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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: May 12, 2021
REGISTRATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY: 06/30/2021

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Police Department
Job Title: Police Cadet
Job Code: A137
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per work

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Cambridge Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Cambridge young adults seeking a career in law enforcement. Cadets will rotate throughout the Department in various assignments, such as in the Commissioner's Office, Patrol Operations, and Support Services including specialized units throughout the Department as needed.

Under the supervision of a superior officer, this position will be working out of the Training and Certification Unit in various assignments throughout the Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom training on topics such as 21st Century policing, law enforcement and the Cambridge Police Department, Procedural & Social Justice, Basic First Aid, Crime Scene Services, and Crime Analysis
  • Field assignments such as assisting with special events and community outreach engagement
  • Administrative duties such as preparing reports, tabulation of facts and figures for statistical purposes, research projects
  • Fitness and Health training
  • Other related duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Preferred: Strong communication skills, verbal and written, and knowledge of Cambridge.

Candidates must pass an extensive screening process including:

Interviews; drug testing; pre-employment medical and psychological examinations; physical abilities and fitness standards tests; extensive criminal background check including driving history; and, successful performance during the Cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature).

Cadets shall not carry firearms, nor have any power of arrest other than that of an ordinary citizen.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and be able to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting, carpeted floors, and air conditioning. Moderate noise level.

RATE: $18.45 per hour + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants must first enroll and register for a competitive exam, to be held at the Cambridge Police Department on Saturday, July 31, 2021. There is no fee to take the exam, and no prior knowledge of law enforcement is necessary.

Registering for the exam:

Applicants should complete the registration form (registration form link cadet2021registrationform) and provide the requested documentation by  email to personnel@cambridgepolice.org by 5pm on June 30, 2021.

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of Driver's License
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation from teacher, employer, mentor etc.
  • Three (3) contacts that are different from the letter of recommendation

Applicants are required to read pages 1 through 192 of the following book prior to the exam:

True Blue

Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them Sgt. Randy Sutton

St Martin's Press NY, ISBN 0-312-32481-2

 

If candidates need assistance in obtaining a copy of the book, please contact personnel@cambridgepolice.org

Based on the examination results, an eligible list of candidates for the program will be created. The highest scoring candidates will be contacted by the Police Department to move forward to the screening stage of the hiring process.

 

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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