Police Officer Trainee

Livermore, CA 94550
United States

Law Enforcement / Military
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $34.54
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

An individual hired as a Police Officer Trainee will be sent to a police academy that is paid for by the Livermore Police Department. While attending the academy, the individual will receive pay with benefits.*



¨ High ethical and professional standards

¨ Passion to help those in need and to make a difference in the community

¨ Sound decision making skills especially for emergency situations that will impact lives

¨ Excellent oral and written communication skills

¨ Desire to protect and improve the quality of life for residents of the Livermore community


If you possess the above ideal candidate qualities, you should consider becoming a police officer with the Livermore Police Department by submitting your online employment application today.



Apply online at www.cityoflivermore.net/jobs to be considered for this position. A completed online employment application including complete responses to all supplemental questions and required attachments must be received in Human Resources in order for an application to be complete. Apply immediately as the recruitment may close at any time. For more information, please contact Human Resources at hr@cityoflivermore.net



*Police Trainees receive $34.54 per hour with benefits while attending the Police Academy. Upon graduation of the Police Academy and swearing in, a Police Trainee becomes a Police Officer. Monthly base salary for Police Officers including holiday-in-lieu pay starts at $8,834. The City of Livermore offers an excellent benefits package. Detailed benefits information is available online or by contacting Human Resources.


Job Requirements
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of appointment:
Be at least 21 years of age at time of swearing in
No felony convictions
Be honest and of good moral character
Be a United States citizen
Be free from illegal drug use - All applicants must be free of illegal drug use for a minimum of three years prior to application.
Possess a high school diploma or meet P.O.S.T. GED standards - College education or honorable discharge from the military is highly desirable.
Possess a valid California Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record as determined by a background investigation.
Other Requirements: View all essential requirements online at: www.cityoflivermore.net/jobs.

In addition to the employment application, applicants must take the following two tests and submit the official test scores:
POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) Written Test: Passing T-Score: 50 or higher
Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) Physical Agility Test: Passing Score: 320 or higher

The City of Livermore accepts test results dated within the last six months from the date of application submission. If test results are not attached and submitted at the same time you submit your online application, you must email them to hr@cityoflivermore.net or fax to (925) 960-4105.

Select police academies will administer the written and physical agility test. For a listing of California police academies, go to: www.post.ca.gov/basic-training-academies.aspx. If you are having difficulty finding a test location, please contact Human Resources at hr@cityoflivermore.net for recommendations.

All application materials will be carefully reviewed for content and completeness to determine those best qualified to be invited to a Qualifications Appraisal Board (QAB) interview. Candidates who pass the QAB will have their names placed on an employment eligible list and then referred to the Police Department.

The Police Department may select candidates from anywhere on the eligible list to conduct a background investigation. This will minimally include a drug screen and a polygraph exam, and background of your education, employment, military service, criminal history, civil litigation, credit history, DMV records, and personal history.

The eligible list remains in effect for one year unless exhausted, abolished, or extended. Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological examinations by a City designated physician. Police Trainees are initially hired in the non-sworn civilian classification while attending the Police Academy and will become a Police Officer when sworn in. The probationary period for this position is at least 24 months (which includes the time enrolled in the police academy).