Police Officer
San Francisco, CA

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The City of Pacifica is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. If you are a police officer, a recent POST academy graduate, or one who is currently enrolled in a POST Academy, take this opportunity to explore our dynamic, full-service, community police department. The position performs a variety of professional law enforcement duties which include police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities. Apply today!! This recruitment closes upon receipt of the first qualified 100 applicants.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 year old at date of hire;

  • Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal history are not allowed; U.S. citizen;

  • Able to read and write the English language;

  • Must successfully pass a Police Department background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination and medical examination;

  • High School graduate or GED. Preference given to those applicants who possess a two-year community college degree.

Applicants must have successfully completed a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy within the past three years, or posses a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, or currently be enrolled in a P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy. The beginning salary for POST academy graduates and laterals is $6,189 per month up to a maximum of $7,809 per month. Appointment may be made above the beginning of the range based upon qualifications and experience. There is a career incentive of 5% for service of five (5) years, as well as a salary incentive for those who have passed probation and hold an intermediate or advanced certificate.

Excellent benefits package.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will work effectively in a department of 35 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn employees and embrace a community focus. The Department handles over 20,000 calls for service each year. Patrol cars are equipped with video cameras and laptop computers. The department is located on Highway 1 in a state-of-the-art 18,000 sq. ft. facility. The department offers in-house training, county task force assignments and state-of-the-art equipment.

Benefits: HOLIDAYS : Thirteen (13) days per year.

VACATION: From 11 to 20 days per year, depending on length of service.

SICK LEAVE : Accrual is one day per month, with no limit on accrual. Unused sick leave may be used as service credit towards CalPERS retirement.

RETIREMENT : City contracts with CalPERS to provide a retirement plan utilizing the formula for 2.7% at 57 years of age. Individuals with prioer CalPERS service may be eligible for other retirement formulas.

INSURANCE: The City provides an allowance towards a cafeteria plan to purchase health and welfare benefits (medical expense reimbursement, dependent care).

The City pays 100% toward a dental insurance plan for employee and all eligible dependents.

The City pays premiums for life insurance equal to one time annual salary.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION : The City contributes $14.50 to one of three deferred compensation plans.

SECOND LANGUAGE INCENTIVE: Upon successful completion of proficiency examination, City pays $372 per month in addition to base salary for proficiency in Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese.