Carmel by the Sea

Police Officer (20096491)

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Law Enforcement
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Central Coast
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Full-Time
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4/25/2021 at 5pm
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$84,510.00-$105,809.00 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

Southeast Corner of Junipero Street and Fourth Avenue Carmel-by-the-Sea, 93921

Description

POLICE OFFICER

SALARY:  $84,510.40 - $105,809.60 Annually

$87,900 - $106,891 Annually effective 07/01/2021

(Additional pay incentives for P.O.S.T. degree, education and specialty assignments.)

The Carmel Police Department is committed to providing quality municipal police services to our residents, business community, and visitors. We maintain a proactive approach to preventing crime and a strong commitment to resolving the concerns of those we serve.  The Department has embraced the philosophy of community-based policing and collaborative problem solving in order to build trust and familiarization between law enforcement and community residents. Members are committed to delivering the highest level of service to the community. 

The Department: The Carmel-by-the-Sea Public Safety Department includes Police, Parking Control, Animal Control, and Dispatching Services. The Police Chief is also the Director of Public Safety with oversight over the Police Department, the Ambulance Department and Fire Contracted Services (currently with Monterey Fire Department). The Police Department is made up of (15) sworn officers and (10) non-sworn positions, comprised of (1) Police Chief/Public Safety Director, (1) Commander, (2) Sergeants, (2) Corporals, (9) Officers, (6) Public Services Officers (Dispatchers) and (4) Community Services Officers (Parking and Animal Control). Specialized assignments currently include participation in regional Special Response Unit (SRU), Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) as well as department Motor Officer, Bicycle Patrol and Detective positions. 

Over the past year through the pandemic, our Public Safety department has been vital to our community providing essential services and have exemplified courage, saving lives and inspiring hope on the frontlines every day. Some highlights include:

  • In June 2020, Police Officers participated with other allied agencies to ensure the safety of peaceful protests throughout the Monterey Peninsula to include protests in Carmel-by-the-Sea.    
  • In August, Our Police Officers, working in conjunction with the Monterey County Sheriff's Department, assisted with the evacuation of residents in the forest fires near our village.  
  • During the 4th of July and Labor Day, Police officers from our agency worked to maintain closure of the beach during the mandatory Shelter in Place Order.   
  • Over the past year, Police officers have responded to thousands of SIP violations and assisted with the enforcement of the orders and reopening of our State.  
  • In 2020 and 2021, Police Department personnel participated and completed diversity and equity training to further educate themselves and strengthen relationships in our community.  
  • Each Police Officer has received additional training in dealing with people in crisis to include de-escalation training.

The Position:  The Police series exists to enforce laws and ordinances and maintain peace and order within the context of the law. This is accomplished by community-based policing, intelligence-led policing, and other similar practices used to develop relationships with the community in order to best identify and solve public safety problems; detecting and investigating crime; documenting investigations; apprehending and arresting suspects; preparing and presenting legal testimony; managing traffic; providing emergency assistance and maintaining order; advising and assisting the public; working with the community; enhancing police-community relations; and maintaining and improving personal and organizational job readiness.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has established that law enforcement officers, in general, perform essentially the same critical tasks, regardless of their job title. The critical tasks are also relatively consistent across jurisdictions, with differences found only in the proportional time spent in the various categories of duties. As such, the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform Police duties are foundational at entry-level and built upon at each progressive level of the career series.

Ideal candidate has the following minimum qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED;
  • At least 21 years old at time of appointment;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Vision of 20/100 corrected to 20/30 in each eye and normal color acuity; and,
  • Possession of a current California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy certificate or a current P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement certificate. A photocopy of your certificate must be attached to your application.

Appointments: Prior to appointment, all candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, medical examination, drug & alcohol screening test, polygraph and psychological exam.  The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. Appointments are normally made at the first salary step. 

Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy: Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-placement medical exam which includes a drug and alcohol screening test prior to final appointment. Hiring decisions may be based upon the results of the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Please note: Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education and/or military records (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts and/or DD214).

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.

The closing date for this recruitment is 5:00 p.m.(PST), Sunday, April 25. To be considered for this opportunity:

  • Submit through CalOpps.org an application, cover letter, resume, certificate and a list of five (5) professional references (including your current supervisor) who will not be contacted until mutually agreed upon.

After the closing deadline, applications will be screened in relation to the criteria indicated in this announcement. Incomplete, late, emailed, and faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required online employment application at CalOpps.org. Cover letter, resume, certificate and a list of five (5) professional references must be uploaded with your application through the CalOpps.org website.

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should please advise Human Resources by emailing Jane Wilson (jwilson@ci.carmel.ca.us).

 

THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Officers work on a mandatory step system based upon successfully completing probation and satisfactory yearly evaluations. The current MOU has six steps, whereas the sixth step is a longevity step achieved after 10 years of satisfactory service.
  • Insurance: Participation in CalPERS medical plans; City-paid dental, vision, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance coverage. City covers 80% of the medical plan premium cost.
  • Section 125 Plan: Flexible spending account available to spend on out-of-pocket health care expenses.
  • Opt-out option for medical coverage with supplement provided.
  • Retirement: Covered by the CalPERS retirement system based on eligibility and enrollment history.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: City contributes $100.00 monthly on behalf of eligible PEPRA employees to IRS 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (currently through CalPERS/Voya or Nationwide).
  • Sick Leave Accrual: 8 hours per month.
  • Shift Schedule: Officers generally work 3-12 hour shifts with an 8-hour make-up day every other week.
  • Shift Differential Pay: $350 a month if working an entire month of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Vacation Leave Accrual: 1- 4 years of service = 80 hours per year; 5 -10 years of service = 120 hours per year; 11 - 14 years of service = 160 hours per year; 15 years of service and over = 176 hours per year.
  • Holidays: 12 paid holidays per year; 1 general leave day per year. Sworn members, not on administrative schedule, will be paid holiday pay if the holiday falls on their day off or regular workday.
  • Uniform Allowance: $120.00 per month. 
  • Educational Incentive Pay: Pay is based on highest academic degree awarded: Associates 2%; Bachelor’s 5%; Masters 6%.
  • POST Educational Incentive: Pay is cumulative - Intermediate 1%; Advanced 2%; Supervisory 2% for a total of 5%.
  • Longevity Pay: 3% after 10 continuous years of service with the City of Carmel-by- the-Sea.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $1,500 per fiscal year for completion of approved courses.

Special Instructions

Appointments: Prior to appointment, all candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, medical examination, drug & alcohol screening test, polygraph and psychological exam.  The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. Appointments are normally made at the first salary step. 

Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy: Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-placement medical exam which includes a drug and alcohol screening test prior to final appointment. Hiring decisions may be based upon the results of the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Please note: Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education and/or military records (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts and/or DD214).

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(831)620-2017
Contact email: