Definition This recruitment may close at any time without advance notice. You are encouraged to apply immediately. You will not be able to submit an application for this position once the recruitment closes. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. CANDIDATE ORIENTATION INFORMATION
Click the above link for more detailed information about the Police Officer recruiting process.Newport Beach Police Department videos
Click the above link to view informational videos on the NBPD hiring process and testing.
The City offers an excellent benefit package and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS. When hired as a Police Recruit, the employee will be enrolled as a PERS Miscellaneous memberand will be required to contribute 12.35% of pay toward the retirement cost. Once the employee is sworn-in as a Police Officer, the employee will be enrolled in the PERS Safety coverage group and will be required to contribute 13.6% of pay toward the retirement cost. SELECTION COMPONENTS:
1.Multiple-Choice Written Exam
- Pass/Fail - Tentatively scheduled for February 28, 2020.
Highest scores above 70% will advance to the next phase of the testing process which is the Physical Agility Testing (PAT). Please note: ThePELLETBexam will NOT be utilized and other agency/POST scores or T-scores will not be accepted.
2.Physical Agility Test (PAT)
- Pass/Fail - Tentatively scheduled for March 19, 2020.
Top-scoring applicants that pass the Physical Agility Test will be invited to an Oral Interview.
- 100% of Overall Score - Tentatively scheduled for the week of March 23, 2020.
Candidates will be placed on an eligibility list and may be invited to begin the background process as positions become available.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
At the conclusion of the testing process, the top scoring candidates will be placed on an eligible list. Candidates may be invited to begin the background process after the list is approved. Appointments will be made in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations. All candidates will undergo an extensive background process including polygraph, criminal history, credit history, driving record, military history, civil records check, past & current employers, drug & alcohol abuse, education, and reference contacts. Candidates who successfully pass the background investigation may be selected for a position and receive a conditional offer of employment contingent upon psychological and medical examinations by City selected medical professionals.
Please see online job specification for a more detailed description of specific job duties.Police Officer Job Specification
Please see online job specification for a more detailed description of specific qualifications.Police Officer Job Specification
Experience & Education and License/Certificate
A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience :
Must have the ability to successfully complete a California POST Basic Academy and the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program. Education :
Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. College level coursework or other specialized training in police science, psychology, public administration or related field is highly desirable. License/Certificate :
Due to the performance of some field duties which require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Additional Requirements :
Minimum age at time of appointment is 20.5 years. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for US citizenship. Record must be free from conviction of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence, and from an excessive number of citations for traffic violations. Background history should indicate responsibility, dependability, honesty, integrity, acceptable communication skills, good judgment and the ability to relate well to others. All employees hired after January 1, 1999, shall not smoke or use tobacco products at any time while on or off duty. Disaster Service Worker :
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.