Chowchilla

Police Officer I / II

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Law Enforcement
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Central Valley
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Full-Time
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Continuous
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$48,968.15-$65,892.97 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

130 S Second Street Chowchilla, 93610

Description

The Position 

Under general supervision, protects life and property; performs law enforcement and crime prevention duties; controls traffic flow and regulations; enforces State, Federal and Local laws and performs related duties as required.  An incumbent in the position is a role model of impeccable character, trustworthy, and the will to help serve the community.   Looking for Police Officer I and Police Officer II to join our team.   

Prerequisites

Police Office I:  

Education and Experience:   Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy or Module D Training for Police Officers. 

Licenses, Registrations, Accreditations, etc:   Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross.

 

Police Officer II:

Education and Experience:  Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy or Module D Training for police officers.   At least 2-years' experience as a sworn public safety officer.  

License, Registration, Accreditations, etc: Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross. 

 

Ideal Candidate

POLICE OFFICER I: This is the entry-level class in the Police series. Position allocated, to the class of Police Officer primarily are assigned patrol, traffic, and Police Community relations duties, with a probation period of 18 months. Prerequisites 1. Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy or Module D Training for police officers. 2. Licenses, Registrations, Accreditations, etc.: Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross.

POLICE OFFICER II: This is the second level class in the Police series. Positions allocated to the class of Police Officer primarily are assigned patrol, traffic, and police-community relations’ duties. Promotion from Police Officer I can occur after successful evaluation after 12 months. Prerequisites 1. Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy or Module D Training for police officers. At least 2-years’ experience as a sworn public safety officer. 2. Licenses, Registrations, Accreditations, etc.: Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross.

Benefits

Holidays: The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 1 floating holiday. Police Department Staff with the exception of those in management (Police Chief & Lt) accrue the 11 holidays to be used or paid out if not used by June 30th of each year.

Vacation: Employees receive 12 days of vacation per year for the first three years of employment. This increases in increments to a maximum of 30 days for 25+ years of employment. The accruals have a maximum Cap of 2 years of time.

Sick Leave: 3.70 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.

Retirement: City participates in CalPERS. The City does not participate in Social Security. Part Time Employees maybe subject to PARS (Public Agency Retirement Services)

Health Insurance: Employee pays a portion for employee and dependent coverage of medical, dental, health and life insurance.

Medicare: City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of salary.

SDI: 1% of salary paid by employee.

Deferred Compensation: CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation program is available for employee participation for those employees enrolled in PERS

Additional: Longevity pay based on years of service and a uniform allowance City pays all state mandated training and licenses.

Special Instructions

An employment application can be downloaded from the City of Chowchilla web site at www.CItyOfChowchilla.org; or you can pick up a printed version from Chowchilla City Hall, 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla, CA 93610; or you can complete your application on line through CalOPPS.org.

Candidates must submit application materials that includes a complete and signed employment application with copies of the required certificates listed under the Qualifications/Requirements in the Job Description.

Candidate must complete the supplemental questionnaire.

Candidates considered to be best qualified based on the information provided will move forward in the recruitment process. The applicant who is ultimately chosen for the position will have to pass a background check, drug test and physical exam. The appraisal may be administered either by written examination, oral interview, performance test, or any combination as determined by the City of Chowchilla to be appropriate.

Successful applicants from the appraisal will be placed on an eligibility list that is valid for one year. The final portion of the selection process includes an interview with the Chief of Police and may include the City Administrator.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(559)665-8615
Contact phone extension: 
102