Close Date: Aug 26, 2014
Salary: $3,761.00 - $5,292.00 Monthly
SALARY: $3,761 to $5,292 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)
FINAL FILING DATE: ACCEPTING A MAXIMUM OF 50 QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS or closing no later than 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 2, 2014 WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST
TENTATIVE TEST DATES: Written Exam: September 19, 2014 Agility Exercise: September 30, 2014 Oral Interview Exam: October 1-3, 2014
The City of Roseville Human Resources Department is establishing an employment list for the position of Police Officer Trainee in the Police Department. The appointee(s) will attend a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy during regular academy hours and any other scheduled departmental and academy exercise and activities. Successful completion of the academy is required to continue employment and be promoted to a Police Officer.
To perform sworn law enforcement and crime prevention duties involved in the protection of life and property; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities.
This is the entry level class in the Police Officer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Police Officer Trainee class is distinguished from the Police Officer level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Officer level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from police academy staff; receives technical and functional supervision from an assigned Field Training Officer.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Patrol assigned area to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; respond to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies and take necessary police action, including making arrests.
• Actively enforce traffic laws through observation, use of radar, traffic checkpoints, DUI suspicion stops, special event/parade/street closures and/or responding to emergency situations, investigate traffic accidents, as appropriate.
• Investigate crimes against persons and property; interview victims and witnesses, search for, collect, evaluate, and secure property and evidence; make arrests; prepare and maintain investigative case records.
• Investigate narcotic, vice and computer crimes.
• Provide testimony in court related to assigned duties.
• Serve as a field training officer or background investigator, as assigned; may be designated as an acting supervisor.
• Perform duties related to operational and/or administrative assignments such as canine unit, youth activities, police certification and standards.
• Answer questions and provide information to the public as appropriate.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service; practice community oriented policing strategies.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Computer equipment and key boarding (typing).
• Basic principles of business letter writing and crime report preparation, including English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
• Basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and calculation of percentages.
• Principles and practices of good customer service.
• Principles and practices of effective interpersonal communication.
• Principles and practices of safety management.
• Learn principles and practices of law enforcement organization, methods and techniques.
• Learn use of firearms and other modern police equipment and communications and information systems related to law enforcement.
• Learn to perform sworn law enforcement duties.
• Learn to interpret and apply City law enforcement policies and procedures including Police Department policy manual, and related state and federal laws.
• Learn pertinent local, State, and federal rules, regulations and laws.
• Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Police Officer's job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; and explain law to public.
• On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; run and walk; continuously wear utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently carry weight of 100 pounds or less.
• Express himself/herself in English in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals , to people of different socio-economic levels; before various public and community groups, and when testifying in court.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
• No experience is required.
• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade from a United States high school.
License or Certificate
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
• Must be age 21 by date of appointment.
• Must obtain CPR and First Aid certificates within first 12 months of employment.
Employees must be tobacco free and cannot use tobacco products on or off duty.
Applications will be screened, and those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to a written examination (pass/fail) and physical agility exam (pass/fail). Applicants successful in both the written and physical agility exams will be scheduled for an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Scores earned from the oral exam will establish the Employment List. Final appointment is contingent upon a background check, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical and psychological exam, a voice stress analyzer test, and a drug and alcohol screening test.
For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at http://www.roseville.ca.us/hr/benefits.asp. This position is in RPA.