Police Officer Lateral

City of Union City, CA
Published
May 7, 2022
Location
Union City, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

East Bay

Job Type

Full-Time

Close Date

Continuous or until 400 applicants

Salary

$8,056.00-$10,635.00 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires

Pre-qualification and Supplemental

About Union City

A Good Place to Live

The City of Union City, is a recipient of the 1999 All-America City award. Conveniently located in the East San Francisco Bay Area, in Southern Alameda County, Union City is known as the gateway to the Silicon Valley. Transected by major freeways, railways, and both the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges, the city is perfectly situated for easy access to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose airports and metropolitan attractions.

Union City's 73,452 population is enriched with a strong diversity of culture and wide ranging demographics. Adorned with award winning schools and easily accessible parklands and trails, and a city-owned and operated sports center, Union City hails as an ideal community for families. The city offers low interest home loans to those interested in residing in the community. Union City is chartered under a city council/city manager form of governance.

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Location

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587

Description

Effective the first full pay period following 1/1/2023, a 3% Cost of Living increase and up to 4% equity adjustment will be applied to the hourly wage for the Police Officer Lateral position. Effective the first full pay period following 1/1/2024, an additional a 3% Cost of Living increase and up to 4% equity adjustment will be applied to the hourly wage for the Police Officer Lateral position.

A Good Place to Live

The City of Union City is a recipient of the 1999 All-America City award. Conveniently located in the East San Francisco Bay Area, in Southern Alameda County, Union City is known as the gateway to the Silicon Valley. Transected by major freeways, railways, and both the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges, the city is perfectly situated for easy access to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose airports and metropolitan attractions.

Union City's 73,452 population is enriched with a strong diversity of culture and wide-ranging demographics. Adorned with award winning schools and easily accessible parklands and trails, and a city-owned and operated sports center, Union City hails as an ideal community for families. The city offers low interest home loans to those interested in residing in the community. Union City is chartered under a city council/city manager form of governance.

A Great Place to Work

The Police Department was formed in 1966 and is currently staffed by 81 sworn and 31 non-sworn positions. The Department is a dynamic and enthusiastic service-oriented organization with an annual budget of more than $20 million.

The Challenge

As a Police Officer your duties will typically include patrolling assigned areas; interacting with the public; conducting criminal investigations; enforcing laws; investigating collisions; preserving the peace and writing reports. You will be assigned to one of three shifts spanning the 24-hour day and these shifts will periodically change. In the Patrol Section you will work three 12 hour and 20-minute workdays and have four days off. If you are assigned to any other Section, you will work four 10-hour workdays with three days off. As your skills develop you may be assigned to investigations; community policing,; traffic; canine; bicycle patrol; Special Weapons and Tactics Team; narcotics; or school resource officer.

Recruitment Process

Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website. (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.)

Application and materials can also be mailed or delivered to the Police Personnel and Training Unit at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application should be submitted as soon as possible as the recruitment can close at any time. Faxed application material will not be accepted.

Application may be obtained from:

Union City Police Department

Attn: Personnel and Training

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road

Union City, CA 94587-4497

Tel: (510) 675-5286

Job Hotline: 510-675-5286

Employment questions will be responded to via E-mail at: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

The Selection Process Properly complete and submit a Union City employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in the process. Only the candidates that have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. The process will include an oral panel interview with law enforcement professionals, may also include an interview with Operation and Support Services Managers, and other related test components. A limited number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough examination of their personal background, a thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.

The Examination Process

Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you feel you will need accommodations, you must notify the Personnel and Training Unit at (510) 675-5286 and provide a reasonable amount of time for arrangements to be made.

Authorization to Work

Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

Ideal Candidate

The Compensation

The Police Officer Lateral consists of seven salary steps and will be commensurate with experience.

To be considered as a candidate for Police Officer Lateral, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have satisfactorily completed a Field Training Program as a Peace Officer in the State of California.
  • Prior experience must have been with a full-service agency similar to Union City, including patrol experience within one year of the date of application is desired.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Be able to prove United States Citizenship.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • 15 semester units at any accredited college in the United States is desired.
  • Possess a valid California driver's license.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Prior use of controlled substances may be grounds for disqualification.

Benefits

Retirement: CalPERS enrollment in either 3% @ 55 (Classic Employees) or the new 2.7% @ 57 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual's eligibility, as per AB 340. The City does not participate in Social Security; therefore, there are no Social Security tax deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City. Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each. Long-term and short-term disability insurance premium is paid by the City. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides up to $2,000/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits. A retiree medical benefit is provided after 15 years of service (see POA MOU for details on benefits).

Leaves: Employees shall accrue 3.69 hours of Sick Leave per pay period with no limit on accumulation, and initially 80 Vacation Hours per year progressively increasing to 200 Vacation Hours per year after 19 years of service.

Holidays: 47 Banked Holiday hours and 79 Paid Holiday hours

Uniform: $1,250/annual uniform allowance paid over 26 pay periods

Bilingual Pay: Bilingual Pay with passing score on City's bilingual exam

Overtime: Time and one-half overtime with option of pay or future time off

Other: 3/12 work schedule; Deferred Compensation Plan available; All necessary equipment is provided; P.O.S.T. and/or Education Incentive up to 5%.

Special Instructions

Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website. (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.)

P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy Certification or P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate MUST be attached to the application at the time you apply. If you have multiple pages to attach to your application, please scan all documents onto one PDF file, as CalOpps only accepts one file attachment.

Application and materials can also be mailed or delivered to the Police Personnel and Training Unit at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application must be submitted as soon as possible as recruitment can close at any time. Faxed application material will not be accepted.

Application may be obtained from:

Union City Police Department

Attn: Personnel and Training

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road

Union City, CA 94587-4497

Tel: (510) 675-5286

Job Hotline: 510-675-5286

Employment questions will be responded to via E-mail at: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

The Selection Process:

Properly complete and submit a Union City employment application and supplemental questionnaire with a copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy Certification or P.OS.T. Basic Certification.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in the process. Only the candidates that have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. The process will include an oral panel interview with law enforcement professionals, may also include an interview with Operation and Support Services Managers, and other related test components. A limited number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough examination of their personal background, a thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.

The Examination Process:

Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you feel you will need accommodations, you must notify the Personnel and Training Unit at (510) 675-5286 and provide a reasonable amount of time for arrangements to be made.

Authorization to Work

Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

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