(P.O.S.T Certified/Police Academy Graduate)
Final Filing Date: Open continuous until positions filled Monthly Salary: $4,443.81 - $5,401.48
THE POSITION: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, traffic, narcotics, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, investigations, and the protection of life and property; enforces Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES: This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field, including narcotics, K-9, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, and investigations are included. Incumbents are required to be armed while on duty and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments are changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police services.
Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search, seizure, and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, court decisions, and departmental rules and regulations. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agencies, impact weapons, and tazers. Techniques of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED). Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Ability to: Learn a considerable amount of factual information regarding laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, procedures, and apply this knowledge to the duties of the position. Observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies and procedures, laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Coordinate and carry out special assignments. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner under patrol and emergency conditions; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Safely and skillfully use firearms and other police equipment. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs. Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations. Establish, maintain, and foster effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Police Academy Graduate: Possession of a Certificate of Completion from a POST Certified Police Academy. (Proof of the Certificate of Completion must be submitted with the application). Must possess, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at time of appointment. Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
Police Lateral: Possession of a POST Certificate and/or currently employed as a law enforcement officer. (Proof of the POST Certificate must be submitted with the application). Must possess, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at time of appointment. Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Prospective employees must submit an original City of Tulare application and required attachments, as outlined in the announcement. Separate original applications must be submitted for each recruitment/position applied for. Application form is available in the Human Resources Department or on-line. Visit the City’s official website: http://www.ci.tulare.ca.us
Human Resources Department
411 E. Kern Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274
ØMembers of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) 3% at 55 formula with a three (3) year average for final compensation. Employee pays all of the 9% employee PERS contribution.
ØCity pays a portion of the employee and dependent coverage costs of group medical, dental, vision and life insurance ($7,500). An Opt-out health plan is also available.
ØComplete set of uniforms is provided and $1,100 per year is paid thereafter for uniform allowance.
ØBilingual Pay: Sworn officers are compensated an additional 2% of base salary for possession of bilingual certification. Successful completion of City of Tulare’s Bilingual Test is required.
ØPersonal car program for sworn personnel is in effect for those who meet residency policy.
Ø10 working days vacation per year plus holiday credit. Additional days based on years of service.
Ø12 days sick leave per year.
ØA long-term disability insurance program is available.
ØA mandatory Wellness/Fitness Program.
ØApplicants must submit an official City of Tulare Application. Applicants who clearly appear to be most qualified in terms of experience and training will be invited to a job related oral interview.
ØA medical evaluation and background investigation will be conducted prior to employment.
ØThe City of Tulare will require each applicant to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, alien registration or authorization to work in the United States at time of appointment.
ØPosition will include a one year probationary term.
It is the policy of the City of Tulare not to discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap, sexual orientation or marital status. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.