Police Officer (Entry Level, Academy Grad and Lateral) (20122158)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
$77,775.00-$130,805.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Join the Belmont Police Department Team

A career you can be proud of... make a difference!

Police Officer Recruit - $77,775 annually

Police Officer $97,622 to $130,805 annually (DOE and P.O.S.T Certification)

Open Until Filled - Actively Screening and Interviewing as Received.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please see the attached job announcement and job description.



Applicants with a disability who may require special accommodation in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources immediately, or (650) 595-7452




The following is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Belmont full-time benefit eligible employees. For specific benefit information, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Belmont Police Officers Association.


The City contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement benefits. The current benefit level are as follows:

Safety Tier 2 - 3%@55        CalPERS Classic Members

Safety Tier 3 - 2.7%@ 57    CalPERS "New" members hired on or after January 1, 2013 pursuant to

* PEPRA - Public Employees Pension Reform Act



The City provides health insurance to eligible employees and dependents via the California Public Employees’ Retirement System(CalPERS) Health Benefit Program. The CalPERS program provides employees with several Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options.

The City provides each eligible employee who participates in a City sponsored CalPERS Health Plan with an employer contribution towards the monthly health insurance premium.

The City provides dental insurance for employees and their eligible dependents.

The City provides vision insurance for eligible employees and their dependents via a vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents via the City’s reimbursement program (varies by MOU).

Flexible Benefits Plan
The City offers an Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Plan, which allows employees to contribute pre-tax income to the following accounts:

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (up to $2,500 annually)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (up to $5,000 annually)


Life Insurance
The City provides basic group term life insurance, the specific benefit amount varies by labor group. Employees have the option of electing voluntary additional and dependent life at their expense.

Long-Term Disability Benefits
The City reclassifies the cost of the long term disability insurance to the employee’s salary. The employee then pays the actual monthly cost of the premium on an after-tax basis.

Deferred Compensation
Employees have the option of participating in the City sponsored deferred compensation account.

Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Account
The City contributes a specified amount to a Retirement Health Savings Account based upon an employee's hire date and years of service with the City. For example, an employee working for the City for 1 to 5 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $150.00. An employee working for the City for 11 to 15 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $250.00. Employees are vested in the Retiree Health Savings Account after 10 years of continuous service with the City.


Vacation is accrued on a monthly basis based on years of service.

The City observes twelve (12) holidays per year. In addition employees are granted two (2) floating holidays to be taken after 1 year of service.

Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight (8) hours per calendar month of service.


Special Instructions


Please note, applications are not being accepted online.  Applications must be picked up in person at the Belmont Police Department - 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
(applications are available after hours via the Dispatch window)


Application Filing Deadline - Open Until Filled
Recruitment subject to close at any time. Applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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