VENTURA POLICE DEPARTMENT
501 POLI ST.
VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93001
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Updated: December 01, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
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Salary Information: $5,868.95/month
Benefit Information: Information on Ventura Police Department’s extensive benefits package can be found by referring to the benefits tab on the job posting located at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs
Candidate Contact: Human Resources805-654-7853Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITTEN EXAMINATION INFORMATIONApplicants are required to successfully Submit National Testing Network (NTN) FrontLine National Written examination test results through NTN. The test must have been administered within one year of application submittal. Applicants must meet the minimum scores of: Video (65), Reading (70), Writing (70) and acceptance of NTN test scores are subject to verification with National Testing Network. There are three components to the written examination: a video-based human relations test, a reading ability test, and a written language ability test. Testing takes approximately 2 ½ hours.
Upon completion of the written examination, NTN will provide applicant scores to the City of Ventura Human Resources Department. Applicants who attain a passing score on the written examination will be placed on the City’s eligibility list.
Area Information: The City of Ventura, one of America’s most livable communities, is located between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the blue Pacific Ocean, overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands.
Police Officer Trainee - Position Information: This is a non-safety, non-sworn, at-will position. Attends a high-stress, POST-certified, police academy, and receives additional department training designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, various laws and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness, and other related duties. Trainees learn the philosophy of community problem-oriented policing and working closely with the community to resolve problems.
This position is designated as "at-will," serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority, and subject to discharge without cause and without right of appeal.
Age: Must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
US Citizen: Must be a United States citizen, or able to provide proof of application for US citizenship at least one year prior to applying for a Police Officer Trainee position with the City of Ventura.
High School Grad/GED: Graduation from High School, or a GED is required.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license and acceptable driving record are required.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must meet vision requirements per California POST Medical Standards
College: College coursework in Criminal Justice, behavioral, or other social science coursework is preferred.
Additional Minimum Qualifications: Convictions - Must be of good moral character, with no felony convictions.
Medical - Excellent physical condition. Must meet California POST medical and psychological standards.
Other - Candidates are required to undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation, and post-offer medical examination, including screening for drugs and alcohol.