**You must be POST certified or have previous experience as a California Peace Officer to be considered for this position**
At the City of Irvine, we strive to make a difference within a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. If you are interested in a career in law enforcement as part of a world class agency, the Police Officer position would be an excellent opportunity. Expedited Process: a s a Lateral or an Academy Graduate applicant, the written examination and physical agility test is waived.
The Irvine Police Department's geographic policing model ensures a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving. As a Police Officer, you will patrol designated areas of the City and respond to calls or complaints while taking necessary action.Your Impact:
- Investigate crime against persons or property, make arrests, and enforce traffic regulations.
- Write police reports, testify in court, and perform other related law enforcement duties.
- Interface closely with all segments of the community.
- Maintain knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, regulations, and City procedures.
- Complete a Field Training Officer (FTO) program to prepare for patrol duties within designated areas of the City.
- Find additional information in the Police Officer job description.
All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process. The City
- You must be POST certified or have previous experience as a California Peace Officer to be considered for this position.
- High school diploma or equivalent, completion of 60 college level units or an AA degree and or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Requires U.S. citizenship or the ability to obtain citizenship within three years of appointment.
- Requires possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine . The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.Your Team
The Public Safety Department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, DARE, School Resource Officer, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, General Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Special Investigation (vice & narcotics), and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Irvine is committed to a full community oriented policing concept that interfaces closely with all segments of the community.The Process
The selection process will include an expedited oral examination process, and background investigation prior to appointment.. All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.This includes, but is not limited to, the review of: legal documents, police and driving records, credit profile, motor vehicle insurance, vehicle operation, prior employment records, and performance reviews. Information about the public safety background process may be found at our Police Department Employment page.
This recruitment may establish an eligibility list to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization. This is a continuous recruitment and interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.Retirement
The City offers membership in the California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS). Retirement formula based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS.
2.7% at 57 for new CalPERS Safety members; 3% at 50 for existing CalPERS or CalPERS reciprocal agency member with less than a six-month break in service.
Retirement formulas will be confirmed with selected candidates prior to appointment.Health Plan
The City currently offers medical, dental, andvision insurance coverage for employees and their dependents. In addition, the City provides life insurance and a disability plan for employees.Leave Time
80 to 120 hours of annual vacation accrual, depending on years of service; 11 paid holidays per year; 96 hours of sick leave per year; and 80 hours of annual personal leave.Benefits
Professional Development/Education Reimbursement up to $1,300 per year; Flexible Spending Account that allows pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses; and a City Wellness program that includes on-site fitness centers.Police Professional Achievement Program
Intermediate (POST) certificate: 5% over and above the base salary
Advanced (POST) certificate: an additional 10% over and above the base salary and Intermediate (POST)certificatePolice Officer Special Assignment pay
Investigation -3%, Traffic - 3%, SWAT - 1.5%, Mounted Unit - 1.5%, Alpha Shift Differential - 2%, Youth Service - 3%, Field Training Officer - 6%, Canine 7.2% and $150/month
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