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Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs & DA Investigators

City Attorney Investigator

$27.99 - $33.86 Hourly
$2,239.20 - $2,708.80 Biweekly
$58,219.20 - $70,428.80 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 12/17/14 05:00 PM

APPLY AT: http://www.sandiego.gov/empopp/

Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority
Manager of Security Programs

$105,662 - $139,474 Annually

Under general direction, the Manager of Security Programs plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Protective Services Department, and manages other programs as assigned. This classification is responsible for managing overall security services and fare compliance activities for VTA. Security services and fare compliance activities include facilities and operations security, enforcement of VTA rules and regulations, revenue collection and counting, and management of security and law enforcement contracts. The incumbent supervises professional and support staff in support of these activities. This classification also manages VTA’s non-revenue vehicle fleet.

Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree, and extensive, increasingly responsible experience managing a comprehensive security and/or law enforcement program for a large organization. Experience in a large public transportation organization is preferred. Possession of a basic California Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate (or equivalent) is desirable. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required.
Apply on-line at www.vta.org


The Animal Services Department is offering an excellent employment opportunity for candidates interested in the field of Animal Services. The Animal Services Lieutenant, under the direction of the Deputy Director of Animal Services, is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising field activities and the operations at the Martinez and Pinole Animal Control Centers. This includes supervising and evaluating subordinates; conducting training; answering complaints; assisting law enforcement agencies in serving search and arrest warrants; analyzing and evaluating data contained in daily reports, citations and notices issued; citizens’ complaints and perform other related work as required..

For information on the minimum qualifications and to apply online, visit us at www.cccounty.us/hr

City of Burbank
Police Officer/Lateral

$5,495 - $7,391/Mo

city-of-burbankApplicants must be experienced officers; in good physical condition; able to demonstrate  strong moral character; min. 21 years of age; H.S. grad or equiv. with valid CA Class “C” driver’s license. Please see our website for additional requirements. Please apply online at www.burbankusa.com/jobs. Completed application must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. EOE

City of Burbank
Police Department Recruit


city-of-burbankYou will attend a regular basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified recruit academy and be sworn in as a full duty Police Officer upon graduation. Applicants must be in good physical condition; minimum 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age upon graduation. Requires H.S. grad or equiv. with valid CA Class “C” driver’s license or equiv. The City of Burbank does not accept POST T-scores. All candidates must take the Burbank Police Department written examination. Please apply online at www.burbankusa.com/jobs. Completed application must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. EOE

Public Services Administrator
(Santa Monica Police Department)

Salary: Up to $119,148/year, plus an excellent benefits package.

The City of Santa Monica (Santa Monica Police Department) is seeking a civilian administrator with strong management and leadership skills to oversee, supervise, plan and coordinate the activities and functions of various civilian uniform field personnel within the operations division. The areas of responsibility include parks, airport, pier, beach, downtown business district, alleys, parking structure, light rail and other City facilities. This position also performs various administrative and operational duties.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice or a closely related field. Four years of recent, paid progressively responsible professional experience in the administration/oversight of a public sector division, section or unit. Three years of the required experience must be in a supervisory capacity. Experience in a public safety environment is desired.

Possession of a valid class C driver license.

Apply online at: www.smgov.net/hr

For further information contact the:
City of Santa Monica
Human Resources Department
1685 Main St., P.O. Box 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90407
(310) 458-8697

APPLY BY: 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014.


Salary: $92,832 - $115,536
Annually + Excellent Benefits

The Berkeley Police Department will be accepting applications for lateral I & II police officers from Nov.10 to Dec. 5, 2014. Lateral I: This is the academy-trained level, which is conferred upon successful completion of a California POST basic academy. Academy Graduation must have been within the last three years. Lateral II: This is the experienced level for candidates who have a POST basic certificate and have successfully completed the probationary employment period with a law Enforcement agency in the State of California. The employment must have been within the last three years. Please go to http://www.cityofberkeley.info/police/ for further Information about the department and a complete list of the minimum qualifications.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has key positions available in the Transit Security and Law Enforcement Department:

Executive Officer, System Security and Law Enforcement
This position will provide executive direction to Metro’s overall security and law enforcement contract compliance and strategic plan while supporting a community oriented policing philosophy. Reqs: BA/BS in Business, Public Administration or related field and 8 years of senior management level experience in law enforcement within a public transit environment. (Bulletin # 008825-001)

Chief of Transit Security
This position will direct the overall functioning of the Security Department; direct and administer major security contracts; and plan security program enhancements to respond to new security threats. Reqs: BA/BS in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, Industrial Security or other related field and 5 years of management level experience in law enforcement. (Bulletin # 008824-001)

Director, Transit Security Contract Compliance
This position will direct and oversee security and law enforcement contracts, Transit Court and Grants Compliance. Reqs: BA/BS in Business, Public Administration or other related field and 5 years of management level experience performing contract management work. (Bulletin #008826-001)

To apply, visit our website at: www. Metro.net, search under Metro Careers. EOE

City of Napa, California

$79,584-$96,816 annually

Click here to learn about Police Officer (Lateral) benefits. To apply, visit www.cityofnapajobs.org. The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Police Officer
(Lateral and Academy graduates)

Starting salary: $5044 to $6438
a month plus benefits

Live and work in one of the most beautiful communities in California. For further details go to, view flyer or call Commander Joe Allen @ (805) 470-3236.

Lateral & Entry Level
Police Officers

Salary: $3,616 - $ 4,396 monthly


The City of Sanger is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

PERS Retirement
PERS 2% @ 50 Classic Employees
PERS 2.7% @ 57 New Employees

Health, dental, and vision Insurance
Vacation/sick leave- accrual begins upon hire
Holiday Leave- 132 hours annually

Uniform Allowance
$1,000 annually

Educational Incentive Program
2.5% of base pay for AA degree
5% of base pay for BA degree

P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay
Intermediate Certificate 5%
Advanced Certificate 10%

Merit Pay
5% of base pay

Bilingual Pay
5% of base pay

For an application contact Human Resources at HResource@ci.sanger.ca.us or (559)876-6300 ext.1310 or visit the City website at www.cityofsanger.net


Lateral: $77,875 - $91,437

The Huntington Beach Police Department is accepting applications for Experienced Police Officers. Requires one year of sworn police officer experience AND successful completion of the probationary period.

Compensation: Salary plus incentives, including education, POST, longevity & bi-lingual. See job flyer at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/huntingtonbeach/default.cfm

Lateral officers CURRENTLY working in an agency covered by CalPERS, who are determined by CalPERS to be CLASSIC members, would receive the benefit rate of 3%@50. – go to http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf for additional information.

Police Officer
(Lateral and Academy Graduate or Academy Students)

Qualified laterals may be eligible for top step: $6,472—$7,867/month!
Future Salary Increases:7/1/15+2%; 7/1/16+1%
Academy Students pay: $28.00/hour and no benefits until graduation.

Begin the next phase of your law enforcement career by joining our progressive and technologically advanced law enforcement team!  The City of Brentwood is one of the most fiscally strong municipalities in the State of the California!  The Brentwood Police Department is looking for motivated Police Officers that have a commitment to fighting crime in order to preserve the high quality of life for those who live and work here.

Special Assignment Opportunities (+5%) include: Investigations, Motors, School Resource Officer, Youth Liaison Office, K-9.

Benefits include:  Patrol Officers 4/10 schedule; Shift Differential +3%; $1,000/year uniform allowance; $500/year Spanish bilingual pay; AA degree/POST intermediate certificate +2%; BS/BA Degree/POST advanced certificate +5%; Master’s Degree +7.5%;  PERS medical plan (City contributes up to $1,709 / mo.);  City-paid dental, vision, life and disability insurance.

Obtain required City application and detailed job flyer at City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513, call 925-516-5188, or  www.brentwoodca.gov.  Submit applications to HR Division.  FULLY completed applications will be reviewed.  Partially completed applications will not be reviewed.  Open until filled.  Faxes, e-mails or past-marks will not be accepted.  EOE/ADA.

Police Officer
(Lateral, Academy Graduate or Academy Student)

Salary $5,690-$6,916/mo;
Negotiations currently in progress


The Novato Police Department is Hiring!

The Novato Police Department is looking for highly energetic and motivated self starters who are committed to working with the community to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors.

Our Department has been nationally recognized for its diversity and citizen outreach programs. We offer a broad variety of career opportunities with assignments in Investigations, Traffic (motors,) K-9, Bicycle Patrol, Off Road Motorcycles, SRT and Hostage Negotiations. The organization is structured into two main divisions: Services which includes Personnel, Training, Records and Communications; and Operations which includes Uniform Patrol, Investigations and Traffic.

The Department rank structure allows for advancement. The rank progression is Patrol Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Chief.

Additional information about job duties and qualifications are available on the City of Novato website, www.novato.org

The San Mateo County
Sheriff’s Office is hiring!

Deputy Sheriff Lateral -$38.21-$47.76 Hourly, $79,476.80-$99,340.80 Annually
Entry Level Correctional Officer- $31.47-$39.34 Hourly, $65.457.50-$81,827.20 Annually


Are you looking for a career with opportunity for career advancement and growth?

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office opens the position of Correction Officer on July 25, 2014 and it closes on August 21, 2014. Documentation of completion of WSTB ad Pellet B with a minimum score of 46 of Pellet B is required.

The position of Deputy Sheriff Lateral is continuous at this time.

For more information please go to www.smcsheriff.com



Police Officers

  • Lateral ($6,844.00 – $8,318.00 Monthly)
  • Academy Graduates/Students ($6,844.00 – $8,318.00 monthly for graduates, $21/hour as a student in the academy)
  • Entry Level ($21.00/hour while completing the Basic Academy plus medical, dental and vision benefits)


  • Lateral ($4,704.00 – $6,003 Monthly)
  • Entry Level ($4,704.00 – $6,003 Monthly)



Cafeteria plan provided for the purchase of health, dental, vision, life insurance and EAP (cash payment option in lieu of benefits is available); Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS): 2.7% @ 57 formula for new PERS members; 3% @ 50 formula for Legacy/Classic PERS members; Deferred Compensation Plan available; Holidays – 16 days/year (including 3 floating holidays); Vacation – 11 to 25 days/year depending on length of service; Sick Leave – 12 days/year; Medical After Retirement Account (MARA); Educational Incentive Plan; Uniform Allowance – $980/year; Bilingual Pay – $100/month; Senior Officer Pay – 2 ½- 7% depending on months of service as a sworn Peace Officer in the State of California; Shift Differential – 2 ½% for swing shift and 5% for graveyard