You must have experience as a Police Officer with a law enforcement agency to qualify for this position. Please review "Qualifications - Lateral Entry" within this job announcement.
Police Officer (Lateral) duties may consist of patrolling a designated area of the city, answering radio dispatches or citizens' requests for police services, conducting investigations, testifying in court, providing traffic control, attending community meetings, evaluating and controlling violent situations and subjects, providing first aid, driving vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions, and training new employees in proper police procedures. Police officers may be assigned to work any shift.
*Appointments may be made between $4,955 - $6,025 based on qualifications and/or incentives. Incentive pay begins on the first day of employment.
To provide services through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
The classification of Police Officer is a journey level classification assigned full arrest and citation powers under the California Penal Code. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Cadet classification in that it has full police authority to carry out the enforcement of laws and ordinances while the latter is a recruiting and training-level classification with no police authority. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant classification in that it is a journey level classification which has no supervisory responsibilities except for training new employees while the latter has supervisory responsibility and directs work of subordinate personnel on a continual basis. Police Officers receive assignments and special instruction from higher ranking officers who also review the Police Officer's work.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General supervision is provided by higher level sworn personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending upon assignments, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
*SEE LATERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS*
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
*LATERAL ENTRY*- (1) High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and completion of sixty (60) semester units, or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university; AND (2) Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate issued by the State of California;AND (3) Current employment as a full- time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement department; and two (2) years as a full-time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T certified law enforcement department.
Must be at least 2l years of age by the date of appointment.
Must be a citizen of the United States by the date of appointment.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver license at the time of appointment. Loss of the license is cause for discipline.
Respiratory Protective Equipment:
Work in this class requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work, facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment.
Free of felony convictions under California Government Code Section 1029.
Employees in this classification must reside within thirty-five (35) air miles from the freeway interchange at W-X Streets, 29th - 30th Streets within one year following appointment.
Employees must complete eighteen (18) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
1. Application Review: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit a City of Sacramento employment application and a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate issued by the State of California to the City of Sacramento Employment Office and a completed Supplemental Questionnaire. All necessary paperwork must be submitted before the application will be considered. Incomplete applications will not pass the application review; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
We will be communicating with you by email (so make certain that you have a valid address that you check frequently - including your spam or junk folders).
Open Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
**Cut-Off dates are tentative and subject to change without prior notification.**
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail): - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline:
3. Oral Interview Test: (100%) – The oral interview test will consist of job-related questions. The Oral Interview Test is administered by the Sacramento Police Department.
4. Physical Agility Test: (Pass/Fail) – Lateral applicants who pass the oral interview test will be required to pass the physical agility test which includes several sequential events that must be completed within a specified time and point limit. The Physical Agility Test is administered by the Sacramento Police Department.
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