Police Officer (Academy Graduate) Job at Auburn, Placer County, California

Police Officer (Academy Graduate)

City of Auburn , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$4,810.00 - $6,143.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Open Until Filled

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Auburn invites quality lateral and academy graduate police officers to join the Auburn Police Department. We are looking for individuals who are seeking a challenging and rewarding position to serve the community of Auburn. Qualified individuals should be motivated, self—starters, with strong desire to learn, and demonstrate their ability to work within a teamwork environment.

The Department

The Auburn Police Department is dedicated to the community and the citizens of Auburn making this community a safe and enjoyable place to live and visit. The Auburn Police Department’s objectives include; the preservation of life, property, and the maintenance of public order. We are able to accomplish these objectives through a comprehensive crime prevention programs, public education, training, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and Municipal laws.

The Auburn Police Department is comprised of 20 sworn personnel and 8 professional staff. The Department provides police personnel opportunities in patrol services, investigative services, special assignments, dispatch, records, and administration.

The Community

Renowned for its beauty and outstanding quality of life, the City of Auburn is 7.5 square miles and home to an enlightened, diverse, and civic-minded population of approximately 14,070 people.

Located at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 49, Auburn is the County Seat of Placer County as well as the home of the California Welcome Center. The City is located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at elevations between 1,000 and 1,500 feet above sea level. Auburn’s location provides the advantage of being above the valley fog and below the Sierra snow line.


Lateral Entry: At time of appointment, candidates must possess or be eligible for a California Basic POST Certificate (California Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate). The basic POST Certificate must be submitted at the time of application.

Academy Graduate: At time of appointment, candidates must have successfully completed a California approved Basic POST Academy within the last 3 years. The POST Certificate must be submitted at the time of application.

All Candidates:

Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalency; possess or be eligible for a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate; be at least twenty–one years old at time of appointment; possess sufficient strength and agility necessary to perform the duties of a Police Officer; possess a valid Driver’s License at time of appointment; and live within a reasonable response time of the Police Department.




Knowledge of and Ability to:

  •   Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments and modern law enforcement methods and procedures; including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control and investigation.

  •   Criminal law with particular emphasis on the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons accused of felonies and misdemeanors.

  •   Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence in court.

  •   Basic criminal investigation procedures and techniques, including crime scene investigation, Interrogation, fingerprinting, and booking.

  •   Use and care for firearms and police equipment.

  •   Demonstrate keen abilities of observations and memory.

  •   Prepare accurate incident and case reports.

  •   Meet established standards of physical endurance, agility, health & vision.

  •   Professionally, positively, and effectively represent the Auburn Police Department.




  •   Base salary range of $4,810- $6,143.per month plus an additional 5% for Holiday in Lieu

  •   Longevity steps of 5% at 7, 11,15 and 20 years of City employment (prior law enforcement service may

    be considered)

  •   4% Retention Incentive for prior years of service

  •   5% Grave Yard Incentive

  •   5% Bachelors Incentive

  •   Intermediate and Advanced POST pay Incentives

  •   Tuition reimbursement up to $1200 per year Retirement

  •   CalPERS Safety formula, subject to the Pension Reform Act. Participation in CalPERS 2.7% at 57 PEPRA plan.

  •   Laterals– 2.0%@50 Classic plan
    * CalPers has an elevation calculator to increase the percentage of final compensation in conjunction

    with retirement age and total years of service (ex.2.7% @ 55 with CalPERS service in Public Safety)

  •   Employee pays entire “Employee” obligation towards plan plus 3% of the Employer portion


    •   City offers CalPERS health insurance plans for employees and dependents. City provides a monthly cafeteria amount of up to $1,881.68 as an amount above employee’s gross salary to be used toward the purchase of health, dental and vision coverage.

    •   Life insurance of $50,000 Deferred Compensation

 Choice of plans available. Voluntary employee contribution Leave Program

  •   Two to four weeks vacation leave annually, based on years of employment with City

  •   12 days of sick leave annually

Application and Selection Procedure

Only the most qualified candidates in relation to the needs of the City of Auburn Police Department will be invited to participate in a testing process.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive, job-related background investigation, reference checks, pre-placement medical examination and other appropriate requirements of the position. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a class C California driver’s license is required.

To be considered for this excellent career opportunity as Police Officer please submit a City of Auburn application for employment and a current resume to:

City of Auburn
1225 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 530-823-4211, Ext. 113
Fax 530-823-4209 sharris@auburn.ca.gov
Visit the City of Auburn web site at www.auburn.ca.gov



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