POLICE OFFICERCITY OF ESCALON
POLICE OFFICER- Eligibility List
$53,688-$65,234/yr., plus excellent benefits
City of Escalon is accepting applications for a Police Officer. This position will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work, control traffic flow and enforce Stte and local traffic regulations, perform criminal investigation work on special assignments, promote community oriented policing philosphies and perform other duties as required. Applicants must possess a valid CDL and Basic P.O.S.T. certificate or have graduated from a P.O.S.T. certified Police Academy. Final Filing Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5pm. For a required application packet and more information: City of Escalon, 2060 McHenry Ave, Escalon, CA 95320. Phone: (209) 691-7421 or visit our website at www.cityofescalon.org E.O.E.
DEFINITION Under general supervision, incumbents will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work,
control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations, perform criminal investigation work on special
assignments, promote community oriented policing philosophies and perform other duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Perform a variety of work in the office and in the field including, but not limited to:
Patrols city on an assigned shift in a radio equipped vehicle; Responds to calls for the protection of life and
property; Investigates suspicious circumstances, disturbances, burglaries, thefts, accidents and other incidents in which a crime has been or may have been committed; Apprehends, interrogates, and searches suspects and if necessary makes arrests, informing persons of their rights; Interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims;
Processes crime scenes for fingerprints, evidence and takes photographs; Gathers and preserves evidence and
testifies in court concerning evidence; Prepares reports and keeps records of patrol and other law enforcement
activities; Enforces the safe and legal operation of motor vehicles, cautioning drivers and issuing citations where necessary; Assists in training reserve officers and cadets; Controls traffic at the scene of accidents or at city functions; Administers first aid or CPR in emergency situations; Gives talks and makes appearances at schools and benefits; Handles special or rotating assignments as required by the Chief of Police such as responsibility for in-service training for departmental personnel, new officers, reserve officers and cadets.; Other related job duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Modern police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime
prevention, and traffic control; Criminal law, with particular emphasis on apprehension, arrest, and custody of
persons accused of misdemeanors and felonies; Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the
preservation and presentation of evidence in Court; Criminal investigation techniques and procedures, including
crime scene investigation, interrogation, fingerprinting and photography; Local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations; Community based policing philosophies; Use and care of firearms.
Remain calm in emergency situations and exercise good judgment; Make careful observations and record important, detailed accounts of any situation; Subscribe to and incorporate the philosophy of community oriented policing; Gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts and evidence; Draw logical conclusions from information and make proper recommendations; Interpret and apply laws and regulations; Analyze situations quickly and accurately, and take effective courses of action; Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education, training and experience which is likely to provide the required knowledge and
abilities would be accepted for employment. A typical background would include:
• Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
• Two years of college is desired.
• Successful completion of an approved P.O.S.T. Basic Training Academy
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
• Must be willing to work rotated shift assignments, weekends, and holidays.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee must maintain physical ability and stamina to meet police
and safety standards including: see well enough to drive vehicles under emergency conditions, make valid
identifications, use firearms, detect hazardous situations, write legible reports; hear and speak well enough to
converse on the radio, telephone and in person over incident noise, and to be alert to situations of danger; bodily mobility to make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods, stamina and endurance necessary in the apprehension of combative suspects, use of hands and fingers to write, type reports, utilize safety gear, and drive vehicles under emergency conditions; ability to distinguish hazardous odors; must be able to lift equipment as necessary.
BENEFITS – City participates in a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) through
Anthem Blue Cross, Sutter Health and Kaiser. The City currently pays 100% of premium for employee and
dependents. HSA account provided with 50% to 95% of deductible contributed by City. City pays 100% of premium for employee and dependents for dental, chiropractic and vision coverage; Retirement; CalPERS Retirement for “Classic members”: (2 @55) employee contributes 12% of employee/employer portion. “New Members”: (2% @ 57) employee pays employee portion of 9.5%. The City participates in Social Security; 457 Deferred Compensation Plan with voluntary contribution available; 3% match contribution for “New Members”; Life Insurance - City provides $50,000; Annual Uniform Allowance - $1,000.00; Two weeks of paid vacation, increases to three weeks after 5 years of employment; Sick Leave - 12 days/year. No Maximum; Ten paid holidays per year and two floating holidays.