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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 TRAINEE
$7020.07 per month
(Flat salary while attending the P.O.S.T Basic Police
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Applications will be continuously reviewed. Oral board
interviews may be scheduled at any time.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The City of Gilroy is recruiting for the position of Police
Officer Trainee. The Gilroy Police Department is located 28 miles
south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, and serves a diverse
population base of approximately 53,000 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 and/or police
academy supervisor, and in a non-sworn capacity, attend and
participate in a comprehensive training program at a Peace Officer
Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified basic police academy;
to learn, train and successfully perform all related learning and
testing activities relative to the technical knowledge, skills and
physical capabilities required to perform in the capacity of a
sworn police officer; and to successfully complete the police
academy. Perform related duties as required.
Police Officer Trainees do not possess peace officer authority
while attending the academy. Individuals in this job classification
are considered temporary, non-sworn, at-will employees. Appointment
to a sworn peace officer position is contingent upon successful
completion of the academy followed by a final review by the Police
Job Announcement URL:
Police Officer Trainee 05.21.pdf
WHAT YOU GAIN AS A MEMBER OF GILROY PD
- Sponsorship to attend the Basic Academy
- Mentorship and support while attending the Basic Academy
Once hired as a Sworn Officer:
- Competitive Salary
- State of the Art Training and Equipment
- On-site Work Out Facility
- Specialty Assignments:
- Anti-Crime Team
- County Task Forces
- Field Training Officer
- K-9 and Mounted Units
- Bike Unit
- Crime Scene Investigations
- Peer Support Team
- Honor Guard
- Unmanned Aerial Systems
IF YOU HAVE:
- The drive to be a top performer in a P.O.S.T. Basic
- The ability to learn and embrace contemporary modern policing
- The desire to train, learn and implement effective police
practices in partnership with the community
- The willingness to be a part of police technology advances
- The ability to build relationships with community members from
- A strong and compassionate work ethic
- The ability to adapt to a changing environment
- A self-accountable attitude and approach to your studies and
- A heart for community service
- The desire to be a role model for youth in our community
- The courage to ensure a safe community for Gilroy residents and
- Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork, Innovation, &
YOU ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THE GILROY POLICE DEPARTMENT!
JOIN OUR TEAM
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Attend, fully participate in, successfully complete and
graduate from a California P.O.S.T. approved basic police
- Successfully perform all related learning, both academic and
physical (defensive tactics, firearms, driving, etc.), and testing
- Care for and maintain departmental equipment.
- Attend all academy courses and training in accordance with the
academy schedule which may include varied days and/or hours.
- Report criminal activity.
- 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 subject to recall/call-out.
- Perform related work as required.
- High school graduation or G.E.D. equivalency. Some college work
- Must be at least 20.5 years of age at time of testing and at
least 21 years of age at time of appointment to sworn peace
- Pass a P.O.S.T. physical agility test.
- Be able to meet the current Peace 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 P.O.S.T. 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 a 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 filing
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 meet
department firearms qualification requirements.
- Pass all required department and P.O.S.T. training.
- Possess and maintain CPR and First Aid Certificates within six
(6) months of hire.
- Within 18 months from date of hire as a sworn peace officer,
must establish and maintain residency within 45 minutes normal
driving time from the Gilroy Police Station.
- Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish).
- Prefer non-tobacco user.
P.O.S.T. TEST BATTERY INFORMATION
To apply for this excellent job opportunity, candidates must
obtain two P.O.S.T. test battery certifications (written battery
and agility battery) as described below. The below information
references testing locations near Gilroy that provide this testing
and certification; however, candidates may obtain the identical
certifications at other California P.O.S.T. certified testing
locations. Only California P.O.S.T. certifications will be
accepted. Certificates must be dated within one year of application
Test Dates and Registration for (PELLETB) P.O.S.T. Entry-Level
Law Enforcement Test Battery
To register for this test, please visit https://theacademy.ca.gov/tests
for a full listing of dates, times, and locations available in the
Gilroy region. Start time may vary. Please plan your time and
arrive at least 15 minutes early. Testing dates are subject to
change by the testing location.
The cost to candidates for this exam will be $12.00 plus a test
fee of $2.01 due at the time of registration. If you have any
questions please feel free to contact The Academy at (408)
270-6458. Please submit a copy of your certificate showing the
minimum T-Score of 48 at the time of application. Again, P.O.S.T.
Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery certificates with a
minimum T-score of 48 will be accepted from California P.O.S.T.
locations other than the one listed above provided they are dated
within one year of the employment application.
Test Dates and Registration for (WSTB) P.O.S.T. Physical Agility
Work Sample Test Battery
To register for the test to obtain a P.O.S.T. Physical Agility
Work Sample Test Battery, please visit https://theacademy.ca.gov/tests
for a full listing of dates and locations available in the Gilroy
region. All of the physical agility examinations begin at promptly
12:30 p.m. Please plan your time and arrive at least 15 minutes
early. Also, the website noted above contains information regarding
practice sessions offered to candidates.
The cost to candidates for this exam will be $100.00 plus a test
fee of $5.09 due at the time of registration. If you have any
questions please feel free to contact The Academy at (408)
270-6458. Please submit a copy of your P.O.S.T. Physical Agility
Work Sample Test Battery certificate showing the minimum score of
320 points at the time of application. Again, P.O.S.T. Physical
Agility Work Sample Test Battery certificates with a minimum score
of 320 points will be accepted from California P.O.S.T. locations
other than the ones listed above provided they are dated within one
year of the employment application.
The city of Gilroy will be investing significant time and
expense to sponsor the candidate through the full P.O.S.T. police
academy. Sponsorship will include the salary noted in this flyer,
academy fees and tuition, and mentorship from current Gilroy
officers. Therefore, these certifications are required to provide
an early indication of the candidate's commitment and ability to be
a successful graduate of the police academy.
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career
opportunity please attach and submit the following required items
with your NEOGOV application:
- A completed City of Gilroy online application form including
- Cover letter that explains your specific interest in this
position with the City of Gilroy Police Department
- Detailed resume focusing on relevant work experience and
- Copy of P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Written Test
Battery T-Score Certificate with a minimum t-score of 48 (See pages
four and five of this flyer for information on testing - Pre
registration is required)
- Copy of P.O.S.T. Physical Agility Work Sample Test Battery
Certificate with a minimum score of 320 points (See pages four and
five of this flyer for information on testing - Pre registration is
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