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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Police Officer is the working level class responsible for performing the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. This classification is distinguished from the next higher position of Police Sergeant in that the latter is responsible for performance of the more complex and difficult tasks, as well as the supervision of assigned law enforcement activities. The ability to speak fluent Spanish is highly desirable. Under general supervision performs tasks and duties related to the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws as a patrol officer. Acts as lead investigator, provides traffic enforcement and control, carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work, performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
• Patrol designated area by car, bicycle or on foot for the safety of the public
• Perform crime suppression and prevention activities
• Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic situations, including regulation of vehicle flow
at accidents, fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations
• Responds to calls for service for the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances,
general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic
hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, civil complaints, and related incidents
• Answers complaints including domestic disturbances, health code and local ordinance violations,
performs surveillance activities, conducts chemical, drug and alcohol testing, investigates suspicious
circumstances. Interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses
• Enforces traffic laws, controls and directs traffic when necessary, performs crowd control, operates
(RECRUIT, ACADEMY GRADUATE, LATERAL)
Continuous recruitment until the position is filled.
*Priority screening date is March 31, 2023
**Required applicant materials
• Cover Letter, Résumé and
• City of King Employment Application and Supplemental
Submit by email to email@example.com or by mail to
212 S. Vanderhurst Ave., King City, CA 93930
The City of King is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
handheld and stationary radar devices, assists in crime prevention activities and the control of juvenile
delinquency, serves search warrants and subpoenas, administer CPR and first aid in cases of emergency,
issues citations and makes arrests, transports, books and is responsible for the care and custody of
• Coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigation of crimes against persons and property,
collects, preserves, maintains and processes evidence, takes written statements, prepares required
reports and maintains investigative records, serves warrants and subpoenas, testifies in court in
connection with prosecution of offenders, contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies
• Conducts property and building checks for burglary and other criminal activity, responds to questions,
concerns and requests for service from the general public, provides information as appropriate and
• Trains and assists less experienced personnel as assigned, may serve as a Field Training Officer, Detective,
Range Master, School Resource Officer, or officer in charge in a variety of special program areas.
• Assists with the acquisition and maintenance of equipment, supplies and facilities, including patrol
vehicles and office equipment, schedules patrol vehicle maintenance and updates service records
• Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local
agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public
• Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant, or higher-ranking position depending upon
assignment. May provide technical supervision for assigned special programs, or as assigned officer in
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling,
bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires both near and
far vision and acute hearing. Additionally, incumbents may work outdoors in all weather conditions, including wet,
hot and cold. The position entails working in hazardous situations, and may involve abusive persons, potential
physical violence and the potential risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in the performance of law
enforcement duties. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to drive motorized vehicles, operate a
variety of law enforcement equipment, work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions and often work with constant
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• *Associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree is highly desirable
Police Officer Recruit (entry level):
• At least 21 years of age at time of application
• Valid California Class C Driver’s License
• Satisfactory driving record
• Clean criminal history with no misdemeanor or felony convictions
• Past the Pellet B written test with a T-Score of 48 or higher (available through the Police Academy at the
South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium – must be submitted with application)
• Passed the WSTB (physical agility) test with a score of 320 or higher and completed the 1.5 mile run in 16
minutes or less (available through the Police Academy at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium
– must be submitted with application)
Police Officer Academy Graduate:
All the requirements listed under Police Officer Recruit plus completion of a POST Certified Basic Police Academy.
Lateral Police Officer:
• High School Diploma
• *Associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree is highly desirable
• Valid California Class C Driver’s License
• Satisfactory Driving Record
• Clean Criminal History with no Misdemeanor or Felony Convictions
• Prior law enforcement experience
• Possession of a POST Basic Certificate or greater
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform
essential duties of the position.)
• Operations and standard operating procedures of a Police Department principles of crime prevention and
suppression, modern law enforcement methods and procedures including patrol
• Crime prevention, traffic control and investigation, technical aspects of law enforcement activities,
including juvenile programs, record keeping, automated records systems, search and seizure, code
violations, care and custody of persons and property
• Care, maintenance, and operation of a variety of law enforcement equipment
• Application of federal, state, and local laws, office procedures, practices
• Basic principles of law enforcement information systems, including computer and applicable software,
methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing, proper English, spelling
and grammar, occupational hazards, and standard safety practices
Gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and evidence to be able to reach sound conclusions. Act quickly and calmly in
emergency situations. Function with a significant degree of independence, meet standards for physical endurance,
agility, health and vision. Work flexible hours including weekends and split shifts. Interpret, explain and apply
applicable laws, codes and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish
and maintain effective working relationships.
Safely and effectively operate a wide variety of law enforcement equipment, firearms, and police vehicles in
emergency situations. Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
SALARY & BENEFITS
King City Police Officer’s Association. Lateral officers may receive additional salary steps depending on
experience. Any additional salary steps are at the discretion of the Chief of Police and subject to the provisions of
the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of King and the King City Police Officers Association. The
salary range is currently $74,197 – $99,431 annually.
Police Officer Recruit – Entry level candidates who have not completed a POST Certified Basic Police Academy will
be compensated at a rate of $28.88 per hour ($60,064 annually) while in the Academy.
Academy Graduate – Entry level candidates who have completed a POST Certified Basic Police Academy will be
compensated at the annual salary prescribed in the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of King and
the King City Police Officer’s Association, first step $74,197 annual salary.
Lateral Officer – Lateral officers with experience and a POST Basic Certificate or greater will be considered for a
higher-level salary start. Refer to the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of King and the King City
Police Officer’s Association.
Employees with less than five (5) years of service – 80 hours annually
Employees with five (5) years or more of service – 120 hours annually
Employees with ten (10) years or more of service – 144 hours annually
Employees with fifteen (15) or more years of service – 168 hours annually
Employees with twenty-five (25) or more years of service – 200 hours annually
Vacation shall not be taken until employed by the City for six (6) months.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
The City currently provides each employee -health, dental and vision insurance. Employees have a monthly $125
contribution toward the premium for the employee and $40 per month contribution toward the premium for each
dependent up to three (3) dependents.
The City provides term life insurance coverage in the amount of two (2) times annual base salary up to a maximum
of one hundred twenty-five thousand ($125,000) dollars.
o Classic PERS employees are enrolled in PERS with a formula of 2% at 50 Plan
o Employees hired on or after January 31, 2013, are enrolled in the CalPERS/PEPRA plan with a formula of
2.7% at 57 Plan
o Probationary period last for one (1) year from the date of employment
*See the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of King and the King City Police Officer’s Association
available at www.kingcity.com for additional details.
To assure maximum objectivity in making the selection the following selection procedure will be followed;
1. All applications will be reviewed to select qualified applicants for testing.
2. A written and/or oral examination will be administered to the qualified applicants.
3. The top candidates will be submitted to the Chief of Police, whose choice for the position will be final