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Public Services Officer I-Full Time and Part-Time
City of Union City, East Bay

Law Enforcement

For more info contact:
(510) 675-5286
Close Date: Dec 6, 2013

Public Services Officer I

Full Time:  $4,647 - $5,648/month

Part Time:  $26.81 - $32.58/hour

The Challenge

The Police Department currently has two full-time and one part-time vacancies for Public Services Officer I. The position provides general community services in a non-sworn law enforcement capacity. The position will perform a variety of activities in support of the police function related to report writing; investigation assistance; non-moving vehicle violation citations; public relations; transportation of goods, staff, and citizens; enforces parking ordinances; conducts investigations including complaints of animal viciousness or nuisance, quarantines animals as necessary pursuant to statutes and ordinances; enforces animal leash law, transports prisoners to appropriate facilities providing for their care, conduct and safety while in the officer’s custody, and other support functions.


Ideal Candidate:

The Requirements

To be considered as a candidate for Public Services Officer I, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be able to prove United States citizenship
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and have a good driving record
  • Possession of an 832 PC Certification is desired
  • Have one year work experience involving motor vehicle operation, police services or related activity and in a position of considerable public contact
  • Successfully pass a background investigation
  • Prior use of controlled substances may be grounds for disqualification
  • Six months experience in caring for animals preferred.

Knowledge of: English including spelling, punctuation, and grammar; report writing; laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations applicable to reporting, investigative, support, and other duties.

Ability to: Read, comprehend, and utilize departmental directives and manuals; understand and carry out written and verbal instructions. Operate a police vehicle in a safe and prudent manner; operate a police radio; interview and elicit accurate detailed information. Work independently; tolerate stressful situations; collect, analyze, and report information both in written and verbal form. Deal tactfully and effectively with the public. Read maps; prepare and maintain accurate records. Provide first aid in a medical emergency. Lift minimum of 75 lbs.



Employee Benefits

  • CalPERS enrollment in either 2%60 (Classic Employees) or the new 2%62 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The employee will be responsible for the 7% contribution towards CalPERS retirement plan. There are no Social Security deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).
  • The City provides the employee up to $1,447/month to purchase medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance premium shared by the City and employee.
  • $50,000 City paid life and AD&D insurance. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available
  • $925/annual uniform allowance paid over 26 pay periods
  • 50 hours of Holiday Hours and 66 hours in Holiday Pay
  • 80 Vacation Hrs increasing to a max of 200 hrs/year
  • Retiree medical benefit
  • Bilingual pay
  • 3.08 hours Sick Leave per pay period
  • Time and one half overtime with option of pay or future time off
  • All safety equipment provided which includes a Glock .40 cal semi-automatic pistol and protective vest.

Selection Process
Properly complete and submit a Union City employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in the process. Only the candidates that have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirement and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. The process will include a written exercise, an oral panel interview with law enforcement professionals, and may also include an interview with Operation and Support Services Managers and other related test components. A limited number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough examination of their personal background, a thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.
All persons appointed to the position of Public Services Officer I will be required to complete the department’s field training program and a 18 month probation period which begins at the date of appointment.

Recruitment Process
Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website: (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.)

If you have multiple pages to attach to your application, please scan all documents onto one PDF file as CalOpps only accepts one file attachment.

Application and materials can also be mailed or delivered to the Police Personnel and Training Unit, at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013. Faxed application material will not be accepted.
Application may be obtained from:

Union City Police Department
Attn: Personnel and Training
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587-4497
Tel: (510) 675-5286
Job Hotline: 510-675-5339

Employment questions will be responded to via E-mail at:

Examination Process

Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you feel you will need accommodations, you must notify the Personnel & Training Unit at (510) 675-5286 & provide a reasonable amount of time for arrangements to be made.


Authorization to Work
Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to Federal law.
Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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