Police Cadet

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Public Safety
  • Salary: $16.27 - $20.77 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Police Cadet position is aimed at individuals considering a career in law enforcement. Participants in the Cadet Program gain exposure to, and an understanding of, police work performed in a municipal police department.
Police Cadets serve as non-sworn police auxiliary personnel and perform various clerical and beginning level technical support police work under general supervision as part of an intern/apprentice program. As the Police Cadet program is designed as a career preparation internship, concurrent enrollment in equivalent to a minimum of 12 semester units at a community college or university is required (Police Cadet applicants and employees are required to maintain a grade "C" average or higher).

The Police Department is currently recruiting for part-time, non-benefited, at-will position exempt from the classified service. This position will work an average of 19 hours per week.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application, standards of the Police Cadet program, and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.

Candidates selected following the interviews will move on to the background step of the selection process. All employment offers are conditional and based on candidate's successful completion of a criminal records check, polygraph exam, extensive personal background investigation, final interview with the Police Chief or designee, and a City paid medical evaluation (includes drug and alcohol screen).

Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Copies and shreds documents; receives, sorts and distributes incoming and outgoing mail; files and retrieves documents and records; interacts with the public and provides factual information about Department procedures or services; prepares routine reports and forms; orders supplies as directed.

Directs traffic and provides related assistance at traffic or accident scenes; identifies violations of parking laws and issues citations; tags abandoned vehicles for impound.

Assists staff in performing day-to-day tasks; participates in and provides support to special projects and events.

Cleans and/or washes police vehicles; performs minor maintenance at the police station, including changing light bulbs, emptying trash, etc. as directed.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have any combination of education or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma, some college coursework, and a demonstrated interest in a law enforcement career. Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 college semester units. Incumbents must maintain a course load of at least 12 college semester units/quarter system equivalent, and maintain a grade "C" average or higher.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid California Class C Driver License

Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of basic office practices and related equipment operation.
Skill understanding and following oral and written directions.
Skill understanding and applying City and Department rules, regulations, policies, procedures and laws.
Skill operating various types of office equipment.
Skill maintaining records and preparing various forms and reports.
Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.

Working Conditions:
Work may be performed primarily in a field setting under a full range of environmental conditions and/or in a traditional office setting. Cadets may work with and/or in close proximity to chemicals, blood products, and various controlled substances. Irregular work assignments, and work on holidays/evenings may be required.
Supplemental Information
The City of El Segundo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-represented part-time, hourly positions do not qualify for City benefits, except as required by law. Employees are enrolled in Social Security upon hire.

Hourly employees may not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30) unless previously authorized. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map