Peace Officer I

Employer
Porterville Developmental Center
Location
Porterville, CA
Posted
Oct 07, 2017
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Job Description

STATE OF CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER

PORTERVILLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

DEPARTMENTAL OPEN

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

PEACE OFFICER I

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State of California is an equal opportunity employer, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity,

genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical

conditions), and sexual orientation

IT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO ACHIEVE A DRUG-FREE STATE WORK PLACE. ANY APPLICANT FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN ACCORDANCE

WITH THIS OBJECTIVE BECAUSE THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE, THE RULES GOVERNING CIVIL SERVICE AND THE SPECIAL TRUST PLACED IN

PUBLIC SERVANTS.

EXAMINATION

TYPE

This is an OPEN examination for the Department of Developmental Services, The examination is a TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (T & E) and consists of a SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION (Included below).

WHO SHOULD

APPLY?

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the classification (located on the Examination Bulletin), applicants must possess, or be eligible for, the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Certificate or Specialized Investigators' Basic Certificate.

WHERE TO APPLY MAIL TO:

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (DDS)

1600 9th Street, MS-Q

Sacramento, CA 95814

Attention: PEGGIE MCQUILLAN

Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Do not submit applications to the California Department of Human Resources or the State Personnel Board.

POSITION

LOCATION(S)

Department of Developmental Services which includes, Canyon Springs Community Facility, Fairview Developmental Center, Porterville Developmental Center and Sonoma Developmental Center

FINAL FILE DATE Continuous Filing

SALARY RANGE $3,724 - $4,795 per month

TESTING

INFORMATION

The examination is a Training and Experience weighted 100% The examination will consist solely of a SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION. In order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70.00% must be attained. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, cut-offs held every other month or as conditions warrant Veterans' preference will be granted in this examination.

LIGIBLE LIST

INFORMATION

A departmental open eligible list will be established and used to fill vacancies at DDS. Candidates may apply for the exam once within a 12-month period. The names of persons successful in this exam will be merged onto an eligible list in order of final score.

PEACE OFFICER I FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous

VC51-1954

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION

All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements listed below under "MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS" for the classification by the final file date of the examination. It is your responsibility to make sure you meet the education and/or experience requirements

stated on this announcement on the date you submit your application. Requirements stated below include more than one pattern and are distinguished as "Either I," "Or II," "Or III," etc.

MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of appointment. AND

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. AND Experience: No experience required. AND

1. Successful completion of the POST certified basic academy course within the last three years.

OR

2. Successful completion of the POST basic academy course equivalency process within the last three years.

OR

3. Eligible to complete the POST recertification process if more than three years has lapsed since employment as a California Peace Officer.

OR

4. Certification as a Peace Officer by POST.

(Current enrollment in a POST certified basic course academy will admit a candidate into the examination. However, the academy must be successfully completed prior to appointment.)

Special Physical Requirements: Must pass a physical examination. Possession and maintenance of sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job. Special Personal Characteristics: A sympathetic understanding of the problems of persons with developmental disabilities; tolerance; tact; emotional stability; ability to remain calm in emergency situations; willingness to perform law enforcement functions without the use of firearms; and willingness to work at night and to report for duty at any time when emergencies arise.

Age Limitation: Must be at least 18 years of age

BACKGROUND

INVESTIGATION

Competitors who are successful in this examination will be required to complete (prior to appointment) a background investigation document, which information regarding certain arrests (regardless of conviction) and felony convictions must be divulged. Information collected on this document is distinct from that required on the Standard Application for Examination, Form Std. 678, and the Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (CRSQ)that is filled out prior to the examination. The hiring agency uses the information obtained on the background investigation document to conduct background investigations and/or to determine an individual's suitability for employment.

PEACE OFFICER I FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous

VC51-1954

EXAMINATION

SCOPE

Knowledge of:

1. Principles and practices of law enforcement including procedures and laws relating to investigation; Search and seizure; Gathering and preserving

evidence; Laws of arrest, and court testimony;

2. Patrol procedures and protection of property;

3. Procedures used in handling or controlling groups or individuals;

4. Principles of first aid;

5. Emergency procedures in cases of fire, bomb threat, riot, and civil disaster;

6. Effective public relations as applied to the operation and law enforcement functions;

7. The law enforcement code of ethics and the code of professional conduct and responsibility.

Ability to:

1. Learn and apply sound judgment in the enforcement of rules and regulations and applicable State laws necessary for the protection of persons and property;

2. Physically apprehend and control persons when necessary;

3. Remain calm;

4. Think and act quickly in an emergency;

5. Adopt an effective course of action in dealing with unusual situations;

6. Use patience, tact, and impartiality in handling disturbances and confrontations;

7. Communicate convincingly and effectively;

8. Work closely with medical and nursing staff to resolve client-related problems;

9. Deal effectively with clients, the public, and other law enforcement agencies;

10. Prepare clear and concise reports.

PEACE OFFICER

STANDARDS

PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS:

Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.

Felony Disqualification: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029, persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in these classes.

Background Investigation: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons successful in peace officer examinations shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. Persons who have previously undergone a background investigation may be required to undergo an additional background investigation.

Psychiatric Evaluation: Persons appointed to a peace officer class shall undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Drug Testing Requirement: Applicants for positions in these classes are required to pass a drug-screening test. (The drug-screening test will be waived for employees who are currently in a designated "sensitive" class for which drug testing is required under State Personnel Board Rule 213.)

FAIRVIEW

DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

2501 Harbor Boulevard

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Public: (714) 957-5121

TDD: (714) 957-5246

PORTERVILE

DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

26501 Avenue 140

Porterville, CA 93258

Public: (559) 782-2087

TDD: (559) 781-7822

SONOMA

DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

15000 Arnold Drive

Eldridge, CA 95431

Public: (707) 938-6692

TDD: (707) 938-6200

CANYON SPRINGS

COMMUNITY FACILITY

69-696 Ramon Rd.

Cathedral City, CA 92334

Public: (760) 770-6260

TDD: (760) 770-2590

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (DDS)

PEACE OFFICER I

EXAMINATION

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

The PEACE OFFICER I (cc 1954) examination is being administered as Departmental, OPEN, Continuous file for the Department of Developmental Services. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies at DDS, Developmental Centers. This is a Training and Experience (T&E) examination and consist solely of a Supplemental Application. The Supplemental Application accounts for 100% of the examination. The examination is designed to elicit a range of specific information regarding each candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively perform the duties of the classification. The score a candidate receives is based upon an evaluation of the responses provided in the Supplemental Application. The examination utilizes a predetermined rating criteria and an established rating scale.

Applicants MUST read and follow the directions in this examination packet, complete, print and submit the required documents for acceptance into the examination.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the classification (located on the examination Bulletin), applicants must possess, or be eligible for, the Peace Officer Standards and Training(POST) Basic Certificate or Specialized Investigators' Basic Certificate.

HOW TO APPLY?

1. Complete, Print and Submit:

a. Supplemental Application (pages 3-6 ONLY) - located in this packet

b. Standard State Application (STD. 678) - Located at State Application

c. Criminal Records Supplemental Questionnaire (CRSQ) - Located at CRSQ

d. A copy of your POST Certificate or verification of your completion of POST

2. Mail to:

Department of Developmental Services

1600 Ninth Street, MS-Q

Sacramento, CA 95814

Attention: Peggie McQuillan

Contact Information: After reading the entire Examination Bulletin and Supplemental Application,

if you have questions contact Peggie McQuillan at 916-322-7790 or peggie.mcquillan@dds.ca.gov

PEACE OFFICER I

EXAMINATION

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

INSTRUCTIONS

Please read the instructions prior to proceeding to the "Supplemental Application" examination. This Supplemental Application consists of three "SCALES", that will be used to rate the questions/statements. You will assign one rating from each scale and three ratings for every task question/statement. Using the THREE SCALES (A-C) below, you will rate each job-related task statement/question as it applies to you. The scales include; two Rating Scales (Scale A & B) and one Reference Code (Scale C). An entry MUST be made for ALL three scales, if any scale (A-C) is left blank you will not receive credit that task statement.

SCALE A - LEVEL of Experience or TYPE of Education/Training

Instructions: In Scale A - (Rating 1-5), assign one rating for the LEVEL or TYPE of Experience, Training and/or Education you have had with a specific job-related task on the following pages You may refer to, on the job experience (paid, and/or volunteer) formal education and/or training courses

Scale A: (Rating 1-5)

1 = NO work experience, formal education or POST training

2 = Possess POST Academy training and or POST certificate ONLY

3 = Possess formal education and on the job experience or training

4 = Possess POST Academy training and formal education ONLY

5 = Possess POST certificate or training, formal education and work supervisory experience

SCALE B - LENGTH of Time

Instructions: In Scale B - (Rating 1-5), assign one rating for the LENGTH of time you have had experience performing, received training and/or acquired formal education in a specific job-related task on the following pages.

Scale B: (Rating 1-5)

1 = NO work experience/training/education

2 = 1 yr or less of work experience/training/education

3 = 1-3 yrs of experience/training/education

4 = 3 to 5 yrs of experience/training/education

5 = More than 5 years of experience/training/education

PEACE OFFICER I

EXAMINATION

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)

SCALE C - REFERENCE Code (A-I)

Instructions: In Scale C (reference code A-I), List reference verification information of persons that can verify your experience, training and/or education from the Ratings in Scale A and B on the following pages. Each Reference (code A-I) should include a previous/current Employer, Training Instructor and/or Teacher/Educational Instructor. DO NOT list personal references (friends or family members).

Scale C: (Code A-I)

Code A

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code B

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code C

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code D

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

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SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)

Scale C (Cont.): (Code A-I)

Code E

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code F

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code G

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code H

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

Code I

Reference Name: Title:

Phone Number: E-mail:

Dates (Employment/Training/Education): From: __________To: __________

PEACE OFFICER I

EXAMINATION

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

SCALES

SCALE A

1. NO work experience, formal education or POST training

2. Possess POST Academy training and or POST certificate ONLY

3. Possess formal education and on the job experience or training

4. Possess POST Academy training and formal education ONLY

5. Possess POST certificate or training, formal education and work supervisory experience

SCALE B

1. NO work experience/training/education

2. 1 yr or less of work experience/training/education

3. 1-3 yrs of experience/training/education

4. 3 to 5 yrs of experience/training/education

5. More than 5 years of experience/training/education

SCALE C

Reference Codes A-I

SCALE A - (Rating 1-5)

SCALE B- (Rating 1-5)

SCALE C - (Code A-I)

TASK STATEMENTS

1. Experience/training/education with investigative report writing.

2. Experience/training/education for investigating allegations of criminal activity to enforce State laws.

3. Experience/training/education for investigating allegations of adult abuse activity to enforce State laws.

4. Experience/training/education with making arrests and arrest officer safety techniques.

5. Experience/training/education with testifying in court and/or administrative hearings.

6. Experience/training/education with enforcing vehicle codes and providing traffic control

7. Experience/training/education with principles of first aid.

8. Experience/training/education in observing and preventing violations of the law.

9. Experience/training/education in communicating clearly through verbal and written reports.

10. Experience/training/education in responding to major disturbances and/or unusual or emergency situations.

11. Experience/training/education in providing crisis intervention to persons with physical or mental health issues.

12. Experience/training/education in controlling adult persons with physical or mental health issues.

13. Experience/training/education with providing assistance to law enforcement and allied agencies.

14. Experience/training/education with acting independently to crisis situations.

15. Experience/training/education in patrol procedures and protection of property.

16. Experience/training/education for securing a crime scene and preserving evidence.

Personnel use only

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This concludes the PEACE OFFICER I examination and the end of the Supplemental

Application. Please complete the following personal information and select the Developmental

Center/Location that you are willing to work (below).

If you are successful in this examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list to fill vacancies

at DDS. Return pages 3-6 ONLY to the address listed

Personal Information

Candidate Name: ____________________________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________ (Home) and/or ________________ (Work)

E-mail Address: __________________________________

Social Security Number: ___________________________

Developmental Centers/Locations

Check the DDS, Developmental Center/Location in which you are willing to work. You may choose

multiple Developmental Centers/Locations that you are willing to work.



(3308) Canyon Springs, Cathedral City



(3004) Fairview Developmental Center, Costa Mesa



(5403) Porterville Developmental Center, Porterville



(4907) Sonoma Developmental Center, Eldridge



(0000) All locations within California

I certify and understand that my original signature certifies that all statements made in this Supplemental Application is true

to the best of my knowledge and contains no willful misrepresentation.

Signature Date

Company Description
PDC IS COMMITTED to providing World-Class Service for people who require a supervised, structured environment, inclusive of activities and programs designed to advance each person's capabilities, level of independence and responsibility.

We are dedicated to delivering client services that are individualized, responsive to need and supportive of choices, while providing supports that foster good health, security and development.

We strive to accomplish this vision by attracting a competent and highly motivated workforce, creating a culture that promotes empowerment, teamwork, and building partnerships with all shareholders.

We are located in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.

Porterville serves as the trade and cultural center for more than 120,000 people.

Porterville is the gateway to the Sequoia National Forest and the beach is only a few hours away.
Surrounded by many lakes, ponds , and rivers, the area is well suited for activities such as boating, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, snow skiing, and fishing.

Another exiting benefit to employment at PDC is the affordable housing in the surrounding areas.


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