MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $5,033.88
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POST PELLETB WRITTEN TEST
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021
9:00AM or 2:00PM
**The City of Stockton will adhere to state guidelines on social distancing; sanitize facility, chairs, tables, restrooms; provide hand sanitizers and/or disinfectant wipes and conduct temperature checks. Candidates are required to bring number 2 pencils and wear a fabric protective face mask during the test. If you are sick or having any symptoms, please do not attend the examination.**
Application Submission and PELLETB Test Date
Step 1: Accepting Applications – April 18 – May 6, 2021 at 5:30PM
Step 2: PELLETB TEST – FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021 at 9:00AM or 2:00PM
Candidates who did not submit a qualifying T-score will receive an email notification after the final filing date with testing details including date, time, and location of the exam. See supplemental questionnaire to select preferred test time 9:00AM or 2:00PM.
NOTE: Candidates who have already taken the PELLETB with another agency/academy within the past 12 months and submitted a T-Score of 42.0 or higher before the final filing date, will not be invited to take the PELLETB exam. The T-Score determines ranking on the eligible list. See supplemental questionnaire for information on how to submit a T-score.
Police Officer Trainee is an entry-level, non-sworn training position in the Police Department. Incumbents are assigned to the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer. Assignment to the trainee classification is temporary.
Few area agencies are able to offer the necessary training for law enforcement success at no cost to you. The City of Stockton will send you to a POST Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy while earning a monthly salary. Health and retirement benefits are competitive and the experience gained with Stockton PD is unparalleled.
If you are interested in a career with the Stockton Police Department and meet the following requirements, please apply during the application period and you will be invited to the corresponding test session.
- Graduation from an accredited United States high school, possession of a GED certificate, possession of a California High School Proficiency certificate, or possession of a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
- Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.
- Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age by the time of appointment.
- Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent alien who has applied for citizenship prior to applying for the position of Police Officer Trainee.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation, which shall include a polygraph and psychological examination, and a fingerprint clearance.
- Must be able to pass a medical examination, which includes a drug screen, administered by the City Physician. Vision requirements are 20/100 uncorrected; 20/30 corrected. Color blindness will be cause for rejection. Hearing must be within normal range – 5/5.
- The City of Stockton requires employees in a public safety classification to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from the date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.
This position is eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points for entrance into the Civil Service. If you believe you may qualify for Veteran’s Preference, a DD-214 Member 4 form indicating at least 181 consecutive days of service must be received in the Human Resources office by Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00PM (NO EXCEPTIONS!) See supplemental questionnaire for details in submitting the form.
This position is an entry-level, nonsworn position in the Police Department. Incumbents are assigned to the Basic Peace Officer Academy and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer. Assignment to this classification is temporary. If incumbents do not successfully complete a police academy, they will be terminated.
- English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Writing clearly, accurately, concisely, legibly, and with correct grammatical construction and spelling;
- Observing, assimilating, remembering, and recalling pertinent facts and details; and
- Ability to learn to read maps and mapping information.
- Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology, and operation of equipment used in law enforcement, crime prevention, and investigation.
The Examination: POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written test.
Written Test – Candidates must earn a minimum T-Score of 42.0 on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) to be placed on the eligible list. The written test is weighted 100%. Candidates can view sample questions and test format by reviewing the “Applicant Preparation Guide” located on the POST website https://post.ca.gov. How to find the Guide:
Step 1: under the “Hiring” tab, click on “Applicant”
Step 2: click on “Peace Officer Candidate Selection Process”
Step 3: scroll to Written Exam, click on “Applicant Preparation Guide” pdf
Required Documents (must bring with you to written exam)
- wear a fabric protective face mask,
- bring a valid driver’s license or valid government issued photo ID,
- bring the admission form, and
- bring number 2 pencils.
Candidates who fail to bring all items will not be allowed to test.
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION MUST COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM ONLY. APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
DO NOT INCLUDE SUCH ITEMS AS RESUMES, TRANSCRIPTS, PICTURES, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS. THESE ITEMS MAY BE REQUESTED AT A LATER DATE BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.
- After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this as confirmation of application submittal.
Notification and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.
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The City of Stockton requires employees in this position to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety, and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.
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