Agency: Vallejo Police Department
Location: Vallejo CA
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Salary: $12.50 - $16.50 Hourly
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Number: 2016-066
Closing: 4/19/2017 5:15 PM Pacific
The City of Vallejo is recruiting for the position of Police Cadet. This is a part-time position with no benefits. The maximum weekly hours is 29 hours per week. Under direct supervision, performs a variety of civilian field and office law enforcement work in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel.
Employees in this trainee level non-safety position, work on a part time/as needed basis while earning their Associates of Arts and/or a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college. Police Cadets who successfully obtain said degree(s) may, at the Department's expense, attend a basic police academy to earn their California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Certificate to become a Vallejo Police Officer. Ideally, completion of the Cadet Program will occur within 4 years of application.
This class is
distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by their designation
and the responsibilities and authorities associated with a safety peace officer
designation under the laws of the State of California.
The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; trustworthy and ethical.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN
Receives direct supervision from supervisory and management staff
Examples of Duties
The following duties are considered essential to the Police Cadet class:
· Take police reports for crimes such as bicycle theft, automobile theft, burglary or similar cold complaints;
· Marks and arranges for the towing of abandoned vehicles;
· Enforces parking regulations by issuing traffic citations;
· Performs traffic and pedestrian control as directed;
· Participates in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school and community group presentations, and Police Department building tours;
· Maintains records and retrieves information;
· Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions;
· Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Cadet Rotations and Assignments:
· Abandoned Vehicles
· Beat Health: North, Central, South
· City Hall
· Downtown Patrol
· Prisoner Transport
· School Security
· Subpoena Service
· Other duties and assignments as needed
LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST
Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.
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· Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful, but firm, manner
· Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
· Learn the organization and functions of a Police Department
· Learn and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies, practices and methods;
· Work courteously with the general public on the telephone and in person
· Deal with the public firmly, courteously, and tactfully
· Understand and carry out oral and written directions
· Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
· Possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
· Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking a minimum of 12 units towards their AA and/or Bachelor's degree.
License or Certificate:
· Possess a valid California driver license.
· Between 18-23 years old at the time of application.
· Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with no color deficiencies.
· Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment.
· No felony convictions;
· No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions.