POLICE OFFICER

Location: Oakland, CA

Agency: Oakland Housing Authority’s Police Department

$6145 - $7680/Monthly

The Oakland Housing Authority’s Police Officers’ authority comes from Section 830.31(d) of the California Penal Code. The Department is currently POST certified, and one of fourteen nationally accredited agencies in California through CALEA.Under general supervision, officers patrol authority owned property, perform all the duties of a police officer and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  

Responsible for the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; patrols Authority owned property by car and by foot; enforces the California Penal and Vehicle Code, as well as the Authority rules and regulations within the boundaries of authority owned and controlled property; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for protection of life or property; cooperates with other law enforcement agencies: investigates crimes, unusual incidents or suspicious conditions on Authority property; works in specialized units, such as drug elimination; serves evictions and other legal notices; conducts home security inspections and alert meetings; attends neighborhood community group meetings; responds to all incidents involving Authority vehicles; prepares records and reports.

 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other peace officer related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

 

BILINGUAL SKILLS: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese are highly desirable.

 

PRIOR FELONY CONVICTIONS ARE GROUNDS FOR AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge of: the California Penal and Vehicle Codes; the legal rights of citizens; court procedures and rules of evidence. Skill in: the safe utilization of firearms; effective speaking, writing and preparing reports used in legal proceedings. Ability to: analyze and deal effectively with emergency situations; work with minimal supervision; understand and follow written directions; promote good community relations and build community confidence in the Department; effectively work with low-income groups; sit, stand and walk for one or two hours; have vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye, and 20/30 in the other, with no color deficiencies; have weight proportional to height; occasionally carry over 100 pounds with assistance; run occasionally; and perform other functions as specified on the State of California Division of Industrial Accidents form RB-91 for this classification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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