To qualify as a Police Recruit Trainee/Academy Attendee, an applicant must:
Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
Have equivalent work experience, other education, or training that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities OR completed 60 (semester) college units
Be 20.5 years of age or older to attend a POST Basic Police Academy
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class “C” California driver’s license
Record must be free from any felony convictions, or any convictions that would bar the applicant from legally possessing a firearm
Applicant must be in good physical condition. Weight must be in proportion to height. Vision and physical condition must satisfy established POST medical standards. Please refer to https://post.ca.gov/medical-screening-manual.aspx for additional information.
*POST Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB): Candidates will be required to pass the WSTB test with a score of 384 or higher and a 14-minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. If candidates already possess a passing WSTB score dated within one year of application, they will not be required to take the test again. For information on where the WSTB test is offered, please visit www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests.
**POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB): Candidates will be required to pass the PELLETB test with a “T-score” of 42 points or higher. If candidates already possess a passing PELLETB score dated within one year of application, they will not be required to take the test again. California POST “T-scores” from other agencies will be accepted if it has been taken within one year of the date you submit your City of San Leandro application. Applicants must submit, on agency letterhead, a letter that states that individual has taken the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam. The letter must contain the total “T-score” and the date of the test. For information on where the PELLETB test is offered, please visit www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests.
NOTE: The City of San Leandro will accept a valid passing NTN score (minimum of 65% Video score, 70% Writing score, and 70% Reading score) in lieu of a POST PELLETB T-score if a candidate selects the City of San Leandro to receive their scores directly from the NTN website. For more information on the NTN test, please visit https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/index.cfm.
All applications will first be reviewed for minimum qualifications. A limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part in order to be placed on the Eligible List. Interviews will be conducted on a continual basis. (Weighted 100%)
Top scoring candidates on the Eligible List will be invited to interview with the department hiring manager and/or team members. This date is to be determined.
The selected candidate will receive a conditional job offer, subject to passing pre-employment conditions which may include, but is not limited to, background check, criminal history check, medical, and verification of a valid California driver’s license. If a pre-employment condition is not successfully met, the City reserves the right to rescind a job offer.
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