Glendora

Police Officer Trainee

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Law Enforcement
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Los Angeles Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$3,739.00-$4,545.00 Monthly
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Description

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 take pride in delivering the highest level of public safety and service, and approach crime prevention creatively, we invite you to join one of the finest Police Departments in Southern California.

 

The Police Trainee participates in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Program approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), in a non-sworn capacity.  The assignment is contingent upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. certified basic academy and the review of the Police Chief.  Newly appointed Police Officers have an 18 month probationary period before they can obtain permanent status.  During training, Trainees report directly to the academy, and do not have police powers; they may be assigned non-safety duties in the Glendora Police Department.  Trainees are subject to rules and regulations of the Glendora Police Department and the police academy attended.  A Trainee may be dismissed at any time prior to being assigned as a Police Officer without cause and without the right of appeal.  Police Officer Trainee is a general class, non-sworn employee position.

 

Some of the typical duties of the Police Officer Trainee include but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Successfully attend and graduate from a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy
  • Learn use and care of firearms and related equipment
  • Think clearly and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately
  • Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
  • Understand, explain and apply policies and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Make clear and concise radio transmissions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Meet established physical requirements
  • Meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California State Government Code
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

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 experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be graduation from high school or equivalent, plus an AA or AS degree or completion of a minimum of 64 semester units from an accredited California state college or equivalent.

 

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.

 

Special Requirements:

Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record during the course of employment.

 

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.

 

Selection Process:

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.

Benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDUREThis 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 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.

ANNUAL VACATION:  Vacation for employees with less than 5 years of service is 10 working days per year.  Employees earn longevity vacation credit at the rate of 1 additional working day per year after 5 years service to a maximum of 18 working days.

HOLIDAYS:  Glendora Municipal Employee Association employees receive 12 City holidays (96 hours) each calendar year (subject to the provisions in the MOU), and one floating holiday (8 hours) each fiscal year.

SICK LEAVE:  Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 3.69 hours per pay period 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 employees are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).  A Police Officer Trainee 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 when they become sworn officers and pay the 9% member contribution.  A Police Officer Trainee 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 when they become sworn officers 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 flexible benefit plan for General Employees of $850 per month from which employees pay their medical, dental and dependent vision insurance premiums.  An additional $200 per month is available for city offered medical plans.  The City provides a $30,000 life insurance policy for General Employees.

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 sworn 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 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 work stations.  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.

 

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