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The City has active recruitments for the following positions.   All applications submitted to the City of Calexico must be accompanied with the Consent for Release of Information Form.  Click here to download form.


Human Resources Department
608 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA  92231

Police Officer Entry Level
Police Officer/Lateral Transfer/Pre-Service

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY:  $ 2,735 - $ 3,324/Month
  $ 4,028 - $ 4,896/Month

OPENING DATE:  02/20/2015

CLOSING DATE:  Continuous Filing until filled

FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt

EXAMINATION TYPE:  Written and Oral


PERS CONTRIBUTION:  In accordance with CalPERS pension reform


Entry Level Requirements

Must be 21 years of age and high school graduate OR
Currently attending a P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Police Academy

Lateral Applicant Requirements

Currently employed as a Police Officer in California, or at time of appointment successfully completed a POST-approved academy.

Essential functions to the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responds to calls for service regarding accidents, emergencies, crimes, threats, altercations, and/or requests for aid.

Provides information and assistance to the public and promotes community-based policing philosophies.

Administers first aid to injured persons.

Interviews, interrogates, and records statements from witnesses, suspects, and victims.

Identifies relevant facts and prepares written reports on incidents and cases assigned.

Apprehend suspects by driving safely at high speeds, chasing suspects, on foot, climbing over obstacles, physically subduing suspects, utilizing self-defense and arrest control techniques, and utilizing firearms under appropriate conditions.

Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic, and issues citations and warnings.  Investigates accidents and accident scenes.

Investigates matters involving juveniles, reports of child neglect, and juvenile delinquency.  Refers juveniles to the appropriate authorities.

Serves subpoenas, executes warrants, testifies in court, marks and stores evidence, apprehends suspects, makes arrests as prescribed by law, and confers with City District Attorney’s Office to provide information for case preparation.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe and efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of and skill in:

Good customer service practices

Skill in:
Making independent judgments and decisions based upon standard policy and procedure.

Ability to:
Deal calmly with angry, upset and frightened people.
Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period.
Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Read, write, and comprehend directions in English.
Remain poised and controlled in threatening or violent situations.
Write clear, accurate, and detailed reports based on field notes of events.

Other Characteristics
Willingness to:

Work overtime as requested.

Assume responsibility for maintaining a safety working environment.

Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application.

United States citizenship is required, or must have applied for citizenship at least 1 year prior to date of application.

Currently employed or employed during the past 24 months and in good standing with a California Law Enforcement Agency.

Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate.  Graduation from an accredited California Law Enforcement Academy.

Applicants must be in good moral character, with no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship, or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge and/or use of personal computers.

Medical/Psychological Standards
All candidates given a conditional offer of employment must pass a pre-placement medical examination and a psychological evaluation.

Acceptable as to City standards.

Valid Class C California driver’s license.  Possess a current POST Basic Certificate.  Copy of Basic certification must be submitted with application.

Tattoo and Facial Hair Policies
Must be willing to adhere to the Police Department tattoo and facial hair policies that may be in effect at the time of hire.

All safety employees of the city may be required to reside within a reasonable and specific distance from their place of employment, as determined by their respective department heads.

An equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

The selection process will consist of five steps as described below.

1. Initial Evaluation: The submitted materials including copies of certifications, proof of graduation from high school, resume, application and reference material at a minimum must be reviewed and checked to see f they meet all minimum requirements and were submitted properly and on time.  Those candidates not passing the initial evaluation will be rejected and will not proceed to the next step.

2. Physical Agility Test: Candidates who pass step one will be required to participate in a physical agility (performance) test that may include: a mile and half run, a 99 yard obstacle course, a 165 pound body drag, a chain link fence climb, a six foot solid fence climb, and a 500 yard run.  The test administrator will advise all who participate in this test what the scoring and performance measures will be prior to the test.  Those candidates not passing the physical agility test will be rejected and will not proceed to the next step.

3. Written Examination: (Weight of 50%) an exam to evaluate the candidate’s experience, education, and personal fitness for the position will be administered by a proctor, who will advise candidate’s of the passing score they must achieve and of all other testing instructions prior to the exam.  Only candidates who achieve at least the passing score will be able to advance to the next step in the process.

4. Oral Examination: (Weight of 50%) to further evaluate the candidate’s experience, education, and personal fitness for the position, each candidate will be interviewed by a panel of people who may be selected from City staff and/or other sources depending on the availability of potential panelists.

5. Final Review: the candidates who complete all four of the previous steps will be scored based on a compilation of all segments of the selection process.  Background investigations and polygraph examinations will be conducted on the top three candidates.  A list of the top three candidates will be forwarded to the Police Chief.  The Police Chief may conduct interviews of the top three candidates and/or make his selection of the one or more candidates, as needed.  If more than three candidates are required a second list including the next three ranked candidates will be prepared and sent to the Police Chief.  If more than six are required repeat the compilation and forwarding of the top three candidates with the next three on the list.  The Police Chief’s selection is subject to City Manager approval.

6. Conditional Offers of Employment:  Selected candidates will be given a conditional offer of employment contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical examinations and psychological evaluations.

Background Investigation
All finalists, those candidates on the top three list, will be subjected to a comprehensive background investigation.  A polygraph will also be required.

NOTE:  Candidates must pass all phases of the testing process to be further considered.

The City of Calexico reserves the right to modify all or selected components of the selection process above stated, including not but limited to the oral or written examination, physical agility test components, and/or weights.  Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific components and weights prior to the administration of any examination or physical agility test.  THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND PHYSCIAL AGILITY TEST WILL ALSO BE ANNOUNCED.  The City of Calexico conforms to State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities.  The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first component or test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made.  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Calexico requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Applications may be obtained and filed at:
City of Calexico Human Resources Department
608 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA   92231
(760) 768-2107



The City of Calexico Police Department is seeking
qualified applicants to fill (2) full-time positions
and to establish eligibility list for future vacancies.

Public Safety Dispatcher

$ 2,735 - $ 3,324 per month
Bilingual Incentive Pay: 3%

Deadline to submit application(s) is: Monday, July 6, 2015


• A City employment application MUST BE submitted.
• Resumes may be attached as supplemental information but cannot be submitted in lieu of City Job application.

• Completed application must be received by Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on closing date. Our address is:

City of Calexico
608 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA 92231
(760) 768-2107

Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from City’s website at http://www.calexico.ca.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=122&Itemid=96

City of Calexico is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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