Applications submitted for this position will be considered for:
Police Officer OR Community Service Officer (Limited-Term)
Please Note: a candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, polygraph test, credit check, and a drug use history to be considered for this position.
Under close supervision working developmental assignments and preparing for nomination to the police academy, Police Recruits participate in basic law enforcement training, gain an understanding of police procedures, law enforcement techniques, and first aid, acquire physical and emotional skills needed to successfully complete the police academy and may perform non-sworn, non-hazardous duties in support of a variety of police operations.
The Police Recruit is a non-career developmental classification used to prepare potential Police Officer candidates. Incumbents undergo a formal, comprehensive training program to prepare for performing non-sworn, non-hazardous duties in support of police operations. Incumbents are expected to attend college level courses in order to eventually satisfy the minimum qualification requirements of the Police Officer classification.
Police Recruit is distinguished from the Police Cadet classification in that the latter has the same qualification standards as Police Officer and obtains police authority upon graduation from the Academy while the latter is used to recruit and train individuals who are working to satisfy the minimum age and educational qualification standards of the Police Officer classification.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Immediate supervision is provided by higher-level sworn or civilian personnel.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
No experience required.
Must be at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment.
Must be a citizen of the United States by the date of appointment.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment.
Respiratory Protective Equipment:
Work in this class requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work, facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment.
Free of felony convictions under California Government Code Section 1029.
Must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, polygraph test, credit check, and drug use history.
Must pass a medical examination and drug test.
Training Requirements: Incumbents must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) semester units at an accredited college or university and maintain a 2.0 grade point average until a minimum of sixty (60) units needed to satisfy the minimum qualification requirements of the Police Officer classification have been attained.
This is a developmental classification designed to attract and retain persons with the desire and potential to be appointed to the Police Officer classification and who are working to satisfy the minimum qualification requirements of the Police Officer classification. Failure to make satisfactory progress may be cause for termination.
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.
1. Application Review: (Pass/Fail) All applicants must complete and submit online:
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
3. Written Test: (Pass/Fail): - Candidates will be notified by e-mail (check your SPAM and JUNK folders) and/or U.S. Mail of the written date, time and location; tentatively scheduled for June 26, 2019. The written test is the multiple-choice P.O.S.T. certified Entry-Level Law Enforcement Battery (PELLETB). The PELLETB may include, but is not limited to, clarity, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. The PELLETB is administered by the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department.
TEST PREPARATION - The PELLETB for California Peace Officer preparation guide is available ONLINE at http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf (Download PDF reader)
TEST EXEMPTION - If you have previously taken the PELLETB with another law enforcement agency within two years of the final filing date and earned a T-Score of 45 or higher you may be considered exempt from the PELLETB. To receive consideration for exemption, submit a valid and legible copy of your T-Score letter to the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department using one of the following methods:
Per P.O.S.T. regulation:
Per City of Sacramento Human Resources Department requirement:
4. Oral Interview Test: (100%) - The oral interview test will consist of job-related questions. The Oral Interview Test is administered by the Sacramento Police Department.
5. Physical Agility Test: (Pass/Fail) - Applicants who pass the oral interview test will be required to pass the physical agility test. The Physical Agility Test is administered by the Sacramento Police Department.
6. Background Process: If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal history check, fingerprinting, polygraph test, credit check, and drug use history.