Position Description

Reserve Police Officer
Application Deadline Continuous Recruitment
# of Openings 1
Salary Range Res. Officer 1 $26.77/HR
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Reserve Police Officer

Salary Range :    

Reserve Police Pay Scale Grade 1 Step A $26.77 hourly

Basic Function:

Under general supervision of the Chief of Police, is responsible for day-to-day quality assurance in serving and protecting the citizens of Coalinga including but not limited to law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic flow and enforcing state and local traffic regulations; and completes other related work as required.

Representative Duties:

  • Patrols the City in a radio car or on foot.
  • Performs as a traffic officer, juvenile officer, investigator, and school resource officer.
  • Investigates crimes.
  • Apprehends law breakers.
  • Transports prisoners to City and County jail.
  • Serves warrants.
  • Provides assistance to officers from other law enforcement agencies.
  • Watches for disturbances and suspicious activities.
  • Answers calls and investigates complaints.
  • Secures evidence.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Books, fingerprints and photographs prisoners.
  • Writes detailed and accurate reports of police duties and activities during each shift.
  • Performs other required duties relative to police work.

Knowledge, Skills and


Knowledge of:

Familiarity with police methods and objectives; interest and enthusiasm for police work.

Skill and Ability to:

Deal courteously with the public and work cooperatively with others; be alert and use good judgment; obtain a standard first aid/ Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate; learn standard broadcasting procedures of the police radio system; learn laws of arrest pertinent to local and state laws; learn the use and care of firearms.


Characterized by initiative, commitment to teamwork and quality performance, and a customer-service orientation; must interact in a positive manner with City employees and the public; willingness to follow a prescribed routine and to work as assigned.


Education and Experience:


U.S. high school graduate; passed the GED test; passed the California High School Proficiency Exam; or attained a two (2)

year or four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university.


 P.O.S.T Basic Police Academy Certification or Certification per CA Penal Code Section 832.6(a)(2) or 832.6(a)(1) must be obtained by time of appointment.

No former law enforcement experience required

Valid State of California Drivers License, Class C; must be insurable under the City’s insurance policy without the City incurring any additional premiums or costs

Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship; pass a polygraph; pass a thorough background investigation with no disqualifying criminal history; a physical examination with drug test; and a psychological evaluation.

Required Material:

  1. City of Coalinga Employment Application
  2. Copy of appropriate licenses/certificates
  3. Resume
  4. Personel History Statement (PHS) are requried for Chief Interviews

Application Deadline:

Continuous Recruitment

Contact Information:

City of Coalinga

Human Resources Office

155 West Durian Avenue

Coalinga, CA  93210

(559) 935-1533 ext 112




Minimum Qualifications and required material must be met/received by the last day of the filing period.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that all required material has been received.

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Resumes submitted in lieu of a completed City of Coalinga Employment Application will not be accepted.

All communication and correspondence from the City of Coalinga will be sent to the applicant via electronic communication to the email address provided by the applicant on the submitted employment application.

The City of Coalinga is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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