Police Officer Trainee

City of Hayward
January 31, 2019
Job Type


$5,837.87 - $6,125.60 Monthly
Continuous Recruitment
The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Police Officer Trainee
To attend a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved Police Basic Recruit Academy and receive the academic and physical training required for appointment to the classification of Police Officer.
This is a trainee level classification which provides transition into the position of Police Officer. Police Officer Trainees are hired into this civilian position for the period prior and during the time they are assigned to a POST certified police academy. Upon successful completion of training at an academy and upon the availability of a Police Officer position, Police Officer Trainees are sworn in and appointed to the classification of Police Officer. Police Officer Trainee benefits are limited to those of a civilian employee.
Essential Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Attends a basic POST certified police academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system including knowledge of laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical fitness.
Receives training to develop an awareness of Police Department functions, as well as the responsibilities of Police Officers and how those responsibilities relate to field operations.
Receives academy and field training to become a Police Officer.
Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: NONE
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License.
Special Qualifications
  • Free of any felony convictions.
  • A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Para. 1031).
  • Age, not less than 21 years at time of appointment.
  • Vision in each eye, correctable to at least 20/30.Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must meet all Department medical, physical and psychological standards.
  • Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and typing certificate, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Please be sure to indicate your first name and last name in the email and the position the typing certificate should be applied to.  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.
Pre-Background Questionnaire Survey Monkey                  TBD
POST PELLETB Examination                                              TBD
Physical Ability Exam -WSTB                                               TBD
Written Skills Examination                                                    TBD
Oral Panel Interviews                                                           TBD
Please note: *If you have a PELLET B T-Score of 46 or above on the POST written examination and/or a WSTB Physical agility score of 384 or above, including completion of a 1.5 mile run, dated on or after October 1, 2017, you may submit your scores in lieu of the City of Hayward's administration of the PELLETB/WSTB testing with your online application.
A complete job description and list of duties can be found at:
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