PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER I - LATERAL
(Typical placement is made at the first step of the salary range. Upon successful completion of the Public Safety Officer I training requirements, incumbents will promote to Public Safety Officer II. The Public Safety Officer II salary range is $106,618 - $132,834 annually.)
Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity
For a full range of benefits information, including retirement benefits, please click on the Benefits tab above.
A California DMV driver record printout, a copy of the California POST Basic certificate and a current CPAT are required for this position.
Applicants in California must submit a copy of their current (dated within the last 30 days) California DMV driver record printout, California POST Basic certificate, and current CPAT in order for their application to be considered complete.
Out-of-state applicants must submit a copy of their current (dated within the last 30 days) State DMV driver record printout and current CPAT with their application, and a copy of their California driver license and California POST Basic Course Waiver (in lieu of the POST Basic certificate) by time of appointment.
Under close supervision of a Public Safety Lieutenant or Captain, learns to perform a wide range of public safety work involving the protection of life and property including law enforcement, crime prevention, fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services; and performs related work as required.
To watch a video with information on careers with the Department of Public Safety, please click on the following link: sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/PublicSafety/Recruiting.aspx
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions, as well as a copy of your current (dated within 30 days) California driver record printout, California POST Basic certificate as listed below, and a current CPAT (dated within one year of application) to the Department of Human Resources (faxes are not accepted). Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.
Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at jobs.inSunnyvale.com or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.
For information on how to obtain a CPAT, click here: http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/cpat/.
Out-of-state applicants: Out-of-state applicants must submit a copy of their current (dated within 30 days) State DMV driver record printout and current (dated within one year of application) CPAT with their application in order for it to be considered complete. A California driver license and POST Basic Course Waiver in lieu of a POST Basic certificate will be required by the time of employment.
Please send all materials to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (faxes are not accepted).
Obtaining a POST waiver is a multiple step process. You must have your training and experience requirements evaluated by California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) and be considered eligible to participate in the Basic Course Waiver Examination (BCWE).
Basic Course Waiver (BCW) is a multiple step process for evaluating prior law enforcement training and testing knowledge and skill levels.
• To view detailed information about the BCW process, click here: Basic Course Waiver Process.
• To access BCW process instructions, click here: Basic Course Waiver Process Instructions.
• To access BCW Application, click here and scroll down to application: Basic Course Waiver Process Application.
If POST determines that you meet the training and experience requirements of the BCW process, POST will send an eligibility letter with instructions for requesting the Basic Course Waiver Examination (BCWE). The BCWE must be taken within 180 days (six months) of the eligibility letter date.
You must have your POST waiver submitted to the Department of Human Resources no later than time of appointment. Once you receive the eligibility letter from POST, submit a copy to the Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (faxes are not accepted).