Mountain View

Police Officer (Lateral) (20041154)

Law Enforcement
South Bay
$116,505.00-$141,478.00 Annually

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


1000 Villa Street Mountain View, 94041


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Special Instructions

Are You Ready? Apply.

Submit your application and upload a copy of your POST Basic Certificate online or to the Human Resources Department; Fax: (650) 962-8505 or Email:  Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis with a first application review date of Monday, October 19, 2020.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!  This recruitment is subject to close at any time.  Based on the application screening and subsequent Pre-employment History Questionnaire (PHQ), those candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to an oral board panel (weighted 100 percent).  A select number of finalists will be invited to a department interview.  Depending on the number of applications, this process may be altered. 


Fine Print.

The $5,000 new hire bonus is reserved for new hires; current City of Mountain View employees are not eligible.


Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application.  The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Mountain View Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for law enforcement agencies.


Prior to hire, candidates must successfully pass a medical exam, psychological screening and an extensive background investigation conducted under POST guidelines, including polygraph testing and a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check, prior to employment.  A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. 

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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