Police Officer Recruit

  • City of Irvine
  • Irvine, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
  • Salary: $48,152.00 - $75,753.60 Annually USD

Job Description

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 Recruit position would be an excellent opportunity.

As a Police Officer Recruit, you must complete a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy. After successful completion of a six month P.O.S.T. academy, you will be promoted to the position of Police Officer.
Salary upon Academy Graduation
Police Officer Salary

$38.62 - $53.44 Hourly
$80,329.60 - $111,155.20 Annually

Your Impact:
  • Ensure a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving.
  • Complete a 20-week Field Training Officer (FTO) program to prepare for patrol duties within designated areas of the City.
  • 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.
  • Find additional information in the Police Recruit job description.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.

All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.

The City
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 examination and conduct a 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.

Written Exam
Written Exams are held on a monthly basis and must be attended in person.

Please note the following:
Seating accommodations are limited. Candidates who do not respond or schedule an examination time after multiple invitations may need to reapply.

The City of Irvine's written exam is not the POST exam and t-scores from other agencies are not accepted as a substitute.
If you have previously taken the City of Irvine's written exam, you will be eligible to retest 6 months after the previous exam date. Feel free to check your previous exam date by logging in to www.governmentjobs.com.

2022 Written Exam and Oral Interview Dates
Written Exams Oral Interviews*
1/12/2022 - Location City Hall


2/10/2022 - Location City Hall


3/10/2022 - Location City Hall


4/7/2022 - Location City Hall


5/12/2022 - Location City Hall


6/9/2022 - Location City Hall


7/7/2022 - Location City Hall


8/11/2022 - Location City Hall


9/8/2022 - Location City Hall


10/6/2022 - Location City Hall


11/10/2022 - Location Quail Hill


12/1/2022 - Location Quail Hill

*Oral Interview dates are not guaranteed. Please save the date in case you are selected to participate in the oral interview process.

Questions:Please call 949-724-6067 or email recruitment@cityofirvine.org.

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.
Full-time employees will be enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), which is a defined benefit plan.
The City offers membership in the California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS). Retirement formula based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS.

Candidates hired as new PERS members will be enrolled in a 2.0% at62 formula while in the academy and enrolled in a 2.7% at 57 formula when hired as a Police Officer.

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 160 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. The City currently operates on a 36/44 hour work week schedule.

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.

Closing Date/Time:

Special Instructions

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Job Address

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