Yuba City

Police Officer - Lateral

Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
Continuous or until 100 applicants
$4,765.00-$6,537.00 Monthly

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


1545 Poole Blvd. Yuba City, 95993


The City of Yuba City is currently recruiting for Police Officers.  Police Officers conduct preliminary crime scene investigations, prepare reports and work with citizens and youth in a variety of crime prevention and safety programs.  The position will work out of the Yuba City Police Department located at 1545 Poole Blvd, Yuba City.

The Department

The Police Department is located in a modern 23,000 square foot building, with current expansion to accommodate future city growth related police needs. The Department is committed to providing excellent customer service and innovative law enforcement by utilizing community oriented policing and fostering employee empowerment. As a result of the Department’s vision, effective strategic planning and a supportive City Council and Community, the agency utilizes what is recognized as some of the most superior Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) hardware and software available in the U.S today.  For additional Department information visit: www.yubacity.net/policejobs


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, commintment to excellence and a mature approach to such a critical career field.  The candidate must possess a strong commitment to integrity, ethics and leadership are a must for this position of a professional peace officer in a progressive community oriented and nationally recognized department.

Required Qualifications: Those individuals who meet the following requirements will be given first consideration in the selection process. If you meet the following qualifications, you are encouraged to apply.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill is:


Equivalent to the completion of one (1) year of recognized college coursework, preferably in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.


One (1) year of recent, responsible full-time Police Officer experience in a recognized law enforcement agency or one (1) year of Level I reserve experience in the Yuba City Police Department.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate, valid State of California driver's license and possession of a valid POST Basic Certificate or equivalent which has been accepted by the State of California. Applicants must submit a copy of POST certifcation within 3 business days of application submission.  Applicants can fax a copy to (530) 822-4805 or mail a copy to 1201 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95993.


Salary: The current monthly salary for Police Officer is $4,765- $6,537. 

Retirement: New employees into the CalPERS retirement system will enroll in the 2.7% @ 57 formula.  Employees meeting CalPERS classic member status will enroll in the 3% @ 55 formula.  The City does not participate in Social Security.  (Classic Members Only: cost share 9% of the employer contribution rate.)

Deferred Compensation:A Deferred Compensation Program is available for City employees. 

Medical/Dental/Vision: The City offers an excellent benefits package with generous City contributions for employees and their dependents to health, dental and vision premiums.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The City pays for an EAP that offers employee and family members up to three (3) visits per six (6) month period, for a total of six (6) sessions per year.

Life Insurance: $5,000 for employee & $2,000 for dependents  paid by the City. Employees may elect to purchase additional coverage.

Educational Incentive:The City pays an educational incentive of 2.5% for an Associate’s Degree or POST Intermediate Certificate or, 7.5% for a Bachelor’s Degree or POST Advanced Certificate.

Vacation: 13 days annually for new employees. Vacation accrual increases with time of service up to a maximum of 23 days.

Sick Leave: 12 days annually. Unlimited accrual with pay off provision upon termination of City employment with a minimum of 5 years of City service.

Flexible Spending Account: Allows for pre-tax deductions for unreimbursed medical and dependent care expenses.

 *This position is represented by the POA Bargaining Unit.

Special Instructions

Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship and attained the age of 21 by the date of appointment and continue to meet at least the minimum standard for the City’s Physical Fitness Program.  Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a Police Officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.

Interested candidates should contact the Human Resources Department, 1201 Civic Center Boulevard, Yuba City, CA 95993. (530) 822-4610, Job Line (530) 822-4766, TTY (530) 822-4732 or complete an online application at www.yubacity.net The minimum qualifications as stated in this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation, substance screening, fingerprint scan and reference check. An employment application is required for this position. Late applications and post marks will not be accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 72 hours in advance so such aids or services can be arranged. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 822-4610. The City of Yuba City does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of service. Veterans, women, minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. EOE.

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