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Company: City of Monterey Park, CA
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: June 5, 2024

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Salary: $5,159.00 Monthly Location : Monterey Park, CA Job Type: Full-time Job Number: 24-06FT Department: Police Opening Date: 01/11/2024 If you are looking to start a career in law enforcement and committed to building relationships with the community, apply today to join the City of Monterey Park team as POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT At the City of Monterey Park, you will be surrounded by officers of strong character, supportive City leadership, and a community that believes and supports their officers. We have created a place where character counts; performance and excellence are celebrated; input and ideas are welcomed; innovation is ignited; and where you are family! We accept responsibility and are accountable for our actions. We listen and learn. We are committed to helping you develop and grow. The Police Officer Recruit is a non-sworn, probationary position. You will attend formalized training at a police academy to learn practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, crime prevention, community relations, first aid, physical conditioning and handling of weapons. Upon successful completion of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Police Academy, you will be appointed as a probationary, sworn Police Officer with an excellent salary, plus benefits including bilingual pay for a qualified second language, certification pays, andeducational incentive pay. WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? You are an ideal candidate if you are seeking a character-based agency, and have these attributes: Ability to interpret, apply and make decisions based on federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations. Motivation to foster change in the community through commitment to professional enforcement practices. Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to recognize and apply alternative solutions to problems, and make legal, logical and critical decisions in emergencies while working in a stressful environment. A public servant's heart with an understanding of community-oriented policing and its application. Clear thought and ability to perform in critical decision-making in emergency situations, while remaining calm. Treatment of all people encountered, equally and with respect, while seeking to understand another's view. Ability to thrive in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward. Ideas, innovation and inspiration to find a better way by viewing issues or problems as opportunities versus obstacles. If you are currently attending a Police Academy or a current Police Officer, you do not meet the requirements of Police Officer Recruit. Visit our careers page at If you are currently in a Police Academy, apply for Police Officer Recruit (Pre-Service). If you are a current Police Officer, apply for Police Officer Lateral. To learn more about the position and the department, visit QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Education - High school diploma or equivalent. Age - Candidates must be 21 years of age prior to completion of academy training. Physical Requirements - Requires heavy lifting, carrying, climbing, running and exposure to potentially hazardous situations and environmental conditions. Vision must be 20/70 uncorrected (20/20 corrected), normal color perception and normal hearing. Possession of a valid California Driver's License and legal authorization under federal law to work in the United States is required at the time of appointment. KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES Knowledge of basic reading, writing and spelling. Ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions; communicate both orally and written; gain cooperation of others; analyze situations; learn the use and care of automobiles and small firearms; meet standards of physical and health conditions; endurance and ability. Candidates whose education and experience are determined to best meet the City's needs, will be invited to participate in the testing process. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Applicants with legal disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources Department at least five (5) days prior to the examination date. New hire candidates must show proof of full Covid vaccinations prior to being hired. Limited exemptions may apply. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed on-line application. Be sure to detail any education, training, or other relevant course work that would make you a particularly strong candidate. Incomplete employment applications will not be processed. Complete all requested information including the non asterisk boxes. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time, with or without advance notice. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Following is a summary of the provided benefits. For further information, refer to the unit's Salary Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding. HOLIDAYS: 116 hours of paid holidays per year. VACATION: 80 hours of vacation each year plus eight additional hours for each year served beginning with the employee's sixth anniversary to a maximum of 200 hours per year. SICK LEAVE: 96 hours of sick leave. Cash out and reimbursement options are available with restrictions. Automatic enrollment in catastrophic leave bank. MEDICAL INSURANCE: The City contributes up to $1,450/mo toward medical insurance for employees, eligible dependents and retirees. Employees have a variety of medical insurance plans to choose from. Those who waive City-paid medical coverage & present proof of insurance in a non-City employee's health insurance plan will receive $300/mo. cash in lieu. DENTAL INSURANCE: The City contributes up to $100/mo toward dental insurance for the employee & eligible dependents. VISION INSURANCE: The City contributes up to $30/mo toward vision insurance for employee and eligible dependents. LIFE INSURANCE: The City provides a $100,000 life insurance policy. Additional life insurance is available. LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE: The City pays the premium for long-term disability insurance for the employee. RETIREMENT: Employees are covered by the Public Employees' Retirement System at, 2.7%@55 (Classic), single highest year or 2%@62 (PEPRA), three average years, as determined by PEPRA. Classic members pay the full 8% and new members pay 7.25% of the employee contribution. The City does not participate in the Social Security System, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare contribution. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Regular, full-time employees are eligible for participation in the Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential counseling and consultation services for family, stress, financial and legal issues. MEDICARE: Employees pay the mandatory 1.45% contribution. CREDIT UNION: F & A Credit Union is available to employees. DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Available to all employees who wish to participate. The City contributes up to $50 per pay period for enrolled employees. BILINGUAL PAY: $50.00/month for the ability to speak a qualified second language. An additional $100.00/month available for the ability to translate documents in a qualified second language. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Those who have passed probation are eligible for reimbursement up to $3,500 annually for approved courses & books at Cal-State LA University tuition rates. DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE: It is the policy of the City of Monterey Park to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. Applicants for City employment are expected to comply. IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986: In compliance with IRCA of 1986, all new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation. 01 Do you have a high school diploma or GED equivalency? Yes No 02 Please indicate your CA POST Police Academy Status. If you have completed an academy be sure to indicate your completion date accurately on your application. I have not attended any type of Police Academy I have attended or am currently attending a Non-CA POST Basic Police Academy I am currently enrolled in a future CA POST Basic Police Academy I am currently attending a CA POST Basic Police Academy I have graduated from a CA POST Basic Police Academy within the last 12 months I have graduated from a CA POST Basic Police Academy more than 12 months ago I have graduated from a CA POST Reserve Academy as a Level I Reserve I have graduated from a CA POST Reserve Academy as a Level II or Level III Reserve 03 The City of Monterey Park administers the POST Entry Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLET-B) and accepts T-Scores of 42.0 or higher from other agencies within a one-year period from the time of our Written Test date. Are you submitting a T-score received from another agency? Yes No 04 Have you ever applied for any position within the Monterey Park Police Department? If yes, list the position(s) and date(s) applied. If no, please put N/A. 05 If you are successful in completing the recruitment process, you may be selected to continue in the background process which includes a comprehensive investigation, fingerprinting, polygraph examination and credit check. Recent drug usage, theft, or other illegal activity may disqualify you. Records must be free from any felony conviction and/or any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and excessive traffic violations. Do you understand the above requirement? Yes No 06 Have you ever been disqualified during the background process for any position within a law enforcement agency? If yes, please provide the law enforcement agency and the reason for disqualification. If no, please put N/A. 07 Have you been arrested and convicted of a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or accepted any DUI plea agreement to a lesser charge within the last two (2) years of the date of your application or have two (2) or more convictions of DUI at any time? Yes No 08 Have you had three (3) or more at fault traffic accidents in the last five (5) years? Yes No 09 Have you received three (3) or more moving violations in the last five (5) years? Yes No Required Question

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