Police Recruit

  • City of Pleasanton
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $33.00 Hourly

Job Description

ANNOUNCES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR Police Recruit $33.00 per hour Filing Deadline: Continuous Please apply online at: cityofpleasantonca.gov THE COMMUNITY One of Northern California's premier residential and business communities, Pleasanton is well-regarded as an attractive and friendly city with a strong heritage, active and involved residents, a wide variety of services, well planned business areas, a historic downtown and well cared for homes in family oriented neighborhoods. THE DEPARTMENT The Pleasanton Police Department's mission is to work in collaboration with our community to protect life and property, while enhancing the quality of life in our City. This shall be accomplished through the creative use of resources, community education and involvement, and interactive problem solving. We will strive to maintain trust, understanding, and mutual respect within our department and our City. ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
• PROFESSIONALISM As individuals and as an organization, we place high value on honesty, and adhere to the standards embodied by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
• COMMITMENT As an organization, we will devote our full energy and resources to fulfill our department's mission.
• PARTNERSHIPS We will work in conjunction with our community to identify needs and devise strategies for crime prevention and problem solving.
• RESPONSIVENESS We will address the needs and concerns brought forth by the community and our organization.
• SAFETY We will pro-actively provide police services through a balance of traditional and contemporary law enforcement practices to enhance the quality of life in our community. SELECTION PROCESS The qualifications of each applicant, as set forth in the employment application, will be reviewed. To be considered for this position the applicant must have completed the California P.O.S.T. Reading and Writing Test (PELLETB) and Physical Agility Test (WSTB). The tests must have been taken within one year prior to the application date. Results must be received by the Human Resources Department prior to you participating in an Oral Board Interview. These tests are available routinely at Regional Police Academies. This is a competitive process and only the top candidates will be invited to an oral interview. The first round of Oral Board interviews are scheduled for the week of May 20, 2019. The next round of Oral Board interviews are scheduled for the week of July 8, 2019. An additional round of Oral Board interviews are scheduled for the week of August 12, 2019. All dates are subject to change without notice. Candidates under consideration for conditional appointment must pass a background investigation. The selected applicant must pass a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical examination prior to regular appointment. TO BE CONSIDERED If you are interested in this outstanding career opportunity, please consider submitting an application, supplemental questionnaire and your P.O.S.T test results documentation through our online application process at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov. Applications are also available at the City of Pleasanton Human Resources Department, 123 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxes will not be accepted. All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, natural origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants. Candidates will receive all communications by email regarding the recruitment process, which includes, but is not limited to, application status, testing dates, and interview scheduling. If you require an alternate means of communications or any special needs requirements, please contact Human Resources at (925) 931-5048. The Position An incumbent in the Police Recruit classification is required to attend and successfully complete a POST-approved Police Officer training academy in which the recruit will apply, through controlled training scenarios, the essential duties and functions of a Police Officer. This position offers no benefits.
• Patrol a geographic area on foot or in a vehicle.
• Conduct enforcement stops on law violators to include the issuance of warnings and written citations.
• Initiate necessary enforcement functions in accordance with the law as well as city and department policies.
• Answer routine and emergency calls for service.
• Enforce applicable state and local laws, analyze complex situations and determine appropriate solutions.
• Conduct criminal and accident investigations.
• Interview victims, suspects and witnesses toward the effective completion of a case or through criminal litigation.
• Gather, process and log evidence.
• Provide traffic control.
• Prepare complete, accurate, legible and grammatically correct police reports in a timely manner.
• Effect physical arrests.
• Provide court testimony.
• Serve warrants and court subpoenas.
• Work cooperatively with allied law enforcement organizations.
• Maintain contact with community members regarding potential law enforcement related problems.
• Foster good relationships with individual members and groups within the community.
• Answer and respond to public inquiries.
• Administer first aid as needed in emergency situations.
• Respond to requests for mutual aid as directed.
• Perform functions deemed necessary or appropriate by the Police Chief or his designee.
• Assist the Fire Department and other public safety agencies as required.
• Maintain a high standard of professionalism and demonstrate superior conduct consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.. Typical Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate for this position is an energetic, motivated and responsible individual who has strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Candidates who have a solid work history and a demonstrated interest in law enforcement or military service are encouraged to apply. The pursuit of formal education is also desirable. In addition, the candidate will:
• Be at least 21 years of age at time of Academy graduation.
• Be a High school graduate, or GED equivalent.
• Be a U. S. Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, has applied for, and is diligently pursuing citizenship.
• Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
• Evaluate and analyze circumstances and situations in order to apply knowledge and decide appropriate action.
• Assimilate, interpret, remember, recall, relate and act upon facts and details heard, observed and read; follow oral and written instructions.
• Be able to communicate orally in English with a variety of people of various educational and socio-cultural backgrounds.
• Identify, adopt, and exhibit appropriate demeanor and behaviors (interpersonal abilities) in order to deal effectively with a variety of people.
• Write clearly, accurately, concisely, legibly with correct English grammar, construction, spelling, and punctuation.
• Work regular hours, days, overtime, weekends, holidays, variable shifts, evening, on call and emergency call out.
• Be of good moral character.
• Have vision of 20/100 uncorrected in both eyes, correctable to 20/20 in each eye; day and night vision.
• Have no hearing loss over 25 db in the 500, 1000, 2000 frequency range. No loss over 45 db in the 3000 or 4000 range as revealed by standard auditory test
• Have the physical tolerance to work under adverse environmental conditions; extended or disrupted work schedules, stressful circumstances and repetitive, routine conditions.
• Enforce laws regardless of personal ethics or feelings.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous