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Signal Hill Police Department
Tuesday December 23rd, 2014 :: 02:31 p.m. PST
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Signal Hill Job Openings Apply Today

APPLY IMMEDIATELY. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION AND THE INCUMBENT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS.

The Police Cadet Program is intended to familiarize persons interested in a law enforcement career with police operations while functioning in a support role.

Under general supervision, take miscellaneous police reports, provide traffic control, assist officers at DUIcheckpoints, enforce parking ordinances, assist detectives and the Records Bureau with providing the public with routine law enforcement information and provide clerical support to staff as needed. The ideal candidate has a strong desire to work in a municipal law enforcement capacity .

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all­
inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Gather information and prepare miscellaneous police reports.
• Assist officers by providing traffic control as needed (i.e. traffic collision scenes)
• Assist officers at DUIcheckpoints.
• Patrol the City to enforce parking ordinances; prepare and issue parking citations.
• Prepare and transport evidence to the Sheriff's Crime Lab for analysis.
• Assist the public seeking routine law enforcement information; both in person and by telephone.
• Conduct minor investigations, i.e., non-injury traffic accidents, minor theft and/or vandalism reports.
• Monitor CCTV and/or surveillance cameras and report any unusual activity to Dispatch.
• Enter traffic accident and arrest report information into computer databases.
• File reports and administrative documents.
• Release stored/impounded vehicles according to guidelines.
• Compile parking citation and vehicle mileage statistics.
• Operate switchboard.
• Other duties as assigned.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Performs various related duties as required which may include delivering evidence to the crime lab, purging files to be

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microfilmed, filing records, preparing forms for mailing, inventorying and replenishing supplies, assisting the public with record searches and/or requests and registering bicycles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or GED with technical training in law enforcement or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and <;Jbilities. A valid California motor vehicle operator's license required. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

SKILLS. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
Police accident and crime reporting procedures. Department organization and record keeping procedures. Office practice principles and skills.
City parking ordinances. City geography.

Phvsical Requirements:
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as keyboard use.
Ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work typically involving some combination of lifting and pushing.
Ability to operate office equipment and machinery such as computer terminal, typewriter, multi-line telephone
system, calculator/adding machine and photocopier.

Mathematical Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Abilitv :
Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment to semi-routine work activities.
Ability to exercise independent judgement, decisiveness and creativity involving a variety of pre-defined duties subject to frequent change.
Ability to classify, compute and tabulate data and information following a prescribed plan requiring the exercise of some judgment. Ability to count, compare, differentiate, measure and sort information. Ability to assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information.

Language Ability and Interoersonal Communication:
Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as accident/crime reports, general orders, and procedure and training manuals.
Ability to effectively communicate with the general public, department personnel and visitors utilizing a broad base of verbal skills.
Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards. Ability to follow instructions and respond to a variety of requests.

Environmental Adaotabilitv:
Ability to work under safe and comfortable conditions with little risk of injury, but there may be exposure to verbal abuse and threats of intimidation.




APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www .cityofsigna lhill.org
THE PERSONNEL OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
2175 Cherry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 989-7385

Job #2014 -00147
POLICE CADET
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An Equal Opportunity Employer


Police Cadet Supplemental Questionnaire


* 1. Please complete the "Pre-Investigative Questionnaire" (PIQ) and attach to your application. Applications received without a completed PIQ, including details for any "yes"
responses (attach pages as necessary), will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Click here Have you attached your completed "Pre-Investigative Questionnaire" including details for any "yes" responses? Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Address/Location
Signal Hill Police Department
2745 Walnut Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 562-989-7200

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