Website City of Seaside

Salary : $6,277.09 – $7,629.96 Monthly
Location :CA 93955, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Police
Job Number:2022-07



IMPORTANT: Please note, on October 7, 2021, the City Council adopted a COVID-19 policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated employees may seek City approval for an exemption, as part of an accommodation, in accordance with state and federal laws. Details about the Policy are available here:

The standards as stated on the front of this job announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application.  Meeting the listed standards does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited for an examination as the Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to the most qualified for the position as determined by the Human Resources Department.

The testing process for this recruitment will include evaluation and initial screening of the standard on-line City application to determine which candidates progress to the next phase of the recruitment process. In order to qualify, please attach proof of unexpired (one year from exam date) passing scores.  The subsequent selection process will include passing a Personal History Statement in order to qualify for a panel interview and a final interview.

Background Investigation: Candidates moving forward in the hiring process will be subject to an extensive background investigation including a polygraph test, psychological exam, and physical.

DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision, attends an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy to be trained in the technical knowledge, skills, and physical capabilities required to perform police service; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a non-sworn, training level classification in the Police Department.  Incumbents are sent to a basic police academy for training.  During the training, incumbents do not have police powers and are subject to the rules and regulations of the City of Seaside Police Department and the academy attended.  Trainees may be assigned non-safety duties in the Police Department such as assisting in prevention; collecting information and data; transporting people and materials, etc.  Promotion to a sworn Police Officer position is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and the final review of the Police Chief.  Upon promotion to Police Officer, incumbents will begin a new one-year probationary period.


  • Equivalent to graduation from high school
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid, California drivers license and a safe driving record
  • Must be 21 years old at time of appointment to Police Officer
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or have applied for U.S. citizenship before application for Police Officer trainee
  • Must attach proof indicating a passing score within the last 12 months of the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test
  • Battery (PELLETB – reading and writing assessment) and the
  • Physical Agility WSTB.  A passing score for the PELLETB is 48 points and a passing score for the WSTB is 320
  • Physical health, strength, and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police work, as determined by a physical agility test and a medical exam (based on current California POST Commission guidelines)
  • Must meet current POST vision guidelines, including those for color, binocular, and peripheral vision
  • Psychological suitability for police work (determined by a psychological exam as required by the California POST Commission)

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • No felony convictions
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes a polygraph examination, 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)


Ability to: 

  • Understand, interpret, and apply State and local laws and regulations, department policies and procedures, and other technical literature pertaining to law enforcement;
  • React quickly and calmly in emergency or hazardous situations and adopt an effective course of action;
  • Observe and remember facts and details of incidents;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully;
  • Obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation;
  • Write clear and accurate reports;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Communicate verbally in a clear and effective manner; and
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of different individuals and groups from the community.

Supplemental Information : Both the PELLETB and Physical Agility certificates/proof must be submitted prior to participating in the panel interview.  The closest testing facility to the City of Seaside is administered by South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRTC).

For more information on testing through the SBRTC, please visit the SBRTC website at:

For more information regarding the testing standards, please visit the POST website at:

Click HERE to be directed to City of Seaside website to apply.

Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 128 MB.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

Translate »