The City of Manhattan Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Academy Trainee. The Police Academy Trainee is a non-sworn training position. Candidates appointed to this position will complete a formal and comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Basic Academy training program in the first six (6) months of employment. Upon satisfactory completion of training and graduation from the Academy, you will be sworn in as a Police Officer with full police authority.
The Police Academy consist of training in basic criminal investigation processes and techniques; preparation of various reports; analyze situations and make decisions appropriately under stressful situations; testify and present evidence in court, and practices and theory in criminal and civil law enforcement. Candidates will be required to meet minimum standards of physical fitness prior to the Academy and throughout the Academy's training program.
ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT :
Manhattan Beach Police Department serves a beach community in the South Bay of about 34,000 residents. Manhattan Beach is a pleasant and peaceful living environment that has access to many recreational activities within the city limits. The Police department is comprised of two divisions: Administration & Investigations and Field Operations. There are approximately 65 sworn and 35 non-sworn employees in the department.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRESENTLY :
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA MBPD POLICIES AND RULES :
- US High School diploma or G.E.D. or California HS Proficiency Test
- 21 years of age at time of hire (20 1/2 years old to apply)
- CA driver's license
- US Citizen or permanent resident who has applied for citizenship
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- No Felony or Domestic Violence convictions
- Persons hired after September 3, 1988, shall refrain from smoking tobacco or using any other tobacco substance at any time, on or off duty
- For further MBPD Policies and Rules disqualifiers, please contact backgrounds (310) 802-5111.
The following tasks must be performed while wearing the leather gear waist belt with all required equipment. Must have the ability to run at least 50 yards at maximum effort; resist combative subjects through kicking, pushing, wrestling, pulling or shoving; balance, at times in conjunction with climbing; jump, hurdle, or vault over obstacles such as walls, fences and embankments. Will occasionally move non-resistant persons or objects, doing motions such as dragging, pulling, lifting, carrying and supporting. Must be able to carry a flashlight or radio and weapon while running. Frequently required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds without assistance. Must be able to drive an emergency vehicle at high speeds while operating and making broadcasts over a two-way radio. Vision 20/100 or better must be correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contact lenses (hard or soft). If worse than 20/100, vision must be correctable to 20/20 with soft contact lenses; must hear and understand whispered verbal communication.
HOW TO APPLY :
A City employment application and pre-employment questionnaire are required and will be accepted beginning Wednesday, January 30, 2013 until the needs of the department have been met. To be considered for this opportunity,please submit required forms to the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or mail to Human Resources-City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Facsimiles, photocopies, emails and final filing date postmarks will NOT be accepted.
If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Technician at (310) 802-5253. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).
The selection process will consist of the following components and exam weights:
Written exam (70%) and Physical Abilities test (30%)
Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet our requirements will be invited to test. Final appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of an oral interview, a pre-Background interview, an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, Police Chief's interview and a pre-employment medical examination. Candidates must successfully pass each step of the recruitment and selection process to be placed on the eligible list.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE BELOW DUE DATES WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE CORRESPONDING WRITTEN EXAM - IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE WRITTEN EXAM DATE YOU WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED AND WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR A NEW RECRUITMENT TO OPEN IN ORDER TO APPLY AGAIN WITH THE CITY. In addition, if you tested within the last six (6) months you will have to wait a period of six (6) months to re-apply and re-test for Exam No. 12-003.
Applications Due by
5:00 PM on:
Written Exam Date:
Physical Abilities Test:
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, March 11
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, April 11
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Monday, May 6
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, June 6, 2013
City Application (MS Word) and Pre-Employment Questionnaire (PDF)
Job Announcement (PDF)
CLASS SPECIFICATION :
Police Academy Trainee (PDF)
The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate. NOTE: A drug test will be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.
The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.