MOUNTAIN VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 VILLA STREET
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA 94041
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Updated: February 05, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer TraineeThe Mountain View Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officer Trainee. Applications and supplemental materials will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9th, 2020. Applicants must complete a City of Mountain View application and submit current (dated within one year of the application posting date) PELLETB certificate or complete FrontLine National exam (within one within one year of the application posting date) with results automatically forwarded to MVPD by the closing deadline in order to be considered for this opportunity. More information regarding certificates and testing can be found in the supplemental information below. Application materials will be accepted online at www.calopps.org, and in the Human Resources Division: 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.
Fine Print Application screening will be part of the examination process. Based on the application screening and subsequent Pre-employment History Questionnaire (PHQ), those candidates with the most relevant qualifications and complete submittals of the certificate/test results will be invited to an oral board interview (weighted 100 percent). The oral board interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 23, 2020. Candidates passing the oral interview are placed on an eligibility list. Finalist department interviews will be required. Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered. Finalists must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, medical exam and psychological screening and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check prior to a final employment offer.
Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Mountain View Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for law enforcement agencies.
Employment in the Police Officer Trainee classification is contingent upon maintaining enrollment in a P.O.S.T.-approved academy for which she/he was enrolled. Incumbents who fail to maintain enrollment in a P.O.S.T.-approved academy for any reason will be released from employment without cause and without the right of appeal.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Attention City of Mountain View employees: This position qualifies under the Referral Incentive Program. A Referral Incentive Form must be submitted prior to the applicant’s initial interview to qualify for the incentive. For questions, see Administrative Instruction 3-27 and call Human Resources for more information
Contact Information: Sgt. Kevin Galloway (650) 903-6344
Department Overview: The Mountain View Police Department keeps Mountain View safe and tackles crime through quality policing that secures the trust and support of the people it serves and protects. Our Officers and their approach to police work reflect this commitment. In addition, the department offers career growth assignment opportunities in canine, detectives, motors, SWAT, and FTO.
Area Information: Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is just over 12 square miles in the center of Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco).
Population: The City is home to approximately 80,000 residents.
Age: A minimum of 21 years of age
US Citizen: U.S. citizenship status or permanent resident alien status with eligibility for, and in the process of obtaining, U.S. citizenship
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license
Vision: Vision and hearing capability consistent with POST
College: 40 semester or 60 quarter units from an accredited college (college units must be completed by time of application)
Academy Certification: POST certificate verifying successful completion of the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a T-Score of 50 or higher OR National Testing Network FrontLine law enforcement written test with reading and writing scores of 70% or higher and video score of 65% or higher.
The City’s selection process for Police Officer Trainee requires successfully passing either the PELLETB test (with a T- Score of 50 or higher) OR the National Testing Network FrontLine law enforcement test (with reading and writing scores of 70% or higher and video score of 65% or higher):
POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB)
This test is administered through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRPSTC), among other California academy locations, and candidates who successfully pass this test battery receive a certificate. A copy of the certificate must be attached to your city application through www.calopps.org. It is preferred for applicants to attach this certificate to their application upon submittal. If you are awaiting certificate/results at the time of application you may submit your application without the certificate and provide the certificate to Human Resources no later than 5:00pm Monday, March 9th, 2020. Please note, your application will not be considered until and unless the required certificate is attached.