- 13 holidays; employees working on a holiday receive overtime pay
- 2.5% for possession of a POST Intermediate Certificate, an Associate’s degree or 60 college credits
- 2.5% for possession of a POST Advanced Certificate, a Bachelor’s degree or 120 college credits
- January 2024 pay increase of 3% - 5%, depending on cost of living changes
- January 2025 pay increase of 3% - 5%, depending on cost of living changes
The City is part of the CalPERS retirement plan. Classic employee formula is 2% at 55. PEPRA employees hired after January 1, 2013, or Classic employee with 6-month break in service are eligible for 2% at 57.
- 5% City contribution into 401(a) deferred compensation plan
- Member of Social Security
- Medical/Dental/Vision plans (Employee pays 10% of premiums)
- Life insurance provided at 1x annual salary
- Uniform allowance
- 80 hours of vacation, increasing at years 4 and 7
- 96 hours of sick leave
2 openings available.
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 auxiliary duties such as school resource officer, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, taser instructor, etc…
In patrol, a Police Officer is assigned an area in a car, on 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, Council, State and Federal laws, codes and ordinances.
The City’s recruitment is for an academy graduate or police lateral. Individuals presently attending a POST-certified police academy are encouraged to apply. A qualified applicant will need:
A valid California’s driver’s license
California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Certificate
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 Corporals and 7 Officers. In addition to the full time staff there are part time staff that include Reserve Officers, 1 Community Service Officer, 1 Code Enforcement Officer, and 2 Police Technicians.
The Police Dispatch Services encompasses the Dispatch Center and Records Bureau of the Police Department. Dispatch staff consists of one Dispatch/Records Supervisor, 4 full-time Dispatchers and 3 part-time Dispatchers. The Records Bureau maintains files of police reports, citations and other correspondence.