Police Officer - Lateral
City of Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs, CA

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You must be a current (or have been in service for a minimum of one year in the past three years) California sworn Police Officer, for a City, County, or State Government to apply for this position.
This position works at the Palm Springs Police Department providing services in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities:
Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order and discover and prevent the commission of crimes; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances. Respond to general public service and crime victim calls, traffic hazards, stray animal reports and related misdemeanors and felony incidents. Plan, execute, write and serve search warrants; search suspects, vehicles, residences and buildings for evidence, contraband and lost or missing people. Serve arrest warrants; make arrests for crimes committed under penal, vehicle code, other state codes, and municipal code; perform booking procedures for new prisoners; contact and interview witnesses to gain additional information. Process and store evidence and property found at various crime scenes; maintain records and enter data into computer as necessary. Investigate organized crime and gang activities, subjects, groups and representatives relative to assigned area of responsibility; collect intelligence information and produce cases and reports for presentation to the District Attorney. Review and investigate reports relating to vehicle theft and accidents. Conduct a variety of investigations relative to assigned area of responsibility including narcotics, property and persons; gather information from witnesses and informants; interview suspects; prepare reports and follow up on investigations. Testify in criminal, juvenile, and civil courts, depositions, and DMV hearings; and DMV hearings; prepare and process court reports. Maintain and operate specialized police surveillance equipment including transmitters, radios and cameras. Develop, conduct and participate in training exercises and classes; respond to and resolve questions and concerns; stay abreast of current crime trends and innovative policing techniques; implement new information into training programs as appropriate. Perform unique duties of assigned area of responsibility including SWAT, K-9, bicycle and mounted police units. Assist other investigators and police divisions in related investigative activities. May serve in a lead capacity in the absence of immediate supervisor. Provide news releases to the media; conduct television interviews for public awareness. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum and Preferred Requirements:
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Qualifications noted as "desirable" are not included as part of the minimum requirements.
Experience: Current or previous service of a minimum of one (1) year within the past three (3) years as a Sworn California Peace Officer, for a City, County, or State Government is required.

Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Successful completion of a California P.O.S.T. Certified Police Academy or equivalent is required. Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of, or ability to obtain if selected, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required.
Basic California P.O.S.T. Certificate is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain if selected, an appropriate, valid C.P.R. Certificate is required. To be considered for this position you cannot be related to any other employee in the Police Department and live within one (1) hour's distance of the Police Department at the time of hire.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation, physical, and drug screen.

Working Conditions: This position work in an emergency police services environment; travels from site to site; have exposure to potentially hostile environments; and may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, running, standing, sitting, walking or driving for prolonged periods; the ability to discharge a firearm.

Application and Exam Information:
A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time. As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity. Applications will be reviewed carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as "see attached" or "see resume" as they will not be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process.

Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification.

For more information on completing your application materials click here .
If you are ready to join the exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button. For more information contact Human Resources at:

The City of Palm Springs
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
www.palmsprings-ca.gov
760-323-8215

Applications must be received by 4:00pm December 6, 2012 in order to be considered for this opportunity.

The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.
The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage all persons to file applications with us as we do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, family status, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly

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