Seal Beach

Police Officer - Lateral or Academy Graduate (19943075)

Law Enforcement
Orange County
Until filled
$7,860.55-$9,554.55 Monthly

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


211 8th Street Seal Beach, 90740


Open Until Filled: First application screening November 26th, 2019
This is an open competitive recruitment that will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note that the application filing period may close at any time, without notice, once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
The City of Seal Beach is in the process of establishing an eligibility list for Lateral/Academy Graduate Police Officer. If you are an academy graduate (or about to graduate) or a lateral officer, please apply. The City provides an ideal opportunity for career officers. The Police Department serves a residential population of 24,168 and a summer tourist population of considerably more. Seal Beach is home to the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station which comprises 2/3 of the land within the City.

A Seal Beach Police Officer patrols the community based upon our Mission Statement, “The mission of the Seal Beach Police Department is to drive down crime and improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Seal Beach.” Our officers actively survey the city for trends to assist in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order. Special assignments include: Field Training Officer, Detective Bureau, C.O.P. (Community Oriented Policing) Team, Motorcycle Officers, Regional SWAT/CNT, DEA Task Force Officer, Beach Patrol, Bike Patrol, Peer Support and other areas as needed. Duties include: receives instructions regarding problems and assignments during an assigned shift; patrols the streets to observe evidence of violations of law or conditions conducive to illegal activities or traffic accidents; reports hazards; renders first aid and emergency medical attention; issues citations or warnings; directs pedestrian and motor traffic; investigates crimes and violations reported; locates, gathers and preserves evidence and performs related duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate

•Knowledge of laws, policies covering modern methods of police work.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, City officials and the public.
•Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
•Experience & Training: Graduation from a P.O.S.T. approved academy or successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver examination process within three months of application. Applicants currently enrolled in a P.O.S.T. approved academy must graduate within three months of application.
•License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license, acceptable driving record,
and evidence of insurance.
•Physical Requirements: Must be in good physical condition, weight in proportion to height; vision correctable to at least 20/30, free from color blindness; normal hearing acuity.
•Age: Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment.
•Citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien who is eligible for
and has already applied for citizenship.

A probationary period of twelve (12) months must be served by each employee.



Retirement: Employees are covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Existing PERS members or a reciprocal California public pension plan as of December 31, 2012 are eligible for the 3% @ 50 retirement formula. New employees/members hired on or after January 1, 2013 as defined by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) shall be eligible for the 2.7 @ 57 retirement formula. Employees pay 12% of PERS contribution.
Deferred Compensation: An ICMA deferred compensation program is available for employee contributions
Vacation: 80 - 200 hrs/year based on years of City service
Sick Leave: 12-1/3 hours per month
Holidays: 12 holidays per year
Special Assignment Pay: The City provides a special assignment pay enhancement which recognizes multiple tours of duty to a maximum of 5% of salary
Education Pay: $175 - $375 per month dependent on education level after completion of probation
Tuition Reimbursement: Reimbursement is capped each calendar year at the rate of the California State University system for up to 2 semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment
Insurance: The City provides flex dollars under a cafeteria plan towards the purchase of health, dental, and vision coverage in the City’s employer plan. The Holman Group, an employee assistance program, is available to employees and their families for confidential, short-term counseling
Life Insurance: City contributes 100% towards $75,000 group term life insurance
Section 125 Plan: Allows employee to set aside funds to cover medical and dependent care expenses (pre-tax dollars)
First application screening November 26th, 2019

Special Instructions

Please visit to submit your application on-line. However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line a printable version of our employment application may be downloaded from our website at Applications can also be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Seal Beach City Hall, 211 8th Street, Seal Beach, California 90740 or by calling (562) 431-2527 x1301. Faxes, emails or postmarks will not be accepted.

Proof of Academy graduation or enrollment in Academy and POST certificate (if applicable) must be attached to the application. Appointment is subject to any or all of the following: pre-employment medical examination, including substance abuse screening, psychological evaluation, polygraph and fingerprint processes, and background investigation. If selected, incumbent will be required to submit written identification proving eligibility to work in the United States.

The testing process may consist of a video/report writing exam, physical agility exam, and a structured panel interview. An eligibility list will be established based on examination results.

Any qualified individual with a disability must provide reasonable notice to the City prior to the testing process that reasonable accommodation is required.

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