Police Officer (18536742)

Lateral, Academy Graduate or Student
Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 500 applicants
$5,308.00-$8,705.00 Monthly

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2075 Coast Highway Pacifica, 94044



Is establishing an Eligible List for the position of


MONTHLY SALARY: $6,632 to $8,706 + $575.00 (adv cert)= $9, 281

The City of Pacifica is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer.  If you are a police officer, a recent POST academy graduate, or one who is currently enrolled in a POST Academy, take this opportunity to explore our dynamic, full-service, community police department. The position performs a variety of professional law enforcement duties which include police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.  Apply today!!  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 year old at date of hire;
  •  Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal history are not allowed;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Able to read and write the English language;
  • Must successfully pass a Police Department background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination and medical examination;
  • High School graduate or GED. Preference given to those applicants who possess a two-year community college degree.

Applicants must have successfully completed a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy within the past three years, or posses a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, or currently be enrolled in a P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy.

The beginning salary for POST academy graduates and laterals, effective July 1, 2017, is $6,632 per month up to a maximum of $8,368 per month.  Appointment may be made above the beginning of the range based upon qualifications and experience.

There is a career incentive of 5% for service of five (5) years, as well as a salary incentive of $350 per month for those who have passed probation and hold an intermediate certificate or $575 per month for those who have passed probation and hold an advanced certificate.

There is an Education Incentive of $125 per month for those who hold an Associate Degree, or $175 per month for a Bachelors Degree, or $300 per month for a Masters Degree.  

Excellent benefits package.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will work effectively in a department of 35 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn employees and embrace a community focus. The Department handles over 20,000 calls for service each year. Patrol cars are equipped with video cameras and laptop computers. The department is located on Highway 1 in a state-of-the-art 18,000 sq. ft. facility. The department offers in-house training, county task force assignments and state-of-the-art equipment.


HOLIDAYS: Thirteen (13) days per year.

VACATION: From 11 to 20 days per year, depending on length of service.

SICK LEAVE: Accrual is one day per month, with no limit on accrual. Unused sick leave may be used as service credit towards CalPERS retirement.

RETIREMENT: City contracts with CalPERS to provide a retirement plan utilizing the formula for 2.7% at 57 years of age for "NEW" CalPERS members.  Individuals with prior CalPERS service may be eligible for other retirement formulas.

INSURANCE: Health benefits are offered through the CalPERS Health Program.  The City will contribute toward the cost of health benefits to cover a majority of the premium, based on coverage level.  The City offers vision through VSP; self-funded dental plan through Delta Dental, typically covering 100% paid premiums of dental expenses and $2,000 in orthodontic benefits annually. 

The City pays premiums for life insurance equal to one time annual salary.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: The City contributes $6.69 per pay period to one of three City-offered deferred compensation plans:  ICMA-RC, or Nationwide Retirement Solutions, or CalPERS.

SECOND LANGUAGE INCENTIVE: Upon successful completion of proficiency examination, City pays $372 per month in addition to base salary for proficiency in Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese.

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