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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is:June 7, 2019
Departmental Overview Consider a law enforcement career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation. The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 35,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.
At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 62 sworn peace officers, 70 full time civilian employees and 60 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
Responsibilities Police Trainees will participate in a 6-month Police Academy Program that includes:
A lifetime fitness/physical training program which runs the length of the academy;
An emergency vehicle operations course and driving simulator;
Newly constructed handgun, shotgun, and rifle ranges, live fire house and simulator;
Modern classrooms and facility well suited for law enforcement basic training;
Dedicated full-time academy staff and experienced, professional instructors.
Required Qualifications Candidates for the position of Police Trainee and acceptance into the Police Academy must:
Be at least 21 years of age upon graduation;
Possess a valid California Driver License;
Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent;
Be a US citizen or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three years);
Take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB), or have taken the test within one year of entry into the Academy;
Take the POST written exam and obtain a score of 45 or higher; or have taken the test within one year of entry into the Academy;
Pass the California POST Battery Physical test;
Have no felony convictions.
Preferred Qualifications Candidates for the position of Police Trainee should have:
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
Excellent verbal and written skills and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community;
Ability to use vehicles, computer systems, weapons and other technologies and tools employed by police agencies;
Understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment.
Salary & Benefits During the police academy and prior to being sworn in as an officer, police trainees are compensated at a rate approximately 5% lower than the first-step of the police officer pay scale. After successful graduation from the police academy and upon being sworn in, trainees are reclassified to the police officer salary range.
The pay rate for a Police Trainee is $38.88/hour
UCPD offers stipends for POST certificates (4% of base pay for intermediate or 8% of base pay for advanced) and specialty assignments (5% of base pay). The department also provides an annual $1,000 uniform allowance after a full year of employment. After ten years of service, police officers are eligible for a 4% longevity pay benefit. We participate in the UCRS Safety Retirement (3% @ 50 / average highest 3 years).
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information The Selection Process: To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete a written exam, a physical agility test, a panel interview, a background investigation, medical and psychological exams, a pre-employment drug test, and other procedures as necessary. Applicants who have completed the POST written exam, and/or the POST physical agility test within the previous two years, should supply their T-score and/or physical agility verification, on their resume or attach their certificate to the application.
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam, psychological exam and pre-employment drug test.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.