Must have the State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permits.
Must be able to work varied days and rotating shifts: 10 hours per day, 4 days a week, 40 hours per week. Examples of schedules are 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 3:30 AM, 9:30 PM – 8:00 AM. Must be able to report for work in case of emergencies.
Step 1: Application – An employment application and cover letter is required and must be submitted online. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the position qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance in the position will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Step 2: Written Examination – Applicants successful in Step 1 listed above will be invited, via email, to take the written examination and includes both a cognitive (i.e., problem-solving) and an attitude/behavioral-orientation (i.e., criminal justice officer orientation) component.
Step 3: Physical Agility Test (PAT) – Applicants successful in passing the written exam will be invited, via email, to take the Physical Abilities Test (PAT). This test is designed to measure strength, agility, and endurance and will be administered by the Rio Hondo Police Academy Staff.
Step 4: Oral Interview – Applicants successful in passing the PAT will be invited, via email, to participate in a panel interview. This interview will assess the candidate’s knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to successfully perform in the position.
Step 5: Background Screening by HireRight – Applicants successful in passing the oral interview will be notified, via email, to start a background screening by HireRight which consists of a criminal background check, SSN Trace, Motor Vehicle Record, National Sex Offender Registry, Employment Verification, Education Verification and Military Service.
Step 6: POST Background Investigation – The background investigator will contact employers, references, family members and neighbors to assess the applicant's character.
Step 7: Psychological Evaluation – If you meet the background standards you will be scheduled for an oral psychological interview.
Step 8: Medical Exam – If you meet the background standards you will be scheduled for a job related pre-placement medical exam which includes a drug screen.
Time Frame: Be prepared for the process to take between three to six months to complete.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
High school or equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license; completed POST certified Level I Academy (modules A, B, and C), or equivalent out of state training, or have one (1) year experience as a USC Community Service Officer (CSO) and meet the POST or equivalency requirement and possess the State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permits.