Description and Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental
The position of Peace Officer performs a variety of duties
involved in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and
order; participates in and conducts a variety of criminal
investigations; provides assistance to special crime prevention and
law enforcement programs; and performs a variety of technical and
administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services.
Those who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to apply
if you meet the following requirements:
Applicants currently attending a California Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) approved basic Police academy may
apply with proof of current attendance. Attendance verification
signed by the academy Director or designee providing that at an
applicant: (1) is currently attending the academy; (2) is
performing at an academic level that meets or exceeds POST minimum
standards for academics, including tests of learning domains and
writing skills; and (3) is performing at a level that meets or
exceeds POST minimum standards for physical fitness must be
submitted at time of application.
Applicants who have successfully completed a California POST
certified academy or attained Basic POST Certification or POST
Re-certification dated within the last three (3) years may apply. A
copy of the appropriate certificate must be submitted at time of
Applicants currently employed as a paid, full-time sworn Peace
Officer (or equivalent) with a California city Police, county
Sheriff, or state law enforcement agency with at least one year of
continuous full-time law enforcement experience at time of
application. A copy of the appropriate POST certificate must be
submitted at time of application.
Out-of-State Lateral Applicants
Qualified out-of-state applicants who lack the CA POST
Certificate may apply. Proof of enrollment in the CA POST Basic
Course Waiver process must be submitted at time of application.
Information on the Basic Course Waiver process is found in
California POST website: http://www.post.ca.gov/.
Please click HERE for a list of disqualifying criteria.
APPLICANTS MUST PASS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENTS:
Applications will be reviewed to ensure that candidates meet the
age, licensing, citizenship, and education requirements. All
statements made in the application materials are subject to
verification; false statements will be cause for disqualification
Preliminary Background Assessment
Applicants will receive a Background Information Packet and
instructions on how to complete it. Upon completion, applicants
must return the packet as soon as possible. A preliminary
assessment will be conducted by the Background Investigator.
Oral Board Interview
The oral board interview will consist of questions regarding
candidate's education, experience, interest, and personal
qualifications to determine suitability for law enforcement
service. The oral board panel will have members from the Human
Resources Department and ranking members from the Police
Passing the interview requires a score of 70 or higher. The
score you receive will determine your rank on the eligibility list.
The City of Chula Vista certifies the top three ranks, plus any
ties, to the department for continuation in the background process.
Candidates will be notified if they are eligible to proceed to the
Peace Officers are responsible for protecting and serving the
public and are entrusted with substantial authority to carry out
these responsibilities. As such, the California POST requires that
the history of peace officer applicants be thoroughly investigated
to make sure that nothing in their background is inconsistent with
performing peace officer duties.
Psychological Evaluation and Medical Examination
California Government Code 1031(f) requires all California peace
officers to be free from any emotional, or mental condition that
might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace
officer. Peace officers must also be free from any physical
condition that might adversely affect the exercise of peace officer
Must at least be 20 years of age at time of application and 21
years of age at time of appointment; must have a valid California
driver's license at time of appointment; and meet citizenship
requirements as defined under California Government Code Sections
1031(a) and 1031.5. Per Government Code Section 1031(e), United
States high school graduation, or passage of the General Education
Development (GED), or attainment of a two-year or four-year degree
from an accredited college or university.
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner; prepare reports
using a computer; communicate effectively with co-workers and the
public; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; perform a
wide range of physical duties to include: running, stooping,
jumping, climbing, walking on uneven surfaces, lifting heavy
objects, crawling, driving an automobile, talking on a radio, using
a firearm, and other physical duties as required. Must be willing
to work in hazardous situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Proportionate weight to height; excellent physical condition.
Upon selection, candidate must pass a stringent medical
examination. Vision requirements: eyesight must be correctable to
20/40 both eyes and 20/20 uncorrected both eyes.
RECRUITMENT NO. 21506101
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a
City Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Candidates whose
applications indicate the required education and experience most
directly related to the position will be invited to participate in
the recruitment and selection process. Copies of all required
license(s) and/or certificate(s) must be attached to the online
employment application at the time of submission. Applications
without proper documentation attached will be disqualified.
Unless otherwise noted, a passing score must be achieved at each
step of the selection process in order to have your name placed on
the eligibility list for hiring consideration. Note: The
examination materials for this recruitment are validated,
copyrighted and/or inappropriate for review. The eligibility list
established as a result of this recruitment will be for a duration
of twelve (12) months, unless otherwise extended. All notices will
be sent via e-mail.