LATERAL POLICE OFFICER
(Must possess Basic P.O.S.T. Cert.)
PRE-SERVICE POLICE OFFICER
(Recent graduation or current enrollment in Academy)
Currently enrolled in Academy (Police Officer Trainee) - $5,796/mo.
Lateral Police Officer w/Basic Certificate OR Pre-Service/Recent graduation from Academy - $6,373 - $7,746/mo.
Lateral Police Officer w/Intermediate Certificate - $6,666 - $8,103/mo.
Lateral Police Officer w/Advanced Certificate - $6,969 - $8,472/mo.
Starting salary for Lateral Officers is based on experience, qualifications, and present compensation.
DEFINITION: The Lateral Police Officer will perform law enforcement and crime prevention in support of the Police Dept. For the Pre-Service position, promotion to Police Officer is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and review by the Chief of Police. During training, incumbents do not have police powers but are subject to the rules and regulations of the Fontana Police Department and the police academy attended. Incumbents may be assigned non-safety duties in the Police Department during training.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Candidates must have the ability to:
- Successfully complete the basic police academy which includes classroom and field training.
- Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.
- Learn to use and properly care for firearms.
- Think and act quickly in emergencies, judge situations, and evaluate people accurately.
- Learn, understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
- Meet the requirements for police officer contained in the California State Government Code.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of employment.
- 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
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship with educational achievement equal to the completion of an accredited US High School or a GED, supplemented by 18 units of college level coursework in police science, sociology or a closely related field. Completion of the basic police academy may be supplemented for some of the required college educational requirements.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of, and continuously throughout employment, a valid CA Class “C” Driver's License. Candidates must also satisfy the following: AGE: At least 21 years of age upon completion of the basic police academy. MEDICAL STANDARDS: Must meet the standards recommended by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. SKILL IN: Physical Agility.
Working Hours: Patrol Unit Assignment - 3/12.5 + 10 schedule and Non-Patrol Unit - 4/10 schedule
CalPERS Retirement for new staff hired prior to January 1, 2013 with another CalPERS agency (with less than 6 month break):
3.0% @ 55 benefit, Employee pays full member contribution (currently 9%)
CalPERS Retirement for employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 with another CalPERS agency or never before belonging to CalPERS:
2.7% @ 57 benefit, Employees pays 50% of normal costs (currently 11.25%)
Retirement formulas and/or member contributions subject to change.
Cafeteria Plan: Multiple health insurance options available, including a City-paid family Blue Shield HMO plan, family dental, family vision, and life insurance.
Deferred Compensation: Voluntary 457(b) plans with a City-matched contribution of up to $100/mo. into one account managed by a City provider.
Leave Accrual: Minimum 200 hours per year to a maximum of 312 hours after 20 years of service.
Uniform Allowance: $1,250 per year paid in semi-annual increments.
Merit Increases: Five (5) steps at 5% increments.
Bilingual Differential: $100.00 per pay period for those employees assigned to provide translation to and from a foreign language.
Holidays: Fourteen (14) City Holidays paid at 5.38 hours per pay period.
- Eighteen (18) months for Police Officer with Basic Certificate.
- Twelve (12) months for Police Officer with Intermediate and above.
Selection Process may include:
- Written and Physical Agility
- Department Oral Interview Process
- Pre-employment Physical
- Background Investigation
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.