Police Services Officer Trainee (Current academy cadet applications will be accepted)


Posting Number: 0001671


Location: District Office


Salary: $4,502 – $5,484 per month (see special instructions for step placement)


Position Definition:


To perform a variety of non-sworn law enforcement duties. To attend a certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) police academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, trainees shall be appointed to probationary status as a Police Services Officer. Trainees who do not successfully complete the required police academy training may be terminated.


Distinguishing Characteristics:




Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Attends P.O.S.T. Certified basic academy, participating in and passing all required classes.

Develops awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers.

Participates in Academy training activities, which may include: including proper handling and firing of firearms, review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections, overview of the court system, writing and editing police reports, observing law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, crime prevention and protection of citizens and property, review of rules, regulations and procedures, developing and maintaining a high level of physical fitness, learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique and other California P.O.S.T. required subjects.

Perform other non-sworn duties for the District Police Services Department, such as parking control, security, dispatching, dispatch and office duties.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:





No experience required.


Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.


Minimum age of 21 at time of appointment.

Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.


Knowledge Of:


Effective communication skills.

Basic mathematics principles.


Skill To:




Ability To:


Maintain physical condition to perform essential duties as specified by P.O.S.T. certification.

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include effecting arrests, subduing resisting individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations, moving equipment and injured/deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles.

Effectively deal with personal danger, which may include exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, communicable diseases, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic and natural and man-made disasters.

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing and operating assigned equipment and vehicles.

Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability to exercise sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances, evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action and demonstrate intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:


– 60 semester college units completed. —- Currently enrolled in a California POST certified Police Academy


Special Instructions:


The Contra Costa Community College District, Police Department is looking for qualified candidates that are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services in a unique College environment. The Department’s employees take pride in their work and in the community they serve. The Police Department is dedicated to a community-oriented policing philosophy.




Do you wonder about the benefits of policing in a college setting vs. a city agency? Let us tell what sets us apart from other police agencies…


– Employees enjoy favorable shift hours in a community college environment. Police Service Officers are not routinely required to work overnight shifts like you would for city agency.

– Police Service Officers receive more holiday time- off than most city agencies would allow.

– When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity to get to know the students, staff, faculty and community you serve. You get the opportunity to be involved in a positive environment.

– The district offers a tuition reimbursement program for professional growth.

– You will find greater work/life balance which will contribute to your overall mental state and wellness.

– You will enjoy the opportunity to help transform lives of our college students.

We need Police Service Officers to help with contributing positively to our community! Please apply for consideration!


Job finalists must pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes a credit history, driving record, criminal activity, military and employment records, and character references (in accordance with the minimum standards for employment issues by the California POST Commission)


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,502 per month, second step $4,730 per month or third step at $4,969 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,484 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date: 6/3/2022


Open Until Filled: No


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3072734


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