Police Exam and Job Announcements
THIS APPENDIX reproduces a number of actual job announcements that were available in police publications, general publications, or online. These are actual job announcements but the filing periods have expired, and you should not contact these agencies about employment based on what you see here. Use these announcements to get an idea of how they are worded and what type of information they provide.
New Jersey State Police
An applicant must have (1) a bachelor's degree, signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or university or, (2) alternatively, an associate's degree or have completed 60 college credits from an accredited college or university, plus at least two years of satisfactory employment or, (3) alternatively, have completed 30 college credits from an accredited college or university plus at least two years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old on the date that the initial application is submitted and must not reach their 35th birthday prior to the graduation date of their State Police class.
Only citizens of the United States are eligible for appointment to the New Jersey State Police Academy.
Applicants must have obtained a valid automobile driver's license at the time that background investigations begin.
Applicants must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character. Factors which are automatic disqualifications for the position of New Jersey State Trooper are listed in the application. An applicant's background will be carefully investigated and the answers which are supplied on the application and written examination, are subject to verification. An applicant who has intentionally made a false statement or practiced, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in this application, in any examination, interview, application, or in securing eligibility for appointment may be rejected from the process. Any intentional misstatement of fact is reason for disqualification from the selection process, and may be punished by law.
If an offer of appointment as a recruit to the NJSP Academy is tendered to an applicant, it will be conditional upon successful completion of a medical examination and a psychological evaluation. A medical examination will be given during which the ability to perform the essential functions of the position will be evaluated by the Division Physician. Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/30 in both eyes, preferably with soft contact lenses. Each potential recruit will be required to authorize access to all health records. The potential recruit will also be required to provide urine samples for drug testing analysis. If the Division Physician should determine that an applicant is unable to perform the essential functions of the position, the conditional offer of appointment will be withdrawn. A psychological evaluation is also conducted. Applicants who successfully complete this phase may be offered an appointment to the New Jersey State Police Academy.
Physical Qualification Test
The Physical Qualification Test (POT) Battery will consist of the following timed tests: 75 Yard Pursuit Run, Push Ups, Sit Ups, and 1.5 Mile Run. Applicants unable to pass the POT will be disqualified from the current selection process. Please visit the POT link on the New Jersey State Police web site www.njsp.org for a detailed description of each test.
PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN THE TRAINING CONTAINED IN THIS COMMUNICATION, YOU SHOULD CONSULT VOUR PHYSICIAN TO ENSURE IT IS SAFE FOR YOU TO ENGAGE IN THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING REGIMENT.
The selection process is a competitive one consisting of an initial application, physical qualification test, written examination, and background investigation. Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, a medical examination and a psychological evaluation will be conducted. Applicants are also required to complete a two-day (consecutive/ overnight) instructional weekend program. Appointment to the Now Jersey State Police Academy is contingent upon a number of factors, including the availability of funded positions and approval by the Superintendent of State Police.
Should you desire further information, contact the Division of State Police Recruiting Unit at 609.882-2000, extension 2853 & 2961. Visit our web site at www.njsp.org. New Jersey residency is required upon graduation from the Academy.
THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Miami Gardens, FL, Police Department
Property/Evidence Control Custodian II
Deadline: Until filled.
Starting Salary: $37,052 mm. to $46,315 mid./DOQ
Nature of Work: This is a non-sworn, non-exempt, full-time position under general supervision of the Support Services Division. The purpose of the position is to provide support for all areas of the police department. This position is responsible for the labeling, storage, and transportation of all evidence to the crime lab and the maintenance and storage of all department equipment. Performs related work as directed. An employee in this classification will participate and coordinate activities within the Property Unit. This position is not of a routine, clerical or ministerial nature and requires the exercise of independent judgment. The incumbent will assign, review, and participate in the work of employees responsible for performing a variety of technical duties related to the receipt, storage, protection, delivery, release and disposition of property and evidence; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level coursework with emphasis in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or closely related field; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred; supplemented by four (4) years previous experience working with the systematic receipt, storage, maintenance, issuance and disposal of various property items. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Must possess and maintain, throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license and satisfactory driving record. Applicants qualifying for employment will be subject to a polygraph examination and an extensive background screening.
Crime Scene Technician
Deadline: Until filled.
Starting Salary: $42,421 mm. to $53,026 mid./DOQ
Nature of Work: This is a non-sworn, non-exempt, full-time position under the general direction of the crime scene investigations supervisor. This multi-faceted position provides support for all areas of the police department. The incumbent is responsible for detecting, collecting, preserving, and transporting evidence from crime scenes. Primarily responsible for processing crime scenes that are investigated by the Miami Gardens Police Department. This position involves a large amount of public contact which requires good communication skills.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level coursework with emphasis in Crime Scene Technology, Criminology, Criminal Justice or closely related field; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred. Two (2) years of previous experience in processing of crime scenes, latent print examination or related work required. Completion of formal course in basic fingerprint identification, advanced latent fingerprint identification and administrative advanced fingerprint identification conducted by the FBI preferred. Must possess and maintain, throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license and satisfactory driving record. This position involves irregular shift work and shift rotations necessary to provide services 24 hours a day. Applicants qualifying for employment will be subject to a polygraph examination and an extensive background screening.
Deadline: Until filled.
Starting Salary: $51,967 mm. to $64,958 mid./DOQ
Nature of Work: This is a highly responsible position with the City of Miami Gardens Police Department that involves the supervision, training and scheduling of non-sworn Crime Scene Investigation personnel. The CSI Supervisor will oversee daily operations, assist administrative, purchasing and budgeting functions and perform service calls for the City of Miami Gardens Crime Scene Investigations Unit. The CSI Supervisor supervises staff, delegates assignments, implements field staff work schedules, assists in recruitment/testing/hiring activities, evaluates employees and oversees and provides forensic training to Officers and staff. The incumbent is also responsible for documenting crime scenes with photographs, video recordings, diagrams and reports.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level coursework with emphasis in Crime Scene Technology, Criminology, Criminal Justice or closely related field; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred. Four (4) years experience in crime scene processing and forensic science and criminal investigations, to include a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience. Completion of formal course in basic fingerprint identification, advanced latent fingerprint identification and administrative advanced fingerprint identification conducted by the FBI preferred. Knowledge of computer forensics is highly desired. Experience with a wide range of computer hardware and software is preferred to assist in the collection of evidence from the various types of computer systems. This position requires effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with law enforcement personnel, city staff, general public, and attorneys. Must possess and maintain, throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license and satisfactory driving record. The position involves irregular shift work and shift rotations necessary to provide services 24 hours a day. Applicants qualifying for employment will be subject to a polygraph examination and an extensive background screening.
Police Officer I, II, III (Certified)
Salary Hire-In Rates* Police Officer I—$46,002–$66,808 Police Officer II—$49,682– $72,152 Police Officer III—$53,657–$77,924
* Salary Hire-In rate will be determined based on years in Grade as an Officer and education attained. Actual offer will be determined by the City's Human Resources Department after a thorough review of an applicant's file.
Nature of Work: This is a highly responsible position with the City of Miami Gardens that involves networking with the community and the protection of life and property. This is accomplished through patrol work, criminal investigation, community policing, code enforcement responsibilities and enforcement of the laws of the State of Florida and the Ordinances of the City of Miami Gardens. Assignments may typically involve routine motor patrol, bicycle or foot patrol, or criminal investigations. Officers receive assignments and instructions from police officers of a higher rank and perform work in accordance with Department policies and standard operating procedures. Participates in special programs and projects as assigned. NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements for the position. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, the City reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best combination of knowledge, skill and abilities in relation to the needs of the City and the qualifications of other candidates. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to test.
- Be a United States citizen at time of application.
- Be at least 19 years of age upon appointment.
- Possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Florida driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
- Be of good moral character and never have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or domestic violence shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, in spite of suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
- Requires a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) equivalent (Police Officer I); or Associates degree (Police Officer II) or Bachelor's or Master's degree (Police Officer III) with major study in Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, or closely related field.
- Proof of FDLE Certification or Police Officer Certification with training curriculum from home/state academy. Out of State Certified candidates must have one year of full-time certified work experience to be considered for the 92-hour Exam Qualification Course.
THE EXAMINATION/TESTING PROCESS is to determine if the "moral character" of the candidate is appropriate for employment as a Police Officer. "Moral character" is determined by examination of the life experiences of the candidate. Testing includes, but not limited to, the following listed factors.
EXAMINATION/TEST WEIGHT OF TEST Oral Interview 100% Polygraph Examination Qualifying Psychological Examination Qualifying Background Investigation Qualifying Medical Examination (including drug screen) Pass/Fail
Please deliver in person or send by US Mail (do not email or fax) the required documents … NOTE: all the applications, resumes, and requested material for this department go to the City's Human Resources Department.
Gresham, OR, Police Department
Entry level and lateral officers: $3,907-$5,255 per month
Lateral Officers credited one pay step for each year experience up to a Step 5 starting salary.
Apply online at http://greshamoregon.gov/city/
Call 503-618-2161 for more information
Located in the scenic Pacific Northwest, the City of Gresham is Oregon's fourth largest city. Gresham is just 15 miles east of Portland's city center, and less than an hour's drive to the Mt. Hood recreation area. Still a part of the Portland Metropolitan area, it is situated between the big-city hustle to the west and the solitude of the countryside to the east.
Specialties: Hostage Negotiation, Detectives. K-9, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Gang Enforcement, Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit, Neighborhood Crimes Team, Honor Guard, Child Abuse Team, Field Training, School Resource Officers, Training Instructors, Traffic/ Motors, Hostage Negotiation.
DeKalb County, GA, Police Department
DeKalb County Police Department is leading the way with the highest pay in Metro Atlanta, Georgia and is NOW HIRING qualified applicants for the position of POLICE OFFICER
Starting Pay: $36,504/yearwith career progression to $62,856
Starting Pay with a College Degree: $38,328/year (4 year degree)
Advanced pay for Certified Officers with 2 years Experience: $38,700
Applicants must be 20 years of age, a U.S. citizen, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., a valid driver's license, have no felony or domestic violence convictions and an honorable discharge if veteran. Officers certified in other states with a minimum of 2 years experience may qualify for an abbreviated academy and above entry pay.
Benefits include medical group insurance options, a pension plan, a deferred compensation plan, merit salary increases, opportunities for promotion, 10 paid holidays per year, and paid vacation and sick days increasing with longevity.
For More Information Call:
Background and Recruiting Unit at (770) 724-7445 or visit our web site at www.dekalbpolice.com
CONTRA COSTA, CA, COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS NOW HIRING POLICE SERVICES OFFICER—
Contra Costa Community College District—Martinez, CA: $4,330–$5,275/Mo.
To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work on the properties, grounds and facilities of the District; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; and to maintain public safety. No experience required. Requires high school graduation or equivalent and ability to possess a valid California Driver's License at time of hire; completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved Basic Police Academy at time of hire or possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate; completion of Academy and/or employment in a recognized law enforcement agency must have been within the last 3 years or recertification by P.O.S.T. Passing a California P.O.S.T. physical agility test and run may be required. Online applications only. Please visit our website at www.4cd.net and click on career opportunities for full details and to apply for this position.
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA, POLICE DEPARTMENT
4 WEEK MINI-SABBATICAL ANNUALLY
LATERAL—City of Citrus Heights; Open and Continuous;$55,277–$66,332 Base annual salary. Benefits for Patrol Officers: 100% City paid PERS (3% @ 50); unique 4-week mini-sabbatical paid annually in-lieu of paid holiday time. For more information, contact Sergeant at (916) 727-5577 or visit www~joinchpd.net. EOE (329)
PIEDMONT, CA, POLICE DEPARTMENT
is recruiting for a FIT police officer position. Salary: $5,282–6,373/mo. + educational incentive & excellent benefits, including PERS 3% @ 50 (contract is currently under review). Candidates MUST have satisfactorily completed a Calif. P.O.S.T. certified academy prior to the final hiring date. Patrol Officers currently work 12-hour shifts and perform a wide variety of peace officer duties. City application is required and can be obtained by calling 510-420-3037 or by visiting our website at www.ci.piedmont.ca.us. Deadline: 5pm on 10/31/08.
Mount Vernon Police Officer
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
EARN UP TO $77,000 PER YEAR
Date of Written Examination:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
Last Date For Filing Applications:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2008
BENEFITS: including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal leave, 12 paid holidays.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be at least 19 years old by date of exam. To be certified for appointment, candidates must possess a High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma, U.S.A. Citizenship and valid N.Y.S. Driver's License.
RESIDENCY: Candidates must be legal residents of Westchester, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland or all 5 Boroughs for at least 3 months immediately preceding date of written exam and continuously until date of appointment. Preference in appointment will be given to successful candidates who have been legal residents of the City of Mount Vernon for at least 3 months immediately preceding the date of the written test. A CANDIDATE'S RESIDENCY WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND VER1FIED BEFORE APPOINTMENT.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained at Civil Service, Room 103, Mount Vernon City Hall, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday Through Friday: or at http: llcmvnylexporttsites/cmvny3/de-partmentslciv/empioyment.html; or at Mount Vernon Police Headquarters. Roosevelt Square No. Mount Vernon, NY. You may also receive applications by mail by sending a Self addressed stamped envelope to: Mount Vernon Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY, 10550. Veteran's credits should be claimed at time of filing application by presenting Military separation papers (DD-214). ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE IN PERSON OR BY MAIL WITH A NON-REFUNDABLE $25.00 FILING FEE NO LATER THAN 4PM. ON OCTOBER 8, 2008.
There are a number of civilian job opportunities in policing for candidates who have obtained their two-year degree. Some are career positions, which means they are not specifically for those who want to become sworn officers. If you are considering working full- or part-time while you complete your education, these positions can not only help you support yourself and your dependents, but also help you learn first-hand about policing and possibly gain preference points should you decide to apply for a position as a sworn officer in the future.
Bernalillo County (Albuquerque, NM) Sheriff's Department
YOUTH PROGRAM OFFICER I
Salary: $ 13.06 HOURLY + 5% HAZARDOUS PAY
Position Summary: Under general supervision of a Program Manager and Youth Program Officer II, is responsible for providing direct supervision, care and treatment of residents who are in the custody of the Juvenile Detention Center.
Major Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
- Maintain security, order and discipline to prevent disturbance, escapes and insure the safety of residents, staff and the community.
- Process new residents, including strip searching and showering, issuance of clothing, and orientation to the rules and regulations of the Juvenile Detention Center.
- Maintain a written log of behavioral incidents and observation of residents; is aware of residents' room assignments; and monitors residents' physical location at all times.
- Evaluate, recommend and implement programs that include education of residents in daily living skills, social skills and work/study habits.
- Counsel residents in group and individual sessions.
- Provide oral and written reports on residents to supervisors regarding their progress and problems of residents under the custody of BCJEC and its managed programs.
- Assign and monitor activities of residents; supervise residents in physical education and recreational activities.
- Observe and search residents and inspect and search facility as needed.
- Transport residents to court, hospitals or other facilities and service locations outside of the Juvenile Detention Center.
- Physically restrain violent residents, and if necessary pursue resident on foot, in the case of escape attempts.
- Initiate contacts with parents, legal guardians, Probation and Parole Officers and other agencies.
- Assist in the intake process when assigned.
- Intake assignment also includes handling the control center, answer the telephone, and responding to visitors, court and law enforcement officers and others with business at BCJDC.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
- Associate's Degree in law enforcement, criminology, psychology or related field plus two (2) years related experience working with youth in the criminal justice field.
- OR a combination of four (4) years post-secondary education and experience directly related to the above duties may be considered in lieu of the above stated education requirement.
- Knowledge of the goals, practices and techniques of corrections.
- Ability to learn and apply the State Juvenile Code and other relevant laws and regulations.
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with administration, subordinates, co-workers, residents and the general public.
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in oral and written English.
- Ability to maintain composure under stressful or threatening situations.
- Ability to utilize computer information system and operate communication equipment
Screening and Compliance:
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:
- Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and a background investigation.
- Employee must undergo 120 initial hours of on-the-job training, including State Juvenile Code and "A Level" Restraint Training. Employee must maintain certification in these areas every six months.
- Employee must have a valid New Mexico driver's license by date of employment and retain a valid New Mexico driver's license while employed in this position.
- Employee must comply with Bernalillo County safety policy requirements.
- Duties are performed primarily indoors (90%) with some outdoor work (10%).
- Indoor duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment. Outdoor duties typically involve transportation of residents and recreational activities with residents.
- Work hazards or potential work hazards include a possibility of personal injury from violent residents or heavy exertion activities while restraining or pursuing residents.
- Employee may be required to do shift work.
Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
- Utilizes computers and communication equipment on a daily basis.
- Utilizes recreational/sports equipment, facility keys, handcuffs and shackles on a frequent basis.
- Worker handles fire extinguishers and oxygen equipment on an occasional basis.
- Operates a County vehicle as necessary.
Languages: English (First language)
Career Level: Early Career (2+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Associate Degree
Travel Requirements: No Traveling
Job Status: Part Time Employee
Position Type: Corrections—Juvenile Specialist
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