Nov 07, 2018

Police Officer - Lateral

  • City of Woodland
  • Woodland, CA, USA
Full time Government Law Enforcement

Job Description

THE POSITIONThe City of Woodland Police Department is looking for experienced Lateral Police Officers.  Police Officer positions with the City of Woodland are filled from an eligibility list.  A description of the position, duties and qualifications is available from the City Human Resources Office or on-line at


ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENTThe Woodland Police Department is staffed with 64 sworn officers and 12 support employees. It, too, is expected to expand in size as the City grows. The Department is managed by a Chief of Police, a Police Captain, three Lieutenants, ten Sergeants, and a non-sworn Police Records Supervisor. The Department has three Divisions; Administration, Patrol and Investigations. Police Officers are generally assigned to the Patrol and Investigations Divisions.   Within the Divisions are many specialty units including K-9 , Traffic, School Resource Officer, Gang Detective, Special Enforcement Team, Narcotics Agent and Detectives.  There are a number of collateral duty units to include SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard and bicycle patrol.  Police officers may be assigned to one of these units as a full-time assignment or as an adjunct to their primary assignment. The Woodland Police Department prides itself in being a service orientated agency using a Community Oriented Policing model.   ABOUT THE CITYWoodland is a city of approximately 55,000 residents. Incorporated in 1871, Woodland is conveniently located on I-5 just 12 miles northwest of Sacramento and 9 miles north of U.C. Davis. Woodland’s primary business is agriculture and light industrial, including distribution centers for Target, True Value, Payless, and Walgreen’s. Woodland has a community college, 2 senior high schools, 2 junior high schools and 12 elementary schools in the public school district, supplemented by five private schools, grades K through 12. The area offers various recreation possibilities: water skiing and boating on the Sacramento River, Lake Berryessa and Lake Folsom; skiing in the Sierras, hunting and fishing; five golf courses; and many other youth and adult oriented recreations.
Ideal Candidate:

Age:                 Must be 21 years of age.

 Education:       High School diploma or equivalent. Citizenship:      Must be a U.S. citizen, or have permanent resident alien status and applied for citizenship at time of appointment. Possess:         California POST Basic Academy Certificate and Basic Certificate.   THE CITY OF WOODLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




Salary:             A Step: $5,370.57 Mo – G Step $7,197.08 Mo Retirement:     Public Employees' Retirement System using the 2.7% at 57 formula.  Current members of CalPERS may be eligible for the 3% at 55 formula.  Medical Plan:   CalPERS medical Insurance Plans, including HMO's and PPO's.  City provides an allowance towards the cost of insurance.  Life Insurance:  $50,000 Life insurance policy.  Dental/Vision:   Group dental/vision insurance plan provided by City.  Long-termDisability Plan:  Wage protection plan for long-term disabilities.  Vacation:            6.7 hours per month for the first three years of service; 8.7 hours per month from 4 to 5 years; 10 hours per month from 6 to 10 years; 12 hours per month from 11 to 15; 14 hours per month after 16 years of service. Holidays:           Since sworn officers may be required to work on authorized holidays, 8.3 hours leave per month is added to vacation leave in lieu of holiday time off. Sick Leave:       8 hours per month, unlimited accumulation. Upon service retirement, unused sick leave time is converted into service time for retirement calculations. TuitionReimbursement: Books and tuition costs reimbursed up to $625 annually for job-related classes. UniformAllowances:         Sworn officers receive $900.00 annually for maintenance of uniforms.  Certificate Pay:   Eligible officers may received additional salary based on possession of certificates issued by Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Agency (2.5% increase for intermediate certificate and an additional 2.5% for the advanced certificate).  Bilingual Pay:      If approved, eligible Officers able to pass a Spanish proficiency test (able to accurately translate conversations) will receive an additional $1,800 per year. Longevity Pay:     Additional 2.5% of base pay after 15 years of service to the City of Woodland and an additional 2.5% after 20 years of service to the City of Woodland. For further information regarding pay and benefits, visit the City Of Woodland Human Resources web page at:



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