Police Officer Reserve - Level 1 and 2 only (20410877)

Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
$24.95-$32.84 Hourly

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

The Marysville Police Department Reserve Program is comprised of volunteer Peace Officers. Reserve Officers are available to support and assist the department in the protection of life and property, the preservation of public peace, and the enforcement of the laws of the county and state. The Reserves also work security at private and community functions to raise money for community programs and to support the Reserve Program. 

Reserve Officers are key members of Marysville Police Department. Once a reserve officer has completed FTO, the officer may ride solo conducting normal patrol duties and answering calls-for-service. 

Several Reserve Officers are also members of SWAT, Traffic Enforcement and Special Enforcement Team (SET). Marysville Police Department depends on reserve officers to compliment the overall police department. The Marysville Police Department Reserve Program is staffed with approximately 13 reserve officers, broken down as follows: 3 Sergeants and 10 reserve officers.

There are three levels of Reserve Officers, however, we are hiring for Levels 1 and 2 at this point in time. 

  • Level II – Performs patrol functions when supervised by a full time Officer. Can work all security functions when working with a Level II Reserve, Level I reserve, or Full Time Officer.

  • Level I – Performs all functions of a level II and Level III. May also work independently on patrol upon successful completion of the Field Training Program.


Qualified candidates must be citizens of the United States at or prior to appointment, must be at least 21 years of age and possess the following:

  • Proof of completion of High School or equivalent.

  • Employment as a Reserve Officer in the State of California within the last three years or graduation from a Reserve Academy within the last three years.  Current enrollment in a reserve academy is also qualifying.

  • A valid California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Ability to perform the essential job functions as listed below with or without reasonable accommodation.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to read and understand English language documents.

  • Ability to legibly handwrite accurate and grammatically correct reports.

  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing and using a police radio.

  • Operate a vehicle safely under various conditions, including emergencies.

  • Lift, carry, drag, pull and push objects of varying weight and size.

  • Stand, walk and run for extended periods of time over various distances and conditions, such as pursuing a running suspect through yards and over fences and walls.

  • Observe and recognize people, activity, vehicles, street signs and environmental conditions from a reasonable distance during day and night.

  • Not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Use only force objectively necessary to control situations and persons, including combative or fleeing suspects.

  • Operate a variety of firearms and weapons safely and proficiently.

  • Exercise good judgment in dealing with routine and unusual situations.

  • Learn and comprehend factual information, policies, procedures and rules, and use good judgment and discretion in responding to changing conditions in similar and non-similar situations.

  • Maintain composure and judgment during emergency or tense situations.

  • Refuse to participate in or tolerate unethical behavior.

  • Must not be subject to impeachment in court due to character, reputation, history of dishonesty, or violation of law, including drug violations.

  • Behave courteously toward others.

  • Take direction well from supervisors.

  • Maintain good working relationships with those encountered in the course of duty.

  • Accept constructive criticism and apply it to performance.

  • Be dependable in meeting scheduled assignments.

  • Perform related duties as required


Physical Requirements

A qualified candidate must be in good physical condition with weight in proportion to height and build. 
Must possess no less than 20/100 uncorrected vision in both eyes, correctable to 20/50 in both eyes and possess the ability to discriminate color; and, possess normal hearing acuity.

Compensation & Benefits

Reserves are provided uniforms and all safety equipment including a ballistic vest.


This is a part-time appointment for employment with the City of Marysville.  There are no benefits afforded to this position.  

Special Instructions

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

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 Human Resources Manager Nicole Moe at .  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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