El Segundo Police Department
El Segundo, CA, USA
Police Officer Trainee
Full-Time - $60,461.04 - $73,490.64 Annually
BONUSES- $25K (Lateral); $10K (Academy Grads); and $5K (Entry Level). Just 1.4 Miles from the Pacific Ocean, the El Segundo Police Department is located in one of the most desirable communities in the Los Angeles County. Our organization is dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism and customer service through a community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy. We work in partnership with our community to identify problems for the purposes of making long-term improvements in the safety and quality of life within El Segundo. Our organization is committed to ensuring that El Segundo remains a safe place to live, visit and work.
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The application screening is currently being administered on a continuous basis. The next PELLETB written examination and Physical Agility Test (PAT) is TBD. PLEASE NOTE: The application filing may close any time on or after this date, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This is an open recruitment process. Only online applications will be accepted for this position. The application filing may close any time, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The supplemental application is utilized to determine the best qualified candidates to move forward in the selection process. Failure to submit a complete application, which includes providing complete answers to all supplemental questions, may result in disqualification. All applications will be carefully screened and only those applicants appearing most qualified based solely on the application materials, including employment history and responses to supplemental questions, will be invited to participate in the testing process. The examination process will consist of a P.O.S.T. entry-level written test (pass/fail), physical agility test (pass/fail), and an interview panel (weighted 100%). The City of El Segundo uses the P.O.S.T. Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and will accept T scores from other agencies within a one year period. The passing T-score for the City of El Segundo is 44.0. Candidates wishing to use scores for the PELLETB exam administered at another agency must submit a letter from the testing agency on agency letterhead at the time of application - acceptance of the other agency's T-Score is subject to verification with the testing agency. The exam date is tentative until qualifying candidates receive written confirmation from the Human Resources department. Candidates must successfully pass each test phase in order to continue in the testing process. Candidates who successfully pass all components of the testing process are placed on the eligibility list in ranked order. The eligibility list may be merged with existing Police Officer lists for certification purposes. All employment offers are conditional and based on candidate's successful completion of a criminal records check, extensive personal background investigation, polygraph exam, selection interview with the Police Chief or designee, and P.O.S.T. compliant City-paid psychological and medical evaluation (includes drug and alcohol screen). Candidates selected from the eligibility list who successfully pass all steps in the pre-employment process listed above should be prepared to attend the mandatory Police Academy. The Chief of Police will determine the specific Police Academy for attendance. Under close supervision, incumbents in this non-sworn, entry-level position complete a formal, comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Basic Academy training program of about 26-weeks duration and perform other related work as required. Upon successful completion of the mandatory policy academy, trainees may be elevated to the rank of sworn Police Officer at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Attend scheduled training sessions; participate in physical fitness regimen as required by Academy; learn principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement; learn basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and witness interrogation; learn to prepare various reports, including but not limited to vehicle reports, crime reports, suspect information reports, and missing persons reports; learn to respond to radio and computer messages and calls for service; learn techniques to make arrests as necessary; learn to investigate crimes, traffic collisions, and suspicious activities; learn to interview victims, complainants and witnesses; learn to detain and interrogate suspects; learn to analyze situations and make decisions appropriately under stressful situations; learn to collect and preserve evidence; learn to testify and present evidence in court; learn to direct traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; learn to stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws and issue citations as necessary. May be required to work shifts, weekends or holidays.
QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, pass the General Education Development test indicating high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates who have successfully completed a full-time California P.O.S.T Certified Basic Police Academy or currently attending an Academy (with a ranking within the top 25 percentile of their class) may be allowed to substitute their academy training in lieu of having to attend the City's mandatory academy. The decision is at the sole discretion of the Chief of Police. Licensing/Certification Requirements: Must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License. Age: Must be a minimum of 20 ½ years of age at the time of the written test. Special Requirements:· Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.· Must be of proportional height to weight, be physically able to handle the rigorous duties of police work; possess normal hearing and color perception, minimum vision of 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20;· Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a polygraph test, psychological and medical examination, and an extensive background investigation process. · Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products on or off duty are prohibited as a condition of employment.· Any visible tattoo(s), body art and/or body piercings are prohibited while performing department duties. Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics: Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret complex technical documents; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to observe, record, and recall pertinent facts and details; ability to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action, giving due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to learn and apply proper and appropriate use of force techniques; ability to perform strenuous physical activities; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the members of the public, the community, co-workers and superiors; Skill in using a personal computer.
City of El Segundo