$11.45 - $13.92/hr.
(part-time, at will, no benefits)
DEFINITION: The Cadet Program is designed to introduce recent high school graduates (ages 18 to 24) to a law enforcement career and to prepare them for entry into the Police Academy. Under direct supervision, the Cadet position performs a wide variety of police support duties and clerical assistance for the Fontana Police Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The employee must have the ability to:
- Perform reception duties; greet visitors and direct to appropriate staff; answer questions and provide general information to the public; answer phones and forward calls as appropriate.
- Provide assistance in property control as needed; log incoming property into computer, release property, transport evidence to crime lab, appear in court to testify regarding the validity of evidence.
- Provide support assistance and learn the duties performed in the following areas: lobby reception, records, crime prevention, dispatch, patrol, and property control.
- Provide clerical support as needed; type, file, provide requested forms and reports; release vehicles to individuals as appropriate.
- Maintain current enrollment and satisfactory completion of at least 9 semester units of law enforcement related college courses in order to participate in the Cadet program.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Learn, understand, interpret and apply Police Department policies and procedures.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Meet P.O.S.T. medical guidelines.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Perform any other tasks or functions deemed necessary to the daily operations of the employer.
THE ABOVE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED AS NECESSARY BY THE EMPLOYER.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. This position also requires grasping, gripping, repetitive hand movement and fine hand coordination in using a computer keyboard. The need to lift, carry and push supplies weighing 25 pounds or more is also required. May be required to work outside in the elements; hot, cold and rain. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written documents. Acute hearing is required when providing telephone and counter service.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Successful candidates will have some basic knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment and effective public communication techniques.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and current and continuous enrollment in an accredited college or university with college level course work in law enforcement. The incumbent must be a minimum of 18 years old and a maximum of 24 years old.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of, and continuously throughout employment, a valid CA Class “C” Driver’s License.
Phase I: Application Screening
Phase II: Written Test
Phase III: Physical Agility Test
Phase IV: Department Selection Process
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, and background investigation, including polygraph and psychological examinations.
This position is part-time, at-will, without benefits.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to completing an application, please read the minimum qualifications for the position in which you are interested. You cannot be considered for a position unless you meet the minimum experience, education, license, and/or certification requirements. Under the work experience section, account for all employment within the last ten years (including gaps in employment), beginning with your current or most recent employer. Applications will be rejected if “SEE RESUME” is written on any portion of this section. The Work Experience section of the application should clearly demonstrate that minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligibility List, or discharge from employment.
SELECTION PROCESS: Following a review of applications submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process, which may include the date, time, and place of an examination. Written, oral, performance and physical exams may be given (no veterans preference given). All candidates will be required to provide identification before being admitted to written, interview, or performance examinations.
We encourage everyone to file an application with us and we do not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Please call (909) 350-7650 for additional information or to request an accommodation. The provisions of this job posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this job posting may be modified or revoked without notice.
THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RATE CANDIDATES BASED ON A REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS AND TO INVITE ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCCESSIVE PARTS OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.