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Police Officer - Lateral Transfer

Company: City of Galt
Location: Galt
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description

ABOUT GALT

Incorporated in 1946, Galt is a growing community with approximately 25,000 residents located approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento along Highway 99. The City is led by five elected council members, the Mayor being appointed.

Galt offers affordable housing with a small town atmosphere, perfect for raising young families as well as a great opportunity for new businesses.

The City is known for its annual Independence Day Celebration with fireworksand the Winter Bird Festival. We also offer the Galt Market, an open air market held every Tuesday and Wednesday offering great deals on fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, home furnishings and much more.

Sports and Recreation are key to Galt's quality of life. Enhanced by its mild seasonal climate and numerous parks, Galt features a variety of activities for youth and adults such as t-ball, baseball, football, soccer, swimming and swim lessons, karate, exercise classes and many more choices to meet the needs of the community.

The City of Galt is located in the heart of the Delta Recreation Area in Northern, California. Thirty minutes away are the Sierra Foothills and the Sacramento Delta. Reno, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the CA coast are all within atwo hourdrive making Galt a recreational haven for boat lovers and outdoorsman alike.

ABOUT THE POSITION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS ONLY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED OR FORMERLY EMPLOYED WITHIN THE LAST THREE (3) YEARS AS A LAW ENFORCMENT OFFICER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND POSSESS A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. BASIC CERTIFICATE.

OR

CURRENTLY EMPLOYED OR FORMERLY EMPLOYED WITHIN THE LAST THREE (3) YEARS AS A LAW ENFORCMENT OFFICER OUT OF STATE AND POSSESS A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. BASIC COURSE WAIVER EXAMINATION.

IF

FORMERLY EMPLOYED AS A LAW ENFORCMENT OFFICER OVER THREE (3) YEARS AGO IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND HAVE OBTAINED THE CALIFORNIA POST REQUALIFICATION CERTIFICATE PLEASE APPLY FOR THE POLICE OFFICER ACADEMY GRADUATE JOB POSTING.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE HIRED ON AS

POLICE OFFICER

EARNING $30.95 - $37.63 PER HOUR

PLUS THE ABILITY TO EARN UP TO

AN ADDITIONAL 10% IN EDUCATION INCENTIVES

* This recruitment may be closed once a sufficient number of applications

has been received as deemed by the City ofGalt.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and community policing duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; makes arrests and transports suspects into custody; assists in processing crime scenes and preserving evidence; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from an assigned Police Sergeant or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement class that performs all assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field, including investigation, youth services, administration, and training are included. Incumbents may be armed and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes.

This class is distinguished from Police Sergeant in that the latter is the first supervisory level in this sworn class series responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of staff on an assigned shift.

Example of Duties

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

* Patrols the City within an assigned area in a vehicle, or on foot, to protect life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime.* Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property; resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances.* Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.* Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations.* Makes arrests and serves warrants; takes individuals into custody and transports them to booking facilities.* Assists in crime scene activities; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; as directed, collects and preserves evidence.* Assists county legal staff in preparing, documenting, and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required.* Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files.* Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.* Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:

* Operations, services and activities of a municipal law enforcement program.* Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol; traffic enforcement; accident investigation; crime scene processing; protection of life and property; and pursuit, apprehension, and transportation of suspects.* Mandated and department standard operating procedures.* Rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence.* Community demographics including cultural, social and economic factors.* Geographic locations within assigned patrol area.* Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying.* Applicable regulatory relevant to assigned area of responsibility.* Operational characteristics and safety practices of vehicles and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper deployment of firearms, chemical agents, impact weapons and vehicles.* Safety principles and practices, including First Aid and adult and child CPR.* Methods and techniques of operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions.* Methods and techniques of developing accurate and timely reports on enforcement activities and outcomes.* Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment which may include, but is not limited to, mobile technology and electronic devices, and software related to the work.* English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.* Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups; various business, professional, educational and regulatory organizations; and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public.* Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.* Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, other agencies, and City staff.* Safe driving rules and practices.

Ability to:

* Perform law enforcement duties within assignment area and in compliance with mandated and department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.* Observe accurately; recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents and places.* Interpret, apply, explain, and enforce laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.* Process crime scenes and evidence, ensuring the proper treatment and chain of custody for evidence.* Maintain self-control, react quickly and make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations.* Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs.* Ensure the proper safe use and maintenance of assigned law enforcement vehicles, firearms, and related equipment.* Prepare clear, accurate, and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written material.* Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations.* Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.* Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in sensitive situations.* Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.* Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supplemental Information

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of an accredited police academy, two years of college level course work in criminal justice and/or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications:

* Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license within 60 days of hire and have a satisfactory driving record.* Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).* Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification.

To be considered for a City of Galt Police Officer Lateral Transfer, you must possess the following:
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