Police Cadet (Part-Time)

  • Laguna Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $15.33 - $17.76 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Laguna Beach seeks enthusiastic, dedicated individuals seeking a career in law enforcement to fill the position of Police Cadet.

This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and will close when the needs of the City are met. Apply early to receive first consideration!

Qualified candidates must be able to work a varied schedule including holidays, weekends, and evenings from April through September.

The Position: Under the supervision of Laguna Beach Police Department personnel, the Police Cadet directs traffic as needed and provides orderly control of pedestrian traffic and vehicular parking in an assigned area. The Police Cadet also assists with other departmental officer and support work, and perform various assigned duties within the Police Department.

Reports to: Laguna Beach Police Department personnel.

Application/Selection Process: Interested candidates must submit a completed online application by the closing deadline of 5:00 PM on M ond ay , December 6 , 2 021 in order to be considered. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will be invited to undergo an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills and abilities. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions.

Preplacement Process: A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a thorough police background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department, a polygraph test, and a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice. Successful completion of a pre-placement medical exam including pre-employment drug testing is also required.

In order to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, the City has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Effective December 1, 2021, all new employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination to Human Resources with the signed offer letter as a term and condition of employment. Per the updated CDC Guidelines, full vaccination means it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine including the COVID-19 booster if eligible. See CDC booster guidelines here: BOOSTER GUIDELINES

Examples of Duties

Employees in this position maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including the general public. Additionally, employees exercise effective judgment and initiative in the station and in the field as needed.

Examples of duties include but are not necessarily limited to:

Station Duties:
  • Interacting with the public on the phone and in person
  • Clerical duties such as filing paperwork and data entry
  • Entering and retrieving confidential data from computer databases
  • Fingerprinting of applicants
  • Assisting with the transportation and tracking of evidence
  • Taking photographs and creating flyers and notices
  • Assisting with social media platforms such as Facebook
Field Duties:
  • Performing parking enforcement
  • Issuing citations and impounding vehicles
  • Cleaning Police vehicles
  • Assisting with fire/flood watch patrols during windy or inclement weather
  • Traffic control during special events, peak traffic conditions, and weekends and holidays from April to September
**Incumbents must be available to work weekends and holidays from April through September. Incumbents work approximately 16 to 36 hours per week year-round; however, there may be special occasions where incumbents are asked to work more hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Related college level coursework and experience in the field performing traffic control is highly desirable.

Experience: One year of public contact work experience, preferably in a law enforcement agency.

License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, which requires the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of: General office procedures and equipment operation.

Ability to: Operate a motor vehicle and/or pick-up truck in the performance of duties; work cooperatively and effectively with those contacted in the performance of duties; work effectively as a team member with co-workers, especially those assigned as duty partners; exercise initiative and effective judgment in handling problems which may arise in the field; and, ask for and accept assistance as needed from experienced LBPD staff members. Skills: Must possess effective public relations skills, conflict resolution skills and techniques, general office skills.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions: Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions; with exposure to temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, odors and dust. Physical demands require bending, stooping, standing and walking. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in normal range with or without correction, and communicate verbally and in writing. Must be able to sit, reach, twist, lean, stand at a counter, operate a computer keyboard, lift files and reports from counter tops or file drawers, withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from a computer.

Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control.

The Department: The Police Department is organized into three divisions (Support and Investigative Services, Field Services, and Professional Services), and provides general law enforcement services, including animal control. The department augments its services with the assistance of reserve officers, community volunteers representing our various volunteer groups such as COPs, CERT, and the Animal Shelter, police explorers, and Police Cadet and Beach Patrol positions during the summer months.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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