Police Officer - Lateral
City of Anaheim, CA - Anaheim, CA

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The City of Anaheim is currently seeking experienced Police Officers to join the Anaheim Police Department for patrol assignments .

ADDITIONAL SALARY INFORMATION: Experienced Police Officers are typically hired above the minimum of the range.

BILINGUAL PAY
For designated languages - 2.5%, 5%, or 7.5%, depending upon level of ability.

P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATE PAY
Intermediate P.O.S.T. - 10% above base pay
Advanced P.O.S.T. - 12.5% above base pay

Essential Functions:
Receive calls through dispatch and respond to requests for police services; respond to medical aide requests and administer first aid as needed.
Arrest suspects involved in suspected criminal behavior; pursue or search for suspects; detain suspicious persons.
Investigate traffic accidents, direct traffic, remove hazards and report malfunctioning traffic equipment.
Make car stops for traffic violations or suspicious activity; question reporting parties, suspects and witnesses and prepare departmental reports; secure crime scenes and collect evidence; testify and present evidence in court proceedings.
Perform problem-oriented policing functions and duties.
Based on assignment may be required to investigate crimes, perform administrative duties, conduct crime prevention or conduct training for other personnel.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Note: Officers may be assigned to specialized details such as helicopters, motorcycles, or investigative or administrative units.

Qualifications:
Employment within the last six months as a police officer with a municipal or state law enforcement agency. Patrol experience is highly desirable .
Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (must be submitted with your on-line application) .
Possession of a valid California driver's license by date of appointment.
Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances and court decisions; departmental policies; criminal investigations principles and practices; law enforcement crime prevention, and problem-oriented policing principles; interviewing and interrogation techniques; collection of evidence; technology including various computer software and hardware.
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing; exercise tact, self-restraint and good judgment; safely and appropriately use firearms and other weapons. Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of employment.

Supplemental Information:
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Apply early - this recruitment may be closed at anytime, without prior notice.
First review will include applications received prior to December 31, 2012.

Applicants must pass the physical agility test in order to be invited to participate in the oral interview. The physical agility test is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013 with interviews held the week of February 18, 2013.

Further selection steps include an administrative review, medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol screening, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, background investigation, and an interview with the Chief of Police. The interview with the background investigator and completion of the background investigation will include, but is not limited to, verification and evaluation of any present and/or past use of drugs, driving and employment history.

Candidates must be complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from competition. The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication through U.S. mail. Instructions to self-schedule for your physical agility test will be sent to the email address listed on your application.