Full Time; Limited/Temporary Starting Salary: $31.80/hourly.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
The Police Trainee is the non-sworn entry training classification in to the University of California Police Department. Applicants selected as Police Trainees must successfully complete a CA-POST Basic Police Academy sponsored by the department. The Basic Police Academy is an intensive 888-hour, full-time course, which last approximately six months. The full-time intensive Academy requires a strong commitment by the recruit and their families.
During training, incumbents do not have police powers and are subject to all the policies and procedures of the University of California, the University of California Police Department and the police academy attended. Trainees may be assigned non-safety duties in the Police Department such as assisting in prevention, collecting information and data and transporting people and materials.
Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Trainees will be eligible to fill vacant Police Officer positions (TC: 5323). Promotion to a sworn Police Officer position is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and the final review of the Police Chief.
Upon promotion to Police Officer, the selected incumbent must successfully complete a Field Training Program (FTP) and a probationary period of no less than 12 months.
Some special conditions:
Age/Citizenship At least 21 years of age by the date of the academy graduation. U.S. citizen
Education and Experience Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED (score of 40 or higher on individual sub-tests and a total score of 225 or higher)
Licenses/Certificates Must possess a valid Class C California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record
Physical Condition Physical health, strength, and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police work as determined by physical ability testing and medical screening. Must have vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/30, with normal color vision Body weight must be proportional to height Special Requirements:
Must pass background investigation to ensure applicant is of good moral character [GC 1031(d)] and free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC1031(f)] so that nothing in his/her background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. Applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per CA GC sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test.
Must pass comprehensive medical and psychological pre-placement examinations as established by the University, state and federal law for Police Officers
Multiple Police Officer trainee positions available: This is a continuous recruitment, applications will be accepted on an on-going basis; Interviews will be conducted & individuals hired as needed. Selected candidates will be invited to attend the academy held from August 13, 2018 - February 7, 2019 in San Jose, CA.
The probationary period of six (6) months will be extended to align with the time period of the California POST Basic Police Academy.
1. Apply by the initial review date. ***** A ten year DMV driving record printout (obtained within 30 days prior to recruitment closing date), verification of your POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) T score (48 or higher) AND verification of your Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) entry level score (minimum of 320 and a maximum run completion time of 14 minutes for the 1.5 mile run), must be attached to your online application or your application will be screened as incomplete.****
If you have taken the POST test once, you do not have to take the test again; we will accept the official letter verifying your test results to the application.
2. Screening: Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications for this position.
3. Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ): Candidates who pass the screening will be required to complete the PHQ, an applicant screening tool. A deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test may be required. PHQ results and deception detection examination results, if administered, will determine applicant suitability for continued consideration.
4. Oral Interview: Those candidates who successfully pass the PHQ will be invited to a panel interview. The interview includes a written test which includes sections on report writing, reading comprehension, memory and observation, and reasoning ability. A writing exercise testing basic writing skills may also be included. POST T-scores will not substitute for this examination. Selected candidates who pass the panel interview will continue on to an oral interview with the Chief.
5. Personal History Statement (PHS): Upon successful completion of interviews, applicants chosen to continue will be required to complete a Personal History Statement-Peace Officer POST 2-251 form to provide information used for background investigation purposes in accordance with POST regulation 1002.
6. UCSC Police Department Background Investigation: Authorized UCSC Police Department personnel certified as POST background investigators will conduct the background investigation on applicants who successfully pass the oral interview. Applicant information collected will be verified; investigators will go to prior place(s) of employment to view personnel records and verify other relevant information.
7. Conditional Job Offer: Applicants who successfully meet the requirements of all steps above may be considered for the position. Selected candidate(s) will receive a conditional job offer contingent upon successful completion of the following pre-employment background investigations: psychological evaluation, pre-employment physical exam and live scan.
8. Formal Job Offer: Selected candidates can expect a formal job offer once results from the psychological evaluation, physical exam and live scan confirm suitability for employment.
Understand, interpret and apply State and local laws and regulations, departmental policies and procedures, and other technical literature pertaining to law enforcement.
React quickly and calmly in emergency or hazardous situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Observe and remember facts and details of incidents.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-10-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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