Police Officer Recruit will open February 4 and close March 4, 2019.
Written Test will take place March 21 and March 23, 2019
Under supervision, attends a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Basic Recruit Academy; performs related work as assigned.
This is an entry level, temporary civil service classification without peace officer powers, rights or privileges, within the Police Department, used for classification of new recruits during their attendance at a P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Recruit Academy. Upon successful completion of the required course of study in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy, incumbents may be accepted as a sworn Peace Officer of the State of California and a Police Officer of the Police Department. This class is distinguished from Police Officer, which is a sworn classification with peace officer authorities.
Examples of Duties:
The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement.
Attends a P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Academy to obtain classroom and practical education in the criminal justice system, applicable civil and criminal laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical fitness.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Note: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job duties as defined under Class Characteristics.
Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts; and
Techniques for dealing with people of all socio-economic levels under hostile and emergency situations.
Observing and accurately recalling places, names, descriptive characteristics and facts of incidents;
Remaining calm and controlling own emotions in tense situations;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
Reading, interpreting and applying complex laws, procedures and policies;
Making rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines;
Preparing clear and concise reports, records and other written materials; and
Understanding and following oral and written directions.
Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology and operation of equipment used in law enforcement and crime prevention and investigation.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of 60 college semester hours in police science, public administration, psychology or a related field. Previous volunteer or paid experience in a law enforcement support area is desirable.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess satisfactory hearing capabilities and visual acuity of at least 20/100 correctable to at least 20/30 in each eye, and be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. Must be willing to work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts. Must be able to obtain required P.O.S.T. certification and maintain firearms qualification. Must be willing to attend classes, study and participate in other Academy work outside of typical shift hours, without additional compensation beyond the basic salary range for the class. Must be a United States citizen.
Internal Number: 71140
About City of Berkeley
The Mission of the Berkeley Police Department is to safeguard our diverse community through proactive law enforcement and problem solving, treating all people with dignity and respect. The Berkeley Police Department's Vision is: We will be a team of leaders at every level. We will foster strong relationships with our community, inspiring trust through our service, building on our historic tradition of progressive policing, and dedicated to the safety of all. As members of this community, we will provide proactive law enforcement and problem solving, holding these as our core values:Integrity: We are ethical, fair, and trustworthy in all we do.Safety: We strive to keep our community and each other safe.Respect: We fulfill our duties with dignity, compassion, and empathyDiversity: We value the strength of a diverse workplace and community. We endeavor to reflect the community we serve, promoting inclusion and fairness.Professionalism: We are committed to organizational excellence through progressive training, positive attitude and superior performance.