DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Under general supervision, works various shifts patrolling an assigned area in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; enforces state and local traffic regulations; investigates complaints; performs special assignments in the protection of life and property; and, performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques; criminal law and criminal procedure with reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence regarding seizure and preservation of evidence; offensive and defensive weapons use and theory; first aid principles, practices and techniques; self defense tactics; and interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Must be able to perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, which include but are not limited to: Ability to observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and properly care for firearms; understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct written reports; analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take emergency action; identify potential crime situation or traffic hazards and take preventive action; meet the first aid requirement as prescribed by the State and to administer first aid; learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks; meet the physical requirements established by the department; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to comprehend and utilize various types of computers and computer software.
Applications may be obtained at www.ci.cotati.ca.us
FINAL FILING DATE:
All completed applications must be received by the City of Cotati no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2010.
POSTMARKED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after this date and time.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
-Medical/Dental/Vision: The following amounts are paid monthly by the City for employee and dependents:
No Coverage: $150.00
Employee Only: $483.94
Employee Plus One: $811.85
Employee Plus Family: $1161.52
-Retirement: PERS 2% at 50
-Uniform Allowance: $800 per year
-Leave Bank: Monthly leave accrual based on years of service:
One to three years 13.75 hours per month
Three to five years 17.75 hours per month
Five to ten years 19.75 hours per month
Ten and more years 24.75 hours per month
-Holiday Pay: Equivalent to 12.5 ten hour days yearly
-Life Insurance: The City provides $100,000 per employee
-Deferred Compensation: The employee may make contributions into this retirement savings program (IRS 457)
-Employee Assistance Program: The City offers employee assistance through REMIF
-Intermediate Post Certificate: 2% above base salary
-Advanced Post Certificate: 3% above base salary
-Cafeteria Plan (IRS 125): Un-reimbursed medical, dependent daycare, and other supplemental pre-tax & post-tax policies
-Longevity Plan: 5% of base salary after 10 years of service with satisfactory performance evaluations and POST Certificate
- Age: 21
- Education: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities including, but not limited to, graduation from a police academy and possession of a POST Certificate of Completion; and, equivalent to the completion
- Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities including, but not limited to, graduation from a police academy and possession of a POST Certificate of Completion; and, equivalent to the completion
Be a U.S. Citizen who is a minimum of 21 years of age and possess an appropriate, valid California driver's license.