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Job Number: Police Officer Lateral DN
Job Title: Police Officer Lateral
Category: Public Safety
Status: Open
Salary: $7,409 - $8,546/per month base salary
Description:

Police Officers, working under the philosophy of community policing, are responsible for protecting persons and property; maintaining order; preventing crime and juvenile delinquency; controlling traffic; specialized administrative or investigative duties; and writing reports.

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Publication Date/Time:
12/1/2011 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled
Qualifications:
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
• Be at least 21 years of age;
• Have completed thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter college units by the date of appointment. One (1) semester unit may be substituted for completion of every 40 hours of POST certified Academy which is not college affiliated. Must provide proof of academy hours;
• Possess a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record;
• Have vision uncorrected 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/30 in each eye;
• Have normal color vision;
• Have normal hearing; and
• Be a United States citizen or have filed for citizenship at least one (1) year before applying for police officer position. AND

• Current full-time employment as a Peace Officer in the State of California with a minimum of two (2) years experience; OR
• Possession of a valid Basic California POST certificate (include a copy with your application); OR,
• Completion of a POST certified Academy within the past thirty-six (36) months (proof of course completion must be included with your application); OR
• Certification from POST that POST standards are met (proof must be included with your application); OR
• California POST approval of out-of-state training in lieu of California Police Academy completion (proof must be included with your application).

Special Requirements:
To apply, applicants must submit a completed City of Richmond employment application and, if required, proof of academy hours and/or copy of certification, waiver, etc. Please fill out the employment application completely (including places of employment with complete addresses; i.e., number and street name, city and state, names of supervisors with telephone numbers, etc.). INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO REJECTION. An employment application may be obtained by visiting our website at www.ci.richmond.ca.us or from: City of Richmond, Human Resources Management Department, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 310, P. O. Box 4046, Richmond, CA 94804. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to participate in an examination process which will consist of a writing sample exercise, a physical abilities test and an oral interview. Candidates who successfully pass the examination will be placed on an unranked employment list. The Police Department will select the better qualified candidates to proceed through the selection process. Successful candidates must pass a polygraph exam, a thorough background investigation and psychological and medical evaluations.

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