SANTA ANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
60 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92701
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Updated: July 17, 2019
Job Classification: Police Reserve Officer Level 1 (Part-time)
The city of Santa Ana is currently building an eligibility list for Police Reserve Officer Level 1 (Part-Time) positions. To be considered for this position, all candidates are required to submit a department application, located here, as well as complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.Salary Information:$29.16 Hourly Benefits Information: PT Employees accrue paid sick leave at the rate of one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked up to a maximum accrual of 6 days or 48 hours. Employees are eligible to use 3 days or 24 hours of accrued paid sick leave in a 12-month period. For additional information please visit the Department of Industrial Relations Website: www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Paid_Sick_Leave.htmDepartment Overview: The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
At the Santa Ana Police Department, our commitment to service is simple: we strive to enhance the quality of life by employing Community Oriented Policing with Traditional Policing efforts for the betterment of everyone in our community. This approach requires members of the Santa Ana Police Department to be men and women of great character with selfless compassion and empathy in service.We are looking for strong applicants who will support the mission of the Santa Ana Police Department with a lifelong commitment in service to others, focused on servant leadership.City Information: Santa Ana, Orange CountyPopulation: 334,217
Opportunities are now open for part-time Police Reserve Officers. Reserves can work up to 20 hours per week, but MUST work a minimum of 16 hours per month. A monthly reserve meeting (3 hours) is mandatory and counts toward the 16 hours.
The Santa Ana Police Department, one of the highest caliber law enforcement agencies in the country, has an active Police Reserve Program which complements the regular police officers in performance of their duties. The program represents a balance of those individuals seeking community involvement and those interested in pursuing a full-time police career in the future. This is a great opportunity for you to serve your community and become part of a law enforcement organization dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Santa Ana.
Police Officers, whether full-time or part-time, are key participants in a partnership of the City and community to identify and resolve crime problems affecting the quality of life of all residents. This community support and the diversity of cultures in Santa Ana make it an exciting and demanding place to work.
Minimum Qualifications: CalPERS (CA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM) retired annuitants are not eligible for this position.
To be further considered, all applicants must meet all requirements defined by P.O.S.T. in addition to those set forth by our agency. One year of work experience in any field, A.A. or B.A. degree, and/or military experience is highly desirable.
YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE LISTED ON THIS LINK TO BE FURTHER CONSIDERED:MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Those who wish to be considered for the Police Reserve Officer position must have successfully completed either a California POST-approved police training academy (Basic or Extended Basic) or a POST-approved Level I Reserve academy within 2.5 years from the application date. Current peace officers can also qualify if they have a valid CA POST Basic certificate or higher*.
Requalification certificates/recertification received within 2.5 years from the application date may also be considered.
*NOTE: BASED ON SAPD POLICY, A PEACE OFFICER CANNOT WORK AS A POLICE RESERVE OFFICER WITH THE CITY OF SANTA ANA WHILE WORKING FOR ANOTHER AGENCY AS A PEACE OFFICER, WHETHER FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME, BECAUSE IT WOULD CREATE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. THEREFORE, IF YOUR PLAN IS TO WORK AS A PEACE OFFICER WITH THE CITY OF SANTA ANA AND YOUR CURRENT AGENCY CONCURRENTLY, WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Tattoo Policy: Tattoos shall not be visible while employees are on-duty. If you have any visible tattoos on
or behind the ear, on the hands or fingers, on the neck or head that cannot be covered by a standard
collared uniform shirt, you do not meet our tattoo policy and you will not be able to continue in the
selection process. If you have any questions regarding the tattoo policy, please contact Background Unit
Supervisor, Corporal Pedro Duran via e-mail at PDuran@santa-ana.org.
Bilingual fluency is not required.
NOTE: If you have failed the written examination or oral interview examination, you must wait at least 6 months to reapply. Individuals who have failed the psychological evaluation or Chief's file review must wait one year before reapplying.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To: The following is a comprehensive, although not all-inclusive, description of the functions, skills and abilities associated with the job of a police officer.
NOTE: All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online, as well as complete the supplemental questionnaire. Please note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
WORK HISTORY MUST GO BACK AT LEAST 10 YEARS (IF APPLICABLE). PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE 'SALARY' FIELDS, 'REASON FOR LEAVING' FIELDS, AND 'DATES OF EMPLOYMENT (YEAR)' FIELDS. ANY APPLICATION WITH ONE OR MORE UNANSWERED FIELDS WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.
A step-by-step description of the selection process is listed below and on this link: Selection Process.
If you pass the initial application, supplemental questionnaire, and background screenings, and possess the most pertinent qualifications, in order to be placed on the eligible list, you must pass each of the following components:
Please note, all dates listed below are subject to change depending on organizational needs.