Police Officer Trainee
Employment Type: Full-Time
The City of Colton is now recruiting for multiple Police Officer Trainees. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, all candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network at www.NationalTestingNetwork.com.
NTN scores must have been issued within the last 6 months from the date when you submitted your application with the City.
Under close supervision of a sworn peace officer, this non-sworn police trainee classification is designed specifically and solely for the purpose of employing police officer candidates in a non-sworn status during the initial formalized basic police officer training phase.
Incumbents of this class attend a P.O.S.T. certified police officer training academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and specialized training in various laws, police practices and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical conditioning, and to participate in departmental training/orientation programs. Upon successful completion of a Police Officer Basic P.O.S.T. Training Academy, incumbents will be appointed to and sworn in as probationary entry level Police Officer with full police authority.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
* Participate in and complete a prescribed law enforcement officer-training program for the entry-level police officers including training in report writing, laws of arrest and seizure, defensive driving, California Vehicle and Penal Codes, officer survival and physical fitness.
* Perform a wide variety of police support duties that may include dispatching and records, duties acting as desk officers and/or assisting in planning and research activities.
* Operate police information equipment including computer system, teletypes and telephone to enter and research information at the direction of a sworn officer or police civilian.
* Assist in processing, packaging, labeling, storing and destroying property and evidence; photocopies, files, indexes and locates police records and related paperwork.
* Ride with officers to observe and learn peace officer responsibilities and techniques.
* Clean and assist in maintenance of police officer's equipment and firearms.
* Perform errands for the department such as transporting information and paperwork to court and district attorney offices.
* Provide traffic direction and control for special events.
* Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
* Assist in a wide variety of other tasks in the department as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent. 21 years of age upon appointment. Weight in proportion to height. Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes; free from color blindness. Hearing within normal limits. United States citizen or an applicant for citizenship within the past year.
Possession of a valid California Class 'C' driver's license issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and good driving record.
Incumbents in the classification of police officer trainee are eligible for promotion to Police Officer upon successful completion of the Police Academy. Employees must qualify for promotion to Police Officer by successful completion of the Police Academy. FAILURE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE POLICE ACADEMY WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION.
For information on the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, visit
Successfully complete a training program for entry level Police Officers; learn, understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; learn to use and properly care for firearms; observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places accurately; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; understand and follow oral and written directions; write clear, concise and comprehensive reports; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contracted in the course of work; meet City and P.O.S.T. standards of physical stature, endurance and agility; meet the requirements for police officer contained in the California State Government Code; read, write, and speak English.
Effectively operate a motor vehicle on City streets.
Recruitment and Selection Process:
* Complete an original on-line application prior to the closing date of this recruitment on https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coltonca.
The Recruitment process will include:
* Application review
* Written Examination (NTN)*
* Oral Board Interviews
* Written Test: All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network. Tests can be scheduled at www.NationalTestingNetwork.com. NTN scores must have been issued within the last 6 months from the date when you submitted your application with the City.
Hiring will be contingent upon successful completion of:
* Background check
* Department of Justice fingerprinting
* Physical Agility Test
* Psychological Evaluation
* Polygraph Evaluation
* Pre-employment medical examination
* Chief's Oral Interview
* Candidates that are successful will be placed on a eligibility list for one year.
All notifications will be sent by email only. Notifications will be sent to the email address listed on your on-line application.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
AA/EOE--The City of Colton encourages the applicants of bilingual persons, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.
Positions designated in the Colton Police Officers Association receive the following benefits:
* Up to 80 hours per year of vacation accrued for 0 - 5 years of service
* Up to 96 hours of sick leave (8 hours accrued monthly)
* 120 hours holiday credit (per fiscal year)
* CalPERS Retirement: For employees who are hired on or after January 1, 2013, are defined as 'new members' under PEPRA, are covered by retirement formula 2.7% @ 57, and contribute one-half of the total normal cost, plus 3% as determined by CalPERS. Per MOU, 'classic' members of the CalPERS system are covered by retirement formula 3% @ 55%. Effective 2/1/2018, employees contribute 12% of reportable earnings towards their CalPERS retirement.
* Post-Retirement Survivor Allowance (sworn)
* CalPERS 4th Level 1959 Survivor Benefit
* $1,100 monthly Cafeteria health allowance for medical, dental, and vision city plans for you and your qualified dependent(s) effective the first of the month following your date of hire
* Employees hired on or after May 1, 2017, shall have a maximum cap of $500 for cash in-lieu or for the difference between the medical insurance premium and the cafeteria dollar amount
* Uniform Allowance - up to $75 per month per fiscal year.
* City paid life insurance coverage in the amount of $50,000
* City does not participate in the Social Security System
Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process, Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?
I understand that I must take the FrontLine National Exam with National Testing Network before I can continue in the recruitment process for this position.
Do you possess a high school diploma or the equivalent?
Do you possess a valid California Class 'C' Driver License issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and good driving record?
Are you currently enrolled in (or have previously attended) a POST Basic Academy?
If you are currently enrolled in (or have previously attended) a POST Basic Academy, please list the Academy and dates of enrollment.
Will you be 21 years of age upon appointment?
For this position you may not be related to any person currently working for the Colton Police Department. Are you currently related to any Colton Police Department employee? If so, please explain.
I understand that successful candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation to include a polygraph examination, according to California POST guidelines.
Agency City of Colton
Address 650 N. La Cadena Drive
Colton, California, 92324
Phone (909) 370-5062