$34.93 - $34.93 Hourly
No Application Deadline
The Monterey Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Officer Trainee. Candidates will be paid the hourly Trainee rate of $34.93 while attending the POST Basic Police Academy. The Trainee position is a non-sworn, entry-level training position. Employees in this classification are temporary, at-will employees with only mandatory benefits as required by law, and do not have Police Officer status while attending the Academy. Employees do not get promoted as a sworn Police Officer until they complete the Academy. Upon successful completion of the Academy and appointment to the position, candidates will receive the yearly salary of $90,960 and full benefits of a regular full-time, sworn Police Officer with the City of Monterey.
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received or until the position has been filled. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.
*******YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN THE WRITTEN EXAM AND PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST PRIOR TO APPLYING.*******
A limited number of applicants who clearly show that they most closely meet the needs of this position in terms of training, experience, education, and other job-related characteristics will be accepted to participate in the selection process. This process will include evaluation and initial screening of the standard on-line City application to determine which candidates progress to the next phase of the recruitment process. The subsequent selection process may include a panel interview and a final departmental interview.
Candidates moving forward will be subject to an extensive background examination including a polygraph test, psychological exam and physical. Once testing is complete the Chief of Police shall review the background and post-conditional offer assessments and make the final determination as to whether a formal job offer is to be made. The Human Resources Department reserves the right to make changes to components of the examination process.
High school graduation equivalency or GED and successful completion of a Work Sample Test Battery with a minimum qualifying score of 384, and a T-Score of 50 or higher on the California POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery. Assessment results are valid within one year from the date that the tests were administered.
The City of Monterey does not administer the Law Enforcement entrance assessment testing, however we will accept scores from any POST participating agency. The closest testing facility to Monterey is run by South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRTC). For more information on testing through SBRTC, please visit the SBRTC website at http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests.
For more information regarding the testing standards, please visit the POST website at www.post.ca.gov.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
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