CAPITOLA POLICE DEPARTMENT
422 CAPITOLA AVE
CAPITOLA, CALIFORNIA 95010
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Updated: July 07, 2021
Position Title: Police Officer
The Capitola Police Department is currently building an eligibilty list for the position of Police Officer with 1-2 positions currently available. Candidates are required to complete the following to be considered for the postion:
Salary Information: $6,338 (Trainee) $6,655 - $8,495 per month (Lateral)
Benefit Information: Lateral hiring bonus: Up to $10,000 (5K upon hire; 5K upon completion of probation) Competitive benefits package (see brochure)
Department ContactSarah Ryan, Detective Sergeant831-475-4242 ext email@example.com
Department Overview: The City of Capitola is a beach community located along the north end of the majestic Monterey Bay. Capitola is a 30-minute drive from the high-tech region of Silicon Valley and 5 minutes from historic Santa Cruz. With a resident population of just over 10,000, the city is best known for its quaint village and family beaches. The Capitola Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency seeking qualified candidates.
City Information: The city of Capitola, County of Santa Cruz, State of California
Age: 21 years old at the time of appointment
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Pass a medical exam
Academy Certification: For lateral consideration California POST Basic Academy Certificate
Prior Experience: Not required
Necessary Certifications: POST Basic Certificate for lateral applicants.
Additional Requirements: Pass an extensive background investigation including polygraph, psychological, and medical exams.
Disqualifiers and Qualifications : Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed.
The following is a partial list of basic skills and abilities the city has determined are necessary for all personnel appointed to the positions of a police officer and reserve police officer. Officers must have the ability to successfully complete all essential job functions listed, but not limited to those defined. 1. Be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a police officer, or adversely affect the ability of the officer to perform essential job functions 2. Possess a valid California driver's license with a Class C endorsement 3. Without assistance, drag an unconscious person weighing 150 pounds a horizontal distance of 36 feet 4. With a running start, jump up to and climb over a 6-foot block wall, or fence 5. Walk a foot patrol for up to 10 hours during a parade, other public events, or regular assignment 6. Stand and direct traffic for 3 hours or more 5 7. Search a crime scene while stooping and bending to observe and pick up minute pieces of evidence 8. Move on foot through rough terrain 9. Chase a suspect for 200 yards 10. Subdue or control hostile or uncooperative subjects 11. Crawl through a window 12. Crawl through an attic in a residential home 13. Block a punch/kick 14. Climb onto a roof to search for evidence 15. Walk 1S feet down a 30-degree embankment 16. Steer around a corner while braking a car 17. Write cogent and legible reports, issue citations, investigate accidents 18. Perform loading of firearms & fire various weapons 19. Identify colors of clothing 20. Identify colors of vehicles 21. See fingerprints at a crime scene 22. Read license plates 23. Observe minute objects on the ground at a crime scene 24. Identify the make and model of cars in traffic 25. Hear whispering at a stakeout situation 26. Hear the speech of others during crowd control and situations at a fire scene 27. Determine the direction of alarms or gunfire 28. Maintain firearms proficiency as defined in department policy 29. Drive a vehicle or be a passenger in a vehicle for 10 hours or more a day & operate a vehicle under emergency and stressful conditions 6 30. Wear or carry heavy equipment, including a duty belt that weighs 20 pounds 31. Crouch or crawl when necessary to conceal oneself 32. Ability to communicate by phone and radio 33. Work under all kinds of weather conditions, including extreme and adverse conditions 34. Hear and be able to cope with general traffic noises, as well as gunshots, traffic collisions, yelling and screaming, use of profanity, sirens, and other loud noises 35. Possess sufficient manual dexterity to operate the following: patrol car, car radio, cellular phone, handguns, rifle, ammunition in the act of loading and unloading weapons, handcuffs, body armor, keys, pen and pencil, computer, baton, ticket book, tape recorder, tapes, etc.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.