Public Safety Cadet

City of Sunnyvale
20 per week $18 Per hour CA Sunnyvale Public Safety Services, 700 All America Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States


Casual (Part-Time) Positions (25 hours per week)

(Job Code 9250)

 Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Student Status Required: To be eligible for the Public Safety Cadet position, candidates must be currently enrolled as a college student with a minimum course load of six units per semester or ten units per quarter. 

Essential Job Functions

Under supervision, performs clerical duties, tasks and assignments; assists with public safety training program(s); performs errands; and, other similar duties, as assigned, within the Department of Public Safety. There may be some lifting, loading and moving of heavy items.
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Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Must be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a Community College or University (6 semester units or 10 quarter units
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license;
  • Ability to act in a courteous and effective manner when dealing with the general public both by telephone and in person;
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions;
     Ability to read, write, spell, and speak clearly in English;
  • 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 issued by the California POST Commission);
  • Willingness to abide by the Public Safety Cadet Code of Ethics;
  • Willingness to wear a department-issued uniform;
  • Willingness to work up to 20 hours a week, including some weekends and evenings.
 Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record.

Application and Selection Process

 If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Sunnyvale employment application, supplemental questionnaire, a current (issued and printed within the last 30 days) DMV Record printout, and enrollment verification to the Department of Human Resources. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at and click on "CITY JOBS". Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety for review.
 Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions that are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

A valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record are required for this position at the time of appointment. Should you move forward to be hired for this position, you will be required to turn in a current copy of your DMV driving record. A copy of your driving record can be obtained via the DMV website at 

Please note: Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of current enrollment (i.e. copy of college/university transcripts or enrollment verification). 
  If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Steve Gorshe, Public Safety Lieutenant at 408-730-7100. For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email: .