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Police Recruit

Burbank, CA
Burbank Police Department

Under direction, to attend a regular basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified recruit academy and will be sworn in as a full duty Police Officer upon graduation; and to do related work as required.

THE CITY OF BURBANK DOES NOT ACCEPT POST T-SCORES. ALL CANDIDATES MUST TAKE THE BURBANK POLICE DEPARTMENT WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

NOTE: CANDIDATES MAY BE REQUIRED TO RESIDE AT A LOCATION FROM WHICH THEY CAN REPORT TO WORK WITHIN ONE HOUR. THIS REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE IMPOSED UNTIL SIX MONTHS AFTER THE AFFECTED EMPLOYEES HAVE COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

CURRENT SALARY IS $5,996/month. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE POLICE ACADEMY, THE SALARY IS INCREASED TO $6,662 – $8,320/month OR AN ANNUAL SALARY OF $79,934 – $99,840.

If you possess an Advanced POST, you will be eligible to receive differential pay of 9% of the top step of Police Officer (approx. $749/month).

If you possess a Master’s Degree, you will be eligible to receive differential pay of $495 per month (effective 7/1/2016).

Responsibilities:

Attends a regular basic POST certified academy designed to provide an entire overview of the criminal justice system which includes training in laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, and physical fitness; drives on City business.

Qualifications:

Employment Standards:

Ability to observe and learn various laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, and first aid; analyze problems and have the potential to rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stress situations; undergo strenuous physical conditioning; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Education/Training: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Special Conditions & Requirements: Applicants must be at least 20 years of age to apply and must have reached 21 years of age upon graduation from the academy in order to be appointed as a Police Officer at that time.

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be in good physical condition, subject to determination by the City Medical Examiner.

License & Certificates: A valid California Class "C" driver's license or equivalent at time of appointment.