Police Officer (Lateral) Job at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

Police Officer (Lateral)

City of Lodi , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Police

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$82,265.37 - $99,994.13 Annually

Application Deadline 

Continuous

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

The City of Lodi Police Department is currently recruiting for Lateral Police Officer. Qualified applicants must be currently employed as a Sworn Police Officer with another agency.

Job descriptions are intended to present a broad and general range of duties which includes, purpose, responsibilities, and scope of work. Job descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. (Do not state "See Resume" on your application or supplemental questionnaire)

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from higher level supervisory and management staff.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department; and performs related work as required.

Patrols an assigned area in police vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot; answers calls for the protection of life and private property, and the enforcement of City, County and State laws; diffuses potential volatile situations, and determines appropriate use of force in potentially violent situations.

Identify suspects and arrest/book appropriate individuals into custody, and completes appropriate written reports; serves warrants and subpoenas; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, accidents, deaths and other disturbances; collects and preserves evidence for court; determines what evidence should be collected;

Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices, issues citations and makes arrests as the situation warrants; conducts investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at emergency or congested situations;

Collects, processes, photographs and presents evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood and related physical evidence;
Conducts covert, undercover investigations as assigned; develops and maintains contacts with potential informants; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public;

Conducts staff recruitment background investigations;

Takes an active role in public education relative to crime prevention duties as required; may participate in public education programs and make presentations regarding traffic safety and a variety of crime prevention topics; may serve as department representative to other public agencies, tasks forces, or committees.

Practices principles of community oriented policing.

Perform other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Modern police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques;

Proper operation of a variety of specialized police equipment and vehicles; offense and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory; appropriate instantaneous responses to life-threatening and otherwise volatile law enforcement situations

Federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding civil, criminal, and traffic violations and the conduct of law enforcement operations including arrest, search, seizure, incarceration, interrogation, investigation, and the use of deadly force;

City streets, buildings and geography.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Community Oriented Policing and problem solving.

Ability to:
Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department

Interpret and enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality; analyze situations quickly and objectively, and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; safe use and appropriate use of firearms and other weapons;

Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks

Maintain department physical fitness standards for the purpose of pursuing, subduing, and arresting suspect, and defending against physical assault;

Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; understand and carry out oral and written directions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education & Experience
Any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge and ability. A typical combination is:

Experience
Currently employed as a Sworn Police Officer.

Education
High school graduation or equivalent (General Educational Development certificate is acceptable); meet minimum peace officer requirements as established by P.O.S.T, and a graduate of a California Basic P.O.S.T. police academy.

Driver's License
Possession of a valid Driver's License issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Age
Must be at least 20 years of age at time of examination and 21 years at the date of appointment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee may have exposure to blood borne pathogens, possible fights and confrontations, and contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supplemental Information

Interested applicants must submit an online application at www.lodi.gov.  No paper applications will be accepted.  For technical difficulties with your online application, please call the Neogov helpline at 855-524-5627.

Telephone: 209-333-6704.  Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

Evaluation of Qualifications: Application materials and resumes will be screened to determine if applicants are considered to be among the most qualified as outlined on the job announcement. Only applicants who are among the most qualified will be invited to participate in the testing process. Resumes may not be substituted for a completed application.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history as part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy and Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval.

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