Police Lateral Officer & Academy Graduate

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Oct 11, 2018
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Academy Graduate (Field Training) Starting Monthly Rate
$5,651.79
Lateral Police Officer Starting Monthly Rate
$7,978.58
*The BART Police Department (BART PD) is now offering a $10,000 hiring bonus for Laterals and Academy Graduates ($5,000 upon hire and $5,000 upon completion of the Field Training Program). Restrictions May Apply.


Posted Date

March 13, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Reports To

Chief of Police

Days Off

As Assigned

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.
*THIS POSTING IS FOR LATERAL (and Academy Graduate) POLICE OFFICER ONLY.

Current Assignment

This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation and crime prevention and suppression; performs related work as assigned.

Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. Academy graduates must have a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy.

All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays.

Essential Job Functions

1) Patrol a designated area by motor vehicle, on foot/bicycle or aboard trains and enforce applicable federal, state, local laws and District ordinances.

2) Respond to and take appropriate action on observed or reported violations of criminal laws or complaints.

3) Conduct complete investigations and prepare reports on all assigned case work; gather and preserve evidence; interview witnesses and complainants; apprehend or transport suspects which may require the use of physical restraint; interrogate suspects; serve warrants; make arrests; testify in court.

4) Inspect, report, or correct conditions that may lead to crime, delinquency, accidents or other hazards.

5) Provide the public with information and direction

6) Direct traffic, provide police services during civil disturbances, disaster scenes or crowd control.

7) Administer first aid, which may require lifting or moving persons or other heavy objects.

8) Carry and utilize firearms, oleoresin capsicum and baton.

9) Operate patrol or emergency vehicle and communications equipment .

10) Operate equipment for blood, breath, or urine tests, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, college credits, military or customer service experience highly desirable.

Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid California drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record.
Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds.
Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards.
Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification.
Must remain firearm qualified.
Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Selection Process

This position is represented by BART Police Officers Association Employees (BPOA).
Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the Police Department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by email at employment@bart.gov .

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Note

Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment.

All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays.
When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.