Essex Fells - Police Officer

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Department Essex Fells Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryNon-Certified $45,457.60 | PTC Certified $51,197.96
Registration Fee$135.00
Contactsjones@essexfellspd.org
Location Essex Fells, NJ

Job Announcement

Essex Fells Police Department

Employment Opportunity

Position: Police Officer

The Essex Fells Police Department consists of 13 full-time officers patrolling a suburban area of 1.3 square miles, serving a population of 2,100 in western Essex County. The department is currently seeking one qualified candidate to fill a vacancy,

Benefits:

  • Starting salary for non-certified is $45,457.60 and PTC certified is $51,197.96
  • Longevity pay.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Sick days.
  • Compensatory time.
  • New Jersey State Health Benefits Programs.
  • NJ Police and Fire Pension System.
  • 80 hours of vacation time during the first year of service.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be a United States citizen and a New Jersey resident.
  • Possess a valid NJ Driver’s license.
  • Applicants must not be less than 18 years old or more than 35 years at the time of appointment.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.

 

Expectations:

  • Candidate will successfully complete a Basic Police Training course or candidate must currently possess a PTC Certification.
  • Candidates will be expected to purchase all uniforms and supplies to attend a police academy.
  • Will work twelve hours shifts; days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Be prepared to work outdoors, on foot, in any weather conditions.
  • Follow orders and take directions.
  • Be able to work independently, at times, with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Maintain mental alertness and readiness to act, even during long periods of calm and inactivity.

 

Selection Criteria (for all qualified candidates):

  1. Written Examination (min score of 80% to move onto physical agility portion)
  2. Physical Agility Test (Pass/Fail)
  3. Oral Interview (Pass/Fail)
  4. Background Investigation (Pass/Fail)
  5. Medical Examination (Pass/Fail)
  6. Psychological Examination (Pass/Fail)
  7. Drug Testing through Urinalysis (Pass/Fail)
  8. Must pass the written test with an 80% or higher.
  9. Candidates who successfully pass the application phase will be subject to oral interviews.

 

Written Examination Notes & Instructions:

  1. Application and testing fee is $135.00 NON-REFUNDABLE.
  2. Test Location: TBD
  3. TEST DATE & TIME: TBD
  4. MUST have current government-issued photo identification. NO ONE will be admitted to the test without proper photo identification.
  5. No electronic devices will be permitted into the testing facility. All cell phones and other handheld electronic devices should be secured in your vehicles.
  6. YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST TWO #2 PENCILS.

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to Captain Jones at sjones@essexfellspd.org

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to sjones@essexfellspd.org


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