Applications Packets will be accepted April 12, 2021-May 12, 2021.
The Civil Service exam will be conducted on Saturday, May 29, 2021 promptly at 9:00am. The written exam will be held at UH Samaritan on Main (663 E. Main St.) Doors open at 8:00am.
The physical ability exam will immediately follow the written exam and will be held behind the Police Department (1211 East Main St).
Necessary to perform duties (*indicates developed after employment).
Knowledge Of: State and local criminal and traffic laws and ordinances; departmental policies and procedures*; safety practices and procedures; professional law enforcement principles and procedures (patrol, response, arrest, etc.); public relations; investigative principles and procedures.
Ability To: Communicate effectively; work independently or with others; exercise sound judgment during stressful situations; follow detailed instructions; develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public; run fast for short periods of time; sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time; climb over obstacles and through openings; force entry into buildings; jump from elevated surfaces; crawl through confined areas (attics, crawl spaces, etc.); maintain weapon proficiency; lift and carry injured persons; collect, analyze, and interpret data; prepare and accurate documentation.
Skill In: Interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds; administering first aid; encountering and subduing an armed suspect or a person resisting arrest (including the performance of evasive maneuvers); operating a motor vehicle; operating/utilizing investigative tools and instruments.
The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Police cruiser, firearms, radio, radar unit, intoxilyzer, and other standard law enforcement equipment.
Wages: hourly pay is $23.09, plus applicable stipends as outlined in the contract. Plus annual increases as negotiated by the FOP.
Eligible day one for insurances, there is no waiting period for:
-Health (which is subsidized substantially by the employer)
-$40K term Life policy with the option to purchase more
-Voluntary FSA and 457 plans
Paid Time Off:
-10 paid holidays;
- Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus The City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
-2 weeks of vacation prorated at 1 year anniversary, then 2 weeks every January 1 after;
1) Return completed/signed application packet* no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2021 and must include the following items:
● Eligibility to Test form
● Domestic Violence Disclosure Form
● Information Release Waiver (must be notarized)
● Physical Ability Exam Waiver (must be notarized)
● Copies of :
o Driver’s License
o High School diploma or equivalent
o Paramedic Certification or a letter stating that the applicant is enrolled and in good standing in an accredited EMT-P program
o Prior service documentation (only if claiming an age exception)
o DD214 (only if claiming military credit) (To be eligible for military credit consideration, an applicant must have served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States for a period of one year (365 days) and have been honorably discharged. Additional military credit of 10% is given on the regular written portion of the entrance examination to those who present evidence at time of application. Additional credit is applied upon attainment of a passing grade.)
*Application are not considered complete until ALL applicable items are received.
2) Participate in the Civil Service Test on Saturday, May 29, 2021
The written portion will be at the UH Samaritan on Main (663 E. Main St.) at 0900 hrs.
3) Participate in the Physical Ability Test on Saturday, May 29, 2021
The physical ability portion will follow the written portion and be conducted at the Police Department Stadium (1211 E. Main St.) immediately following the written portion
Mark Burgess, Civil Service Commission Administrative Secretary