This is a recruitment to fill two open positions within the UC Irvine Police Department. Hiring will occur in the Police Officer job title code series which includes the following job title codes: •Police Officer (Title Code: 5323) •Police Trainee (Title Code: 5324) The hiring authority will determine the initial job title based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Please reference each position description for responsibilities as well as skills, knowledge and abilities required/preferred.
Under the direction of a Police Sergeant, a Police Officer Entry Level is an apprentice level specification in which incumbents have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Basic Academy training program, but have not received a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. A Police Officer Lateral is a journeyman level specification having completed the POST Basic Academy training program, have been or are currently employed by a law enforcement agency within two years of date of appointment. Incumbents perform under direct supervision of a field training officer and generally do not perform police officer duties independently until the successful completion of field training. Following completion of training, the Police Officer is expected to perform regular law enforcement duties including: foot, bicycle and/or vehicle patrol of the University of California properties (campus, medical center, residential areas and off-campus affiliated properties/areas), investigate and prepare preliminary investigation reports, issue citations, make arrests, assist in the prosecution of violators of law, provide crime prevention information and serve as a proactive resource to a uniquely diverse community.
A Police Trainee is a non-sworn training position. Under the closed supervision of UCI Police Department and Academy Staff, the Police Trainee will complete a formal, comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Basic Academy training program; learn basic law enforcement legislation and principles, police procedures and techniques, participate in physical training, arrest and control training, firearms training, emergency vehicle operations training and other related work as required. Upon satisfactory completion of the training and graduation from the Academy within the prescribed training period, the Academy Trainee will be sworn in as a University of California Police Officer with full police authority.
About the UC Irvine Police Department
The University of California, Irvine Police Department is a 24 hour, 365 days per year law enforcement agency that provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community policing, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and site security services to a daily population of more than 50,000 people at the University’s Irvine campus and the University of California, Irvine Medical Center located in Orange, California. Police officers protect the lives and property of the campus community members including students, staff, faculty and visitors, respond to all medical emergencies, crimes in progress, calls for service, quality of life issues, and other law enforcement and campus security issues.
Police Officer Salary: $36.34 hourly / $75,876 yearly (Min) - $45.69 hourly / $95,400. Yearly (Max) Police Trainee Salary: $32.06 hourly / $66,941.28 yearly. (This is a set salary)
**Note: If selected for the Police Officer position, salary shown is the complete range for the position. Finalists will be offered a salary that fits within the department budget.
**Additional Specialty pay: Those that hold the following certifications will also receive specialty pay: Intermediate Certification = 4% over base salary/Advanced Certification = 8% over base salary
Total Hours for the Police Officer: 13 hour 20min work shifts Total Hours for the Police Trainee: M-F, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 2 Career Positions. Must have a valid California Driver’s License and participate in DMV pull-notice program May be required to work shifts, weekends, or holidays. Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
High-school graduate (or possess GED certificate). Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. U.S. Citizen (resident aliens are eligible if they have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to taking the written test). Have graduated from a California POST certified Basic law enforcement training academy at the time of appointment or are currently employed by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 830.1 or 830.2 within two years of date of appointment. Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English, using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Ability to use precise phrases and write in a logical, concise and chronological manner. Familiarity with standard alphabetical, numerical and chronological filing systems. Knowledge of radio operations, recording equipment operations, and computer equipment operations. Pass a polygraph examination. Complete/pass extensive background check, medical examination and psychological examination in compliance with (POST) standards. Have no Felony convictions. Complete the UCI Police Department Field Training program.
High-school graduate (or possess GED certificate). Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. U.S. Citizen (resident aliens are eligible if they have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to taking the written test). Pass a POST written exam (Reading & Writing Assessment). Pass a Physical Ability Test. Pass a polygraph examination. Complete/pass extensive background check, medical examination and psychological examination in compliance with (POST) standards. Have no Felony convictions. Must attend and graduate from the Police Academy within the prescribed training period. Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English, using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Ability to use precise phrases and write in a logical, concise and chronological manner. Familiarity with standard alphabetical, numerical and chronological filing systems. Knowledge of computer equipment operations.
To review a complete job description and apply, please follow this link: Police Officer / Police Trainee or visit UCI's job site at http://jobs.uci.edu and search job 2018-0406.
About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.