Police Officer Recruit & Academy Graduate/academy Enrolled

  • City of Newport Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

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.

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 member and will be required to contribute 13% 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.

Recruit Salary: $5,415 Monthly
Academy Graduate/Academy Enrolled Salary: $ 5,979 - $9,256 Monthly

SELECTION COMPONENTS:
1. Multiple-Choice Online Exam - Pass/Fail - Tentatively scheduled for the week of April 4, 2022 (additional dates maybe added as needed). Highest scores above 70% will advance to the next phase of the testing process which is a virtual interview.

Please note: The PELLETB exam will NOT be utilized and other agency/POST scores or T-scores will not be accepted.

2. Virtual Interview - 100% of Overall Score - Tentatively scheduled for the week of April 25, 2022 (additional dates maybe added as needed) . Passing candidates will be placed on an eligibility list.

3. Physical Agility Test (PAT) - Pass/Fail - Tentatively scheduled for May 26, 2022 (additional dates maybe added as needed) .

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.

Essential Duties
Please see online job specification for a more detailed description of specific job duties.
Police Officer Job Specification
Police Officer Recruit Job Specification

Qualifications
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Police Officer Job Specification
Police Officer Recruit 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 :

Recruit: Must have the ability to successfully complete a California POST Basic Academy and the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program.

Academy Graduate:Must possess current California POST Basic Academy certificate; and must have the ability to successfully complete the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program.

Academy Enrolled: Must be currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Academy; and must have the ability to successfully complete the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program.

Education: Equivalency to high school graduation1. 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:

Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship, except as provided in Section 2267 of the Vehicle Code.

Minimum age at time of appointment is 20.5 years.

Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose a criminal record. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation. Be found to be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition, including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. 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.

1High school graduation equivalency means to be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development Test or other high school equivalency test approved by the State Department of Education that indicates high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be either a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school. Any accreditation or approval required by this subdivision shall be from a state or local government educational agency using local or state government approved accreditation, licensing, registration, or other approval standards, a regional accrediting association, an accrediting association recognized by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, an accrediting association holding full membership in the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), an organization holding full membership in AdvancED, an organization holding full membership in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), or an accrediting association recognized by the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA).

Benefits

This position is represented by the Police Association and is provided the following benefits:

This City offers an employee benefits program including a paid flex leave program based on the individual's length of service; a group health/vision and dental cafeteria plan; city-paid group life insurance based on employee's annual salary; twelve paid holidays; employee assistance program; and tuition reimbursement for job-related courses. In addition, an employee may opt to participate in the City's deferred compensation plan. The City does not participate in the Federal Social Security program. Your benefits may be reduced if you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary.

 

Additionally, the City offers membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement Systems (CalPERS). Retirement formula based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS.

 

SAFETY:
TIER 2 Employees (existing CalPERS members hired 1/1/13 or after with less than a six-month break in service OR employees hired on 1/1/13 or after with current membership in a reciprocal CalPERS agency with less than a six-month break in service) shall contribute 13.6% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 3%@55 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

TIER 3/PEPRA Employees (new CalPERS members hired 1/1/13 or after) shall contribute 13.6% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2.7%@57 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

NON-SAFETY:
TIER 2 Employees
 (existing CalPERS members hired 1/1/13 or after with less than a six-month break in service OR employees hired on 1/1/13 or after with current membership in a reciprocal CalPERS agency with less than a six-month break in service) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@60 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

TIER 3/PEPRA Employees (new CalPERS Miscellaneous members hired 1/1/13 or after) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@62 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

*Pension contribution limitations set by PEPRA are currently $161,969 for new members or $305,000 for classic members.

Medicare:  Federal mandate requires all employees hired or rehired by any government agency on or after April 1, 1986 to participate in Medicare. The City matches the employee's Medicare contribution, which is 1.45% of salary. Enrollment and deduction amounts are subject to change based on negotiated terms and additional laws.

For more information, please visit the links below:
  • PA Memorandum of Understanding
  • PA Benefits Summary (coming soon) 

Job Address

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