Union City

Police Officer Lateral (6280801)

Police Officer Lateral
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Law Enforcement
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East Bay
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Full-Time
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Continuous or until 400 applicants
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$7,529.00-$9,939.00 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587

Description

A Good Place to Live

The City of Union City, a general law city is the gateway to the Silicon Valley and a recipient for the 1999 All-American City award. Union City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and we are proud of our culturally diverse population of 71,000. We have safe and award winning schools, and we are close to shopping and transportation. The City of Union City offers home loans to those interested in residing in the community. Also, our community is near parklands such as Coyote Hills and the Alameda Regional Trails and in our residential community you will enjoy over 33 parks, a City owned Sports Center and our mild climate year round.

A Great Place to Work

The Council-Manager municipal government has over 225 full-time staff. The Police Department was formed in 1966 and is currently staffed by 81 sworn and 34 non-sworn positions. The Department is a dynamic and enthusiastic service oriented organization with an annual budget of more than $20 million.

The Challenge

As a Police Officer your duties will typically include patrolling assigned areas; interacting with the public; conducting criminal investigations; enforcing laws; investigating collisions; preserving the peace and writing reports. You will be assigned to one of four shifts spanning the 24 hour day and these shifts will periodically change. In the Patrol Section you will work three 12 hour and 20 minute workdays and have four days off. If you are assigned to any other Section you will work four 10 hour workdays with three days off. As your skills develop you may be assigned to investigations; community policing, court liaison; traffic; canine; bicycle patrol; Special Weapons and Tactics Team; narcotics; or school resource officer.

Recruitment Process

Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website. (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.)

P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate of Completion MUST be attached to the application at the time you apply. If you have multiple pages to attach to your application, please scan all documents onto one PDF file, as CalOpps only accepts one file attachment.

Application and materials can also be mailed or delivered to the Police Personnel and Training Unit at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application should be submitted as soon as possible as the recruitment can close at any time. Faxed application material will not be accepted.

Application may be obtained from:

Union City Police Department

Attn: Personnel and Training

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road

Union City, CA 94587-4497

Tel: (510) 675-5286

Job Hotline: 510-675-5339

Employment questions will be responded to via E-mail at: UCPD-employment@ci.union-city.ca.us

The Selection Process

Properly complete and submit a Union City employment application and supplemental questionnaire with a copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certifcate of Completion.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in the process. Only the candidates that have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. The process will include an oral panel interview with law enforcement professionals, may also include an interview with Operation and Support Services Managers, and other related test components. A limited number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough examination of their personal background, a thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.

The Examination Process

Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you feel you will need accommodations, you must notify the Personnel and Training Unit at (510) 675-5286 and provide a reasonable amount of time for arrangements to be made.

Authorization to Work

Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

Ideal Candidate

The Compensation
The Police Officer Lateral consists of seven steps ranging from $7,529 to $9,939 per month.  Following 12 months at step 5, employees with satisfactory+ performance are recommended for step 6.  Following an additional 12 months at step 6, employees with satisfactory+ performance will be recommended for step 7.

To be considered as a candidate for Police Officer Lateral, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.
  • Have satisfactorily completed probation as a Peace Officer in the State of California, including the successful completion of a Field Training Program.
  • Prior experience must have been with a full service agency similar to Union City, including patrol experience within one year of the date of application is desired.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Be able to prove United States Citizenship.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • 15 semester units at any accredited college in the United States is desired.
  • Possess a valid California driver's license.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Prior use of controlled substances may be grounds for disqualification.

Benefits

Retirement:  CalPERS enrollment in either 3% @ 55 (Classic Employees) or the new 2.7% @ 57 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The City does not participate in Social Security; therefore, there are no Social Security tax deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City.  Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each.  Long-term and short-term disability insurance premium is paid by the City.  Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides up to $2,000/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits. A retiree medical benefit is provided after 15 years of service (see POA MOU for details on benefits - https://www.unioncity.org/DocumentCenter/View/4025/MOU-Police-Officers-Association-JUL-2019-to-DEC-2021).

Leaves:  Employees shall accrue 3.69 hours of Sick Leave per pay period with no limit on accumulation, and initially 80 Vacation Hours per year progressively increasing to 200 Vacation Hours per year after 19 years of service.

Holidays: 37 Banked Holiday hours and 79 Paid Holiday hours 

Uniform: $1,025/annual uniform allowance paid over 26 pay periods

Bilingual Pay: Bilingual Pay with passing score on City's bilingual exam

Overtime: Time and one half overtime with option of pay or future time off

Other:  3/12 work schedule; Deferred Compensation Plan available; All necessary equipment is provided; P.O.S.T. and/or Education Incentive up to 5%. 

Special Instructions

Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website. (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.)

P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate of Completion MUST be attached to the application at the time you apply. If you have multiple pages to attach to your application, please scan all documents onto one PDF file, as CalOpps only accepts one file attachment.

Application and materials can also be mailed or delivered to the Police Personnel and Training Unit at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application must be submitted as soon as possible as recruitment can close at any time. Faxed application material will not be accepted.

Application may be obtained from:

Union City Police Department

Attn: Personnel and Training

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road

Union City, CA 94587-4497

Tel: (510) 675-5286

Job Hotline: 510-675-5339

Employment questions will be responded to via E-mail at: UCPD-employment@ci.union-city.ca.us

The Selection Process

Properly complete and submit a Union City employment application and supplemental questionnaire with a copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certifcate of Completion.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in the process.  Only the candidates that have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  The process will include an oral panel interview with law enforcement professionals, may also include an interview with Operation and Support Services Managers, and other related test components.  A limited number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough examination of their personal background, a thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.

The Examination Process

Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities.  If you feel you will need accommodations, you must notify the Personnel and Training Unit at (510) 675-5286 and provide a reasonable amount of time for arrangements to be made.

Authorization to Work

Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(510)675-5286