Police Officer Entry - Level

  • CITY OF VERNON, CA
  • Vernon, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $88,504.00 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 88504 USD Annually

Job Description

Job Summary

POLICE OFFICER ENTRY LEVEL

POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATE
MONTHLY SALARY: $7,376
PLUS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE


*PLUS, A 3% COST OF LIVING INCREASE EFFECTIVE JULY 14, 2024


THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR THE VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE USED FOR FUTURE VACANCIES. THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR RECENT CALIFORNIA STATE POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATES.

THIS IS A CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
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SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, provides swift, professional, responsive, and courteous police services for the Vernon Police Department (VPD); responds to calls for service, enforces laws and ordinances, and maintains peace and safety in the community; basic duties include patrol, interventions, investigations, and traffic regulation.

Essential Functions

As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Enforces state and federal laws, and City regulations; performs work according to VPD policies to enforce laws, preserve peace, solve problems, and provide for a safe residential and business environment through community policing; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Provides community-oriented police services, and improves the quality of life in partnership with the community; works with citizens to address the issues of safety, crime, and neighborhood problems; assures citizens are treated with courtesy and respect for individual liberties.
  • Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, assistance, and arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by recognizing and resolving problems.
  • Patrols the City, looking for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; recognizes criminal activities and suspects, and uses reasonable cause to stop vehicles and initiate contact with persons of interest.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates, documents, and resolves citizen complaints, traffic incidents, crimes, and dangerous and illegal activities; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; provides scene security for emergency services personnel.
  • Responds to citizens' requests for assistance, enforces traffic regulations and safety issues, apprehends violators, and assures public safety; applies laws and regulations fairly and consistently.
  • Investigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence; arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims and prisoners.
  • Completes detailed reports and required paperwork; testifies in court as directed.
  • Maintains VPD vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.
  • Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.
  • Performs specialized functions in areas of expertise, including training, D.A.R.E., canine, and other special enforcement, assessment, surveillance, intervention, and investigative teams.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Vernon Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Vernon and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND completion of training and Peace Officer certification with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Basic POST certificate.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California State Driver’s License is required. Must maintain Peace Officer certification with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Basic POST certification. Upon hire must participate in and successfully complete a minimum of 19 weeks of Field Training. Additional technical training and certifications may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a standard office environment, and in the field on patrol; may be exposed to physical attacks, hazardous chemicals, infectious and communicable diseases; required to physically restrain persons; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet VPD standards.

Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCESS :
Completed application packets will be reviewed and only those applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements of the position and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process, which may include a panel interview. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for the position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Applications must be submitted online. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent application will be considered. Copies of required certifications must be submitted with the application. Stating "see resume" is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. To view the complete job description, please visit our website at www.cityofvernon.org . It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Human Resources Department of any changes to their contact information.

ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW: (Weighted 100%)
Those candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral board interview to evaluate experience, education, and qualifications for the position.

BACKGROUND:
Candidates are subject to and must successfully pass an extensive and thorough background investigation.

CITY OF VERNON
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Lisette Grizzelle, Senior Human Resources Analyst
lgrizzelle@cityofvernon.org
(323) 583-8811, ext. 166

"The City of Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer"

The City of Vernon offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental vision, life, and long term disability insurance.

Retirement Benefit : Retirement benefits are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS):

Effective January 1, 2013, newly hired safety employees who are new CalPERS members, as defined by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 ("PEPRA"), will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2.7% at 57 benefit formula. New members will be required to pay 9% as their member contribution.

An employee who is a "classic" member of CalPERS, will be enrolled in the CalPERS 3% at 50 benefit formula. Employees contribute 9% as their member contribution.

Cafeteria Benefits Plan : The City offers a monthly allowance towards the purchase of a HMO, PPO or HSA medical plan for the employee and their family members. Any remaining amount can be used towards the purchase of a HMO or PPO Dental planand Vision coverage for dependents. Vision coverage is included at no cost to the employee. Supplemental Insurance plans are available.

"In Lieu" Holidays : Police Officers & Police Sergeants are eligible for 110 'in lieu" holiday hours per fiscal year.

Bilingual pay : Safety employees in eligible positions who successfully demonstrate proficiency in speaking a foreign language is eligible to receive an additional $275.00 a month.

Vacation : After 1st year 120 hours; after 10 years 160 hours; after 25 years 170 hours.

Sick Leave : 80 hours of sick leave per calendar year, accruing at a rate of 3.08 hours per pay period.

Tuition Reimbursement : $2,200.00 is available to those who satisfactorily complete job related college courses.

Other Benefits : Police employees work a 3/12 schedule. In addition, the City offers premium pay, POST certificate pay and shooting pay. In addition, the City offers bereavement leave and jury duty.

Miscellaneous Benefits : The City provides an interest-free loan program for the purchase of a computer, corrective eye surgery and a hearing aide device.

The City of Vernon encourages you to log onto our website for the benefit details www.cityofvernon.org

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

88,504

Job Address

Vernon, California United States View Map