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Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate)

The City of Coronado is looking to fill multiple vacancies for the Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) position, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.
About the Position
The Police Officer performs general police work in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order. The incumbent performs traffic enforcement control and carries out special assignments in specialized phases of police and emergency work. Incumbents generally drive a police vehicle in carrying out duties but may be assigned to special details as needs arise. Police officers may be called upon to establish order in extreme conditions and in conditions of emergency.
The City of Coronado contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide a 3% at 50 retirement benefit to Classic CalPERS safety members.
Key Responsibilities
On a regular or assigned shift, patrols the City by car or foot.
Responds to calls for the protection of life and property; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; enforces, controls and directs traffic when appropriate.
Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of the law; warns drivers against illegal practices; administers tests to determine intoxication level of drivers.
Makes arrests.
Testifies in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders; serves warrants and subpoenas.
Administers first aid in emergency cases; answers complaints on such problems as civil disturbances, obnoxious animals, health code and local ordinance violations; investigates suspicious circumstances.
Makes property security checks; takes custody of lost and found property.
Performs crowd control, parade and riot work; takes crime prevention measures and assists in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency.
Books prisoners in the City jail and assists in their custody, care and welfare; transports prisoners.
Furnishes information and directions to the public; may present crime prevention and disaster planning programs to interested citizens.
Attends briefings and reads briefing materials; participates in training courses and programs.
Submits complete written reports.
Operates a police unit, two-way radio, recorders, firearms and equipment common to law enforcement.
Performs the functions of a detective in an investigation unit.
Performs other duties as assigned.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Receives telephone calls and dispatches emergency vehicles and personnel according to departmental policy and standard procedures.
Acts as a member of a special weapons and tactics team.
Minimum Requirements
Lateral Entry: Applicant must possess a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate, and have been employed as a sworn full-time Peace Officer as defined in Section 830.1, 830.2 (a, b, c, d), 830.32, or 830.33 of the California Penal Code with a California law enforcement agency within two (2) years from the date of offer of employment; or possess a Basic Course Waiver; or have completed the P.O.S.T. requalification course as described in P.O.S.T. regulations under Title 11, Division 2, Section 1008 of the California Code of Regulations.
Police Academy Graduates: Applicant must be within two months of graduation from an Accredited P.O.S.T. Academy at time of application. Candidates must have successfully completed the academy and possess an Academy P.O.S.T. Certificate prior to an offer of employment.
Other Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license with a safe driving record, First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, and Chemical Agent Certificate.
Supplemental Information
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individual with disabilities to perform these tasks.Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient and timely manner without constant supervision. Incumbents are expected to be in attendance and prepared to perform the duties of the position. Mobility: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to restrain and/or subdue individuals by means of baton techniques, locks, grips or holds, or restraining devices, such as handcuffs, leg irons, straps to subdue attacking or resisting persons. Incumbents require sufficient mobility, strength and stamina to pursue fleeing suspects, lift or carry heavy objects or victims, pull oneself up over obstacles, climb up to elevated surfaces such as roofs, climb over obstacles such as walls, balance oneself on uneven or narrow surfaces, gain entrance through barriers such as locked doors. Incumbents require sufficient physical and mental capacity to handle firearms including: drawing firearm, firing handgun, rifle, or shotgun at person, clean and service weapons, fire automatic weapons such as machine gun or machine pistol. Incumbents require sufficient physical and mental capacity to arrest persons with and without warrants, take into custody persons arrested by citizens, guard prisoners/inmates detained at facility other than jail, conduct pat searches of suspects, physically search properties and vehicles for contraband, criminal activity, wanted subjects, or evidence, search, collect, and examine evidence from accident and crime scenes, search buildings, properties, and vehicles to locate bombs and/or explosives, secure and protect accident or crime scenes and preserve evidence and personal property. Vision: Positions in this class require sufficient vision acuity to conduct surveillance activities in the cover of darkness, and can conduct emergency police duties with or without glasses or contacts. Hearing: Positions in this class require sufficient hearing to communicate with co-workers and the general public.Cognitive Ability: Incumbents require sufficient cognitive ability to conduct careful observation such as following suspicious vehicles (such as suspect, suspicious person, operator influence), patrolling physically hazardous locations, operating assigned observation P.O.S.T. apprehend criminal suspect, monitor driver and pedestrian observance of traffic control devices from stationary position, clock speed/visually estimate speed of vehicles. Incumbents require sufficient decision making skill to survey and evaluate accident scenes and incidents to determine priority of required actions, evaluate crime scenes to determine investigative procedures, analyze and compare cases for similarity of modus operandi. Incumbents require sufficient cognitive ability to review information to maintain a current knowledge of known criminals and criminal activity in area, review rap sheets and MOs of suspects, identify from memory wanted vehicles or persons and review reports and notes to prepare for testimony at hearings and trials. Incumbents require sufficient observational ability to administer physical roadside sobriety and "breathalyzer" tests. Communication Interpersonal Skills: Oral Communications: Incumbents require sufficient oral communication ability to confer with suspects, victims, witnesses, probation officers, other officers, attorneys, physicians, etc.; provide assistance, counsel, advice explanations, etc. to victims, complainants, offenders, parents, juveniles, inmates, etc.; coordinate and take charge of situations by directing citizens, other officers, other public service personnel, etc.; gather information by interviewing suspicious persons, complainants, witnesses, victims, prisoners, etc.; conduct public relations activities such as making presentations to community groups, working with public agencies, delivering death and emergency messages; meditating family and civil disputes and controlling hostile groups ( e.g., demonstrators, rioters, bar patrons). Incumbents require the ability to transmit messages over police radio (e.g., patrol car radio, handpack, or base station radio), request back-up assistance in potentially hazardous or emergency situations and receive incoming calls from the public. Written Communication: Incumbents require sufficient written communication skill to process custody paperwork (e.g., prisoners' logs, rosters, etc.), book evidence and personal property, prepare, file, retrieve, and maintain documents and record systems, review writs, bail bonds, warrants, and civil process paper for completeness and accuracy, read statutes, legal transcripts, reports, interoffice memos, teletype messages arid training materials, sketch accident and crime scenes, estimate vehicle speed using physical evidence and mathematical formulas or graphs, write reports consisting of several short descriptive phrases, record and communicate descriptions of persons and summarize in writing statements of witness, complainants, etc. Environment: Incumbents may be required to work in inclement weather and around dust, fumes and hazardous materials. Shift work including holidays and weekends is required. Work Schedule: Incumbents of positions in this class are required to work a rotating shift including day, evening, weekend and holiday hours. Other Conditions: Incumbents must possess the ability to: administer CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, administer other first aid techniques, operate resuscitator, control bleeding (e.g., apply direct pressure), dust and lift latent fingerprints, fingerprint prisoners and other persons, examine injured/wounded persons, examine dead bodies for wounds and injuries to determine nature and cause of death, examine unlocked businesses and dwellings for signs of illegal entry, examine suspicious or potentially dangerous objects (e.g., suspicious packages, downed high tension wires) and physically examine abandoned vehicles. Incumbents are required to organize and conduct lineups and photo lineups. Incumbents may be involved in high speed driving in all types of situations such as on the open road, in congested areas, to transport injured persons, etc. Incumbent may respond as back-up unit on crimes in progress and transport injured persons. Incumbents may be involved in directing traffic using hand signals, flashlights, radar units, illuminated batons, flares, traffic cones, or other barriers. Incumbents are expected to employ safe driving techniques while conducting normal police activities such as surveillance, radio communications, utilization of emergency equipment, and traffic or criminal enforcement.
EXAMINATION PROCESS
A completed City of Coronado online employment application, supplemental questionnaire and copies of any licenses and/or certificates must be received at www.coronado.ca.us, (under the Employment quick link). Copies of licenses and/or certificates MUST be attached to the application for consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant education, training, and experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a list to be invited to participate in a pre-orientation. Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding their status. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next phase of the exam process, which will consist of an oral panel interview (100%). All appointments are subject to successful completion of a thorough background investigation, computerized voice stress analyzer (CVSA), a medical and psychological examination, and will be required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States.
The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City at least five work days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need of the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.
Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.



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