Police Officer Recruit Academy Sj

City of San Jose
Full Time $106,815 Per year CA 201 W Mission St, San Jose, CA 95110, United States Apply before 7/22/2024 5:00
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Overview

Our diverse and inclusive workforce of more than 7,000 employees play a key role in the success of San José, the heart of the Silicon Valley. All City of San José employees work together as one team to make San José a vibrant, innovative, and desirable place to live and work. Visit to learn more about San José.  

About the Department

**THIS IS FOR THE FEBRUARY 2025 POLICE ACADEMY**

Application Period:

Opens on March 19, 2024

Application Deadline:

Closes on July 22, 2024

Test Score Deadline:

Closes on July 29, 2024Join the February 2025 Academy: Shape Your Future in Law Enforcement!

Are you passionate about serving your community and making a positive impact? Look no further! The February 2025 Academy is now accepting applications, and we invite you to be part of this transformative experience.

What Is the February 2025 Academy?

The February 2025 Academy is a rigorous Police training program designed to prepare individuals for a rewarding career in law enforcement. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a career changer, or someone committed to public service, this academy provides the essential knowledge, skills, and practical training needed to excel in the field.


 

Minimum Qualifications

 No prior experience or training is required. However, applicants must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications below:

  • At least 20-1/2 years old at the time of application / Maximum age is 70 years old (mandatory retirement age)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States under Federal Law
  • Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the U.S.
  • U.S. high school diploma or other state approved high school diploma equivalency exam; waived if you earned a degree from an accredited college within the U.S.
  • *MUST POSSESS AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION* Forty (40) semester or sixty (60) quarter credits from a U.S. accredited college or university. Police academy credits already earned are accepted as part of the education requirement. (Military Veterans with an honorable discharge can substitute four (4) years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard in lieu of the minimum college credit requirement)

  • Must have at least 20/40 corrected vision
  • No felony, domestic violence or misdemeanor assault convictions; cannot currently be on probation or parole
  • No financial accounts currently in "collections".

POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT POSITION:

The San Jose Police Department is a dynamic, progressive and professional organization dedicated to maintaining community partnerships which promote a high quality of life for the City's diverse population. The Department is committed to treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect, protecting their rights and providing equal protection under the law.

 
 A Police Recruit is an entry level position and applies to someone who does NOT have police/peace officer  or training within the State of California; police officers from other states and federal law enforcement officers who do NOT possess a California P.O.S.T. Academy Certificate; and someone who has graduated from a California P.O.S.T. Academy but has NOT completed a patrol field training program.  The San Jose Police Department does not accept the California P.O.S.T. Waiver.



FEBRUARY 2025 RECRUITMENT

SELF SCHEDULING TEST: All applicants must self schedule a WRITTEN TEST and a PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST. (We accept the Pellet B OR the NTN for the written test requirement). Refer to the registration links below:

Pellet B (Written):  

NTN (Written):  

WSTB:  

SCORE DEADLINE:
**THE FINAL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TEST SCORES FOR THIS ACADEMY RECRUITMENT WILL BE JULY 29, 2024**
-THE SOONER YOU SUBMIT YOUR 
WRITTEN AND PHYISCAL AGILITY TEST SCORES, THE SOONER YOU CAN SCHEDULE YOUR ORAL INTERVIEW.

**ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE WRITTEN AND PHYSICAL AGILITY BEFORE RECEIVING AN ORAL INTERVIEW INVITE**

STEP #1:  SUBMIT POLICE RECRUIT APPLICATION 
STEP #2:  COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

  • The Supplemental Application will be sent to you within one week of applying. It includes the Personal History Questionnaire consisting of approximately 40 questions, which allow an applicant to self-report behavior(s) determined to be related directly to job suitability.
STEP #3:  SELF-SCHEDULE WRITTEN and PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAMS. 
  • Candidates must pass ONE of the below written examinations. Results valid for 1 year.
    1. California P.O.S.T. Reading & Writing Test (PELLETB) (Available only in CA)Pass Point is a T-Score total of 50 or higher. Results valid for three years.  For more information or to register, visit:  
    2. National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Written Exam: (Available Nationwide) Pass Point scores are 65% Video, 70% Reading, and 70% Writing. For more information or to register, visit:
  • California P.O.S.T. Physical Agility Test (WSTB).  Pass or Fail. The WSTB includes a 99-yard obstacle course, 32-foot body drag (165 lbs.), six-foot chain-link fence climb with 25 yard sprint, and 500-yard run. Also included in the Physical Agility Test is a 1 mile run, which must be completed in 12 minutes or less. Results valid for one year. To register, visit:   We will not accept the WSTB from any other department/agency.
STEP #4:  ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW
  • This is a panel interview. Candidates will be asked five to eight questions. Pass Point is 70% or higher. Results are valid for three years.
  • If you are out of state or military, we can conduct your interview via ZOOM but you will still need to come out here to take the physical agility test.
 STEP #5:  BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS
  • Eligible candidates will complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) packet. Background investigators will then be assigned to assist candidates through the process. Upon successful completion and review of the background investigation, the hiring board will make their employment selections.  Those selected will receive a conditional offer of employment, contingent upon successfully passing a medical and psychological exam.
STEP #6:  THE SAN JOSE POLICE ACADEMY
  • Police Recruits are considered a City of San Jose employee while attending the Academy, which is a 26-week program.  Recruits are paid the current contract hourly rate while in the Academy.  Upon graduation, you will enter the Field Training Program (FTO) for additional training as a SJPD officer on the street.
  • For the current Police Recruit hourly rate go to:


DISCLAIMER:  The provisions of this job posting do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Resumes will not be accepted. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment or component or combination of components as needs dictate.


IMPORTANT: Per the City’s , On September 12, 2022, the County of Santa Clara rescinded prior Public Health Orders related to COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The County’s Health Officer continues to recommend that all individuals receive COVID-19 booster shots for which they are eligible; however, given the rapid emergence of new and different variants, the anticipated release of additional boosters on a periodic basis, and changing guidance on when individuals should obtain boosters in light of prior vaccination and prior COVID-19 infection, the requirement that all City officers, employees, temporary employees, unpaid interns, and members of any City of San Jose Boards, Commission or Committees obtain a booster shot within 14 days of becoming eligible is discontinued at this time. All City officers, employees, temporary employees, unpaid interns, and members of any City of San Jose Boards, Commission or Committees are required to be “fully vaccinated.” Fully vaccinated means the following: It has been at least two weeks since the person has completed the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine. For example, as of the date of the most recent update to this memorandum, the person would be fully vaccinated at least two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after receiving a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. 
 
Agency
San Jose Police Department

Address
6087 Great Oaks Parkway
San Jose, California, 95119 

Additional Information:

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.  

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.  If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application. 

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