|PART I: A review of all
applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum
qualifications for acceptance into the exam. Resumes will not be accepted in
lieu of completed City Application Forms. FAILURE TO SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL
QUESTIONNAIRE WILL REMOVE AN APPLICANT FROM THE EXAM.
PART II: Typing Requirement (Qualifying Only)
. Original certificates of proficiency are required which show a typing
proficiency of at least 35 net words per minute and are dated within 1
year of the application deadline for this recruitment. Typing Speed
Certificate (Read Carefully): When returning the application and
supplemental questionnaire, the applicant must submit written
documentation of being able to type at least 35 net words per minute.
This documentation must contain the following information: (a) the name of
the applicant, (b) the date the typing skills test was administered, (c) the
duration of the typing skills test (5 minute minimum), (d) the gross words
typed per minute, (e) the number of errors made (f) the name of the
organization/agency that administered the test and (g) signature of person
administering the test. The typing verification document should be an
original and must be from an accredited business college, educational
institution, public agency, professional service or business which routinely
provides typing verification documentation in their normal course of
business. The Human Resources Department will not search the files to locate
previously submitted verifications. EXCEPTION: submittal of the required
typing verification documentation will be waived for a current permanent
full-time City of Alameda employee, if the employee presently holds a
classification, which requires a same or higher minimum typing speed.
PART III: Performance Test (Qualifying).
Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2004.
The 3-1/2 hour examination is a P.O.S.T. battery test consisting of eleven
separately timed multiple-choice tests. Six are pencil/paper format and five
incorporate an audiotape format where information is presented orally and
examinees answer questions or perform tasks that require a multiple-choice
response. The examination will be waived for candidates who possess a
current P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate, dated within 1 year
of the application deadline. Please note that pass points vary from agency to
agency; therefore, we cannot guarantee a score received from another agency
is qualifying. The Human Resources Department will not search for files
to locate previously submitted certifications.
PART IV: A job related
Qualifications Appraisal Interview (weighted 100%). Tentatively scheduled
the week of November 29, 2004. The Panel will conduct a comprehensive
review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for
the position. Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their
names placed on an Eligible List. The 5 names highest on the list are
certified to the Police Department. Placement on the Eligible List does not
guarantee employment. Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the
candidate based on the earliest application date. Prior to appointment, a
thorough background check will be conducted. The successful competitor will
also be required to pass a City paid medical examination.
Federal law requires that, prior to employment, you must
furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United
The SELECTION PROCESS may include material to
measure KNOWLEDGE OF organization and functions of a municipal law
enforcement agency and modern office practices and procedures. ABILITY TO
effectively coordinate the work of safety enforcement personnel in the
field; administer property and evidence functions; perform technical crime
scene work, clerical work and basic mathematical calculations with speed and
accuracy; operate a computer terminal, a variety of office equipment and
specialized police department equipment including computerized
telecommunications and dispatch equipment; read, interpret, apply and
explain various codes, regulations, manuals, maps, etc.; establish and
maintain accurate records; prepare reports concerning areas of assignment;
communicate effectively; act with resourcefulness, courtesy and initiative;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and
the general public.
PART V: Background
Investigation. A thorough investigation of personal history, including but
not limited to work history, education, military, arrest record, etc., will
be conducted on all candidates hired by the Police Department. A polygraph
exam is part of the background investigation.
Veteran’s Preference Credit
is available to any individual who has been honorably discharged or is a
current reservist who served on active duty for at least 18 consecutive
months within 5 years of the date of application. In case of discharge
attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months
active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming
veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy
of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active
service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AGENCY SHOP: Employees in
this classification, as a condition of employment, must agree to union
membership or payment of an "in lieu" service fee or equivalent contribution
to a designated charity.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the
disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment
and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability
(except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, political
affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified
disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the
position with reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct
threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in
the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made
in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for
religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in
advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510)
The information contained herein is subject to change
and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.