The City of Glendora is seeking motivated individuals with high ethical standards and a commitment to public service to join the City of Glendora Police Department and contribute to its mission of supporting and serving the community with dedication, excellence and mutual respect. If you have the desire to contribute your professional law enforcement experience to enhance the safety and security of our community, we invite your application to join one of the finest Police Departments in Southern California.
Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; carries out special assignments related to departmental operations or law enforcement in general; conducts investigations; performs related duties as required.
Some of the typical duties of the Police Officer include but are not limited to, the following:
- Patrols, either in a vehicle or on foot, an assigned area during an assigned shift and looks for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property; answers calls for police services; enforces City, county, and state laws; makes field contacts and completes forms; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, vehicle accidents, suspected homicides, and other criminal incidents.
- As a Motor Officer, patrols the City on a motorcycle or in a radar-equipped patrol unit; responds to calls related to traffic incidents and any other emergencies; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions; assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws.
- Makes arrests as necessary; serves warrants and subpoenas; interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; receives, searches, and books prisoners; fingerprints and transports prisoners; testifies and presents evidence in court.
- Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
- Writes reports and field notes; participates in staff development; attends briefings and training sessions; performs routine maintenance on assigned patrol vehicle, firearms, and other equipment.
- Makes traffic stops and issues warnings, citations, or makes arrests as necessary; checks vehicles and observes vehicle occupants; investigates scenes of vehicle accidents, provides emergency medical care as necessary, directs traffic and arranges for clearing of roadway, interviews drivers and witnesses and prepares reports; directs traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
- Assists the public and answers questions; administers first aid and responds to calls for medical assistance; establishes and maintains good relationships with the general public.
- As assigned, acts as training officer for new Police Officers; serves as field supervisor on individual calls requiring special attention; or conducts background investigations.
- As assigned, makes presentations before a variety of public groups to promote crime prevention activities and to enhance public understanding of Police Department activities; serves as liaison to neighborhood watch groups and schools.
For a complete job description, applicants may go to the City's website at www.ci.glendora.ca.us or contact the Human Resources & Risk Management Department.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include high school graduation or equivalent, plus an AA/AS degree or completion of a minimum of 64 semester units from an accredited California State College or equivalent and successful completion of a POST certified basic academy.
Knowledge and Skill Level:
Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing; Vehicle and Penal Codes; laws of arrest; rules of evidence; legal rights of citizens; court procedures.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record during the course of employment.
Possession of a P.O.S.T Basic Certificate.
Candidates must meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City.
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
Applicants must be U.S. citizen or be eligible for U.S. citizenship. Persons will be disqualified from holding a position as Police Officer if they fail to diligently cooperate in the processing of their citizenship application within three years or are otherwise denied citizenship.
All Glendora Officers obtaining sworn status on or after September 23, 1996, must have a permanent primary (i.e .: 51% or more of the time) residence within sixty-five (65) miles or less of the Glendora Police facility building.
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated. Those candidates who are determined to be best qualified based upon the information presented on the application materials will be invited to continue in the selection process which may include a qualifying written or performance evaluation and will include an interview weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES INVITED TO THE NEXT STEP IN THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL AT LEAST 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE.
APPLICANTS MAY NOT APPLY FOR THIS POSITION MORE THAN ONCE IN A SIX MONTH PERIOD.
APPLY ONLINE AT: www.CalOpps.org CLOSING DATE: CONTINUOUS. OPEN UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE CITY ARE MET. A completed online employment application is required and must be submitted at www.calopps.org. Incomplete, late, emailed, faxed, and hard copy applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application available at CalOpps. Certificates, resumes, and cover letters must be uploaded with your application on the CalOpps website. The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability. Please notify the Human Resources & Risk Management Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This is an Open/Promotional Recruitment. Only those candidates who appear best qualified, based on the requirements listed on the front of this flyer and review of all submitted applications, resumes and supplemental materials for background, experience and training, will be invited to any combination of written, performance or oral appraisals to further evaluate their job related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. It is the candidate's responsibility to accurately provide all pertinent information on the application. The City of Glendora will NOT accept any additions, corrections or revisions to candidate's applications after the eligibility determination has been made. Candidates will be notified of all times and dates of examinations. Probationary work test period for full-time sworn employees is 18 months.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: For non-executive Open Recruitments, three additional points will be added to the passing score of veterans who are honorably discharged with one year or more of active military duty. The DD-214 form must be submitted at time of application.
SALARIES: All stated salaries are based on present information, subject to change. Appointments are generally made at the first step of a five step pay plan. All salaries are subject to statutory payroll deductions. Federal law requires that all new employees contribute 1.45% of their monthly salary to the Medicare system. All City employees are paid on a biweekly basis, for a total of 26 pay periods per year.
EDUCATION AND POST CERTIFICATE PAY: Officers will receive $200/month for a POST Intermediate Certificate or $350/month for a POST Advanced Certificate. After passing probation as a Police Officer with the City of Glendora, Officers will receive: $200/month for an AA/AS degree or $350/month for a BA/BS degree. A maximum of $550 will be paid for any combination of education and POST certificates.
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT PAY: An additional $300/month will be given to Officers regularly assigned to the Community Impact Team, Investigation Division, L.A. IMPACT or School Resource Officer positions.
ANNUAL VACATION: Vacation for employees with less than 5 years of service is 96 hours per year. Employees earn longevity vacation credit after 5 years service to a maximum of 168 hours after 16 years.
HOLIDAYS: The City of Glendora presently recognizes the following 12 working days for Police Officers: New Year’s Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
SICK LEAVE: Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of eight hours per month with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave is converted to service credit upon retirement when retirement date is within four months of employment separation.
RETIREMENT: Retirement benefits for all full-time sworn employees are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). An employee who is hired by the City from another CalPERS agency or an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or with a break in service 6 months or less, (aka “Classic” member) shall receive the CalPERS benefit formula of 2% at 50 and pay the 9% member contribution. An employee who is a new enrollment in CalPERS, is not coming from an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or has a break in service greater than 6 months (aka “New” member), shall be enrolled in the CalPERS benefit formula of 2.7% at 57 and pay 9% of the member contribution. No contributions are paid by the City or employee into the Social Security system.
INSURANCE: The City provides a generous flexible benefit plan of $1,080/mo. from which employees pay their medical, dental and optional vision insurance premiums. The City provides a $100,000 life insurance policy.
EMERGENCY SERVICE: In accordance with California Government Code 3100, all City of Glendora employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of an emergency or disaster.
EDUCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM: A tuition only reimbursement program for approved courses is offered to permanent employees to encourage increased knowledge and work proficiency.
E-VERIFY: To comply with federal law, the City of Glendora participates in E-Verify. All newly hired employees are required through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility. Section 1 of the Form I-9 will be completed on your first day of employment. On your first day, but no later than your third day, you will need to bring original documentation to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: All sworn employees must have and maintain a permanent primary residence within 65 miles or less of the Glendora Police facility building.
SMOKING POLICY: The City's smoking policy prohibits smoking at all City employee workstations. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT/DISQUALIFICATION - The successful applicant will be required to be tested by urinalysis for the illegal use of drugs. All positive test results are grounds for disqualification.
The level and type of benefits provided by the City of Glendora to employees are subject to change as a result of periodic contract amendments between recognized employee associations and the City.
The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.
THE CITY OF GLENDORA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR REVOKE, WITHOUT NOTICE, ANY OR ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN PRIOR TO THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, AND TO WAIVE ANY NON-SUBSTANTIVE JOB REQUIREMENT AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE DECISIONS INTERPRETING AND ASSESSING THE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY CANDIDATE, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION THAT NONE OF THE CANDIDATES, EVEN THOSE WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION.