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Police Officer

Fairfield, California

 

 

City of Fairfield

1000 Webster Street

Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: 707-428-7394  

Website: www.ci.fairfield.ca.us         

 

 

 

Salary: See Below

 

 

Application Deadline: Open

 

 

 

 

 

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CITY OF FAIRFIELD - POLICE DEPARTMENT

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

 

POLICE OFFICER - LATERAL TRANSFER/ACADEMY GRADUATE

 

Salary: $4,015 - $6,434 monthly

Proficient Officer - $6,756 monthly

 

Additional Benefit Information

  • 1.0% A=Intermediate POST

  • 2.5% B=AA Degree or Advanced POST

  • 3.5% C=AA Degree and Intermediate

  • 5.0% D=BA Degree or AA and Advanced POST

  • 6.0% E=BA Degree and Intermediate POST

  • 7.5% F=BA Degree and Advanced POST

 

THE POSITION

 

Under general supervision, police officers perform responsible police work, crime prevention, and community service functions in furtherance of department objectives.  This is a sworn position that requires working nights, weekends, and holidays.  Police officers are required to drive marked police vehicles equipped with radio equipment and mobile data computers.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

Patrol assigned areas in marked police vehicle or on foot

       Answer calls for service from the public

       Make arrests and issue citations for violations of laws

       Investigate criminal violations; interview victims, suspects, and witnesses

       Secure, preserve and process crime scenes for physical evidence

       Testify in court

       Prepare oral and written reports of activities

       Respond to emergencies involving injured and/or violent persons

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Possession of high school diploma or GED equivalent (college is highly desirable)

  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment

  • Possession of valid California POST Basic Police Academy Certificate of Completion

  • Possession of valid California Drivers License

  • Ability to effectively read, write and speak English

  • Ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with the public

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship

  • Free of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions

  • History of demonstrated maturity, good judgment, and ethical behavior

  • Must be able to lawfully possess a firearm

  • Residency Requirement Must live within one hour of the department

 

PHYSICAL STANDARDS

 

       Excellent physical condition and emotional stability

       Weight in proportion to height and frame

       Vision corrected to 20/20 in both eyes; normal color vision

       Normal hearing

       Ability to stand, sit, squat, and kneel for extended periods of time

       Ability to lift, carry, drag, pull, push persons or objects weighing at least 160 pounds

       Ability to run for extended periods of time

       Ability to observe, recall, and report detailed descriptions of persons, places, vehicles, and events

       Ability to work for substantial periods of time while exposed to extreme weather conditions, irritants, and allergens

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

Filing Deadline:  Continuous

 

Send completed applications to:

 

City of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

1000 Webster Street

Fairfield, CA  94533

 

Download an application at:

 

www.ci.fairfield.ca.us

 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

 

The selection process may include completion of a written communication skills assessment, staff interview, background investigation, computer voice stress analysis examination, psychological assessment, medical exam, and Chiefs interview.  All completed applications will be reviewed.  The most qualified applicants will be invited for further consideration.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through the pre-employment screening process.

 

ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

The Fairfield Police Department is a progressive and professional law enforcement agency.  Specialty assignments include Investigations, Traffic (motorcycle and accident investigation), Training and Personnel, K-9, and Youth Services.  Collateral assignment opportunities include SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, Firearms Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  Patrol Officers currently work 12-hour shifts using a team-policing concept.  The police department consists of 107 sworn officers and 60 support personnel.

 

ABOUT THE CITY

 

Fairfield is a growing community with a balanced blend of residential, commercial and industrial land use. The City is located off Interstate 80 midway between San Francisco and Sacramento.  The current population of the City is approximately 100,000 and covers about 35 square miles.  Fairfield is home to Travis Air Force Base and several large industries.  Fairfield is governed by a five-person City Council under a Council-Manager form of government.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

 

Police Department Personnel Unit:

(707) 428-7026 or (707) 428-7360

 

City of Fairfield Job Hot Line:

(707) 428-7396

 

Online at:

www.ci.fairfield.ca.us

 

 

THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

 

 


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