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The City of Gilroy is located 28 miles south of San Jose in one
of the fastest growing counties in California. It is a developing
community in transition with a current population of 55,936.
The small family farms of the past have given way to
sophisticated seed culture, high tech food processing, recreational
shopping, distribution, and modern wine production. Gilroy is also
home to the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park. With its Mediterranean
climate, mild temperatures, and an abundance of award-winning
parks, Gilroy will win your heart! Gilroy is situated in the Santa
Clara Valley, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and
strategically located at the junction of two key highways: U.S. 101
and U.S. 152. Gilroy is within a 1/2 hour drive of the Silicon
Gilroy's claim to fame is being the "Garlic Capital of the
World" where each year Gilroy plays host to over 135,000 visitors
at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The enormously successful Gilroy
Garlic Festival is held at the end of July and utilizes 4,000 local
volunteers. The City is also known for its award winning parks,
golf courses and recreation programs.
Our mature neighborhoods blend well with new homes to create an
excellent residential atmosphere, served by nearby schools, parks
and churches. Gilroy also offers a County Library, a modern
community hospital, as well as a Community College. Overall, Gilroy
is an ideally located city which makes it an excellent place to
live and work.
More about the City of Gilroy...........
Gilroy is a full-service City and includes the departments of
Administration, Community Development, Finance/Information
Technology, Fire, Human Resources/Risk Management, Police, Public
Works, and Recreation. Gilroy's organizational core values are
based on teamwork, excellence in the work performed, innovation,
ethics, integrity, vision, responsibility, and community spirit.
These values support the organization's focus on customer service
and protection of the Gilroy community so as to continuously
improve the quality of life for Gilroy residents.
Please consider the City of Gilroy in your future career
Job descriptions for Gilroy job classifications are located
Salary tables for Gilroy's employee groups are located at:
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7351 Rosanna Street Gilroy, 95020
POLICE OFFICER - LATERAL
$111,263.46 - $135,245.48 Annual Potential Compensation
Holiday Pay - 6.37%
Bilingual pay - 5%
Education pay (up to) - 7.5%
Annual Uniform pay $1400
(Base Annual Salary $93,600.96 - $113,775.96)
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT
ABOUT THE POSITION
The City of Gilroy is recruiting for the position of Police
Officer - Lateral. The Gilroy Police Department is located 28 miles
south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, and serves a diverse
population base of approximately 50,000 residents. The Gilroy
Police Department (GPD) provides 24 hours patrol services
responding to public safety calls for service and implementing
crime suppression, conducting investigations, traffic enforcement
and accident investigation and solving civil conflicts, arresting
suspects and engaging in directed patrol missions to prevent or
reduce crime in order to protect life and property for the citizens
The Mission of the Gilroy Police Department is: Providing
excellent public safety services in partnership with the
The Vision of the Gilroy Police Department is: The men and women
of the Gilroy Police Department are dedicated to courageously
ensuring the safety of our community.
The Core Values are: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork,
Innovation, and Accountability.
Under general direction of a police supervisor, patrol and
assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order; protects life
and property; maintain a calm and safe community.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
* Perform mobile patrol or fixed post in an assigned area for
the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and
regulations. * Investigate and prepare reports on incidents such as
accidents, offenses and damage to property. * Make arrests and take
law enforcement action as appropriate. * Respond to pages, radio,
and telephone dispatches. * Note and report traffic hazards, assist
in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies. * Give verbal
warning, issue citations and serve warrants. * Work with juveniles.
* Intervene in private or public disputes to protect the public. *
Appear in court. * Investigate complaints. * Request medical
attention for victims, citizens and suspects when necessary. *
Interview persons whose actions are suspicious. * May transport
prisoners. * May ride a motorcycle. * Provide first aid. * Care for
and maintain departmental equipment. * Work an assigned shift with
varies days and/or hours. * Conduct follow-up investigations. *
Report vice conditions. * Perform in specialized functions when
assigned. * Participate in related training programs. * May be
required to speak in front of community groups. * May do research
into law, policies, and related matters. * May be required to train
other department members. * May be subject to recall/call-out. *
Perform related work as required.
* LATERAL - Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Basic certificate.
Depending upon education, this certificate is typically obtained
after 12-24 months of work as a sworn law enforcement officer. *
Any combination of education, training or experience equivalent to
graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. certificate.
* Be at least 21 years of age. * Pass a physical agility test. * Be
able to meet the current Police Officer Standards and Training
(P.O.S.T.) medical standards for a peace officer and be free from
any physical condition which might adversely affect the exercise of
power as a peace officer. * Pass a POST background investigation,
which includes a polygraph examination, an extensive Department of
Justice criminal record check, an FBI check and a firearms
clearance. * Pass a post-offer psychological evaluation and medical
examination, which includes a drug test. * Must be a U.S. citizen
or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied
for citizenship. Peace officer applicants must obtain citizenship
within three years after filling an employment application. *
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe
driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicles. * Required
to be proficient in typical police weaponry and must maintain
department firearms qualification requirements. * Pass all required
department and P.O.S.T. training. * Must possess and maintain
C.P.R. and First Aid certificates within six (6) months of hire. *
Establish and/or maintain residency within 45 minutes normal
driving time from the Gilroy Police Station within 18 months from
date of hire. * Prefer bilingual (English-Spanish). * Prefer
Job Announcement URL:
Police Officer Lateral 02.20.pdf
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Health Allowance and Flexible Benefits Plan
Depending upon the number of dependents the health allowance
ranges from $918.90 to $2,309.88 per month for 2020 core health
benefits. Subject to specific rules, a cash back program is also
available with proof of other medical coverage. City employees
participate in the PERS Health Program, and may choose their
medical coverage from a variety of providers. The City's flexible
benefits plan includes medical and dental coverage as core
benefits. A range of optional benefits including vision care and
medical and dependent care accounts are also available.
Employees participate in Medicare (1.45% for both the employer
and employee) as this is a mandated federal program. The city does
not participate in social security. Bilingual candidates fluent in
Spanish may qualify to receive 5% bilingual pay following a
The city of Gilroy shall comply with the Public Employee Pension
Reform Act (PEPRA) that went into effect on January 1, 2013.
* Police Safety Employees Hired On or After January 5, 2011, but
Prior to January 1, 2013 and "Classic" CalPERS Members Hired On or
After January 1, 2013: The city shall provide the 2% at 50 CalPERS
retirement plan for employees in the Police Safety CalPERS category
that were hired to a full-time Police Safety position with the city
of Gilroy on or after January 5, 2011, but prior to January 1, 2013
OR to employees hired to a full-time position on or after January
1, 2013 who are categorized as a "classic" member of CalPERS.
Single highest year final compensation is included with this plan.
The employee shall pay a nine (9%) employee contribution as a
pre-tax payroll deduction pursuant to IRC 414(h)(2).
* Police Safety Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2013
Categorized as "New" CalPERS Members: The city shall provide the
2.7% at 57 CalPERS retirement plan for employees in the Police
Safety CalPERS category that were hired to a full-time Police
Safety position with the city of Gilroy on or after January 1, 2013
who are categorized as a "new" member of CalPERS. Employees in this
category shall have a pre-tax payroll deduction for 50% of the
total normal cost of the plan as identified annually by CalPERS.
This employee payroll deduction amount may change from year to year
as required by PEPRA. Three year average final compensation is
included with this formula.
Leaves and Work Schedule
Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave each month. Employees
accrue vacation at the rate of 10 days a year during the first 5
years, 15 days after 5 years, and 20 days after 15 years.
Currently, patrol officers work a 4-10 work schedule.
All City employees are paid monthly, on the last business day of
each month via direct deposit.
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career
opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items
with your electronic NEOGOV application:
* Cover letter that explains your specific interest in this
position with the City of Gilroy Police Department
* Detailed resume focusing on relevant law enforcement work
experience and education
* A copy of the required valid P.O.S.T Basic Certificate
City Application Form - Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City
of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online.
Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV
application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Apply Online: Go to
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofgilroy. You can apply
online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and
clicking on the "Apply" link. After viewing the Job Description,
click the 'Apply' tab. If this is the first time you are applying
using our online job application, you will need to create an
account and select a Username and Password. After your account has
been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload
it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your
personal information. This application will be saved and used to
apply for future job openings.
This is a continuous recruitment with periodic review of
application packets. Only complete application packets will be
reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant
experience and education will be invited to continue in the
selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position
are required to pass a background check, State of California
Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation,
and drug screen, given at the City's expense, prior to appointment.
If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the
selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department
right away 408-846-0228.
Attention: Communication regarding your status in this
recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to
include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants
are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an
e-mail address and/or other contact information.
THE CITY OF GILROY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS