Job Posting: Peace Officer I

Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental Center

Peace Officer I

$4,098.00 - $5,257.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is recruiting to fill MULTIPLE Peace Officer I positions within the Office of Protective Services (OPS) at Porterville Developmental Center (PDC).


Under the direct supervision of the Peace Officer II (POII) or Sergeant, Office of Protective Services (OPS), the Peace Officer I (POI) is responsible for performing daily law enforcement, patrol and custody activities at a developmental center (DC).

The POI is responsible for the daily tasks associated with facility operation, including enforcement, patrol functions, crime prevention, first responder to incidents, emergencies, custody duties, conducting preliminary investigations, and assisting with the control and transport of clients under security when required.  The POI is responsible for preparing written preliminary investigative reports, daily logs, and any other written documentation required by the POII. The POI may perform other duties as required by his/her supervisor.

A full background investigation will be completed prior to a conditional offer of employment being made.  All appointments subject to pre-employment physical and fingerprint clearance.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Peace Officer I
$4,098.00 - $5,257.00 Salary listed does not include monthly $800 recruitment and retention bonus. 
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Tulare County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

• Position #472-290-1954-XXX in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.
•The position(s) require a POST Completion Certificate. You are required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.
•POST Certificate is required and must be included
•Driver’s license – will be required at time of interview
•This position requires a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
•This position requires a Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
•This position requires a Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired. •Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card, and a valid California Defensive Driving Card.

Must have CalHR Peace Officer I list, lateral transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

Note: May consider those currently enrolled in a POST approved academy, but must produce evidence of successful completion of the Basic Academy before they may be considered for appointment.

If you have not taken an examination you must take and pass the PO I examination located at https//

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental Center
Attn: Cari Paganini
1600 9th Street MS- Q
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Cari Paganini
1600 9th Street MS- Q
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Cari Paganini
(916) 322-9094

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Julie Mendoza
(559) 782-2289
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail