The Huntington Beach Police Department is seeking qualified self sponsored candidates who are currently attending a California POST approved Basic Police Academy and who have completed at least 4 weeks of the academy . Successful candidates will be hired on a temporary conditional basis pending completion of the background investigation.
This is an entry level or trainee class where incumbents will be presented with a wide variety of training experiences while attending a POST-certified basic police academy. After meeting all department, state-mandated and academy requirements, including graduation from the Police Academy, the incumbent will be reclassified to the class of Police Officer.
Examples of Essential Duties:
Attends a basic POST-certified academy, the curriculum of which is mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and/or the local Police Academy Advisory Committee. This training consists of an entire overview of the criminal justice system, which includes, but may not be limited to, various laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and lifetime physical fitness.
The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:
Ability to : Observe and learn such things as laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques and first aid; analyze problems and rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stressful situations; undergo strenuous physical conditioning, meeting or exceeding required standards of performance; read and interpret highly complex written materials: laws, statutes, manuals, etc.; clearly and concisely present ideas orally and in writing.
Education: Requires high school graduation or GED Certificate. Currently attending a California POST approved Basic Police Academy and have completed at least 4 weeks of the academy.
License: Valid California driver's license.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
An official online application must be completed in its entirety . Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Candidate's performance in the academy will be reviewed prior to the oral interview.
Oral interviews (weighted 100%) will be conducted at the academy at a mutually agreed date and time.
Selected candidates will be given a temporary conditional offer pending the completion of the background investigation. This includes salary, uniform, equipment, etc. and must meet the academy standards set forth by the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Candidates considered for hire must undergo a comprehensive background investigation, which includes (but is not limited to) LiveScan fingerprinting, polygraph exam, credit check, reference/employer checks, DOJ and FBI checks, etc.
Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification.
PLEASE NOTE: Our primary means of communication with applicants/candidates is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application.
Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions: