SIMI VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
2929 TAPO CANYON RD.
SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 93063
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Updated: July 07, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
The Simi Valley Police Department is testing for the position of Police Officer Trainee.
All candidates must complete the department application, located here, as well as complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
The department requires the candidate Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) Parts 1 & 2. You can access these through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
Passing candidates will be provided details for the physical ability exam, to be conducted by the Simi Valley Police Department at a later date.
Salary Information - While Attending Police Academy:
Medical is fully paid for most plans (including family coverage) as specified in the current union contract.
Salary Information - upon Graduation from Police Academy:
$30.65 - $46.63 hourly$5,312 - $8,082 monthly$63,752 - $96,990 annually
Additional pay provided for Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, as well as for POST Intermediate or Advanced certificates.
Medical is fully paid for most plans (including family coverage) as specified in the current Simi Valley Police Officers’ Association contract.
Benefit Information: Defined Benefit / Pension Plan: Retirement benefits calculated based on employee’s years of service, retirement age, and final compensation (average salary over a specified period of employment);Deferred Compensation: 457 available; 401(k) is available upon graduation from the academy.Basic Life Insurance for employees and their dependents: provided at no cost; option to purchase additional life insurance at our group rate is available; Annual Leave: Vacation & sick leave combined into one account; Paid Holidays: 11 paid holidays per year; Annual Leave Cash Out: Option to cash out accrued annual leave; Tuition reimbursement: Reimbursement for tuition and textbooks; Coverage Start: Health, Dental, and Vision coverage beginning the 1st of the month following hire date; Simi Flex Dollars: Generous City contribution which in most cases covers the full cost of family health plan premium; Health Plan: Choice of multiple PPO and HMO options from Anthem, Blue Shield, Health Net, Unitedhealthcare and Kaiser; Prescription Drug Plan: Major retail options & mail order program; Dental/Vision Coverage: Delta Dental PPO & VSP Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential counseling and referral service to help employees and their household members resolve personal problems, provided by MHN; Optional Insurance from AFLAC: Available plans include accident, cancer, hospital and critical care.Benefits differ slightly while in the academy.
The Simi Valley Police Department offers great pay, excellent benefits, training and advancement opportunities, specialty assignments, and flexible time off.
The salary range for Police Officer is $63,752 to $96,990 annually. Many officers receive pay incentives as well, such as educational pay and POST Intermediate or Advanced Certification pay.
Simi PD offers one of the most competitive benefit packages in the industry. The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Most of our medical plans (available through CalPERS) are fully paid, including family coverage with no monthly premium expense to the employee! CalPERS offers 12 plans to choose from, including the PORAC plan (for sworn personnel only).
We also value our Officers by offering a 4/10 work schedule and flexible time off to encourage a healthy work/life balance.
Simi Valley offers a vibrant city full of cultural diversity, historical landmarks, and beautiful rolling hills. Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, and Hollywood Burbank Airport are all within 40 miles of Simi Valley and offer easy access to Simi Valley from anywhere in the world. The City is also home to great restaurants, near beautiful beaches and mountain scenery, as well as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Simi Valley possesses the charm of a small town close to Southern California’s most famous attractions and is Southern California's best kept secret.
Area Information: Simi Valley/ Ventura County
US Citizen: Must be a United States citizen or meet citizenship requirements
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hiring Process: Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City’s Application form. Employment applications and supplemental questionnaires must be complete, contain a minimum of ten years of experience (appropriately), and list gaps of employment.
Selection Process: Candidates who possess the best combination of qualifications will be invited to interview; an interview is not guaranteed.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must submit form DD214.
Reasonable Accommodation: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Division, in writing.
Disqualifying Factors: The following factors will be disqualifying: