GPD Looking for Bilingual Officers: English/Armenian

By February 7, 2018 No Comments

Police Officer Recruit Bilingual (English/Armenian)

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The Position

This entry level, non-sworn classification participates in pre-academy training and the actual police-training academy.  

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responds to calls for service regarding accidents, emergencies, crimes, threats, altercations and/or requests for aid. 

Provides information and assistance to the public and promotes Community-Based Policing philosophies. 

Administers first aid to injured persons. 

Interviews, interrogates and records statements from witnesses, suspects and victims. 

Identifies relevant facts and prepares written reports on incidents and cases assigned.  

Apprehend suspects by driving safely at high speeds, chasing suspects on foot, climbing over obstacles, physically subduing suspects, utilizing self-defense and arrest control techniques, and utilizing firearms under appropriate conditions.

Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic, issues citations and warnings. 

Investigates accidents and accident scenes.

Investigates matters involving juveniles, reports of child neglect and juvenile delinquency. 

Refers juveniles to the appropriate authorities.

Serves subpoenas, serves warrants, testifies in court, marks and stores evidence, apprehends suspects, makes arrests as prescribed by law, and confers with City/District Attorney’s Office to provide information for case preparation.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of and skill in:
Good customer service practices.

Skill in:
Making independent judgments and decisions based upon standard policy or procedure.

Ability to:
Deal calmly with angry, upset, and frightened people.
Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period.
Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Police Department.
Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Remain poised and controlled in threatening or violent situations.
Speak Armenian in a fluent manner.
Write clear, accurate, detailed reports based on field notes of events.

Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Work overtime as requested.


Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate.  

Valid Class C California driver’s license.

Special Conditions
Applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
Minimum age is 20 years at the time of application.
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship, or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge and/or use of personal computers.

Medical/Psychological Standards
All candidates must pass a pre-placement medical examination and a psychological evaluation.

Acceptable as to City standards.

Within four months of employment, all employees of the Glendale Police Department are required to live within a radius of sixty contiguous land miles of the Glendale Civic Center.

Background Investigation
A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on all finalists, which will review and verify personal history including, but not limited to financial responsibility, criminal history, drug use history, driving record, and verification of application materials. Significant issues or omissions in the above-stated areas may be grounds for disqualification. Background investigation will include a polygraph and Livescan fingerprinting.

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

Selection Process

Entry-level examination – Veteran’s Credit Awarded. The examination will consist of an evaluation, written exam, performance exam (physical agility test), prebackground questionnaire, and an oral exam, with the evaluation, written and performance, and prebackground questionnaire as qualifying steps and the oral exam worth 100%. 

The Physical Agility Test (PAT) and written examination for this recruitment are scheduled to take place on April 14 and 15, 2018. You will receive a schedule notification within 30 days of the testing date.   

WRITTEN: (PASS/FAIL) To determine the applicant’s general ability and aptitude for police work. The examination is a general aptitude examination to measure a candidate’s ability to succeed in a training academy.  

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: (PASS/FAIL) This Physical Agility Test includes: a mile and a half run, a 99 yard obstacle course, a 165 pound body drag, a chain link fence climb, a six foot solid fence climb, a 500 yard run, completion of 10 push-ups, and completion of 15 sit-ups.

PRE-BACKGROUND APPLICATION: (PASS/FAIL)  To determine the candidate meets the background investigation standards of the Police Department. 

ORAL: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant’s experience, education, and personal fitness for the position. 

PERFORMANCE TEST: (PASS/FAIL) This test will assess bilingual abilities in Armenian. The primary focus of this test will be to assess a candidate’s ability to fluently speak English and Armenian.

All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated, and only the most highly qualified applicants will be selected to participate in the selection process. The evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education, experience and overall preparation for this position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above-stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

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