OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
251 SOUTH C STREET
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA 93030
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Updated: August 25, 2020
Job Classification: Public Safety Trainee - Police Officer I/ II
The Oxnard Police Department is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Public Safety Trainee - Police Officer I/ II with current vacancies to fill! All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network, and complete a department application, located here, to be considered further in the hiring process.
Salary Information:$34.93-$44.80 hourly, Approximately $72,663-$93,186 annually
Benefit Information: Retirement Contributions: Upon retirement, for "safety" employees, the City's contract with CalPERS offers a defined benefit plan based on a formula of 3% at age 50 for "classic" members and 2.7% at age 57 for "new members". Upon retirement for "miscellaneous" employees, the City's contract with CalPERS offers a defined benefit plan based on the formula of 2.0% at age 55 for "classic" members and 2.0% at age 62 for "new members". The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.Annual Accrual Rates: Full time employees accrue annual leave at a rate of 10.11 – 14.75 hours per pay period based on years of service.Deferred Compensation: The City contributes 1% to a deferred compensation program.Bilingual Pay: A regular full-time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $125.00 bi-weekly for Spanish speaking and $62.50 bi-weekly for bilingual services in a designated language other than English or Spanish to the extent the employee is required to provide bilingual services determined by the City Manager or designee.Educational Incentive: Employees earn educational incentive pay for educational attainments not required by the classification. The educational incentive pay is as follows: Associates degree or an Intermediate POST Certificate from the California Commission of Peace Officers' Standards and Training shall receive 5%; a Bachelor's Degree or an Advanced POST Certificate from the California Commission or Peace Officers' Standards and Training shall receive 10%. Health and Dental: The City contributes $1,143.00 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $66.80 per month toward dental insurance premiums. Unused premium monies are paid to the employee. Employees who waive medical benefits will receive $943 per month in cash.Life Insurance: City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.Tuition Reimbursement: Full-time employees are eligible for 100% reimbursement of the costs of tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and books to a maximum of $200 per fiscal year for work-related coursework.Retiree Medical Trust: All members of the bargaining unit participate in a Retiree Medical Trust benefit. Eligibility requirements must be met to receive lifetime reimbursement of medical premiums up to a set amount.
Candidate Contact: Mike ThomasSergeant805-385-8300Michael.Thomas@oxnardpd.org
Department Overview: The Oxnard Police Department employs 238 sworn officers and 118 civilian support personnel. The Department continues to embrace a community-based policing philosophy, and also promotes prevention and intervention strategies in policing the city.
The Oxnard Police Department has a variety of assignments including Patrol, a full time S.W.A.T team, Motor Officers, Drone Pilots, Violent Crime/ General Assignment/ Homicide Investigators and School Resource Officers to name a few. Officers enjoy paid vacation/ holiday and sick time. Most patrol Officer work a 3/12 schedule with a 4/10 schedule available in other assignments. There is incentive pay for Detectives, Night Differential, FTO, Education/ POST Certificates and Bilingual.
Oxnard has been recognized a great deal in past and recent years by a variety of groups and organizations. The National League of Cities and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have both recognized Oxnard as having one of the most innovative police departments in the country. The Oxnard Police Department also received the prestigious James Q. Wilson Award in 2008 and again in 2018 for excellence in community policing.
Area Information: California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best-kept secrets.
Car enthusiasts, check your mirrors for an unparalleled automotive culture; Oxnard is known for its epic car museums, cruise nights, meet-ups and year-round festivals paying homage to classic and custom rides.
Love music? We’re noteworthy. With a musical legacy that doesn’t fall flat, electrifying live music venues and signature events that will make you want to sing along, Oxnard turns up the volume as a destination that rocks. Oxnard is even home to world-famous drum factory, DW Drums; come for a private tour.
Adventure travelers will be awe-inspired by the dramatic vistas and natural wonder found at Channel Islands National Park. Board an excursion to one of the Channel Islands, just eleven miles off the coast from Oxnard, where you’ll discover a world untouched at “North America’s Galapagos.” Spend the day diving, kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping or exploring deep-sea caves; see wildlife found nowhere else on planet Earth.
Return to Oxnard to rejuvenate: shop the incredible boutiques at The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard’s premier lifestyle venue, where you’ll find top-billing comics (e.g., David Spade, Patton Oswalt, Jo Koy) performing stand-up at The Improv’s Levity Live and rotating genres of live music at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen.
Sample the diverse flavors of our restaurants’ international dishes … and did we mention tacos? We’re staking our claim:
Oxnard has the most tacos per capita north of the Cali-Mex border. Check out Oxnard’s NEW Official Taco Trail!
Rich in the boxing tradition, Oxnard even has an appropriate nickname – “Boxnard.” Oxnard is a national hub for boxing and is home to many amateur and professional boxers, some of whom have been born and raised (Fernando Vargas, Hugo Centeno Jr., Robert/Mikey Garcia) within the city limits, and others who have moved to Oxnard specifically to train (Victor Ortiz, Vasyl Lomachenko).
Oxnard like a local, and take in one of the breathtaking sunsets along the shore, which are particularly spectacular in the fall and winter months. Chase powerful, expert-level waves at Silver Strand Beach, a world-class surfer’s paradise.
Plan your stay at one of Oxnard’s stunning hotel properties, including Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort, Southern California’s only all-suite beachfront resort, or Hampton Inn by Channel Islands Harbor, where you can enjoy spectacular marina views from the rooms’ waterfront balconies.
We invite you to relax, unwind and enjoy this beach town filled with unique experiences and passionate people. There’s a wealth of opportunities to make lasting memories in our gem of a town, where Pacific Coast Highway meets Highway 101. We hope you’ll make the trip — it’s worth every second.
Population: Approximately 210,000
Age: Must be 21 years of age at time of application.
US Citizen: U.S. Citizenship or resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship
High School Grad/GED: High school graduate, pass the General Education Development (GED) Test
indicating high school graduation lev California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a
two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from a college or university. The high school shall be a United
States public school, an accredited United States Department of school, or an accredited or approved
public or non-public high school.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Valid California driver license or ability to obtain one at the time of hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Must meet vision requirements per California POST Medical Standards
College: Highly Desirable
Academy Certification: For Police Officer I/II
Prior Experience: No experience required
Necessary Certifications: Police Officer I/II- Candidates should possess P.O.S.T. Certification and have completed the POST Academy, or currently hold the position of Police Officer at another Agency.
Additional Requirements: 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.
Hiring Process: To be considered for this position, submittal of a City of Oxnard employment application and supplemental questionnaire is required. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofoxnard. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 385-7590 during regular business hours. Paper applications may be mailed or hand delivered to City Hall at 300 W. Third Street Oxnard Ca, 93030
NOTE: After you apply, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please check your messages regularly and be sure to update the contact information contained in your on-line application.
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE REVIEW
A review of application and supplemental questionnaire will be conducted and applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance as a Police Officer Trainee will continue in the next step of the process. Applicants must successfully meet the written examination requirement and submit qualifying POST PELLET-B exam results WITH their application or have already passed the National Testing Network exam to be certified to the eligibility list.
Applicants 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. 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 Oxnard Human Resources Department. Applicants who attain a passing score on the written examination will be placed on the City’s eligibility list.
Applicants are encouraged to take the written exam and submit an application as soon as possible as recruitment may close at any time.
Applicants that meet the written examination requirement by providing NTN test scores or passing the NTN written examination will be certified to an eligibility list, which will be sent to the Police Department for further consideration. The Police Department will administer the remaining processes outlined below.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT COMPLETION
All applicants certified to the eligibility list are required to complete and return the POST Personal History Statement to the Police Department. Applicants that have been certified to the eligibility list will be notified via e-mail with instructions and a due date for the Personal History Statement. Applicants should not submit a Personal History Statement until they are requested to do so.
DEPARTMENT SELECTION INTERVIEWS
Upon review of the completed Personal History Statement, the Police Department will invite a limited number of candidates to participate in department selection interviews.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST Applicants who participate in a department selection interview may be invited to participate in the physical agility test.
The Physical Agility Test consists of the following components:
Reasonable Accommodation: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type a accommodation required.
Legal Requirement: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of
citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will
provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to
work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required
to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can
take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify
once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify,
please contact DHS. 888-897-7781 dhs.gov/e-verify