EMERYVILLE CITY OF
1333 PARK AVENUE
EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA 94608
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Updated: July 26, 2018
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
The City of Emeryville is currently hiring for Police Officer Trainee. The recruitment is open until filled. Before you request that NTN send your results to Emeryville, please ensure that the recruitment is still open by visiting the City’s website.
Candidates must posess a valid drivers license in order to be considered during the hiring process.
Candidates must also fill out the department application at https://www.calopps.org/emeryville/job-18056791
Salary Information: $4,859 to $5,101/month (Upon graduation from the academy, a Trainee becomes an Officer and earns a base salary of $8,740.00 - $10,430.00/month.)
Benefit Information: Benefits package for Trainees includes medical, dental, and vision premiums paid by employer (to capped amount) for the employee and eligible dependents.(Upon graduation from the academy, the Trainee becomes an Officer and receives CalPERS retirement, vacation, 13 holidays, 3 weeks paid sick leave, shift differential, uniform allowance [$1,200/year], medical/dental/vision premiums paid by employer [to capped amount], etc. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Contact Information: Lisa LopezHuman Resourcesllopez@emeryville.org
Department Overview: The Emeryville Police Department is a proactive, professional, public safety organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The Department’s culture preserves a family atmosphere while maintaining its professional status, which strongly emphasizes a problem-solving approach. In addition to the basic services such as patrol and dispatch, the department provides special services such as traffic, bicycle, foot patrol, K9, and field evidence. Members of the department pride themselves on being an organization of professionals that is respected by law enforcement peers and fully responsive to the public safety needs of the community. There is a commitment and dedication to making the City of Emeryville a safe environment in which to live and work. Police Officer Trainees shall attend a P.O.S.T certified police academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, training in various laws and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness and related duties. Upon successful completion of the police academy, trainees enter the Emeryville Police Department field training program and are assigned to the patrol division in a probationary status. Emeryville Police pride themselves on providing a level of service that is unsurpassed. Each member of the department is expected to live up to a unique “Statement of Values.” As a Police Officer, you will be responsible for a variety of law enforcement activities involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention and investigation of crimes, and maintenance of order in a designated area during an assigned shift on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or by patrol car. Police Officers participate in 4/10 and 3/12 work week schedules and must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Police Officers have an 18-month probationary period which can be extended up to an additional three (3) months. Officers are represented by the Emeryville Police Officers Association (EPOA).
Area Information: Emeryville is located in the San Francisco Bay Area between San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. The urban community includes retail, office, hospitality, biotechnology and nanotechnology sectors. Modern, urban-style housing is now Emeryville’s new growth sector, with over 2000 new house units completed, planned, or under construction since 2001. Emeryville has a residential population of over 10,000 and a working population of almost 40,000. It is also home to over 2,600 businesses, including Peet’s Coffee, Clif Bar, Novartis, Grifols, Leap Frog, Ikea, and the computer animation pioneer Pixar.
Population: Residential Population: 10,000+Working Population: 40,000
US Citizen: Yes (or permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship at least one year before applying for employment)
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Corrected vision of 20/30 in each eye; normal color vision
College: Not required (After graduation from the Academy, Police Officers enjoy an incentive for college degrees.)
Academy Certification: Not required
Hiring Process: All candidates are screened for minimum qualifications and application completeness. All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and pass the written test through NTN will be placed on a Certification List. The pass-point for each section follows: 70 writing, 70 reading, and 65 video. You must pass each section to pass the test -- if you fail one section, your score is considered failing and you will be disqualified. Candidates who possess a valid T-score of 45 or above from other jurisdictions who wish to waive the NTN test, must submit, on agency letterhead, a letter that states that individual has taken the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam. The letter must contain the total T-score AND the date of the test; test dates older than six (6) months will not be accepted. Letters must be scanned and uploaded with your on-line application. POST T-scores and test dates will be verified with the California Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training.
The Certification List will be forwarded to the Police Department, and the candidates will be contacted by the Police Department for further processing. Candidates selected to fill vacancies must pass a background, polygraph and psychological evaluation, a Police Chief’s Oral Interview and a post-conditional job offer medical examination. Interested applicants are encouraged to interview current personnel and request a ride-along experience.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: