US Government, Police Department
The Police Department is currently authorized a staff of 88 officers and 35 professional full-time personnel and is responsible for protecting the City’s residents, property owners and businesses. The department fosters a problem-solving, community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with policymakers, the City Manager’s Office, and the community to address problems of crime and property damage.
Under the leadership of Chief Nishant Joshi, the Alameda Police Department is organized into the Bureau of Field Services and the Bureau of Support Services. Field Services include the Patrol Division and Traffic Division; Support Services include the Investigative, Technical, and Administrative services.
Under general supervision, the Crime Scene Specialist performs civilian police work and conducting crime scene investigations to identify, collect, analyze, record, process, and preserve physical evidence related to criminal investigations; assists investigators and provides technical support in the reconstruction and interpretation of crime scenes; performs other related work as required.
In addition to meeting the establish guidelines for the position, the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of a municipal law enforcement agency, a thorough researcher, experienced in a variety of forensic analysis and crime scene investigation tactics, and possess specialized education in the field of photography, criminalistics/forensic science, and natural science (biology, biochemistry or chemistry). Possession of a POST certified Advanced Field Evidence Technician certificate and/or an International Association for Identification (IAI) Latent Print Examiner certificate or proof of proficiency testing, and acceptance as an expert witness in latent print examination highly desirable.
Benefits of Employment
For a comprehensive listing of benefits, see the Benefit Matrix here.
- CalPERS Retirement: Classic Members: 2% at 55 formula, 8.868% contribution; New Members 2% @ 62 formula, 8.25% contribution.
- Medical: The City contracts with CalPERS to provide comprehensive health coverage to employees. Multiple HMO and PPO plans available, with a generous City contribution
- Dental: Comprehensive dental coverage provided to employees and their eligible dependents.
- Vacation: Starting with 80 hours annually and increasing with years of service.
- Holiday-in-Lieu Pay
- Sick Leave: 96 hours per year; unused sick leave is converted to service credit at retirement.