FULLERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
237 W. COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA 92832
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Updated: February 18, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
The City of Fullerton Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officer Trainee.
Candidates must submit a department application, located here, as well as FrontLine National exam scores through National Testing Network.
Candidates who successfully pass the recruitment process will be placed on an eligible list which will remain in effect for one year or until an insufficient number of candidates remain on the list.
Salary Information: $6,197 - $6,832 monthly
Benefit Information: Retirement: Participation in California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)Assignment Pay: An additional 5% is paid for motorcycle duty, Accident Investigator or Field Training OfficerBilingual Pay: The City will pay qualified employees 3% of base payEducational Incentives: Upon completion of probation, the City will pay an additional 7.5% of base salary for an approved B.A or B.S. degree or 3% for an approved A.A. or A.S. degree. In addition, a total of $2500 per year is available for tuition reimbursement for approved courses.Master Police Officer Pay: Officers who commence their 15th year as a sworn law enforcement officer and at least his/her 10th year with the City of Fullerton will be eligible for 2.5% of his/her base salary. Master Police Officer Pay increases to 9.5% upon commencing the 20th year of sworn law enforcement experience with at least 15 years with the Fullerton Police Department.Health and Dental Insurance: Personalized benefit alternatives, including a choice of health insurance coverage with Cigna (HMO or PPO) or Kaiser and dental insurance. Eligible employees may choose to forego the City’s medical benefit and receive a cash payment in lieu thereof Sick Leave: 3.69 hours are earned bi-weekly. Based on sick leave usage, portions of available sick leave may be converted to cash, deferred compensation, or vacation.Holidays: Employees receive 11 paid holidays equivalent to 88 hours. Eligible employees may choose to accrue holiday hours bi-weekly and convert available hours to cash or deferred compensation at the end of the payroll year.Vacation: Based on years of service, employees accrue between 104 hours and 160 hours annually.Life Insurance: The City pays provides for a $20,000 term life insurance policyAdditional:
Candidate Contact: Danielle PatrickPolice Officer714firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Fullerton Police Department is actively looking for qualified applicants for our open Police Officer position. We provide competitive salaries and benefits, as well as opportunities for growth and special assignments. More importantly, you’re more than just another number here - when you join Fullerton PD, you become a part of our family.
Area Information: The City of Fullerton is located 22 miles southeast of metropolitan Los Angeles, in the center of North Orange County. Fullerton is a full-service city renowned for its unique mix of residential, commercial and industrial, educational and cultural environments which provide an outstanding quality of life for both residents and businesses. Founded in 1887, Fullerton is a dynamic and diverse community of over 40,000 residents. Approximately 22 square miles in size and the sixth largest city on Orange County, Fullerton’s historic building, tree-lined streets, unique park, and trail system, and specialty shops and restaurants, all contribute to its small-town atmosphere. Home to multiple education institutions, including California State University – Fullerton, a major transportation center serving 3,000 rail and bus passengers daily, and a healthy and growing manufacturing sector, Fullerton is also a modern city poised to continue as a premier city in Orange County. Fullerton is a General Law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government, and has approximately 630 employees and a budget of $191 million.
US Citizen: Must be a United States citizen or be a resident alien who has applied for citizenship at time of application.
High School Grad/GED: Graduation from high school and ability to enroll in an approved police officer training academy.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
Vision: No less than 20/100 in each eye (unless soft contact lenses are worn) and correctable to 20/20 with no color impairment.
College: Not required
Academy Certification: Not required
Prior Experience: Not required
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Candidates must be able to successfully pass a Police Department pre-employment screening process which includes but is not limited to:
Physical Requirements: Police Academy activities and Police Department support tasks are performed indoors in a classroom or office setting and outdoors with full exposure to the elements. An incumbent may perform strenuous physical activity for periods of time requiring physical strength and endurance. Incumbents drive a vehicle on City business, sit and stand for periods of time, walk and run on slippery/uneven surfaces, crawl in confined spaces, climb ladders and stairs, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, bend, crawl and grasp, lift, carry, push, pull and drag equipment and other items weighing up to 50 pounds. An incumbent must be physically able to restrain/subdue combative individuals, use bodily force to gain entrance through barriers, draw and fire a handgun, administer first aid and perform a number of other physical tasks. In order to graduate from a police academy, an incumbent must be able to successfully complete other physical tests/tasks to include dragging a 165 pound dummy 45 feet, pushing a patrol car, climbing ladders, scaffolds, a 6 foot wall and like obstacles, jumping over 3 foot high sawhorses and wooden barricades, jumping down from elevated places, walking a balance beam, climbing into and out of windows, and performing a 50 yard sprint, 10 pushups and a 440 yard run in the required time frame.
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, sense of smell and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.
Examples of Duties: Participates in rigorous 26-week, high stress, physical demanding police academy; may observe and/or perform a variety of support tasks within the Police Department divisions or units assigned, to include the Records Bureau, Community Services, Uniform Division, Services Division and/or the Detective Division; drives a vehicle on City business.
Physical Ability Test: The components of the PAT* are:
Oral Interviews: Structured oral interviews are conducted by members of the City of Fullerton Police department.
In Addition: Current City of Fullerton employees may be given preference during the testing and/or selection process.
Applicants considered for appointment as a Police Officer Trainee will be subject to an in-depth background investigation including a polygraph examination.
All employment offers, including appointment, offers to City of Fullerton employees, are conditional based upon the successful completion of a medical examination performed by the City's designated physician, at City expense. Medical exams are administered to assess an individual's ability to perform the physical requirements of this position. In addition, City of Fullerton employees appointed to safety-sensitive classifications and all new hires will undergo a drug screen.
All new hires, including non-regular City of Fullerton employees appointed to this position, will serve a one-year probationary period.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that you must be a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for hire. All new hires will be required to provide documentation to verify their status.
California Government Code §3100 – 3109 requires that all public employees are to be declared disaster service workers and shall take and subscribe to the related oath or affirmation as required.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
The City of Fullerton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, other non-job related physical or mental disability, medical condition, or other functional limitation in employment or the provision of service.
The City is committed to making its programs, services, and activities accessible to individuals with qualified disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations to complete the employment application and/or participate in the testing process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (714) 738-6361 prior to the filing deadline. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.