CITY OF RIVERSIDE, CA
Riverside, CA, United States
The Position Note : Due to the current events related to theCOVID-19virus, applications for this position will be collected and reviewed but no testings will conducted at this time. As soon as we areable to resume our normal course of business, we willnotify everyone via email. The City of Riverside Police Department is currently recruiting for highly motivated individuals for the position of Police Officer Trainee . This is a continuous recruitment.** Applications will be reviewedand those best meeting the needs of the department will be invited to the next step in the selection process. Invited candidates will be required to attend and pass a Written Exam , a Physical Agility Test (PAT), a review of their Personal History Statement (PHS), and an Oral Exam (interview). For more information regarding the application and selection process, click here . Candidates successfulin the selection process will complete a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy. Upon graduation from the basic police academy, applicants will be promoted to the position of Police Officer * . This is an exciting and challengingopportunity for those wanting to grow and advance in their careers and make a difference in their life and the life of others. *Start salary upon promotion to Police Officer: $77,868 Annually. The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to selecting only those individuals who meet the highest of professional standards with a commitment to serving all members of their community with sensitivity, empathy, and impartiality. Police Officer Trainees under direct supervision, receive training in law enforcement related work that will lead to promotion to/or candidacy for a Police Officer position; display an awareness of and empathy towards all persons who they may come in contact with, and perform related duties as required. ** The City reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time without notice. Work Performed Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Receive training at a POST approved Basic Police Academy in criminal and traffic investigation, laws of arrest, search and seizure, collection and preservation of evidence, report writing, first aide, arrest techniques, and use of firearms. Participate in the taking of comprehensive subject matter examinations, physical conditioning activities, and other law enforcement related training. Qualifications Recruitment Guidelines: Education : Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade. Experience : None Necessary Special Requirements Possession of a valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Minimum age of 21 (At time of graduation from academy). Height and weight in proportion to age. Must be a citizen of the United States OR permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Selection Process The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process.Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written examination*, and if successful, will proceed to complete a Physical Agility Test (PAT) **. As part of the screening process, candidates will also be required to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) Candidates who are successful in the written examination and physical agility test MAY be invited to continue in the process. Additional phases of selection include successfully passing a structured interview, a background investigation, a polygraph, a psychological evaluation, a medical evaluation and a drugtesting. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification. ** The City of Riverside reserves the right to modify the written exam process as it sees necessary . * For the PAT, appropriate clothing should be worn. Shorts or loose-fitting clothes that do not restrict arm and leg movements, along with a comfortable athletic shoe, are suggested and will be appropriate for the entire day . Suggestion: Candidates seeking to practice the Physical Agility Test (PAT) in preparation for the test , may do so by visitingBordwell Park, located at 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riverside, CA 92507 . Please be respectful of the park community at all times. POST Standards Requirements: Any visual defect must correct to 20/20 in both eyes. If soft contacts have been worn successfully for 3 months any defect is acceptable if corrected to 20/20. Must have passing score on color blindness test and depth perception. Applicants must be able to pass the POST Hearing in Noise Test (HINT). Weight must be in proportion to height as determined by a physician. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. IMPORTANT : Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical examination, and drug and alcohol test; and may be subject to polygraph examination, and/or psychological examination As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified.Appointed candidates are required to submit an official copy of educational transcripts verifying obtained degrees or certificates as indicated on the employment application. NOTE : The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list. Some candidates may be disqualified indefinitely due to the results of their background investigation. All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement. The City of Riverside does not reimburse any expenses incurred as a result of this recruitment. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.
City of Downey, CA
Downey, CA, United States
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice.Testing will be conducted based on a reasonable pool of qualified applicants. Please thoroughly review the entire job flyer including the application instructions. Failure to submit a completed application and provide required documentation may result inan application being removedfrom further consideration. Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2019, employees received a three percent (3.0%) across the board pay range increase. The Police Officer Recruit is a non-sworn training position. An incumbent is required to complete a formal and comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Basic Academy training program sponsored by the City of Downey. A full-time Basic Academy can be approximately four to six months. Upon completion of training and graduation from the Academy with acceptable classstanding, a candidate is eligible for placement consideration in the position of sworn Police Officer with the City of Downey. ABOUT THE POLICE ACADEMY: TheAcademy provides training in basic criminal investigation processes and techniques; preparation of various reports; analysis of situations to make appropriate decisions under stressful situations; testify and present evidence in court, and practices and theory in criminal and civil law enforcement. A qualified candidate for the Police Recruit position must be prepared and available to attend a full-time Basic Academy. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to each classification. Police Recruit - While enrolled in the Police Basic Academy an incumbent must: Participate for successful completion in a prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level Police Officer, including training in report writing, laws of arrest and seizure, defensive driving, California Vehicle and Penal Codes, officer survival, and physical fitness. Maintain standards of mental and physical fitness throughout the training program. Maintain acceptable class standing and adhere to professional conduct. Sworn Police Officer - Following graduation from the Academy and upon appointment to the position, essential duties include: Upon completion of the Academy, sworn police officer will be assigned to a 22-week POST approved Field Training program. During the field training process, the employee must show proficiency in City orientation, patrol and safety tactics, traffic enforcement, applicable laws, departmental policies and procedures and other police related functions. Upon completion of the FTO program patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer. Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations; provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene; and clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage. Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence; and arrests suspected perpetrator(s). Investigates complaints involving juveniles, including reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors; checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles; and arrests juvenile and adult offenders. Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases. Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property. Prepares and submits required reports and provides assistance, information, and directions to the public. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Successfully complete the City of Downey Police Department Field Training Program; requires the ability to meet and maintain POST physical standards; possess analytical and decision making skills and abilityto identify problems, weigh solutions, recognize alternatives and their implications independently and quickly; possess interpersonal skills to effectively interact with those encountered in the performance of duties, specifically within a diverse population, including surrounding communities; skill in speaking clearly using appropriate vocabulary to provide information and relate evidence in court; ability to exercise authority in both physical and verbal actions in activities which may involve hostility and resistance; skill and ability to write accurate and descriptive reports; and, skill in using a personal computer and keyboard. Ability to learn and maintain acceptable working knowledge, including safety considerations on the operation and use of assigned equipment and tools required in the performance of duties. License Requirement: Due to the performance of field patrol duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record during the course of employment is required. QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent 21 years of age upon appointment Of good moral character and free of felony convictions United States citizen Experience and Education: No previous law enforcement experience or Police Academy training required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completed formal education orcoursework in criminal justice or a related field that provides knowledge or exposure to law enforcement or public safetyservice is helpful. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL TASKS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Exposure to slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. An incumbent must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires ability to work in cramped spaces or run, jump, vault or climb as needed to apprehend a suspect. An incumbent must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements for driving, walking, standing, and sitting for short and prolonged periods of time, bending, stooping, lifting, running, jumping, leaning, squatting, climbing, crouching, kneeling, crawling, turning, and twisting. The ability to safely push, pull, carry, drag up to 100 pounds with or without assistance is required. The ability to reach above and below shoulder level; both light and firm grasping; finger dexterity to hold and handle a revolver and pull the trigger, operate a computer terminal or keyboard, operate patrol vehicle controls switches for lights, sirens or public address system, and to manually check weapons or perform safety checks to maintain operational condition is required. To operate a police vehicle, foot manipulation to operate accelerator or brake pedals with the right or left foot or to use the foot as an aide to control suspect's foot while patting down a suspect is required. The ability to feel for patting down suspect's body, to determine level of warmth to test or confirm evidence of fire, or feel body for warmth or pulse, seeing, hearing, seeing, and smelling is required. The ability to see with both eyes (correctable to 20/20), including the ability to distinguish colors; ability to hear within normal limits, speak, and smell. The ability to talk to order suspects to halt and to drop any weapons, to communicate and warn other officers of a dangerous situation, to conduct field interviews with suspects or witnesses, and to talk on the police radio to indicate status of incident and other vital details is required.Physical duties of the position may expose an incumbent to blood, other bodily fluids, or communicable diseases. Non-Smoking Policy: In an effort to promote wellness, the City of Downey Police Department prohibits safety employees from the use of tobacco products either on or off the job. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides the City of Downey information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. APPLICATION REVIEW & SELECTION TESTING PROCESS All candidate application materials and supplemental information will be reviewed and assessed. Those applicants that meet the requirements as listed above will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of the following: PART EXAM WEIGHT DATE * I Written 100% December3, 2019 II Physical Agility 100% December 14, 2019 III Technical Interview 100% December 18, 2019 *Examination dates are subject to change based on the number of qualified candidates testing. Application Review - An employment application and supplemental questionnaire is required. All information provided is subject to verification. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration. A thorough and complete review of all applications received will be conducted. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the position qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance in the position of Police Recruit and sworn Police Officer will be invited to continue in the selection process. PART I: Qualifying Written Examination - Applicants successful in Part I listed above will be invited, via email, to submit written examination scores through National Testing Network (NTN). Please do not submit written examination scores priorreceiving an email invitation. Please visit the NTN website by clicking HERE to view testing information and to take practice examinations. Upon completion of the entry level exam, all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City ofDowney Human Resources Office.An applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% in each of the examination components in order to continue in the selection process. PART II: Qualifying Physical Agility (Pass/Fail) : Those applicants meeting the required pass point on the written examination will be invited, via email, to the qualifying physical agility assessment. The physical agility assessment is evaluated on a point basis. The components of the physical agility are: 1.5 mile run (Max time allowance 15 minutes) 500 yard run (Max time 3 minutes and 19 seconds) Climbing oversix-foot walls(chain link and solid wall) 99 yard obstacle course Lifting and dragging adummy 30 pushups (Max time allowance 2 minutes) 30 sit-ups (Max time allowance 2 minutes) PART III: Appraisal Examination - An applicant who passes the Qualifying Physical Agility will then be invited, via email,to participate in an Appraisal Examination. This testing component will assess the candidate's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to successfullyperform in the position. This examination will be a panelinterview will be conducted by subject matter experts. Eligible List: The names of those candidates who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be placed on the Eligible List for the position of Recruit/Police Officer. The duration of the List is generally one year but may be exhausted sooner dependent upon the targeted Police Academy program schedule selected by the Downey Police Department. Based on the immediate needs of the Downey Police Department, only those candidates who score 90% or above on the Appraisal Examination may be given hiring priority. Qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an entrance examination shall be ranked in the top rank of any resulting eligibility list. The veteran's preference shall also apply to a widow or widower of a veteran or a spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran (Government Code • 18973.1). Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph exam and fingerprinting through the California Department of Justice will be conducted. A psychological assessment will be scheduled following the completion of the background investigation with acceptable results. Upon the issuance of a conditional offer of employment, a job related pre-placement medical exam with the City'sindustrial medical provideris required and will include a drug screen. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous