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Police Officer (Lateral)

Company: City of Fresno, CA
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

FILING DEADLINE: Continuous/Open until Filled (City of Fresno will accept applications until a sufficient amount of applications have been received, or selection has been made; therefore the recruitment may close at anytime.) The Fresno Police Department is looking for experienced officers who have the energy level and commitment to be part of a vigorous law enforcement agency. The selected candidate will be expected to encompass a high level of commitment to public service and a demonstrated history of achievement in law enforcement. Fresno Police Officers perform law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property. Work normally consists of performing law enforcement duties according to department rules and regulations. Incumbents receive general and special instructions and must be able to act without supervision. The Requirements Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination. TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have the following:* Two years of experience and current employment performing the full range of duties, including patrol, as a sworn Peace Officer with a local governmental law enforcement agency.* Possession of a California State Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate (applicants must attach certificate to their online application for verification of completion. See instructions below on how to attach.)* Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment and a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.* A valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. License must be maintained during the entire term of employment in this job class. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record. HOW TO ATTACH P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATE:* Your valid P.O.S.T certificate must be scanned and saved to your computer (save as P.O.S.T Certificate).* Go to > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line> Enter Login> choose My Career Tools (located at the top of the page).* Choose Cover Letters and Attachments.* Select Add Attachments.* On Attachment Type drop down choose Reference Attachment and select the Add Attachment link.* Choose Browse button, you will then be able to attach the saved copy of your P.O.S.T certificate from the location where the document was saved to your computer. Select Upload. Click Save and Return. How To Apply APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559)621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. it is an applicant's responsibility to check their e-mail frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal. Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE. Selection Process The examination process may consist of the following: PANEL INTERVIEW - 100%: A panel interview will be administered by a panel of officers. The panel of subject matter experts will evaluate a candidate's ability toe establish and maintain effective working relationships, ability to deal courteously but firmly with the general public, ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience, and personal traits for the position of Police Officer Lateral. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. Since this recruitment is open on a continuous basis, the examination process may be repeated periodically, depending on the number of applicants. As these processes are completed, new candidates will be merged with the current eligible list. Although your score will remain the same through this process, your placement on the eligible list may change. Eligibles certified to the Police Department for consideration must successfully complete a polygraph test, extensive background investigation, and police department interview before receiving a conditional offer of employment. Individuals receiving a conditional offer of employment must successfully complete a psychological exam and medical exam before receiving a final offer of employment. Veteran Preference Regulations Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points. Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Other Information Lateral Hires Incentives The City of Fresno and the Fresno Police Officers Association (FPOA), representing Unit 4, Non-Management Police, have met and conferred, and have agreed to the following incentive plan.* To be eligible for the below hiring incentives, a qualified lateral police officer candidate ("Eligible Lateral Hire") must, at the time of filing the employment application: (1) be currently working for another California law enforcement agency, (2) have two years' experience as a full-time peace officer in California, and (3) possess a current California P.O.S.T certificate. Lateral officer hires with prior full-time Fresno Police Department experience are not eligible under the terms of this Agreement unless they have a minimum of two years separation from the Fresno Police Department as a full-time peace officer and have met the requirements of (1) and (3) described above for Eligible Lateral Hires, in which case they will be deemed an Eligible Lateral Hire for purposes of this hiring incentive plan.* Upon hire, an Eligible Lateral Hire will be provided with forty (40) hours of vacation time into their vacation leave bank and forty (40) hours of sick leave time into their sick leave bank, to be used as outlined in the Basic Unit MOU and City policy. In addition, Eligible Lateral Hires will accrue vacation leave and sick leave as outlined in the Basic Unit MOU.* Upon hire and commencement of work as a Police Officer with the City of Fresno, an Eligible Lateral Hire from another law enforcement agency will receive a two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) hiring incentive payment. This incentive is not compensable for retirement purposes.* Upon successful completion of the field training program, as determined by Police Administration, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) hiring incentive payment. This incentive is not compensable for retirement purposes .* Upon successful completion of the probationary period as a Police Officer, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive a two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) hiring incentive payment. This incentive is not compensable for retirement purposes.* Upon successful completion of an additional twelve months of City service following the successful completion of the probation period, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive a two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) hiring incentive payment. This incentive is not compensable for retirement purposes.* Eligible Lateral Hires will be hired at no less than "C" Step of the Police Officer salary range. REFERRAL INCENTIVE: Current Fresno Police Officers who refer an Eligible Lateral Hire will receive an incentive for hired and retained Eligible Lateral Hires. Only one current Fresno Police Officer can be identified as the referring officer for each Eligible Lateral Hire for purposes of the referral incentive. The current Fresno Police Officer referring the Eligible Lateral Hire must be identified in writing by the Eligible Lateral Hire at the time the application for employment is submitted to obtain the referral incentive. NOTE: The entire Side Letter of Agreement Between City of Fresno And FPOA may be found in the MOU. This Agreement will be effective July 1, 2018, and will expire June 30, 2019, unless the FPOA and City mutually agree to extend this Agreement in writing. Additional Information Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you feel you need special accommodations due to a qualifying disability, please contact the City of Fresno Personnel Department prior to the date of the applicable examination.

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