Police Officer Trainee

Agency: Ventura Police Department

Location: Ventura CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

April 2017 Test

Recruitment #16-K19-002

FILING DEADLINE Ongoing

SALARY Trainee: $5,572.56/month Officer: $6,357.47 - $7,727.58/month

JOB TYPE Continuously Accepting Applications

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Full-Time
 

INTRODUCTION
Do you like helping those in need, preventing and solving crime, protecting the innocent and serving our community? Are you a leader with courage, integrity, self-discipline and compassion? If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, consider becoming a Police Officer Trainee with the City of Ventura's progressive Police Department and apply on-line today at www.cityofventura.net/jobs! Applications received by 4/2/2017 will be considered for the 4/15/2017 examination process.

To learn more about this career opportunity and the hiring process, interested applicants are invited to visit the Ventura Police Department's information booth on Thursday's between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. through March 30, 2017. The Ventura Police Department is located at 1425 Dowell Drive.

For additional information regarding the Ventura Police Department, please visit our website at: http://www.cityofventura.net/pd.

To watch a video about what it's like to work in a culture that promotes new ideas, risk taking, passion, empowerment and fun, visit http://www.cityofventura.net/hr/employment/video-gallery.

Please note that applications are being accepted on a continuous basis and the recruitment may close at any time.

THE POSITION
This is a non-safety, non-sworn, at-will position. Attends a high-stress, POST-certified, police academy, and receives additional department training designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system,various laws and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness, and other related duties. Trainees learn the philosophy of community problem-oriented policing and working closely with the community to resolve problems.

This position is designated as "at-will," serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority, and subject to discharge without cause and without right of appeal.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn, non-safety position. Incumbents are in training, and upon graduation from a police academy, may be appointed as sworn Police Officers, based upon overall academy performance, evaluations, and the availability of positions.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Is trustworthy, honest, physically active and has good leadership qualities.
Takes responsibility and uses a proactive approach to problem-solving.
Maintains control when resolving delicate issues or responding to emergency situations.
Makes logical, fair decisions with calm professionalism, while adhering to the law and carrying out a law enforcement agenda.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES
License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and acceptable driving record are required.

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Graduation from High School, or a GED is required. College coursework in Criminal Justice, behavioral, or other social science coursework is preferred.

Age: Must be 20 years of age at the time of application.

Convictions: Must be of good moral character, with no felony convictions

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen, or able to provide proof of application for US citizenship at least one year prior to applying for a Police Officer Trainee position with the City of Ventura.

Medical: Excellent physical condition. Must meet California POST medical and psychological standards.

Other: Candidates are required to undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation, and post-offer medical examination, including screening for drugs and alcohol.