$99,375.00 - $120,890.00 Annually
No Application Deadline
***CANDIDATES ON A CURRENT CITY OF NAPA ELIGIBLE LIST NEED NOT RE-APPLY***
Did you recently complete a Police Academy within the last 3 years? We invite you to apply!Are you someone who wants to work with dedicated people like yourself to make a real difference in the community? Have you been searching for an unusual yet thoroughly rewarding career? Are you someone with the desire to help others in emergency situations? Do you excel at making good decisions under pressure?
Under supervision, performs a variety of entry level police support duties in a learning capacity; assists and observes Police Officers and civilian police personnel; attends the Police Academy to obtain a P.O.S.T. Certificate of Completion; performs related work which may require public contact but not the enforcement of laws.
This is a pre-entry level law enforcement classification in which incumbents learn and gain additional qualifications in preparation for a career as a sworn peace officer. Appointment to this classification is expected to lead to development of knowledge, skills and abilities which can be applied upon successful entrance to the Police Officer class. Upon attainment of the appropriate P.O.S.T. certification, incumbents in this class will be appointed to the Police Officer classification; such appointment is expected by the completion of the probationary period. The Police Officer Trainee is distinguished from Police Officer in that the latter is the working level class with enforcement powers requiring sworn peace officer status.
In addition to attending the Police Academy to gain training and proficiency in law enforcement terminology, concepts, techniques and to gain the requisite knowledge to be eligible to perform the duties of a sworn peace officer, candidates may perform the following duties as assigned:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and ability required for this position would be: Equivalent to graduation from high school and any full or part-time work experience of a length to demonstrate good work habits. Experience working in a police environment and completion of college-level course work related to law enforcement are preferred.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic English grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation; basic mathematics; effective communication and public speaking; effective problem solving techniques; basic law enforcement concepts; basic computer operating systems and software applications related to the work.
ABILITY TO: Successfully complete the P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; learn to implement and enforce laws, policies, regulations, guidelines and orders concerning the protection of life, property and the maintenance of law, order and peace; observe and accurately recall names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; think and act quickly in emergency situations; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; exercise sound judgment, often under pressure; understand and carry out written and oral directions; write at a fast rate of speed to prepare accurate and factual written reports; perform basic math computations; safely operate motor vehicles; establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, supervisors, public officials and representative of other agencies; utilize computers and computer software, as required; learn to meet the minimum standards of use with department-issued or approved lethal and non-lethal weapons.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess sufficient physical strength, ability, coordination and stamina to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer.
Applicants are to file a City of Napa employment application and supplemental questionnaire online by the final filing date. A resume may be submitted, but it will not take the place of the completed application forms. Applications are accepted online at www.cityofnapajobs.org.
Please answer all mandatory supplemental questions. Type in "N/A" if the question does not apply. Do not leave any questions blank or your application may be rejected. List all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.
Notification and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondences are being received. Some e-mail accounts recognize these e-mails in the spam/junk folders. Please check your e-mail spam/junk folders or allow e-mail correspondences from e-mails ending in neogov.com.
Candidates must attain a minimum score of 70% in each phase of the selection process. When three or fewer candidates are available, the testing procedures outlined in the Job Announcement may be waived by the Assistant Human Resources Director.
Candidates referred to the Police Department for a selection interview are required to sign authorization and release forms authorizing thorough background and reference checks. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Candidates for the position of Police Officer Trainee are required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. During the background investigation candidates are required to complete and submit a California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer Trainee, in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Additionally, for the position of Police Officer Trainee, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination is required prior to employment. Click here to review the State of California Personal History Statement.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Due to the varied and unpredictable nature of police work, incumbents may also be required to perform the following: Measure distances using calibrated instruments such as when investigating traffic accidents or processing crime scenes; make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position such as when sighting and shooting a firearm; direct traffic which requires continuous and repetitive arm-hand movements; use sufficient strength to enable the incumbent to sprint, jump, or physically overcome resistance when chasing or apprehending suspects; coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously such as when using a hand radio while driving a vehicle or searching a building with firearm drawn, flashlight on and opening and closing doors; bend or stoop repeatedly and continuously over time such as getting in and out of a patrol car or gathering evidence at crime scenes; patrol officers wear a 15 pound utility/gun belt which requires the continuous support from stomach and lower back muscles; a patrol officer typically spends 7 - 8 hours per day driving a vehicle which requires the continuous support of lower back muscles; climbing ladders and searching rooftops requires lifting arms above shoulder level and working at heights greater than ten feet; searching for suspects or lost persons may require walking over rough, uneven, slippery or rocky surfaces including fields, parks, hillsides and creeks; an officer is required to listen for alarms, screams, breaking glass or other suspicious and unusual noises that may require investigation; move heavy objects such as equipment (50 pounds and more), and lift and carry injured or intoxicated persons short and long distances; work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; tolerate very hot and very cold temperatures; sit for extended periods of time and may or may not be able to change positions such as when sitting in a patrol vehicle, or performing surveillance; foot beat and search activities require walking for extended periods of time, unable to stop, sit or rest at will; crowd and traffic control duties require standing for extended periods of time, unable to sit or rest at will.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of California Class "C" Driver's license is required at the time of appointment. Incumbents must be willing to work any shift, including night, evening, holiday and weekend shifts and must be willing to work scheduled and emergency overtime. Incumbents must wear and maintain a uniform. Incumbents are expected to maintain high moral character and integrity and demonstrate a high desire for self-improvement. Bilingual skills are desirable.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date as stated on the job flyer. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from the Human Resources Department, and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or (TDD) 707-257-9506.
The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace will maximize our talents to benefit the residents we serve.
1541 Second Street
Napa, CA 94559