Hiring Incentives up to $30,000
Police Officer Lateral – Job Flyer
The Police Officer, working under the direction of the Chief of Police and/or the Police Captain, enforces laws and ordinances to prevent crime, protect life and property, and maintain peace and order.
- The Police Officer enforces City, County and State laws.
- Patrols the City area in a radio car and on foot.
- Answers calls for the protection of life and private property.
- Conducts preliminary follow-up investigations of burglaries, thefts, holdups, accidents, and deaths.
- Gathers, preserves, and analyzes facts and evidence.
- Directs traffic.
- Stops drivers who are operating vehicles or trucks in violation of laws.
- Warns drivers against unlawful practices, issues citations, and makes arrests; interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects.
- Testifies in court; serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares reports.
- Investigates suspicious persons and circumstances.
- Gives information and direction to the public.
- Attends police and fire scenes or other public gatherings to assist in the protection of life and property.
- Handles radio, dispatch, and other similar duties.
- May undertake such special duties as K-9 Officer.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Graduation from high school; two years of general college course work; supplemented with completion of a basic P.O.S.T. course; at least two years of responsible work experience involving public contact. Must have a valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
- Understand and interpret laws, rules, and other written materials.
- Judge situations and people accurately.
- Think and act quickly in emergencies.
- Operate standard radio system; employ principles and practices of law enforcement work, including patrol, investigation, custody, and identification.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
The table below reflects the increase in base salary for full-time unit employees.
|July 1, 2022||3.0%|
|July 1, 2023||3.0%|
- Full time employees of the Unit who have been continuously employed by the City since at least July 1, 2022 shall receive one-time bonus of $3000 in the payroll period that includes December 31, 2022.
- Full time employees of the Unit who have been continuously employed by the City since at least July 1, 2023 shall receive one-time bonus of $5000 in the payroll period that includes December 31, 2023.
|Hiring by PVEPD||$7,500||$6,500||$5,500|
|Completion of the PVEPD training program||$5,000||$4,000||$3,000|
|Completion of the probationary period||$5,000||$4,000||$3,000|
|Completion of two (2) years of employment with PVEPD||$5,000||$4,000||$3,000|
|Completion of three (3) years of employment with PVEPD||$7,500||$6,500||$5,500|
|Total Possible Incentive||$30,000||$25,000||$20,000|
The listing below represents basic benefits offered to employees appointed to regular full time positions:
The City offers a generous benefit package for full-time employees and effective July 1, 2019, City paid insurance up to $1,623/month toward a cafeteria health plan for employees and dependents.
Health Plans include:
Medical: Blue Shield EPO or PPO plans or Kaiser HMO.
Dental: Metlife PPO or HMO plans
Vision: Plan through VSP (City pays 100% of the employee; employee covers dependents)
Mental Health (EAP): An employee Assistance (EAP) plan available including a phone line, counseling, financial and legal consultations
Life and AD&D and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Employees have the option to contribute to the City’s IRS 125 Tax-Saver Plan which allows employees to save tax dollars on medical expenses and childcare expenses.
CalPERS: Full-time employees will be enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Employees shall pay their entire statutory share of required retirement contributions. There shall be no employer paid member contribution on behalf of any employee
“New members”, as defined by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), which include employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. Three year average final compensation. Sworn PEPRA – 2.7% @ 57
“Classic Members,” as defined by PEPRA, which include new employees either subject to reciprocity or not considered “new members”. Sworn Classic 3% @ 50
Employees may participate in the voluntary pre-tax savings programs (457, 457 Roth and/or 401a) offered through ICMA (employee contribution only).
- 4/10 Work Week
- Education Pay
- Longevity Pay
- 96 Vacation Hours
- 120 Holiday Hours (cash option)
340 Palos Verdes Drive West
Palos Verdes Estates, California, 90274
Phone – 310.750.9802
Website – http://www.pvestates.org