Goverment Jobs
Published
February 26, 2020
Location
Covina, California
Category
Job Type

Description

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

Under direct supervision, performs routine tasks in various divisions of the Police Department in conjunction with a formal training program designed for career development into the law enforcement field as a Police Officer.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

A Police Cadet is a part-time position responsible for performing a variety of routine functions for the Jail, Records, Evidence, and Detective Divisions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

Receives general supervision from assigned management. Incumbents in this class do not routinely exercise supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(include but are not limited to the following)

  • Performs the routine functions of an assigned Police Division.
  • Assists in the referral of citizen complaints and problems.
  • Processes records checks and overnight parking applications.
  • Investigates activities such as thefts, loss of property, neighborhood disputes, and traffic problems.
  • Assists officers and jailers in booking prisoners, including fingerprinting and photographing.
  • Performs filing and other related duties as required.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports and data using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the incumbent must be at least 18 years of age by time of appointment and have 20/20 vision corrected in both eyes. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The position also requires the ability to frequently exert 20 to 50 pounds of force and occasionally exert up to 100 pounds of force to move objects. In the course of normal duties, this position may be exposed to chemical and biological hazards. The position may require working weekends, holidays, and rotational shifts.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

(The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:

Graduation from high school (or GED Proficiency Certificate). A Police Cadet must be currently enrolled or within three months of employment with the City enroll in a minimum of twelve semester units in a course of study leading to a degree related to law enforcement from an accredited college, and must maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A.

License/Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.

(The following are a representative sample of the KAS's necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)

Knowledge of:

Basic standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office practices, methods and equipment, including computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping, filing, and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; and occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Ability to learn department rules and procedures; learn laws of arrest and pertinent local, state, and other laws; ability to meet and deal with the public tactfully and courteously; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as a part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and type 25 words per minute.

Skill to:

Operate standard office equipment including a computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
This recruitment is Open Until Filled and may close at any time without notice. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The deadline for the first review of applications will be on Thursday, March 12, 2020 by 6:00 pm. Serious applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
The selection process may include, but not limited to, skills assessment and/or oral interview.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position.
Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitution for a complete application.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference/background check (to include a conviction record and LIVE SCAN) and pass a post-offer preemployment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).
The City of Covina utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communications regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.

The City of Covina is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Covina provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City of Covina complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the City has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The City of Covina expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the City of Covina's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

THE CITY OF COVINA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR REVOKE, WITHOUT NOTICE, ANY OR ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN PRIOR TO THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, AND TO WAIVE ANY NON-SUBSTANTIVE JOB REQUIREMENT AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE DECISIONS INTERPRETING AND ASSESSING THE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY CANDIDATE, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION THAT NONE OF THE CANDIDATES, EVEN THOSE WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION.

By reason of part-time status, such employees are not eligible for full-time benefits, but are subject to 7.5% monthly deductions for the Accumulation Program for Part-Time (short-term) and Limited Service Employees (APPLE). The City does participate in the Medicare portion of Social Security and does not participate in the full Social Security benefits.

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Candidates will be evaluated based on the information provided on both the application and the responses to the following Supplemental Questions. Failure to fully detail all experience or stating experience in response to the Supplemental Question but not listing the experience in the application, copy/pasting information, or responses referring to your resume may eliminate you from consideration. Please indicate "Yes" to reflect that you have read and understand this information.

  • Yes
  • No
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Education: Select below the option which best describes your highest level of education?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some college courses
  • Associate Arts Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
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Are you currently enrolled in a community college or four year college or university?

  • Yes
  • No
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How many units are you currently enrolled in?

  • 12 units or more
  • Less than 12 units
  • None
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Acknowledgment: I understand that I cannot update my application once I have submitted it. Therefore, I have fully completed ALL sections and provided full descriptions of my duties and responsibilities for each employer listed in my work experience, and have fully supported ALL of my responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire with the materials found in my application.

  • I understand.
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Recruitment Communication: Please be advised that the City of Covina's primary means of communication regarding recruitment status is via email. Have you provided a valid email address that you can access regularly? PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you check your JUNK folder for email messages that may be incorrectly flagged as SPAM.

  • I understand

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