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  • Police Academy Trainee Orange
  • City of Orange in Orange, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

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JOIN THE CITY OF ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A POLICE ACADEMY TRAINEE!

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 2024
CANDIDATES WHO PASS THE APPLICATION SCREENING WILL BE INVITED TO THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST AND POST PELLET-B WRITTEN EXAM ON THIS DATE. CANDIDATES WHO PASS THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST AND PROVIDE PROOF OF A PASSING PELLET-B T-SCORE OF 42 OR HIGHER WILL BE INTERVIEWED SAME DAY.

THE POSITION:

This is a non-sworn trainee classification. Incumbents are employed by the City of Orange while they participate in required law enforcement training in order to develop and meet the requirements of the position of Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the required law enforcement training, Police Academy Trainees are promoted to the position of Police Officer.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

It is important that you read and become familiar with the job flyer in its entirety as pertinent information is provided here regarding application requirements. All fields of the... application must be completed. If a field in the application does not apply to you, then please indicate so by typing "N/A". Incomplete applications, or applications directed to other prospective agencies/employers, will result in disqualification from the selection process.

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS:

Before submitting an application for the position of Police Academy Trainee, please read the Automatic Disqualifier Notice (link below) to determine if you are eligible to apply.

Automatic Disqualifiers

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

The City of Orange is looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in the community they serve by becoming a member of one of the best Police Departments in Orange County. The successful candidates will demonstrate a desire for a career as a Police Officer through their education and experience. Those candidates who best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will include, but may not be limited to, the following steps:
• Application Screening (scored as a pass/fail)
• Physical Ability Test (scored as pass/fail - see below for details)
• POST PELLET-B Written Test (scored as pass/fail - see http://www.post.ca.gov for a sample exam)
• Oral Interview (100% of a candidate's score in the selection process)

Applications are continuously screened by the City. Candidates who pass the application screening are invited to participate in steps 2 and 3 of the selection process, which typically occur on the same day (the Saturday noted at the top of this job posting, between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) and at a frequency of every 4 to 8 weeks.

PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST COMPONENTS:
• Obstacle Course (Foot Pursuit): 99-yards in length. Involves various turns, balance beams, and a hurdle.
• 2 Six-foot Walls: Climb over one solid concrete wall and one chain-linked wall. (Candidates may make up to three attempts to get over each wall.)
• Dummy Drag: Lift, drag, and pull a 165 lbs. dummy for 35 ft.
• 500-Yard Run: Timed completion of the distance.
POLICE ACADEMY TRAINEE SALARY & BENEFITS:

Police Academy Trainees sponsored by the Orange Police Department receive a salary of $6,245 per month and generous benefits while attending the Police Academy. See the BENEFITS tab of this job bulletin for complete information.
POLICE OFFICER SALARY & BENEFITS:

After successful completion of the Academy, Police Academy Trainees will be promoted to Police Officers. The salary for the position of Police Officer is $7,974 - $10,634 per month, plus excellent benefits and salary incentives, some of which are listed below.

POLICE OFFICER SALARY INCENTIVES:

Motor Officers: additional 6.5% of base salary per month
Detectives: additional 7.5% of base salary per month
Canine Handlers: additional 6.5% of base salary pay per month
Corporals in Patrol: additional 10.0% of base salary per month
Driving Under Influence (DUI) Team: additional 5.0% of base salary per month
Homeless Engagement and Resource Team (HEART): additional 5.0% of base salary per month
Bike Team: additional 5.0% of base salary per month
Crime Scene Investigators: additional $250 per month
Drug Recognition Expert: additional $250 per month
Field Training Officers: up to $475 per month
SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT): up to $200 per month
Shift Differential: additional 2% of base salary per month
Senior Officer Pay: officers with over 6 years of service, who are not in special assignments, receive additional 5% of base salary per month
Bilingual Pay: additional $300 per month
Educational Incentive Program: officers receive the following incentives for college degree/units and POST Certificates.
• Bachelor's Degree

$450.00 per month
• Master's Degree in an area related to Law Enforcement, Public Administration, or Management from an accredited university, as approved by the City Manager or a duly authorized designee

$700.00 per month
• POST Intermediate Certificate

$200.00 per month
• POST Advanced Certificate

$250.00 per month

Longevity/Retention Pay:

10 Years of Service

$200.00 per month

15 Years of Service

$300.00 per month

20 Years of Service

$400.00 per month

25 Years of Service

$500.00 per month

OTHER BENEFITS:

Upon promotion from Police Academy Trainee to Police Officer, employees work the 3/12 schedule in Patrol. Employees receive 105 hours per year of holiday pay, and 80 hours of vacation for the first 4 years of service. Vacation pay increases to 120 hours per year upon 5 years of service, and increases to a maximum of 220 hours per year after 30 years of service. The City also pays Court Standby Pay. In addition to a CalPERS pension plan, the City offers an optional Deferred Compensation Plan.

For a complete list of Police Officer benefit information, click here, or visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/orange.
This is a non-sworn trainee classification. Incumbents are employed by the City of Orange while they participate in required law enforcement training in order to develop and meet the requirements of the position of Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the required law enforcement training, Police Academy Trainees are promoted to the position of Police Officer.

Police Academy Trainees are employed to train, prepare, and graduate from the Police Academy in order to successfully perform the following duties as a Police Officer: Under supervision, performs community-based law enforcement and crime prevention duties; enforces city, county and state laws; patrols assigned areas; responds to calls for protection of life and property; conducts preliminary investigations of matters involving possible violations of law; investigates criminal cases; directs and controls traffic flow; stops violators; warns against unlawful practices, issues citations, testifies in court; prepares and submits reports; inspects business premises; investigates suspicious persons and circumstances; gives information and directions to the public; reviews case records and reports; collects and identifies evidence; apprehends and arrests criminal law violators; enforces parking regulations; attends training assignments and target practice; performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
• At least 20 years of age at time of application, and at least 21 years of age by date of hire.
• Possession of a valid California driver license, auto insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.
• All personnel hired by the Orange Police Department shall be a permanent and full-time resident of the State of California and reside no further than one hundred (100) road miles from Police Headquarters.

SELECTION STANDARDS:

POST sets the minimum standards for Peace Officers in the State of California. POST guidelines provide for the following five (5) major categories that we consider during the hiring process:
• Moral Character: Integrity, Impulse Control, Attention to Safety, Substance Abuse, and Other Risk Taking Behavior.
• Work Habits: Conscientiousness, Dependability, and Attention to Detail.
• Interactions with Others: Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork.
• Intellectually-Based Abilities: Decision Making and Judgment, Learning Ability, and Communication Skills.
• Handling Stress and Adversity: Stress Tolerance as well as Confronting and Overcoming Problems, Obstacles, and Adversity.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Employees must meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City. Job tasks involve frequent driving, walking and standing, and occasional running; frequent light lifting and occasional lifting of heavy objects or persons; employee must have the physical ability to apprehend and restrain subjects and to defend oneself from attack. Job tasks involve the operation of vehicles, firearms, and other equipment in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important requirements for safe and productive operations. Tasks may require exposure to extreme heat or cold, extreme weather conditions, strong odors and/or smoke, dust, or pollen. Job tasks require visual, color, depth, and sound perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
Questions regarding this employment opportunity can be directed to the Human Resources Department at (714) 744-7255. The Human Resources Department is located at City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866. City Hall hours are Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For information on the City of Orange Police Department, click here, or visit www.cityoforange.org/depts/police
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