THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions
This opportunity is a temporary limited term EXTRA HELP
appointment and is only available to retired annuitants of a public
employee retirement system.
This is a temporary Extra Help appointment and offers retired
annuitants the opportunity to augment the outstanding members of
our permanent City Police Officers at the Modesto Police Department
to ensure the safe and secure operation during critical periods
when there is need for increased security by performing a variety
of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and
property, the prevention of crimes, and to assist with a variety of
technical and administrative projects and tasks during urgent,
high-volume periods in support of the permanent City Police
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the
position will be placed on an eligible list and invited to a
selection interview with the Modesto Police Department.
Human Resources reserves the right to revise the selection
process to best meet the needs of the City.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS: Essential and other
important responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the
Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order,
discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic
and other laws and ordinances; assist stranded motorists.
Answer calls and complaints involving automobile accidents,
robberies, and related misdemeanors and felonies; render first aid
Respond to general public service calls including animal
complaints, domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property
control, and related incidents.
Collect, process, photograph and present evidence using
scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and
related physical evidence.
Check buildings for physical security.
Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar;
issue warnings and citations.
Direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or
Conduct investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic
Conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic
Conduct a variety of criminal investigations involving crimes
against persons and property, auto theft, white-collar crime, and
narcotics; gather evidence and prepare cases for prosecution.
Identify suspects; conduct interviews and interrogations;
apprehend and arrest offenders.
Teach bicycle safety in accordance with State agencies.
Contact and interview victims and witnesses; preserve and
investigate crime scenes.
Conduct covert, undercover investigations as assigned.
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in
matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the
investigation of offenses.
Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law
enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the
general public; take an active role in areas of public education
relative to crime and crime prevention.
Assist in the performance of special investigative and crime
prevention duties as required.
Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and
unusual incidents observed.
Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and
witnesses; interrogate suspects; administer polygraph tests; gather
and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Serve warrants within the department and with outside agencies;
remain current on laws and procedures required for processing
Perform a wide variety of laboratory tests and procedures
including narcotics testing; act as Department photographer;
testify in court as an expert witness.
Serve as Intelligence Officer or Gang Officer; gather crime
related intelligence information and conduct background
investigations; coordinate information and activities with outside
agencies and jurisdictions.
Investigate juvenile related crimes including child abuse and
juvenile narcotics; coordinate youth services with outside agencies
and organizations including local school districts; conduct
community presentations and instruct assigned classes.
Participate in recruiting sworn staff; conduct background
investigations; interview potential job candidates and references;
administer voice stress analysis tests.
Give oral presentations at schools, clubs and other community
Build and maintain positive working relationships with
co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles
of good customer service.
Observe and maintain a safe working environment in compliance
with established safety programs and procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of:
Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime
prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to
the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing
misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining
to the seizure and preservation of evidence.
Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
First aid and CPR procedures and practices.
Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
and applicable software applications.
Learn proper Police procedures and methods.
Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine and
take emergency and/or appropriate action.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities
required in the performance of assigned tasks including a
Type at a reasonable speed necessary for successful job
performance (25 wpm).
Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system
including mobile dispatch terminals.
Meet the physical requirements established by the
Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
Use and care for firearms.
Use maps and learn City geography.
Handle multiple assignments.
Perform occasional medium-heavy lifting up to 75 lbs.
Communicate clearly and concise manner, both orally and in
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience and training that
would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities
Previous service as a Sworn California Peace Officer, for a
City, County, or State Government is required.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and completion
of a minimum of 30 units of college coursework from an accredited
college or university. Possession of an Associate of Arts degree is
Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license with an
acceptable driving record.
Possession of a valid current Basic California P.O.S.T.
Certificate is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid
C.P.R. Certificate is required.
Must be a retired annuitant of a public employee retirement
Must meet physical requirements of the job established by the
Physical condition is, after examination by a licensed physician
and surgeon, free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition
that might adversely affect his/her exercise of powers as a Police
Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident
who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Additional Special Notice For CalPERS Retired Annuitant
This opportunity is governed limited by the California Public
Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) pursuant to California
Government Code Section 7522.56. Basic guidelines include, but are
not limited to:
The appointment is limited to 960 working hours in any one
fiscal year, including other post-retirement work for other CalPERS
The appointee shall only perform work of limited duration upon
the completion of which the appointment shall be terminated. The
work will consist of special projects and extra work that cannot be
performed by the current workforce.
The appointee will not receive any benefits, incentive, or
compensation in lieu of benefits.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: pulling and ,
pushing objects, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending,
twisting, turning, stooping, squatting, and climbing; Lifting:
Ability to perform tasks requiring strength and stamina, such as
medium heavy lifting and moving equipment and objects weighing 75
pounds and continuously wearing a duty belt weight and other police
equipment; Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading
of work papers, reports and special projects; color and depth
vision; ability to identify suspects and interpret and apply the
law to field situations; observation skills while conducting
surveillance; Dexterity: perform simple and power grasping,
pushing, pulling and fine manipulation to use a computer and
operate a motor vehicle; Hearing/Talking: verbal communication
including projecting a voice that can be heard in a noisy
environment, hearing and distinguishing various sounds; explain the
law to the public; Emotional/Psychological: frequent concentration
and decision making, frequent public and coworker contact, ability
to maintain high level cognitive, observation and memory skills;
Environmental: Must be willing to work in office and field
environment, including life threatening emergencies.
Work is performed in both an office and field environment and
requires travel from site to site. Overtime and shift work is