The Police Sergeant schedules, supervises, directs, reviews and coordinates the work of subordinates; patrols and performs public safety and law enforcement activities; makes decisions/determines appropriate course of action and personnel deployment; coordinates data flow between shifts, management and field officers; testifies in court; monitors department equipment maintenance; assesses department needs; evaluates, investigates, and resolves citizen complaints; coordinates, directs and may conduct crime scene investigations; supervises jail facility on assigned shift; may conduct internal affairs investigations; supervises and/or coordinates special department functions; prepares reports and correspondence.
Application Process Each applicant must submit a completed city employment application, resume, cover letter and a copy of their POST Intermediate Certificateby July 2, 2019 at 5:00pm. Resumes, while required, will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications should be submitted online by going to www.governmentjobs.com/careers/prcity. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Human Resources at Jobs@PRCity.com.
This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. Candidates should be aware that references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.
Selection Procedure Application materials received by the filing date will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and job related qualifications. A limited number of persons whose applications clearly demonstrate they meet the requirements may be invited to participate in the selection process which may be any combination of written, oral and/or performance exams. Any incomplete application packets or applications which do not meet the minimum qualifications will be denied participation in the examination process. All statements made in the application materials are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.
Written Exam Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
Candidates who obtain a passing score on the written examination (at least 70%) may be invited to participate in the oral exam component. Candidates must pass each oral exam component (listed below), with a minimum score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligibility list. Candidate's final score will determine rank on the eligibility list. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical, psychological examination, polygraph and background and criminal history check. Before starting work, applicants must present documentation of their identity, authorization to work in the United States and a DMV driving record. The City of Paso Robles participates in E-Verify (more information can be found at www.prcity.com/HR). Following appointment, an eighteen (18) month probationary period is required as the final phase of the selection process for newly hired employees. For promoted, current employees, a twelve (12) month probationary period is required as the final phase of the selection process.
Multiple-choice written examination preparation materials:
Iannone, N. (2013). Supervision of Police Personnel, 8th Edition. Prentice Hall.
Swanson, C. (2012). Criminal Investigation, 11th Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Hale, C. (2004). Police Patrol Operations and Management, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall.
California Peace Officers Legal Sourcebook. California Department of Justice.
All persons employed by the City of Paso Robles are designated as "disaster service workers" as defined in the California Government Code section 3100 and 3101.
The City of Paso Robles is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract.
Internal Number: 18/19-22
About City of Paso Robles
Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in San Luis Obispo County, the City of Paso Robles is 27 miles from beautiful beaches and surrounded by scenic rolling hills and California’s premier wine regions. Founded in 1889, this thriving community of approximately 30,000 possesses the benefits of a suburban-rural community, retains a small-town feel, and is one of California’s best kept secrets. With over 200 wineries nearby and a bustling downtown with a variety of excellent restaurants and quality retail, Paso Robles is fast becoming one of the most desirable and yet relatively affordable places to live, work, shop and play.