Posted May 24, 2013
If you have applied for a police position with the Stallion Springs Police Department in the last 12 months, do not re-apply.
Your information is on file with our department.
This recruitment is for new applicants only.
The Stallion Springs Police Department is now seeking potential candidates for the following position:
Lateral, experienced (minimum 2 years)
full time police officer, $25 hourly
Are you the right fit for the Stallion Springs Police Department?
The Stallion Springs Police Department embodies the finest qualities of community based policing. We share a unique relationship with our citizens, working in partnership to settle disputes, reduce and solve crimes, and to maintain the high quality of life throughout our community. Our officers are true team players, working with and lending a hand to all sections within the Stallion Springs Community Services District. We consistently work with outside law enforcement agencies and readily offer our expertise and assistance at any time. Our officers are expected to be highly proactive, seeking out crime within in our community and various areas in the county of Kern. Our officers offer individual service and friendship to all members of this community by the ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor. Our officers engage in tactical, hands-on training each month, qualify with all of their firearms often, receive ethical and policy training weekly and readily share their knowledge and experiences with their fellow officers as well as outside agencies. If you feel that you live your life to the highest ethical standards, that you keep your private life unsullied, and that your character may match that of a Stallion Springs police officer, then please read on…
The Stallion Springs Community Services District (CSD) provides public services to more than 3,200 residents living in this picturesque mountaintop community. Similar to a city, the Stallion Springs CSD offers administration, police services, parks, recreation, roads, trash disposal, sewer and water service to area residents. A small CSD staff facilitates these essential functions effectively and efficiently every day. Elevations vary from 3,480 to 4,620, throughout the District, yielding cool summer evenings and blustery winter afternoons. A myriad of wildlife share the countryside. On any given day, you might spy an elk, a bob cat, a mountain lion, wild boar, ducks, deer, jack rabbits and quail. Volunteers enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. These unsung heroes clean mailbox sites and improve equestrian trails; operate a Community Library and facilitate a Neighborhood Watch program; they train as emergency responders (CERT) and volunteer at a variety of civic functions. Residents have the use of a municipal swimming pool, several beautiful parks, an equestrian trail system, a community library and multi-purpose center complete with a gymnasium, kitchen and smaller meeting rooms. The District is governed by an elected Board of Directors. These valuable community members donate time and talent to make Stallion Springs the very best small town on the hill.
(not limited to the following)
- Work alone and patrol assigned areas
- Work in an outdoor environment for extended periods when required
- Work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and on-call
- Decide between alternative courses of enforcement action while under routine or stressful conditions
- Demonstrate sound judgment, tact and integrity, act with courtesy, resourcefulness, and initiative
- Accurately re-create events, conversations or readings and to record those re-creations in written and/or oral form
- Make arrests as is appropriate; interview victims and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather, preserve, and book evidence; search and transport suspects to detention facilities
- Serve warrants and subpoenas; stay abreast of new and existing laws and procedures for processing warrants; retrieve and request information involving arrests and subpoenas
- Perform and complete detailed preliminary and follow-up investigations
- Assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
- Understand modern police methods and procedures and employ them
- Be physically capable of performing the essential job functions of this classification
- Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve outstanding relationships with the general public
- Provide seminars, educational forums, and general talks to the public regarding crime prevention, crime trends, and a wide variety of other law enforcement and community topics
- Work with and assist outside law enforcement agencies on a regular basis, while maintaining a humble, can-do attitude
- Have a background free of felony convictions and pass a thorough background investigation
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
(subject to change)
- 3/12 work schedule (in general)
- PPO Blue Cross Package Insurance coverage
- $1200 annual educational incentive
- 3% at 55 CalPERS (9% paid by employee)
- Take-home patrol vehicle (if employee resides in any of the townships within the Tehachapi area)
- Department supplied cell phone
- $400 annual uniform credit
- $$600 annual cafeteria plan life/disability insurance
At least two years of continuous service as a full-time police officer (under PC 830), with a California POST certified law enforcement agency, possession of a valid POST certificate, and possession of a class C California driver’s license.
The ability to be a permanent resident of any of the townships within the Tehachapi area is highly desirable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
All applicants must possess a high school diploma and any combination of education and experience, including patrol, investigative and specialized training and experience that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary for a police officer.
Any combination of the following is highly desirable: Possession of an associate’s degree or greater from a fully accredited college or university, and military experience.
Weight proportionate to height in accordance with recognized standards; must be physically able to perform the duties of a Police Officer; eyesight must not be less than 20/80 uncorrected, corrected to 20/20 and normal hearing and color perception as required by POST.
Applicants should be aware the Stallion Springs Police Department maintains a tattoo policy which requires all tattoos to be covered while on-duty. All tattoos shall be evaluated for offensive graphics, slogans, and gang/disruptive group/etc. evalutation.
- Review of application questionnaire, resume and writing sample
- Selected applicants will then be invited to an oral interview
- Selected applicants will then be invited to a Chief’s oral interview
- Selected applicants will undergo a thorough background investigation, social-media investigation, psychological evaluation, and medical examination
- Selected applicants will be given a job offer from the Chief of Police
- All hired candidates must complete a successful one year probationary period
HOW TO APPLY
- Fill out below electronic questionnaire in its entirety
- Email a copy of your resume (which you will not receive back) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email a copy of a typed writing sample which you completed that demonstrates your ability to clearly articulate your observations and ideas (which you will not receive back). The writing sample may be a college paper, redacted police report, etc.
Email writing sample to:
Police Officer Application:Email your resume and writing sample to: email@example.com