Police Officer

The City of Coalinga Coalinga, CA



The City of Coalinga provides health, vision, and dental insurance for City employees at no cost to the employee. Employees can choose between a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan. Employees may also elect to enroll their spouses, registered domestic partners and/or dependents into the health plan, in which the City will pay 65% of the premium.

Employees receive a City-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.


The City of Coalinga offers a CalPERS retirement plan with a formula of 2% at 57 for employees hired after January 1, 2013 (2% at 55 for Classic members).

Employees may voluntarily participate in the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. The City of Coalinga matches 50% of the employee's contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee's annual salary.

Paid Time Off:

Employees accrue 120 hours of vacation, 96 hours of holiday and 96 hours of sick leave annually.

Miscellaneous Benefits:

This position is included in the Coalinga Police Officer's Association representation unit. Employees are required to either join the union or pay a service fee.

The City offers Educational Achievement Compensation in the amounts of $125 per month paid quarterly for an Intermediate POST certificate, $125 per month paid quarterly for an Advanced POST certificate, $150 per quarter for an Associate's Degree, and $300 per quarter for a Bachelor's Degree. The maximum pay for any combination of education and/or training is $550 per quarter.

Gun Purchase Program up to $1,200 per fiscal year.

Holiday/Vacation Leave Buy Back.

Sick Leave Conversion.

Annual Uniform Allowance of $1,200.

$50 per month Bilingual Pay.

$550 annual Longevity Pay beginning on 15th anniversary date of service to the City of Coalinga.

Onsite Gym.

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.

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; must have

completed an accredited basic Peace Officer Standards and Training

(POST) Academy.

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.


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 be not be accepted.

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 status, 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.

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.