$9,400.00 - $10,881.78 Monthly
Continuous or until 150 applicants
No Application Deadline
The Colma Police Department is seeking individuals for the position of Police Officer ~ Lateral, Academy Graduate, Academy Attendee and Entry Level who are committed to providing public safety and quality service to community residents, businesses, and visitors.
The Town of Colma, known worldwide as the "City Of Souls," is the smallest city in San Mateo County with over 1,509 residents and 1.5 million "souls." However, Colma is more than just cemeteries. Colma's commercial buildings make a distinct architectural statement resulting from design standards that encourage Spanish-Mediterranean motifs. The small-town approach to modern, municipal government reflects a commitment to both a healthy business climate and a harmonious relationship with residents.
The Colma Police Department is made up of 28 employees who take great pride in providing excellent police service to the community. Among police, dispatch and detective duties, the department also has an Executive Assistant, Motorcycle Officer, Bicycle Patrol Officers, a member attached to the Daly City/North County SWAT team, Tactical Dispatchers, a Community Service Officer and a Reserve Police Officer Program.
The members of the Police Department hold many values in high regard and are proud to serve those who live, visit, or do business in the Town of Colma. They take special pride in the department motto, “Excellence is Our Standard.”
To learn more about the Colma Police Department, you are invited to visit their website at https://www.colma.ca.gov/departments/police/.
Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant, the Police Officer is a sworn position assigned to field operations to patrol for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of laws and regulations within the philosophy of community oriented policing. Incumbents are normally expected to solve most work problems independently and to refer to supervisory personnel only those matters which involve policy decisions, technical questions and unusual problems at the entry level and make recommendations at the advanced level.
We invite you to explore this opportunity with us!
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Requirements in addition to a completed online application:
Must attain 21 years of age at date of appointment.
Lateral Transfer: Completion of POST approved Basic Academy and actively employed by a California Law Enforcement Agency as a Peace Officer within the last twelve months; minimum one year satisfactory past Police Patrol experience and possession of POST Basic Certificate. (Copy of California POST Basic Academy Certificate and POST Basic Certificate must be submitted with application).
POST Academy Graduate: Possession of a Certified POST Basic Academy Certificate of at least 800 hours issued within 3 years of submitting an application. (Copy of California POST Basic Academy Certificate must accompany application).
POST Academy Attendee: Currently enrolled in a POST Basic Academy as a “non-affiliate,” of at least 800 hours. (Letter from academy verifying current enrollment must accompany application).
ENTRY LEVEL: The following scores must be provided and dated within one year of application:
Verification of scores must accompany application. Applications without the scores attached will be considered incomplete. Proof of registration for the tests will also be accepted. Test scores must be received prior the the oral panel interview in order to continue in the recruitment process.
Education and Experience:
Licenses and Certificates:
*A copy of all required certifications must be submitted with the online employment application in order to be considered for these positions.
These functions may be performed with or without reasonable accommodation:
Please visit the Town of Colma's website for a complete listing: https://www.colma.ca.gov/benefits/
Salary and Benefits
THIS IS A CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT.
To be considered for this employment opportunity, you must complete the online application along with uploading the required documentation to establish eligibility for the position. A resume may be included but does not substitute for a complete application. Applications with "see resume" as a substitution for the work experience description, those with unclear past employment information or those with missing or insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications, will not be considered.
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Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Applicants may be screened to the most qualified and invited to the next step in the recruitment process which may include a panel interview. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.
Human Resources has the right to revise this process as needed based on business needs.
After a mutual interest has been established, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of any or all of the following: a polygraph examination, a thorough background investigation, a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check, a medical exam, psychological exam, and a drug screening. Please note, a conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis. All Town standards must be met before the final appointment is made.
At the Town of Colma, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. To us, equal opportunity employment is not just about compliance, it’s about who you are, how you can help our Town and who you want to be. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and residents.
THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED AT ANY TIME. THE INFORMATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE EITHER AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.
THE TOWN RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ITS DISCRETION, TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES INVITED TO THE SELECTION PROCESS. TESTS MAY CONSIST OF ANY COMBINATION OF WRITTEN, ORAL OR OTHER EXERCISES OR ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE TOWN, IN ORDER TO EVALUATE JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND/OR ABILITIES AS THEY RELATE TO THE POSITION. THE TOWN MAY, WITHOUT NOTICE, CHANGE OR ELIMINATE ANY PARTICULAR ASSESSMENT COMPONENT OR COMBINATION OF COMPONENTS AS NEEDS DICTATE.
THE TOWN WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS IN THE SELECTION PROCESS TO ACCOMMODATE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. PLEASE ADVISE THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT OF SUCH SPECIAL NEEDS AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
ALL EMPLOYEES HIRED BY THE TOWN OF COLMA MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS VERIFYING SUCH INFORMATION. EOE
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1198 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014