MOUNTAIN VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 VILLA STREET
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA 94041
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Updated: June 18, 2019
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
Applications and supplemental materials will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Applicants must complete a City of Mountain View application and submit current (dated within one year of the application posting date) PELLETB certificate or complete NTN FrontLine test (within one year of the application posting date) with results automatically forwarded to MVPD by the closing deadline in order to be considered for this opportunity. The Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) is also required. More information regarding certificates and testing can be found in the supplemental information below. Application materials will be accepted online at www.calopps.org, and at the Human Resources Division: 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.
Contact Information:Sgt. Kevin Galloway650-903-6344Salary Information:
*following successful completion of the academyPlus a comprehensive benefits package and $5,000 bonus (paid in two payments: $2,500 in your first paycheck and $2,500 in the first paycheck following successful completion of probationary period).Benefits Information:
Area Information: Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is just over 12 square miles in the center of Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco).
Population: The City is home to approximately 80,000 residents.
Age: A minimum of 21 years of age
US Citizen: U.S. citizenship status or permanent resident alien status with eligibility for, and in the process of obtaining, U.S. citizenship
High School Grad/GED: Yes, plus additional college units listed below.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license
Vision: Vision and hearing capability consistent with POST
College: 40 semester or 60 quarter units from an accredited college (college units must be completed by time of application)
Necessary Certifications: POST certificate verifying successful completion of the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a T-Score of 50 or higher OR National Testing Network FrontLine law enforcement written test with reading and writing scores of 70% or higher and video score of 65% or higher.
Hiring Process: The Police Officer's primary responsibility is to promote community order and protect life and property through the preservation of the public peace, prevention of crime, and enforcement of laws. The Police Department is committed to the philosophy of Community Policing. Our Officers and their approach to police work reflect this commitment. The Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn, entry-level position in the Police Department for individuals without prior sworn law enforcement experience or those who have yet to complete the Police Academy. At the commencement of employment, Police Officer Trainees will complete a P.O.S.T.-approved Police Academy prior to beginning their field training program with the Mountain View Police Department. Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Officer Trainees will be reclassified as Police Officers. We encourage you to visit http://joinmvpd.com for more information regarding the recruitment process for this rewarding career opportunity. The detailed job description for Police Officer Trainee is available on the City’s website here.
Fine Print: Application screening will be part of the examination process. Based on the application screening and subsequent Pre-
employment History Questionnaire (PHQ), those candidates with the most relevant qualifications and complete submittals of the certificate/test results will be invited to an oral board interview (weighted 100 percent). The oral board interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 13, 2019. Candidates passing the oral interview are placed on an eligibility list. Finalist department interviews will be required. Depending on the number of applications, the above
process may be altered. Finalists must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, including polygraph,
medical exam and psychological screening and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check prior to a final employment
Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process
should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. The City of Mountain View is an Equal
Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Mountain View Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
for law enforcement agencies.
Employment in the Police Officer Trainee classification is contingent upon maintaining enrollment in a P.O.S.T.-approved
academy for which she/he was enrolled. Incumbents who fail to maintain enrollment in a P.O.S.T.-approved academy
for any reason will be released from employment without cause and without the right of appeal.
Supplemental Information: The City’s selection process for Police Officer Trainee requires successfully passing either the PELLETB test (with a T-Score of 50 or higher) OR the National Testing Network FrontLine law enforcement test (with reading and writing scores of 70% or higher and video score of 65% or higher):
POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB)
This test is administered through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRPSTC), among other California Academy locations, and candidates who successfully pass this test battery receive a certificate. A copy of the certificate must be attached to your city application through www.calopps.org. It is preferred for applicants to attach this certificate to their application upon submittal. If you are awaiting certificate/results at the time of application you may submit your application without the certificate and provide the certificate to Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Please note, your application will not be considered until and unless the required certificate is attached.