Police Officer Recruit

Police Officer Trainee
Downey Police Department - Downey, California

Jan 25, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jan 25, 2024

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$39.85 hourly

Job Description

DOWNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT 10911 BROOKSHIRE AVENUE DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA 90241 (562)861-0711 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/citydowney

Updated: January 09, 2023

*Job Classification: * Police Officer Recruit

City of Downey is currently hiring for Police Officer Recruit. All candidates must complete the FrontLine National exam througn National Testing Network.

Candidates who have not filled out the City of Downey application, should go to **[www.downeyca.org/gov/hr/jobs/default.asp**](http://www.downeyca.org/gov/hr/jobs/default.asp)** to apply.**

Please contact NTN Candidate Support, at 855-821-3761, if you are in need of assistance with the submission of your test scores

Pay Information: Step A Police Officer at $39.85 per hour

*Benefit Information for Sworn Police Officer: *

Merit Longevity Pay: (5) years of service, 2.75%; (10) years of service, 5.5%; (20) years of service, 8.25%; (25) years of service, 13.0%. Other agency service as a POST certified sworn Police Officer shall apply as though earned with the City of Downey. Such pay continues subject to “meets standards” of performance.

Education Incentive Pay: 6.0% Associate’s Degree and/or Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate. 9.5% for a Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate upon successful completion of 18-month probationary period.

Bilingual Pay: $52.38 per bi-weekly pay period. Subject to certification testing and re-evaluation.

Retirement: New member coverage under the 2.7% @ age 57 retirement formula and a required employee contribution of 12.25% of reportable earnings.

Medical Insurance: The City’s contribution rate covers the entire cost for employee plus qualified dependent(s).

Dental Insurance: MetLife or Delta Dental. The employee contribution is up to $49.85 per month.

Holidays: (11) paid holidays per year.

Vacation: Up to 160 hours accrual per calendar year based on years of service and hours worked. Maximum accrual is two years of accrued vacation.

Sick Leave: (10) hours accrued per month based on hours worked. There is no maximum accrual.

Continuing Education: The City of Downey offers a tuition reimbursement program for career development in the position/field hired. The City reimburses equivalent tuition rates charged at California State University Los Angeles and California State University Long Beach. Tuition reimbursement also includes all required books.

*Department Overview: * The Downey Police Department is comprised of 111 Sworn Police Officers and 56 Non-Sworn Support Personnel. The department offers a variety of assignments including K-9, Narcotics and Vice, High Tech Crimes Detective, Gang Detective, Robbery Homicide Detective, Special Enforcement Team, Motor Officer, Accident Investigator, Crime Impact Team, Special Response Team, School Resource Officer, Bike Patrol Team, Range Master, and Explorer Advisor.

*Area Information: * Downey is a unique community in the heart of Southern California that combines the best of both large and small. We are an active city of 110,000 with a small town atmosphere. Downey is a place of pride, history, involvement, and community. We are highly recognized for our centralized location, top medical facilities, quality residential neighborhoods and schools, excellent golf courses, and an unmatched family lifestyle.

Downey is admired for its strong retail base with quality housing. In fact, Downey has been rated in the top 25% of "100 Best Cities To Do Business in California" by California Business Magazine.

Police Officers in Downey serve a diverse community with a reputation of civic mindedness and active community development.

*Population: * 112,201

Job Requirements

Age : 21

Citizenship Required : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid CALIFORNIA Driver's License : Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Vision : Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes; free from color-blindness.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors : Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Any person who has ever been convicted of any offense declared by law to be a felony in this state or any other state shall not be eligible for employment with the Downey Police Department.

Driving Disqualifiers: Applicants for employment who, based on Department of Motor Vehicle records, display a propensity for any of the following may be disqualified from consideration for employment:

  1. Driving under the Influence-alcohol/narcotics
  2. At-fault traffic accidents
  3. Moving or non-moving violations of the California Vehicle Code
  4. Other unsafe vehicle operation

Drug Use Disqualifiers: Any person who is a currently using illegal drugs or has illegally used any controlled substance within five years of application, may not be eligible for employment.

Employment Disqualifiers: Any person who has been dishonorably or less than honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall not be eligible for employment. Any person showing poor employment history will not be eligible for employment.

Financial Disqualifiers: Any applicant for employment who is presently in collections for any valid credit obligation or has shown a propensity for late payments and poor credit management may not be eligible for employment.

Additional Disqualifiers: Any applicant for employment who is presently delinquent for any court ordered child or spousal support payments will not be eligible for employment.

Hiring Process :

PART I: Qualifying Written Examination - Applicants successful in Part I listed above will be invited, via email, to submit written examination scores through National Testing Network (NTN). Please visit the NTN website by clicking HERE to view testing information and to take practice examinations.

Upon completion of the entry level exam, all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Downey Human Resources Office. An applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% in each of the examination components in order to continue in the selection process.

PART II: Qualifying Physical Agility (Pass/Fail): Those applicants meeting the required pass point on the written examination will be invited, via email, to the qualifying physical agility assessment. The physical agility assessment is evaluated on a point basis. The components of the physical agility are:

  • 1.5 mile run (Max time allowance 15 minutes)
  • 500 yard run (Max time 3 minutes and 19 seconds)
  • Climbing over six-foot walls (chain link and solid wall)
  • 99 yard obstacle course
  • Lifting and dragging a dummy
  • 30 pushups (Max time allowance 2 minutes)
  • 30 sit-ups (Max time allowance 2 minutes)

PART III: Appraisal Examination - An applicant who passes the Qualifying Physical Agility will then be invited, via email, to participate in an Appraisal Examination. This testing component will assess the candidate's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to successfully perform in the position. This examination will be a panel interview will be conducted by subject matter experts.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school Diploma or G.E.D
  • Experience: N/A

Contact Information

Candidate Support

Downey Police Department
Downey, California 90241
phone: 4257410103

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