Police Officer (Academy Attendee/Graduate) Job at Woodland, Yolo County, California

Police Officer (Academy Attendee/Graduate)

City of Woodland , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$6,256.81 - $8,384.73 Monthly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Woodland Police Department is looking for candidates who possess a current California POST Basic Academy Certificate or are currently enrolled in a California POST basic police academy.  Police Officer positions with the City of Woodland are filled from an eligibility list.  A description of the position, duties and qualifications is available from the City Human Resources Office or on-line at www.cityofwoodland.org/employment.


The Woodland Police Department is staffed with 71 sworn officers, 18 support employees, and 8 part-time temporary non-sworn employees. It, too, is expected to expand in size as the City grows. The Department is managed by a Chief of Police, a Deputy Chief, three Lieutenants, ten Sergeants, and a Police Records Supervisor. The Department has three Bureaus; Patrol, Investigations, and Community Relations. Police Officers are assigned to all Bureaus where they work in various capacities and teams.   Within the Bureaus are many specialty units including K-9, Traffic/Motors, School Resource Officers, Gang Task Force, Detectives, and Homeless Outreach Street Team.  There are a number of collateral duties available to officers to include SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard, Arrest & Control Instructors, Firearms Instructors, Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) instructors, Social Media Team, and Bicycle Patrol. The Woodland Police Department prides itself in being a service orientated agency using a Community Oriented Policing model and Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) strategy. The Woodland Police Department welcomes and practices constant community engagement, outreach, and activism. The City's Police Activities League (PAL) was formed and is led by Woodland Police personnel who place an emphasis on providing accessible and healthy activities for the city's youth.


Woodland is a city of approximately 60,000 residents. Incorporated in 1871, Woodland is conveniently located on I-5 just 12 miles northwest of Sacramento and 9 miles north of U.C. Davis. Woodland’s primary business is agriculture and light industrial, including distribution centers for Target, True Value, Payless, and Walgreen’s. Woodland has a community college, 2 senior high schools, 2 junior high schools, and 12 elementary schools in the public school district, supplemented by five private schools, grades K through 12. The area offers various recreation possibilities: water skiing and boating on the Sacramento River, Lake Berryessa, and Lake Folsom; skiing in the Sierras, hunting and fishing; five golf courses; and many other youth and adult-oriented recreations.

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Ideal Candidate

Age:                 Must be 21 years of age.

Education:       High School diploma or equivalent.

Citizenship:      Must be a U.S. citizen, or have permanent resident alien status and applied for citizenship at time of appointment.

Possess:         California POST Basic Academy Certificate or Enrolled in a POST Basic Police Academy.



Salary:             A Step: $6,074.51 Mo – G Step $8,140.51 Mo

Retirement:     Public Employees' Retirement System using the 2.7% at 57 formula.  Current members of CalPERS may be eligible for the 3% at 55 formula.

Medical Plan:   CalPERS medical Insurance Plans, including HMO's and PPO's.  City provides an allowance towards the cost of insurance.

Life Insurance:  $50,000 Life insurance policy.

Dental/Vision:   Group dental/vision insurance plan provided by City.


Disability Plan:  Wage protection plan for long-term disabilities.

Vacation:            6.7 hours per month for the first three years of service; 8.7 hours per month from 4 to 5 years; 10 hours per month from 6 to 10 years; 12 hours per month from 11 to 15; 14 hours per month after 16 years of service.

Holidays:           Since sworn officers may be required to work on authorized holidays, 8.3 hours leave per month is added to vacation leave in lieu of holiday time off.

Sick Leave:       8 hours per month, unlimited accumulation. Upon service retirement, unused sick leave time is converted into service time for retirement calculations.

Uniform Allowances:         Newly appointed police officers are provided body armor, uniforms, rain gear, and duty equipment.

Certificate Pay:   Eligible officers may received additional salary based on possession of certificates issued by Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Agency (2.5% increase for an intermediate certificate, 4% for an advanced certificate, and 2.5% increase for a Bachelors Degree).

Field Training Officer Pay:  Field Training Officers will receive an additional 7.5% of base pay for the pay period while they have a trainee.

Bilingual Pay:      If approved, eligible Officers able to pass a language proficiency test (able to accurately translate conversations) will receive an additional $200 per month.

Longevity Pay:     Additional 2.5% of base pay after 12 years of service to the City of Woodland and an additional 2.5% after 17 years of service to the City of Woodland.

For further information regarding pay and benefits, visit the City Of Woodland Human Resources web page at: http://www.cityofwoodland.org/gov/depts/adminsrvs/hr/understanding.asp


Special Instructions


Apply utilizing the CalOpps website: https://www.calopps.org/default.cfm . Please be prepared to submit copies of your academy completion certificate and resume when requested.


An official City of Woodland application form must be filled out in its entirety. As applications from candidates are received, they will be screened based on: ability to follow direction, completeness, spelling, neatness, job qualifications, employment history, background questionnaire, and specific abilities. Only a select number of qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process which will include an essay examination and an oral panel interview. Those candidates successfully passing all phases of the examination process will be placed on a Police Officer eligibility list for further consideration by the Chief of Police. Candidates selected by the Chief of Police for hire must successfully complete and pass: a background investigation, psychological testing, and a pre-employment medical examination.          

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300 1st St

Woodland, CA 95695