Police Officer (20343190)

Academy Graduate & Lateral
Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$4,916.41-$7,768.00 Monthly

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


316 6th Street Marysville, 95901


 We are a world class organization proudly serving a world class community. Just as the county of Yuba and other surrounding unique communities are rich with history and overflowing with constant change and growth, so is the Marysville Police Department. We are building an organization of outstanding individuals focused on excellence in everything we do.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. Individuals who are committed to working with their community in total partnership as we work together to improve the quality of life for everyone who works, lives and plays in our county. We are a diversified police department that fully embraces the philosophy of community oriented policing and merges that with our primary focus of creating a safe and secure community. We are a crime-fighting organization focused on rooting out that small group of individuals among us who break the law.

Take a hard look at our organization: if you are truly committed to making a difference in people’s lives and looking to live a life of service within a high-performing agency in a community that loves and respects its police department, consider joining us.

We are a demanding organization. We strive to be the premier law enforcement agency in the Western United States and want only the best officers. For those few selected to join our team, we offer a benefit package including educational incentives and the opportunity to work in every aspect of policing from crime scene forensics to being a member of the SWAT team, motor unit and K9.

Come, check us out and see if you have what it takes to join our elite team of leaders.

Ideal Candidate


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS (position requirements at entry)


Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job is qualifying. These employ­ment standards would typically be achieved by possession of a high school diploma, or equivalent,; and possession of a P.O.S.T. Academy certificate within the last three years or employment as a Peace Officer in the State of California within the last three years; or be eligible to be certified as a police officer by POST prior to date of hire.  Possess a valid California driver’s license.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (position requirements at entry)

Knowledge of:

  • Current rules of evidence, State and local laws affecting the work of the department;
  • Contemporary technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile delinquency control, record keeping and care and custody of persons and property;
  • Criminal law, with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, and of the laws of arrest, search and seizure, and rules of evidence;
  • California Penal Code, department policies, rules, regulations and General Orders;
  • Methods and techniques of conducting objective research;
  • Contemporary technology and its application in law enforcement, including various types of firearms, communication devices/systems, information systems, and vehicles;
  • Local government institutions, governance, and service delivery responsibilities.


Ability to:                                                                                                         

  • Listen effectively;
  • Communicate clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively, both in writing and orally;
  • Interpret complex and difficult situations, reducing them to their significant ele­ments, and applying appropriate interpretations to the situations;
  • Prioritize workload effectively to meet deadlines under changing conditions;
  • Meet the physical, psychological and background requirements necessary to safely and effectively performed assigned duties and responsibilities;
  • Use computers and peripherals effectively in the accomplishment of assignments.
  • Use and care for firearms.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures on a police radio system.
  • Meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established in the City.
  • Use and care for firearms.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately
  • Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations.


Language Skills:                                                                                             

  • Well-developed listening, writing, and verbal communication skills, including the proper use of legal, scientific, financial, and subject matter concepts and terminolo­gy, conveyed with the intended audience in mind.


Reasoning Skills:                                                                                            

  • Well-developed ability to define organizational, operational, and technical subject matter problems succinctly, to draw reasonable conclu­sions therefrom, to concep­tualize solutions effective­ly, and to effectively relate those matters to others.  The issues involved will regularly require incumbents to interpret a variety of technical instructions, possibly given in mathematical, diagrammatic, scientific, or statutory forms, and to deal with both abstract and concrete concepts.


The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Seniority Bridge for Vacation & Longevity accrual
  • Take home patrol vehicle for sworn employees within 15 miles of the City
  • 5% Bachelors Degree Education Incentive
  • Associates Degree Incentive Pay
  • 5% Detectives & FTO Incentive Pay
  • 2.5% SRO & SWAT Incentive Pay
  • 2.5% K-9 Incentive, plus additional pay for care and training
  • Bilingual Pay
  • POST Certificate Incentive Pay up to 5%
  • Court Appearance Time
  • Longevity Pay 10% max over 25 years
  • $1,000/yr Uniform Allowance
  • CalPERS Classic Members: 3% @ 50 formula; CalPERS New Members: 2.7% @ 57 formula. Classic members pay the 9% member contribution and an additional 3% of the employer contribution. New members pay standard rates for CA.
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation Leave Bank  
  • Sick leave Bank
  • Holiday Pay
  • Standard 4/3 - 3/4 Work Schedule


The pay highlighted on the job flyer, includes common incentives, but not all available.  Also, please see the attached side letter for the details of our signing bonus availability!

Special Instructions

A Personal History Statement (PHS) must be submitted at the time of application. Applicants not providing a PHS may be disqualified.

A copy of a Basic POST Certificate (for lateral), an academy completion certificate (for academy graduate) and college transcripts (as applicable), must be submitted at the time of application.

Resumes may be attached but are not accepted in lieu of an official City employment application.

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in selection testing, which may include a written assessment, and oral interview. Selected candidates will participate in a thorough background investigation, a psychological suitability evaluation, and a medical suitability evaluation.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.



It is important to complete all required application materials. All applications will be screened and qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. 



All required application materials must be submitted to be considered. This is a continuous recruitment. Testing and/or interviews will be held periodically. Inquiries may be directed to Support Services Manager Kelly Mincer  The City of Marysville is not responsible for failure of Internet forms or e-mail in submitting your application. 


Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing Nicole Moe at .

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