Police Cadet (As-Needed)

City of Santa Monica
January 12, 2022
Santa Monica, CA
Job Type


Job Summary
Assists with a variety of routine, non-hazardous police work involving public relations, communications, clerical tasks and other support duties.
Major Duties
Receives and responds to in-person and telephone complaints and/or requests for information; responds to routine queries concerning procedures and directions and refers to appropriate source(s); takes messages.

Assists in taking police reports regarding minor incidents from citizens and the public.
Gathers, compiles, and organizes data for departmental studies and/or projects.

Prepares charts, tables and diagrams, as appropriate to the job assignment.

Receives, sorts and distributes mail and sensitive correspondence within the Department and to various locations throughout the City.

Performs a variety of clerical duties, including light typing, filing, maintaining and retrieving a variety of records and forms, and general office reception duties.

Copies and distributes reports, correspondence and memos, as assigned.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:
Basic office practices and procedures.
Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:
Follow oral and written instructions.
Operate a variety of office equipment.
Write clear and concise reports.
Organize and maintain office files.
Perform simple mathematical calculations.
Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Provide effective customer service.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Skill in:
Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Effective verbal and written communication.
Basic mathematics.
Working effectively with others.

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Must be a student in good standing at an accredited college or university with a minimum of nine (9) semester units or the equivalent. Must maintain full-time student status (minimum 9 semester units) at an accredited college or university. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment.

Employment is limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week and a duration of not more than 4 years from the date of hire.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.
Diversity and Inclusion

HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed on-line City application with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline.

SELECTION PROCESS : An on-line City application and required supplemental questionnaire must be completed to be considered for this position. All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process be subject to a thorough background investigation.

COVID 19 Vaccination : Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment unless a religious or medical/disability exemption is granted by the City.

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 1/21/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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