Employment Opportunities

The Winters Police Department is not currently accepting applications for employment positions.

Employment positions and applications are posted to the Government Jobs web page HERE

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related work experience and education to ensure correct and accurate evaluation of their qualifications. Based upon the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the positions will be invited to participate in the selection process. For more information on the application process, please contact the City of Winters Human Resources Department at (530) 795-4910 ext 101.

Ride-a-longs are encouraged as part of the application process, but not required. Ride-a-long forms can be printed and mailed, turned into the Police Department (702 Main Street Winters, CA 95694), or emailed to tips.winters@winterspolice.org. To download an applicant ride-a-long form please click HERE.

Officer Applicant Information:

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related work experience and education to ensure correct and accurate evaluation of their qualifications. Based upon the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the positions will be invited to participate in the selection process. For more information on the application process, please contact the City of Winters Human Resources Department at (530) 795-4910 ext 101.

For Officer Applicants: Personal history statement, copies of P.O.S.T. Academy Certificates, current California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or verification of current academy enrollment, and resume should be sent to

City of Winters Human Resources Attention: Police Department Application 318 First St Winters, CA 95694

Available specialty assignments and ancillary duties include Detective/SRO, Bicycle Patrol, Force Options Instructor (individual instructors specialize in firearms, defense tactics, impact weapons, or less lethal technologies), County Crisis Negotiations Team, and Cadet Advisor.

Qualifications
The minimum peace officer selection standards are set forth in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031. Police Officers for the City of Winters must be:
• Free of any felony convictions.
• A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
• At least 21 years of age.
• Fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.
• Of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation.
• A high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or other high school equivalency test approved by the California Department of Education (C.D.E.), or have attained a two year, four year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved institution.
• Found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
 
Experience
• Work requiring public contact, involvement in community organizations, or law enforcement experience is desirable.
• License and Certificates
• Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
• Completion of a California Basic Law Enforcement Academy or California Commission on Peace Officers
• Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) re-certification course within the preceding three years by date of hire.
• Must successfully complete the Winters Police Department Field Training Program and obtain P.O.S.T.
• Basic Certificate as a condition of continued employment.

 

Salary Benefits

$64,674.00 - $78,611.00 Annually

Description of benefits is included in the Winters Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding, which can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE.

Community Services Officer Applicant Information:

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related work experience and education to ensure correct and accurate evaluation of their qualifications. Based upon the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the positions will be invited to participate in the selection process. For more information on the application process, please contact the City of Winters Human Resources Department at (530) 795-4910 ext 101.

Community Services Officers may be assigned to Records, Investigations, Property & Evidence, Crime Prevention, Parking Enforcement, Patrol, Traffic, or Crime Analysis.

Qualifications
Community Services Officer I

Knowledge of:
Office and telephone procedures and practices. Customer relations and service skills. Modern office equipment, practices, and procedures.

Ability to:
Acquire through training, knowledge of contemporary and approved principles, practices, and procedures of police work, state laws, and City ordinances first aid; acquire, through training, knowledge of the geography and demographics of the City and common law enforcement issues.

Work independently with little or no supervision. Work flexible shifts based on the staffing needs of the department. Learn and strictly follow the regulations, procedures, and policies related to the maintenance, release, and processing of police records and information.

Learn the proper procedures, rules and regulations for entering and retrieving information from CLETS.

Handle numerous activities at once (i.e., phone calls, receive visitors) effectively and pleasantly.

Perform clerical work involving the use of independent judgment and requiring
speed and accuracy. Type accurately at a speed of 40 words per minute.
Use good written and verbal skills, using good English grammar and diction. Compile information and prepare reports accurately and efficiently.
Use good interpersonal skills, including dealing politely and effectively with citizens who may be emotionally upset, excited, or distraught. Think and act quickly, calmly, and appropriately in emergency situations.

Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with department personnel, supervisors, other City employees, and the general public.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Clerical, typing, computer experience and bilingual abilities preferred.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Possession of or ability to obtain a CLETS certification.

Community Services Officer II

In addition to the requirements for Community Services Officer I:
Knowledge of:
Interactions between municipal law enforcement agency policies, procedures and practices.
Effective communication tactics under pressure, especially listening skills, record keeping and report writing; methods of public contact associated with compliance, collections, and investigative work; and of principles of supervision and training.
Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, explain and apply City Codes and related laws and legal documents; to effectively plan, organize and carry out work independently.
Use proper judgment in determining the degree of compliance with various laws; to communicate tactfully, diplomatically and firmly with the public in difficult situations; prepare clear, concise, oral and written reports; to organize and maintain accurate and thorough records.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and to lead direction and training of others.
Ability to:
Navigate a wide variety of specialized programs.
Problem solve using a variety of resources and present the best option to supervisors.
Apply knowledge learned through specialized training programs to a variety of situations
Experience and Education
Any combinations of experience and education or training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Two years of experience in area of assignment equivalent to the Community Services Officer I in the City of Winters or another law enforcement agency. Clerical, typing, computer experience and bilingual abilities preferred.
Education:
Equivalent to the completion of an Associate Degree in a Criminal Justice or related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Possession of or ability to obtain a CLETS certification.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Crime Scene Investigator Basic Certificate
Possession of or ability to obtain a Crime Prevention Officer Basic Certificate
Possession of or ability to obtain a Property/ Evidence Officer Basic Certificate

 

Salary Benefits

$39,209.00 - $58,382.00 Annually

Description of benefits is included in the Winters Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding, which can be found on the City of Winters web page HERE.