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Police Officer
Fremont, California

The annual salary range is $66,620 - $80,995.

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Job Description
Under direct and indirect supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; controls traffic and investigates vehicle collisions; enforces state and local traffic regulations, laws and ordinances; and performs related work as assigned or required.

High school graduation required. If you have a CHSPE Certificate of Proficiency, a California High School Equivalency Certificate, or a GED High School Equivalency Certificate, mark the appropriate box in the education section on your application, and it will be accepted in place of a high school diploma. Out of State GED High School Equivalency Certificates must be accompanied by a GED Official Report of Test Results showing an overall score of at least 45 and a standard score of at least 35 on any test section. A two (2) or four (4) year degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Universities will be accepted in place of the high school graduation requirement (a copy of your high school diploma or college transcripts is not required)

California Government Code Section 1031(a) requires that Police Officers be citizens of the United States by time of appointment to the position. California Government Code Section 1031.5 requires that permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as Police Officers be eligible for and have applied for citizenship.

Application minimum age:
20-1/2 years (no upper age limit).

Vision requirements:
Not less than 20/100 in each eye correctable to not less than 20/30 in each eye with glasses; without functional color blindness or impairment. Limitations in the field of vision may be disqualifying.

Ability to pass a job related medical examination, which will include a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation.

Must pass an extensive background check including a polygraph examination. A record of repeated criminal misdemeanors and/or felony violations or other infractions of the law may be disqualifying.

Must have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a valid California driver's license.

The annual salary range is $66,620 - $80,995. The 9% employee paid portion of the PERS retirement contribution is tax deferred pursuant to IRC 414(h)(2). Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range. The second step of the salary range is met after six months satisfactory performance on the job, the third step at the end of one year, and annually thereafter to the fourth and fifth steps. The City Manager may make appointment at higher than the first step, depending upon the qualifications of the individual appointed. Compensation for lateral police officers is dependent upon experience. All step increases are based solely on merit, depending upon continued satisfactory performance.

Additional benefits include:
Annual vacation of 12 work days after one year, increasing to a maximum of 21 work days after 15 years

12 days sick leave per year with Sick Leave Incentive Plan
Cafeteria Benefit Plan for full or partial payment of medical insurance or a cash option, including coverage for domestic partners

California Public Employees' Retirement System, 3% at 50 plan
Long-Term Disability and Dental Insurance furnished through the Police Association

$35,000 Term Life Insurance paid by the City

13 paid holidays, including one floating holiday

Education incentive pay program, an employee assistance plan, and Credit Union membership available.

Working Conditions:
Police Officers assigned to patrol work an 8-day work cycle consisting of four days on and four days off (11 hour shifts). The 11 hour shift includes a paid 50 minute meal period and one hour paid physical fitness period.

The City of Fremont Police Department has a fully equipped, state of the art gymnasium and running trails surrounding Lake Elizabeth, available for police officers' fitness training. In addition, each Police vehicle has the most advanced information and equipment technology available.

Contact Information
Clarise Lew
[email protected]
Fremont Police Department
2000 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, California 94538
ph: 510 - 790 - 6681

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