicle, computers/keyboards, B.A.C. verifier machines, telephones, police radios, mobile data terminals, tape recorders, firearms, batons, handcuffs and other police related equipment.
Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions and possible verbal abuse; employees may be assigned to work evening and weekend hours, and are subject to call out. The performance of police duties requires above average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting, as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to gunfire, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards, occasional driving at high speeds, communicable diseases and physical abuse from hostile or disoriented individuals.
Police Officer (Lateral Or Academy-Trained)
Are you interested in a law enforcement career at one of the State's most progressive police departments? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for Lateral or Academy-Trained Police Officers to join our innovative team. If you are currently a sworn peace officer, have completed a California POST Certified Basic Academy, or are currently enrolled in a California POST Certified Basic Academy program and are within three months of graduation, consider joining our innovative team and apply on-line today at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.
For additional information regarding the Ventura Police Department, please visit our website at: http://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/pd.
Applications are being accepted continuously and recruitment may close at any time.
Under general supervision, performs regular law enforcement, criminal investigation, crime prevention, and traffic control and enforcement duties. May perform duties in specialty assignments such as: motorcycle officer, K-9, major crimes investigations, special investigation, SWAT and field tactical units. This position wears a uniform and works rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and is subject to call-back.
The eligibility list being established will be used to fill future vacancies in conjunction with other related eligibility lists.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responds to public service calls, crime victims, traffic hazards, stray animal reports and other related misdemeanors and felony incidents. Handles radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder and crime.
Patrols assigned areas in police car to enforce law and provide protection to citizens and property. Discovers and prevents the commission of crimes and enforces laws and ordinances.
Acts as desk officer on assigned shift and receives complaints. Dispatches personnel and equipment. Directs and controls traffic, crowds, bicyclists, skateboarders and special event congestion, or other emergency situations.
Responds to and investigates traffic accidents. Interviews witnesses and obtains information.
Enforces traffic and parking regulations. Issues citations and/or makes arrests as needed.
Investigates all crimes involving property, violence, narcotics, burglary, grand theft, automobiles, stolen or counterfeit checks or credit cards, felony identity and forgery crimes, embezzlements, and any fraud resulting in economic loss. Conducts initial crime investigations, interviewing and arresting persons suspected of committing criminal acts. Searches suspects, vehicles, residences, buildings, open outside areas such as fields, riverbeds, hillsides, and schools for evidence, contraband and lost or missing persons.
Directs and controls traffic, crowds, bicyclists, skateboarders, and parade congestion during special events or other emergency situations. Responds to and investigates traffic accidents. Interviews witnesses and obtains information.
Serves arrest warrants and subpoenas. Makes arrests for crimes committed.
Controls and mitigates people under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Assists in receiving, searching, booking, fingerprinting, and supervision of prisoners. Testifies in juvenile, civil, traffic, and municipal courts, and at parole and DMV hearings.
Processes and stores evidence and property found at various crime scenes. Maintains records and enters data into computer.
Obtains criminal intelligence information relating to criminal activities. Conducts information searches.
Enforces vehicle codes; provides traffic related education; manages sobriety checkpoints/saturation patrols; and investigates serious and fatal injury collision investigations.
May provide emergency first aid to victims at emergency scenes until medical personnel arrive. May utilize a trained dog in the enforcement of City laws and regulations. May work as a motorcycle officer.
Prepares a variety of written reports on activities and operations, such as accident reports, court reports and operational reports.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and acceptable driving record are required at time of hire.
Certificate: Possession of a California POST "Basic" certificate is required at time of hire.
Environment: works in an emergency peace control environment, in seasonal climate and weather conditions; works on slippery, uneven and rough surfaces, and in conditions where dust, dirt and odors are frequently encountered; works with noise of traffic and police radio; works under pressure of emergency conditions and highly emotional and stressful situations; drives a vehicle; works rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays; and subject to call-back, on-call and mandatory court appearances outside of normal working hours. Physical Abilities: hearing and speaking to exchange information in person, on telephone, or at formal presentations; bilateral vision of at least 20/100 corrected to 20/30 (no limit on uncorrected distance visual acuity with soft contact lenses, provided that lenses have been worn at least one year prior to hire); ability to distinguish colors; ability to hear in the normal audio range; audio-visual discrimination and perception for making observations; sitting, standing, walking or driving for prolonged periods of time; constant arm and leg movements; kneels, crouches, bends, stoops, lifts, runs, squats, jumps and climbs; lifts pushes and pulls 50 pounds when responding to emergency lifesaving situation; dexterity of both hands and fingers to operate weapons and discharge firearms; mental capability to observe and interpret people and situations; and react quickly to emergency situations. Hazards: exposed to blood, body fluids and communicable diseases; unpredictable, potentially violent and hostile situations and persons; gunfire and other weapons; traffic accidents, smoke, fumes and fire; and to computer screens.
A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school. College coursework in behavioral or social science, criminal justice, or a related field is desirable, and the following requirements must be met:
LATERAL applicants: Must possess a California POST Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificate and have one year experience as a Police Officer with a California agency.
ACADEMY-TRAINED applicants: Must have successfully completed a California POST Certified Basic Academy.
ACADEMY-IN-PROCESS applicants: Must be currently enrolled in a California POST Certified Basic Academy program and be within three months of graduation.
Background Information: Right to Work:
Before employment, candidates must submit documentation verifying legal right to work in the United States. Background Check: A pre-employment verification of background, references, and medical examination, including psychological and polygraph exams, will be conducted.
A drug screening may be required for some positions. Probationary Period: Twelve months for Lateral Police Officer; eighteen months for Academy-Trained Police Officer.
POLICE OFFICER COMPENSATION
Upon completion of the academy, and appointment as a Police Officer, candidates will be eligible for the following compensation package:
Salary: $6,357.47 to $7,727.58 per month.
Educational Incentive: After completion of probation, 5% of base pay for an AA degree or intermediate POST certificate or 10.24% for a BA degree or Advanced POST certificate.
Bilingual Pay: $50 per pay period for demonstrated proficiency in a second language.
Uniform Allowance: $550 per year. All uniforms, including safety vests, are provided.
Deferred Compensation: A Section 457 plan is available.
2017 Plan Year: Up to $867 monthly towards a selection of plans. Medical insurance is effective the first of the month after date of hire. Dental insurance is effective the first of the second month after date of hire.
2018 Plan Year: Up to $1,040 monthly towards a selection of plans. Medical insurance is effective the first of the month after date of hire. Dental insurance is effective the first of the second month after date of hire.
Optional Benefits Program: $462 monthly, which may be applied toward medical insurance premiums. Cash-out option is not available.
Vision Insurance: City paid coverage for employees and their dependents. Vision insurance is effective the first of the month after date of hire.
Life Insurance: City paid term life insurance of $10,000.
Retirement: Employees are covered by the CalPERS retirement system. If you are a CalPERS retiree, please contact CalPERS to discuss the impact that employment in this position would have on your pension benefit.
Tier I – 3% @ 50/Single Highest Year of Compensation Period for Classic CalPERS members who were hired prior to July 24, 2011, or who worked for the City prior to July 24, 2011 and are returning to City employment. Employees make a 4.5% member contribution and 4.5% of the employer's share, and may be subject to compensation limits per Section 401(a)(17) of the IRC.
The City will contribute 4.5% of the member contribution and report the value to CalPERS as pensionable income. Tier II – 3% @ 55/Single Highest Year of Compensation Period for employees hired on or after July 24, 2011 and prior to January 01, 2013, and for employees hired on or after January 01, 2013 who are considered Classic CalPERS members with less than a six-month break in service from another CalPERS or CalPERS'-reciprocal agency. Employees make a 4.5% member contribution and 4.5% of the employer's share, and may be subject to compensation limits per Section 401(a)(17) of the IRC.
The City will contribute 4.5% of the member contribution and report the value to CalPERS as pensionable income. Tier III – 2.7% @ 57/ Highest Three Consecutive Years of Compensation for employees hired on or after January 01, 2013 who are considered, "New Members." Employees will pay an 11.5% member contribution in accordance with Government Code Section 7522.30, and are subject to compensation limits per Government Code Section 7522.10. Additional details regarding the City's retirement plan will be provided to candidates during the job offer process.
Social Security: CalPERS members do not participate in Social Security retirement so there is no payroll deduction.
Receiving a CalPERS benefit may affect your Social Security upon retirement. For further information contact a Social Security office or www.socialsecurity.gov/form1945.
Medicare: Employees participate only in the Medicare portion of Social Security. There is a 1.45% payroll deduction for this benefit.
Holiday and Vacation: 22 days per year of combined holiday and vacation. Employees may cash out 120 hours of holiday time annually.
Personal Leave: 35 hours per calendar year.
Sick Leave: 8 hours accrued per month, up to 1,440 hours; 25% will be paid out at retirement with 10 years service.
Tuition Reimbursement: $2,500 per year for tuition and books for courses taken at accredited institution after completion of probationary period.
Direct Deposit: Paychecks are automatically deposited to employee accounts.
Workweek: Officers in Field Services work 12 hours per day, 3 days per week.
Wellness Program: A comprehensive program is available, including on-site gym, exercise classes, downtown/beach walking routes, weight loss, and tips on nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
Submit a City application and a copy of your California POST "Basic" certificate or a letter from the California POST Certified Basic Academy program stating your anticipated date of completion. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.
If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper applications materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002.
NOTE: After you apply, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail.
Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view notices sent to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.
All applicants meeting the minimum requirements will have their names certified to the eligibility list and forwarded to the Police Department for further consideration.
Additional selection and hiring components include: department selection interview, physical agility assessment*, polygraph, background investigation, post-offer psychological and medical examinations.
The physical agility assessment consists of the following components:
Agility Run: Run a 99-yard course with abrupt changes in lateral and vertical movement
Dummy Drag: Lift and drag a 165 pound dummy 21 feet.
Fence Climb/Run: Run 25 yards, climb a six foot high chain-link fence, continue running 5 yards.
Fence Climb/Run: Run 25 yards, climb a six foot high solid fence, continue running 5 yards.
500 Yard Run: Run 500 yards with no obstacles.
The City of Ventura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: email@example.com.
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