EDUCATION/POST INCENTIVE (UP TO 15%) EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
THE POSITION: Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties related to crime prevention and law enforcement to protect and serve the public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Duties may include, but are not limited to the following): •Patrols assigned areas by car, motorcycle, or on foot and responds to routine calls for service •Performs crime suppression and prevention activities •Responds to emergencies and administers first aid if needed •Enforces state, county and local laws, regulations and ordinances •Directs traffic and controls crowds •Makes traffic stops and issues warnings or traffic citations •Serves warrants and subpoenas •Performs undercover and surveillance activities •Makes arrests, transports and books suspects •Conducts initial and follow-up investigations of traffic collisions, domestic disturbances, burglaries, thefts, robberies, and other crimes against persons and properties •Preserves and maintains evidence and properties •Interviews and takes statements from victims, complainants, and witnesses and interrogates suspects •Prepares reports •Works in police records and communications •Appears and testifies in court proceedings •Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies •Attends briefings and trainings •Provides information and assistance to the public •Performs other related duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: modern law enforcement methods and procedures involving police records, patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques and equipment; vehicle and penal codes; criminal law and procedures with regards to the apprehension, restraint, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases; legal rights of citizens; court procedures; record-keeping procedures; proper report writing procedures; self-defense tactics; interviewing and interrogation techniques; health and safety code pertaining to controlled substances; proper use and care of firearms; police communications and CAD systems; office equipment operation including computers and applicable software; proper English, spelling, and grammar; and standard safety practices. Ability to: establish and maintain effective relationships and to deal tactfully and effectively with the public; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; follow oral and written directions; communicate clearly and concisely; understand and respond to requests for assistance; gather, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence and reach sound conclusions; act quickly, calmly, and effectively especially in emergency situations; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue and develop and implement an appropriate response; interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, codes, regulations, procedures and policies; exercise tact and good judgment; read, interpret, and record data accurately; make clear and concise radio transmissions; observe and recall names, faces, and details of incidents; prepare accurate, comprehensive and well-written reports; ability to travel to different sites and locations; work in a confined work space and availability for on-call, stand-by, and shift work.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age; U.S. citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship at the time of application; must possess a valid Class C California driver's license; must be free of felony criminal convictions or those involving moral turpitude; must meet POST guidelines for both near and far vision, the ability to distinguish colors and acute hearing, sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; Physical Demands: requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping, reaching, twisting, turning, crawling, climbing, kneeling, bending, crouching, squatting, stooping; getting in and out of a patrol vehicle for up to 100 times per day and the ability to lift up to 165 pounds in the performance of daily activities; work outdoors in all weather conditions; work in hazardous situations which may involve abusive persons, potential physical violence and the potential risk of exposure to cold, heat, noise, vibration, explosive materials and biological, chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards in the performance of law enforcement duties. Work Schedule: This position works on a rotating shift basis and will require working nights, weekends, and holidays. The Chief of Police shall have the discretion to modify work schedules to meet the needs of the City.
EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Bilingual skills are highly desirable. Applicants must possess a certificate of completion from a POST-certified Basic Academy within the last 12 months or currently attending the academy and graduating at the time of appointment. (Applicants who completed the POST-certified Basic Academy more than 12 months ago and are not currently employed as a peace officer are NOT considered pre-service applicants even if they possess a POST-certified Requalification Academy certificate.) Lateral applicants must possess a valid POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a peace officer with a California law enforcement agency.
Additional Salary Information:
Premiums are paid at 100% for employees and their eligible dependents for Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
/ AD&D Insurance (premium paid for employee coverage only)
CalPERS – California Public Employees’ Retirement System - Classic members: 3% @ 50 formula, employee pays 9% employee contribution rate
/ New members: 2.7% @ 57 formula, employee pays 50% of total normal cost CalPERS pension calculation based on three-year average final compensation / Retiree medical benefit will be calculated based on employee’s years of service and in accordance with the CalPERS health benefit vesting requirement
Other Benefits Include:
96 hours of Vacation leave per calendar year
•96 hours of Sick leave per calendar year
•140 hours of Holiday per calendar year
•2.5% bonus for each POST certificate and/or degree with a maximum incentive bonus of 15%
•Bilingual pay for Spanish or Sign Language proficiency at 2½% of salary
•Employee Assistance Program
•Deferred Compensation Plans
•Flexible Spending Account Program for medical and dependent care expenses
•Computer Loan Program
•Tuition Reimbursement Program
About City of Irwindale
Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Irwindale encompasses 9.5 square miles and has a residential population of 1,446. Founded in 1860 and incorporated in 1957, the City is known as “Jardin de Roca” or “Garden of Rocks”, derived from the high quality of rock and gravel mined in the City. Almost every highway in the State of California, and many highways west of the Mississippi River, has Irwindale rock as part of its foundation.
The City of Irwindale enjoys progressive growth, guided by a unique vision distinguishing it as a city that takes pride in its close-knit, family-oriented community environment. The City is undergoing a renaissance, transitioning from a mining-oriented community to a manufacturing and high-tech-based, modern suburban city. This is clearly demonstrated by the development of the Irwindale Business Center and the arrival of such companies as Southern California Edison, Charter Communications, Iron Mountain and Superior Communications, to name a few. While the sand and gravel industry remains a moving force in the city's economy, with the presence of companies like United Rock, Hanson Aggr...egates, Vulcan Materials and Robertson's Ready Mix, other long-standing successful businesses like MillerCoors, Ready Pac Produce, Davis Wire, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Pepsi Cola, Ds Waters (Sparkletts), Jacmar Food Service, LA Times, Scholastic Books and Hallet Boats reflect the fact that the City has attracted and retained business and commercial activities of a very dynamic and diverse nature, a clear sign that Irwindale is a place to invest and grow.
Irwindale is a charter city, operating under a Council-Manager form of government and a city-wide budget of $56 million. The City’s commitment is to provide its residential and business community with a safe, beautiful, economically vibrant community through responsible leadership, sound fiscal management, superlative customer service, dedication, teamwork and integrity.