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Police Cadet

Company: City of Upland
Location: Upland
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:


Under general supervision of sworn or civilian personnel, a Police Cadet performs tasks in various divisions of the Police Department including but not limited to: lobby reception, records, patrol, traffic, and property control; in conjunction with a formal training program designed for career advancement into the law enforcement field; performs related duties as assigned.


This is an entry level, civilian level classification intended as an educational and career development. In addition to serving a support role within the Police Department, this classification is intended to expose the incumbent to a wide variety of law enforcement duties, gain experience in the work place. This position will prepare the incumbent to progress toward achieving a future career, possibly within the law enforcement field.



CURRENT VACANCY: Multiple part-time vacancies exist at the Upland Police Department.

SALARY: Listed hourly wage indicates the first and last steps of the range for the position.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of this class. Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.

* Assist the public at the counter; assists with crime prevention programs and community relations programs.
* Receives and provides information on the telephone and in person.
* Operatescomputers and copiers.
* Maintains records and files.
* Provides fingerprint services to the public.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Knowledge of basic office methods and procedures; understand and follow both oral and written directions; respond to public and staff requests for assistance both on the phone and in person by applying good customer service techniques; may perform routine clerical work in an office environment, which may involve sitting for extended periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, standing, or lifting.

Ability to:

Ability to operate police radio communications equipment, a copy machine and telephone, and drive a vehicle; maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees; may be exposed to vibrations, computer glare, direct sunlight, heat, humidity, rain or cold while working outdoors; noises such as, but not limited to, sirens, alarms, vehicular traffic, gunfire, or radio communication equipment.


Graduation from high school or equivalent; college enrollment with a concentration in criminal justice is highly desirable.

Licenses/Certificates/ and Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class "C" California driver's license, an acceptable driving record and evidence of insurability.

Background Investigation:

Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, POST approved Background Investigation.


Applicants must be of good character and reputation.

Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checkedat both State and Federallevels.

Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses.

Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory.


Step 1: Online Application:In order to be considered for aPolice Cadetposition with theUpland Police Department, applicants must submit an online application in response to a current job opportunity listed on the City's website.

Step 2: Written Examinations:Qualified applicants will be required to successfully pass the written POST Pellet B Examination with a T-score of 46 or higher.Qualified applicants will be invited via email to the written examination. Applicants may submit written t-scores from other agencies for examinations taken within the last 12 months. T-scores shall be sent to 2488@uplandpd.org for consideration.

APPLICANT PREPARATION GUIDE FOR THE POST ENTRY LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST BATTERY is available by clicking the following link:https://post.ca.gov/portals/0/post_docs/publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf

Step 3: Oral Interview:Qualified applicants will be required to complete oral interviews as part of the recruitment process.

Step 4: Background Investigation and Administrative Interviews:Qualified applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, POST approved Background Investigation including aPolygraph Examination.Upon completion of the background investigation, applicants may be invited to an Administrative Interview.

Step 5: Conditional Job Offer:Following the successful completion of all prior steps, candidates may be made a conditional job offer. Job offers are conditional upon the successful completion of amedicalexamination.

Step 6: Medical Examinations:Qualified applicants will complete a full medical examination, including drug screening.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to walk, stand, and to lift and move records and documents weighing up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with all levels of management, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works under typical office conditions; the noise level is usually quiet.

This position may require occasional driving throughout the City.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: City of Upland, Upland , Police Cadet, Other , Upland, California

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