Job Description: *YOU MUST HAVE LIST ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT OR FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE*
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The Department of State Hospitals, Metropolitan State Hospital is currently accepting applications for permanent full-time Hospital Police Officer Working Title: Hospital Police Officer-HPD1937
$800 per month Recruitment & Retention pay is included in the salary listed above.
Typical duties include performing standard law enforcement duties under the supervision of a Watch Commander, the ability to work any shift, and other police related duties as required. The Hospital Police Officer is distinguished from other peace officer classes by being regularly required to perform law enforcement duties in close proximity to mentally ill patients. Their duties include maintaining law and order on hospital grounds, patrolling and protecting hospital buildings and grounds, checking for unauthorized movement of patients, breaches of security, and unsafe conditions, conducting administrative and criminal investigations, making arrests, testifying in court, and enforcing vehicle traffic and parking regulations and issuing citations when necessary. Incumbents also monitor patient and visitor activities on hospital grounds, assist nursing personnel in controlling severely combative patients, and carry out standard search procedures in cases of unauthorized patient absences. Incumbents transport patients under security as required and perform other related duties.
PEACE OFFICER REQUIREMENTS:
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029(a), persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in these classes.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons successful in peace officer examinations shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. Persons unsuccessful in the background investigation cannot be appointed as peace officers.
Medical/Psychological Screening Requirement:
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(f), persons successful in peace officer examinations are required to successfully pass a thorough medical and psychological screening prior to appointment date. Persons unsuccessful in the medical and psychological screening cannot be appointed as peace officers.
Drug Testing Requirement:
Applicants for positions in these classes are required to pass a drug-screening test. (The drug-screening test will be waived for employees who are currently in a designated 'sensitive' class for which drug testing is required under State Personnel Board Rule 213.)
Driver’s License Requirement:
Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment.
Training Requirement:Satisfactory completion of the training requirements of Penal Code Section 832. PLEASE ATTACH PROOF of your completed Penal Code Section 832 training to your State Application Form (STD 678).
WHO MAY APPLY:
To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applications must have permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. All interested applicants MUST submit a standard State Application Form (STD 678), with an original signature. Please clearly indicate the position number/working title and the basis of eligibility in the Explanations line item of the STD 678. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus applications, please attach a copy of your surplus letter to the State Application.
*Pre-employment Physical and Background clearance are required.
Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents and/or incomplete applications will be eliminated from the selection process. You MUST indicate the Working Title and Position Number you are applying for and how you qualify (list appointment, transfer, etc.) in the Explanations section on your application or your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
If you are applying for more than one recruitment, a separate application is required for each recruitment for which you would like to be considered.
Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification per DPA Rule 250. You may be required to provide copies of your Training and Development Assignment or out-of-class experience (approved and documented in your department's personnel office), college transcripts or a copy of your college diploma if applicable.
PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be VERIFIED FOR ALLL APPLICANTS prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant shall be notified and may be removed from the eligibility list. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be contacted for an interview.
If interested in the position, please mail a completed State application (STD 678) found here and a completed Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire found here to DSH-Metropolitan State Hospital, Attn: Human Resources/Selection Services Unit, 11401 S. Bloomfield Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650. Applications must be received on or USPS postmarked by the final file date of UNTIL FILLED.
Once a significant candidate pool is received, an internal cutoff period will be selected
*Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at CalHR and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at CalPERS*
The Department of State Hospitals-Metropolitan State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.