The City of Calistoga has full-time employment opportunities for Police Officers. This position performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression. Police Officers prepare cases and provide courtroom testimony, provide information and assistance to the public and perform special assignments in areas such as patrol, traffic, investigations and gang enforcement. This position patrols an assigned area in a car, on a bicycle, or on foot to observe and report suspicious activities or hazardous conditions for the prevention and detection of crime; arrests law violators in accordance with applicable statutory and case laws. This position also answers routine and emergency calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County, State and Federal laws, codes and ordinances. This position will assist in the response and management of emergency or planned events, including natural disasters, fires, parades and crowd control.
Not required, some experience preferred.
Licenses or Certificates:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License
Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate
Observe and document accurately; recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents and places.
Interpret, apply and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
Prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written materials.
Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs.
Coordinate and carry out special assignments.
Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations.
Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work.
Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner.
Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Speak, read and write in Spanish is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS:
- Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (as defined by PEPRA)
- PERS – Employee pays employee contribution
- Member of Social Security with Employee paying employee portion
- 80 hours Vacation Leave per year, increasing after year 3
- 96 hours Sick Leave per year
- 12 paid holidays
- Medical/Dental Plans (Employee pays 10% of premiums)
- Education incentive for P.O.S.T. Certificates from 2.5% to 5% of base salary
- Bilingual differential 5% of base salary upon successful completion of testing
- Graveyard differential pay at 4% of base salary
Internal Number: N/A
About Calistoga Police Department
The City of Calistoga:
Calistoga , at the top of beautiful Napa Valley, is only 75 miles north of San Francisco, and is easily reached from anywhere in the greater Bay Area. Calistoga is well known for its many geothermal spas and hot springs. A tourist –oriented community, Calistoga has a population of 5,190, which can double on weekends. Calistoga maintains its small town atmosphere while providing amenities such as hiking /biking trails, unique shops, art galleries, fine restaurants and world-class spas.
The Calistoga Police Department consists of administration, patrol, investigations and traffic. The department is staffed with a Police Chief, Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, 2 Senior Officers and 6 Officers. In addition to the full time staff there are part time staff that include Reserve Officers, 1 Code Enforcement Officer, and 2 Parking Enforcement Officers.
The Police Dispatch Services encompasses the Dispatch Center and Records Bureau of the Police Department. Dispatch staff consists of one Dispatch Supervisor, 3 full-time Dispatchers and 3 part-time Dispatchers. The Records Bureau maintains files of police reports, citations and other correspondence.