Police Sergeant (20441639)

Law Enforcement
Central Valley
1/1/2024 at 12am or until 100 applicants
$39.02-$49.96 Hourly

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


122 Trinity Avenue Chowchilla, 93610


Under the direction and supervision of the Lieutenant, the Police Sergeant participates in patrol, and may oversee the law enforcement, Police Dispatch and Animal Control activities during an assigned shift. This position leads, inspects, gives instructions to, counsels and provides direction to personnel; completes reports, citations, and other required document reviews to ensure thoroughness, grammar, and spelling; maintains discipline and ensures that department rules, regulations and policies are followed; participates in police patrol activities, including the enforcement of local, state and federal laws, issuing citations, making arrests. This position may also be in charge of an area of responsibility such as training and scheduling, investigations or support services as needed in addition to their patrol supervision responsibilities. This position will prepare reports related to assigned areas of responsibility and prepare and review department policies and procedures manual(s). This position will direct, supervise, guide and train employees assigned in programs instituted by the department. This position will conduct investigations concerning complaints on personnel. This position may address public meetings to promote better community relations and will carry out other related duties as assigned. This position may conduct background investigations of prospective Police Department employees.

Ideal Candidate

Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years or more as a Police Officer and completion of P.O.S.T.  Basic, Intermediate and advanced training for police officers. Possession of a valid C California Motor Vehicle Operators License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate and advanced Training and course work investigative techniques; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross.


Holidays: The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 2 floating holidays. Police Department Staff with the exception of those in management (Police Chief & Lt) accrue the 11 holidays to be used or paid out if not used by June 30th of each year.

Vacation: Employees receive 12 days of vacation per year for the first three years of employment. This increases in increments to a maximum of 30 days for 25+ years of employment. The accruals have a maximum Cap of 2 years of time.

Sick Leave: 3.70 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.

Retirement: Depending on your CalPERS history, 2%@60 in which employee pays a portion of; or, 2%@62 in which employee pays entire share. The City does not participate in Social Security. 

Health Insurance: Employee pays a portion for employee and dependent coverage of medical, dental, health and life insurance.

Medicare: City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of salary.

SDI: 1% of salary paid by employee.

Deferred Compensation: CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation program is available for employee participation for those employees enrolled in PERS

Additional: Longevity pay based on years of service; uniform and boot allowance; Pet Insurance available; City pays all state mandated training and licenses.

Special Instructions

Candidates must submit a completed CalOpps Application or a City of Chowchilla job application, a completed supplemental questionnaire, a resume, and cover letter, along with copies of any additional required documents to the Chowchilla Human Resource Maanger by the deadline date and time. 

An appraisal to determine an applicant’s education, experience, and personal qualifications will be scheduled for those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. The appraisal may be administered either by written examination, oral interview, performance test, or any combination as determined by the City of Chowchilla to be appropriate. Those applicants selected to take the eligibility test will be required to bring a completed personal history statement to testing. The tentative test date is Monday, January 15, 2024. Successful applicants from the appraisal will be placed on an eligibility list that is valid for one year. The final portion of the selection process includes an interview with the Chief of Police and may include the City Administrator.

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