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Position Descriptions

Police Recruit

Police Recruit is a training level classification used for the 24-week Sacramento Police Academy. Police Recruits undergo a formal training program in the Police Academy where they receive basic training in police procedures, law enforcement techniques, basic laws, first aid, and physical fitness.
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Police Officer

Police Officer is a journey level classification assigned full arrest and citation powers under the California Penal Code. Police Officers receive assignments and special instruction from higher ranking officers who also review the Police Officer's work.
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Lateral Police Officer

Applicants must possess a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate issued by the State of California and be currently employed as a full- time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement department with two years experience as a full-time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T certified law enforcement department.
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Dispatcher Recruit

To attend and participate in the Sacramento Police Department's Public Safety Communications Academy to receive basic training in answering telephone requests from the public for law enforcement services, including 9-1-1 Emergency calls.
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To receive incoming telephone calls and dispatch police units as necessary for assistance; perform a variety of general support duties related to communications activities.
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Lateral Dispatcher

Applicants must be employed as a full-time law enforcement dispatcher in a Public Safety Dispatch Center within the last six months; and have two years as a full time law enforcement dispatcher in a Public Safety Dispatch Center where duties included answering telephone calls and radio dispatching; and successful completion of the California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course within 12 months of appointment.
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Forensic Investigator

Forensic investigators perform crime scene investigations, evaluate and process evidence, examine latent fingerprints and perform related duties and responsibilities in accordance with Police Department policies and procedures.
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Administrative Analyst

The Administrative Analyst performs professional-level duties in one or more internal support areas, including budget, finance, personnel, contracts and grants, procurement, or other assignments supporting the mission of the organization; compiles and analyzes data; participates in design and implementation of systems and procedures.
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Police Clerk

To perform a wide variety of general clerical duties as required in the Police Department.
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Police Records Specialist

To perform responsible, specialized police records preparation and maintenance work, including public contact work in receiving and taking police reports.
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Information Technology Support Specialist

To perform a variety of technical customer support and training duties involving the use of hardware, application software, and networks; to provide both on-site and telephone support and assistance to systems and equipment end users. The scope of help desk assistance includes mainframe, mid-range, client/server, desktop computer, and networks.
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Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer performs a variety of professional, technical and systems programming and/or systems administration duties involving the implementation and maintenance of software and hardware infrastructure that provides Citywide connectivity capability between different platforms that manage information technology resources and support the execution of automated applications. The scope of systems includes all computing platforms from personal computers (PCs) to mainframes and associated networks. Incumbents may be assigned to duties in any one or a combination of platforms, operating systems and associated products.
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Student Trainee

The Student Trainee class is designed to enable college students to prepare for employment upon graduation. Employment in this class entails a wide variety of fundamental tasks in order to familiarize students with the practical application of academic theory. During the academic term, hours are normally limited to a maximum of twenty hours per week. During academic vacation periods this limit does not apply and students may work full-time.