Police Officer - Entry Level

City of Oxnard - Oxnard, CA4.1

Full-time$54,000 a year

Public Safety Trainee: $26.00 hourly, approximately $54,080.00 annually

Police Officer I - Academy Complete: $34.9343 - $44.8011 hourly, approximately $72,663.34 - $93,186.28 annually

The City of Oxnard is excited to announce that it is currently accepting applications for the Entry Level Police Officer position within the Police Department. To learn more about the Police Department, we welcome you to view our department's video: https://youtu.be/qt3ZcP7I87Q

We also encourage you to visit our website at: https://www.oxnardpd.org/join-oxnard-pd/

Essential Functions
After passing the written and physical agility tests, you become a Public Safety Trainee. As a trainee, you will attend a P.O.S.T.-certified Police Academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, training in various laws and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness and related duties. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy, trainees enter the Oxnard Police Department field training program and are assigned to the Patrol Division in a probationary status.

High school graduate, pass the General Education Development (GED) Test indicating high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or non-public high school.
Must be 21 years of age at the time of application.
U.S. Citizenship or resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Valid California driver license or ability to obtain one at the time of hire.
No experience required.
Excellent physical condition and must meet POST medical standards

Ability to speak Spanish
Ability to speak Vietnamese, Filipino, or Korean, and American Sign Language capability.
Employment Information

Candidates who pass the written and physical agility portions of the selection process must successfully pass thorough a background investigation, including polygraph and medical examinations.

The Written Test and Physical Agility are scheduled for the following date(s):
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020

You will receive an email approximately 2 weeks prior to examination dates informing you of the report time(s) and location(s).

Below are the physical agility tests that the applicants will need to successfully complete in order to move forward in the process:
Agility run (obstacle course) – 34 seconds,
Chain link fence – 15 seconds,
25' body drag – 10 seconds
500 yard run – 1 minute and 45 seconds

To view information on the P.O.S.T. test, click on this link: https://post.ca.gov/portals/0/post_docs/publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf (Download PDF reader)

If you have taken the POST Entry-Level Peace Officers written test (PELLET-B) within the last 30 days of our written test. You will need to submit the "official" T-Score on that agency's letterhead. PELLET-B T-score cannot be older than 12 months. You may submit your PELLET-B T-Score to megan.walker@oxnard.org
A valid picture ID (preferably a driver's license) is required to take the exam.

For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.
City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781 dhs.gov/e-verify

For questions, please contact: Megan Walker at megan.walker@oxnard.org

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Retirement Contributions: During academy: New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; "Classic" members 2% @ 55. The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement depending on their relevant MOU. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.After academy: New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2.7% @ 57; "Classic" members 3% @ 60.

Vacation Accrual Rates: Full time employees accrue vacation leave at a rate of 4.39-8.08 hours per pay period based on years of service

Sick Leave Accrual Rate: Full time employees accrue sick leave at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.

Deferred Compensation: The City offers a number of deferred compensation programs that employees may participate in.

Health and dental: The City contributes $158.71 per pay period toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $30.83 per pay period toward dental insurance premiums. Unused premium monies are paid to the employee.

Life Insurance: City employees receive Basic Life Coverage under the existing level of benefit for life insurance. Employees also have the option to purchase additional insurance.