Police Officer Cadet - Nonrepresented

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Excluded, Temporary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Police Officer Cadet - Nonrepresented

Posting Details 

Final Application Deadline: Thursday, November 16th at 11:55PM PST

Special Conditions/Information for applicants:

Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of completion of the Police Academy.

Per California POST requirements, applicants must be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

The pre-employment testing process will include the following:
- Must submit proof of a California PELLETB score of 42 or higher. The PELLETB must have been taken within one year from the date of application; Please note: If you do not provide proof of a PELLETB score, you will be required to participate in a written proficiency exam proctored by the police department.
- Physical Agility Examination
- Background Investigation
- Medical Examination
- Psychological Examination

Position Summary

The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbents attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. Upon successful completion of the required P.O.S.T. training within the required time frame and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer (Class Code 8350) on a probationary basis. 
The primary responsibility of the Cadet is to attend the prescribed training sessions to learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The cadet also receives training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearms use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques. Under close supervision, the Cadet may assist other police officers in the performance of their duties. 
Appointments to this classification are temporary in nature and typically do not exceed seven (7) months.

FLSA: Non-Exempt. This position is covered by health benefits (if appointed at least 6 months and one day), and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

Hiring Range: $5,500 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,500 per month 

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Recruitment Type: Temporary (typically does not exceed 7 months)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Must be able to work any shift in a 24/7/365 schedule.  

Department Information 

The mission of the Sacramento State Police Department is to protect the life, property, and peace of mind of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of this university. Our greatest asset in furtherance of this mission is our department members who work as a combined force in collaboration with the campus community. Our department adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and service, understanding our collective responsibility in upholding the noble reputation of the law enforcement profession. Our highest objective is to provide an environment free of criminality where the future leaders of our society can learn and prosper. For more information about the Sacramento State Police Department, please visit:

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:
—Valid California driver’s license at time of appointment.
—Ability to qualify for and satisfactorily meet the ongoing standards of the basic P.O.S.T. academy training.
—Mental capacity, physical agility and learning potential to perform all aspects of P.O.S.T. training and police work.

Education and Experience:
—High School diploma or equivalent and eligibility to attend a certified P.O.S.T. basic training academy.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and proof of a California PELLETB score of 42 or higher. The PELLETB must have been taken within one year from the date of application.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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