• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $1,509.52 - $2,868.08 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Accepting online applications only. Apply online 24 hours a day, beginning April 8, 2016. Filing will remain open until vacancies are filled. Filing may close without further notice.

The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department for the duration of the vaccine mandate.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current city employees within the classification or held prior status within the classification, with a desire to transfer to another department, bureau or division, submit your transfer application to be placed on the Transfer List .


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Under general supervision, patrols or guards assigned areas in any one of several City departments on specified shifts; protects property; regulates vehicular, pedestrian or marine traffic; enforces rules, regulations and laws; issues warnings, citations or Notices of Violations; investigates and may apprehend and detain persons suspected of illegal activity; may guard, direct and/or supervise the activities of persons held in police detention facilities or in transport; may patrol or guard property owned by Long Beach City College; observes and corrects safety hazards; assists and performs other related duties as required.
**Please see additional information regarding the specific duties of Special Services Officer from various departments at the bottom of this Job Bulletin.


Applicants must meet option A, B, C or D:

A. Completion of a California Peace Officer Regular Basic Course Academy (proof of
Regular Basic Course Academy Certificate required at time of application filing

B. Completion of a California POST Modular Academy Certificate Level I, II or III
(proof of Modular Academy Certificate I, II or III required at time of application
filing*). OR

C. POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) t-score of 40 or higher
completed within the last 5 years (proof required at time of application filing*). OR

D. Placement on the City of Long Beach Police Recruit Eligible List after May 2013
(proof of Placement on Eligibility List required at time of application filing*).

*Proof documents above must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Late proofs will not be accepted after application submittal.
  • Ability to maintain the physical security of premises in a public environment; patrol or guard public buildings and property; enforce rules, regulations, and laws; guard and supervise persons in detention facilities; monitor pedestrian, vehicular or marine traffic; read and interpret a variety of written documents (regulations, policies, and procedures); write clear, accurate and legible reports; deal tactfully and courteously with the public; respond appropriately to emergency situations; speak clearly and effectively; and stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to pass a thorough background investigation which includes a polygraph, psychological and medical examination. The investigation will cover information regarding relatives, references, acquaintances, educational background, residential history, employment history, DMV record, criminal history, military service records, financial status, legal history, drug use and related areas.
  • Possess good observation, writing, communication and human relation skills; be compassionate, culturally sensitive, and non-discriminatory to a diverse population; possess good leadership and public service qualities and have the ability to exercise tact using excellent interpersonal skills; solve problems and demonstrate good mediation skills during highly confrontational situations.
  • Willingness to work nights, shifts, mandatory overtime, holidays and/or weekends as scheduled, and to attend training programs.
  • Some positions require the use of firearms/tasers and to carry them during duty hours.
  • A valid driver's license is required by the hiring department.
Positions in the Airport will be required to obtain a POST Level II Reserve Police Officer certification prior to the completion of probation. **Please see additional information regarding the specific duties of Special Services Officer from various departments at the bottom of this Job Bulletin.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of accredited coursework in laws of arrest and use of firearms, water safety or lifesaving; certificates in CPR/First Aid; PC830, PC830.32, PC832 and/or PC832.1; effective use of personal computers and related software applications; bilingual skills in English/Spanish or English/Southeast Asian languages.


Application & Supplemental Application..................Qualifying
This process will be conducted using the continuous, non-competitive procedure. All applicants meeting the requirements to file will be placed on the eligible list, with those receiving Veteran's credit first, and then in the order in which applications are filed. Eligible lists may be established periodically.
If you do not receive notification within two weeks of filing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202.
F33AN-16A DE 04/6/16

SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICER-Information Sheet regarding specific duties of various departments
The City of Long Beach seeks qualified and motivated individuals to apply for Special Services Officer. This employment opportunity offers a wide variety of exciting positions ranging from Airport and Police Departments.

Long Beach Airport
The Long Beach Airport is a busy, complex and diverse facility with over 300,000 annual aircraft operations. The Airport serves approximately three million passengers annually. Owned and operated by the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Airport was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest municipal airports in the U.S. Airport Special Services Officers are first responders to all public safety and security incidents at the Long Beach Airport and report to the Manager of Safety and Security, in the Security Division. The primary mission of the Security Division is to support the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration with counter-terrorism efforts.

Special Service Officer IIs dispatch officers, record calls for service in CAD, and staff the Airport's access control and perimeter security systems. Special Services Officers III/IV are peace officers that enforce the California Penal Code, California Vehicular Code, Long Beach Municipal Codes and the Airport Rules and Regulations. Special Services Officer III/IV will need to have completed a Level 1 Modular Academy or Regular Basic Course (RBC) within the first year of employment. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multi-faceted environment are a must.

Police Department
Jail: Ensures inmate safety and facility security. Conducts searches, classification assessment, inmate medical screening, fingerprinting and DNA collection if applicable, performs inspectionssecurity checks of the jail and Civic Center, supervises all inmate movement, monitors electronic audio and video surveillance equipment, transports inmates to medical and county facilities, escorts inmates to court and provides courtroom security, prepares written reports, including memos, log entries, and incidents reports.

Marine Patrol: Assists the public in person or by telephone; maintains control and preserves the security of the City's marinas and beaches; enforces rules, regulations and laws within the marina areas; booking of arrested persons; patrol area in marked city vehicles; and provide community based policing.

Long Beach City College: Responsible for the security of campuses, its faculty and students by patrolling the grounds on foot, bicycle, Segway and/or in a city vehicle. Escorts students, faculty and other employees; responds to suspicious activity, emergency situations, property damage and unlawful activity on District property; responds to calls for service involving thefts, disturbances, vandalism and malicious mischief; provide first aid as needed.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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