Job Title:                        Public Safety Officer in Training

Closing Date/Time:      Continuous

Salary:                             $46.13 - $53.40 Hourly
$3,690.63 - $4,272.37 Biweekly
$7,996.37 - $9,256.80 Monthly
$95,956.43 - $111,081.57 Annually 

Job Type:                       Full-Time

Location:                        Sunnyvale, California

Agency:                        Sunnyvale Police Department



Typical placement is made at the first step of the salary range. 

Upon successful completion of the Public Safety Officer In Training requirements, incumbents will promote to Public Safety Officer I (salary range $100,754 - $116,635 annually).

Upon successful completion of all phases of training, members of the Public Safety Officer I classification are promoted to the position of Public Safety Officer II (salary range is $106,618 - $132,834 annually).

* plus 6% City Paid Employees PERS contribution and an excellent benefit package, including 2.7% at 57 retirement plan



The position of Public Safety Officer-In Training (PSO-IT) is a non-sworn, training classification while incumbents are attending the police and fire academies. Upon successful completion of the police academy, incumbents will be promoted to the sworn, training position of Public Safety Officer I. Upon successful completion of all required training, incumbents will be promoted to the sworn position of Public Safety Officer II.

A Public Safety Officer II performs the full duties of both a police officer and a firefighter, which include preserving the peace; preventing and detecting crimes; protecting life and property; responding to fire, medical and other emergencies; enforcing laws and public ordinances; and, maintaining a public service approach towards the Sunnyvale community. To review the full job description and requirements of a Public Safety Officer-In Training, please click on the following link: Public Safety Officer-In Training




Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push equipment and bodies weighing up to 165 pounds, the ability to run continuously for 500 yards and climb 6 foot high fences is also required. When in the field, positions are required to walk and stand during emergency situations, including on uneven and slippery surfaces; wear police officer and firefighter clothing and carry equipment; climb ladders and work from elevated positions and enter confined spaces wearing appropriate breathing apparatus. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.


 Minimum Qualifications:


The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

An Associate's degree or have completed 60 semester or 90 quarter units at an accredited college or university.


Knowledge of:


Ability to: 


Willingness to:


Possess and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.



A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice or related field.


Individuals who have been eliminated from a hiring process, either as a result of a background investigation or as the result of any psychological interview, are ineligible to re-apply until an 18 month period has elapsed since the final filing date of the last recruitment for which they have applied.







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