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Police Cadet (Part-time)

at City of Laguna Beach (CA)

Pay: $14.18 to $16.53/hour
$14.18 - $16.53
Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 2376544

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Laguna Beach seeks enthusiastic, dedicated individuals seeking a career in law enforcement to fill the position of Police Cadet. Under the supervision of sworn and civilian Police personnel, the Police Cadet performs various law enforcement duties as assigned. The Police Cadet assists with departmental office and support work within the Police Department as well as traffic control and parking enforcement in the Laguna Beach downtown area.

Qualified candidates will be at least 18 years of age and possess a minimum of one year of public contact experience, preferably in a public safety organization. Qualified candidates must be able to work a varied schedule including holidays, weekends, and evenings from April through September.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a live-scan and Laguna Beach Police Department background check including a fingerprint check. Successful completion of a pre-placement medical exam including pre-employment drug testing is also required.

Examples of Duties

Employees in this position maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including the general public. Additionally, employees exercise effective judgment and initiative in the station and in the field as needed.

Examples of duties include but are not necessarily limited to:

Station Duties:

  • Interacting with the public on the phone and in person
  • Clerical duties such as filing paperwork and data entry
  • Entering and retrieving confidential data from computer databases
  • Fingerprinting of applicants
  • Assisting with the transportation and tracking of evidence
  • Taking photographs and creating flyers and notices
  • Assisting with social media platforms such as Facebook
Field Duties:
  • Performing parking enforcement
  • Issuing citations and impounding vehicles
  • Cleaning Police vehicles
  • Shuttling of inmates
  • Assisting with fire/flood watch patrols during windy or inclement weather
  • Traffic control during special events, peak traffic conditions, and weekends and holidays from April to September

**Incumbents must be available to work weekends and holidays from April through September. Incumbents work approximately 16 to 36 hours per week year-round; however, there may be special occasions where incumbents are asked to work more hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Related college level coursework in Criminal Justice or Public Administration is highly desirable.

License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, which requires the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Experience: One year of public contact work experience, preferably in a law enforcement agency. Experience as a Police Explorer qualifies. Experience in the field performing traffic control is highly desirable.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of: general office procedures and equipment operation.

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle and/or pick-up truck in the performance of duties; work cooperatively and effectively with those contacted in the performance of duties; work effectively as a team member with co-workers, especially those assigned as duty partners; exercise initiative and effective judgment in handling problems which may arise in the field; and ask for and accept assistance as needed from experienced LBPD staff members.

Skills: Must possess effective public relations skills, conflict resolution skills and techniques, and general office skills.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions: Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions; with exposure to temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, odors and dust. Physical demands require bending, stooping, standing and walking. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in normal range with or without correction, and communicate verbally and in writing. Must be able to sit, reach, twist, lean, stand at a counter, operate a computer keyboard, lift files and reports from counter tops or file drawers, withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from a computer.