Outstanding training, pay, benefits, retirement. With seniority can work in any location in California. Lots of opportunities besides road patrol, motorcycle, air ops, commercial, dignitary protection, academy instructor, etc.
Road patrol assigned to an Area Office is the best of all the jobs but the Department needs to increase hiring. The field is unable to provide the level of service we are known for.
Advice to Management
You're not listening to the field re critical staffing levels. Divisions, HQ, Capitol, academy fills every vacancy by taking a uniform position from the field. The only true critical position is an officer working a beat. Send the officers back to the road. HQ & the others need to learn how to work lean.
I interviewed at CHP (Sacramento, CA) in April 2017.
Applied March 01, received date for interview Mar 29, Interview 2.5 weeks later (Friday). 2 Panel Interview. Hiring Sergeant + Supervising Lieutenant. The Sergeant was incredibly professional, the Lieutenant walked in on his phone, interview started, he was still on his phone, loose with his language. Asked about age, 1 of my previous job's being mindless. I guess that's the sort of attitude you can adopt when you make over 100k a year. That threw me off for sure, but it didn't stop me from getting my message across – I think that’s just how his personality is and didn’t mean any disrespect. Besides that, Interview went great though, very friendly and easy going people.
Interview was over (Fri), sergeant said he'd give a name to HR next week and they would contact that person that following week. We are going into the second week, still no notification email/ contact. I can only assume the worst. I will keep looking! Gl guys!
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