SANTA ANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
60 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92701
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Updated: July 17, 2019
Job Classification: Police Recruit (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual)
The city of Santa Ana is currently building an eligibility list for Police Recruit (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual) positions. To be considered for this position, all candidates are required to submit a department application, located here, as well as complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
Salary Information: $5,382 - $6,542 MonthlyBenefits Information: For an extensive list of employee benefits, please visit https://www.santa-ana.org/hr/employee-benefits Department Overview: The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
At the Santa Ana Police Department, our commitment to service is simple: we strive to enhance the quality of life by employing Community Oriented Policing with Traditional Policing efforts for the betterment of everyone in our community. This approach requires members of the Santa Ana Police Department to be men and women of great character with selfless compassion and empathy in service.We are looking for strong applicants who will support the mission of the Santa Ana Police Department with a lifelong commitment in service to others, focused on servant leadership.
City Information: Santa Ana, Orange County
US Citizen: Must be a U.S. citizen OR a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. citizenship.
High School Grad/GED: Be a high school graduate of one of the following: (A) A U.S. public school, or (B) An accredited U.S. Department of Defense high school, or (C) An accredited or approved public or non-public high school. OR (2) pass the General Education Development (G.E.D) test indicating high school graduation level OR (3) pass the California High School Proficiency Exam, OR (4) have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license at the time of application. Out-of-state applicants must possess a driver’s license in their state of residence at the time of application, and must be willing and able to obtain a CA driver’s license by the time of appointment.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20. For hard contact or glasses wearers there is an additional uncorrected minimum of 20/40 (no uncorrected minimum for soft contact wearers). Refer to P.O.S.T. Vision guidelines for more information: http://www.post.ca.gov/medical-screening-manual.aspx
College: A.A. or B.A. degree is highly desirable.
Prior Experience: One year of work experience in any field
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring
: Post Hiring: Orange County Sheriff’s Academy (Paid Training)
Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Drug Use Disqualifiers:
Description: Police Recruits are non-sworn (civilian) employees who attend a police academy to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Upon successful completion of this training, they are sworn in as Police Officers at a salary of $6768 - $8229 per month (reflects base salary only, does not include pay additives such as bilingual pay, senior officer pay, etc).
Police Officers are key participants in a partnership with the City and community to identify and resolve crime problems affecting the quality of life of all residents. This community support and the diversity of cultures in Santa Ana make it an exciting and demanding place to work.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PERFORMERS:
Successful officers are characterized by the ability to make sound decisions which are based on fact, not emotion, quickly and repeatedly throughout the day. They demonstrate a strong sense of fairness and the ability to apply both the spirit and letter of the law within legal parameters of discretion. With a genuine concern for the safety of the community and the quality of life of its citizens, successful Police Officers are alert and ready to take action. They enjoy both working alone and as an integral part of a team effort. Ideal candidates are proficient in writing reports and handling paperwork and willingly work varying shifts, weekends and holidays.
Minimum Qualifications: To be further considered, all applicants must meet all requirements defined by P.O.S.T. in addition to those set forth by our agency. One year of work experience in any field, A.A. or B.A. degree, and/or military experience is highly desirable. Please refer to this link for a list of requirements: Requirements (Download PDF reader)
Tattoo Policy: Tattoos shall not be visible while employees are on-duty. If you have any visible tattoos on or behind the ear, on the hands or fingers, on the neck or head that cannot be covered by a standard collared uniform shirt, you do not meet our tattoo policy and you will not be able to continue in the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the tattoo policy, please contact Background Unit Supervisor, Corporal Pedro Duran via e-mail at PDuran@santa-ana.org.
Bilingual fluency is not required at this time. Applicants interested in receiving bilingual pay upon completion of the academy must be fluent in both English and any one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Samoan, Hmong, Korean, or Cambodian.
NOTE: If you have failed the written examination or oral interview examination, you must wait at least 6 months to reapply. Individuals who have failed the psychological evaluation or Chief's file review must wait one year before reapplying.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To: The following is a comprehensive, although not all-inclusive, description of the functions, skills and abilities associated with the job of a police officer.
Selection Process: NOTE: All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online, as well as complete the supplemental questionnaire. Please note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
If you pass the initial application, supplemental questionnaire, and background screenings, and possess the most pertinent qualifications, in order to be placed on the eligible list, you must pass each of the following components (except the bilingual fluency exam):
FRONTLINE NATIONAL EXAMINATION: (qualifying) includes multiple-choice video simulations and computer-administered test in which candidates must complete the following three test components: a video-based human relations test, report writing, and reading comprehension. The examination is administered by the National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com). Practice test available at https://ergopracticetests.com/?FLB/.
The next three selection components (Physical Agility Exam, Oral Interview Examination and Background Orientation) are all consolidated in one full day of testing.