Johnstown - ACT 120 Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Johnstown Police Department
TypeCertified
Job TitleACT 120 Certified Police Officer
Salary$42,691.00 - $59,632.00
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Johnstown, PA

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Job Requirements

At the time of application, every applicant for a position in the police department shall possess the following qualifications:

  1. Possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Be Act 120 Certified under the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission  (Act 120), (MPOETC) 53 Pa. C.S.A. §2161 et seq. or shall have successfully completed Act 120 Training and passed the final exam, prior to the certification of the eligibility list, thus being eligible for Act 120 Certification once hired by the city.
  3. Be a United States Citizen.
  4. Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  5. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  6. All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.

 

Physical Fitness Test

1 Minute Sit-up
1 Minute Pushup
300 Meter Run

This is a cumulative test. Each event is pass/fail; thus if one event is failed the entire test is failed. Candidates are required to pass with a score at the 50th percentile for each event based on The Cooper Institute data. Pass/Fail: Must pass each event to continue in the testing process.

Written Test

Test is approved by the PA Chiefs of Police Association

The test consists of four (4) segments
1. Math
2. Spelling
3. Grammar
4. Writing

  • Must pass with a 70% overall to continue in the hiring process
  • Written test is 70% of your final score

 

Oral Examination

  • Answer a series of questions by a board of three (3) individuals
  • Must pass by 70% to continue testing
  • Oral Exam is 30% of your total score

 

Background Investigation

If considered as a possible candidate an in-depth background check will be done before the conditional offer of hire

Act 120

Candidates MUST have finished a MPOTEC sanctioned academy and be Act 120 certified prior to the certification of the eligibility list, thus being eligible for Act 120 Certification once hired by the city.

Veterans Points

The Candidate must pass all aspects of the tests prior to qualifying for Veteran’s Preference of 10 additional points.
Must have an honorable discharge. Reservists and National Guard must complete their obligations in order to qualify.

Benefits 

  • Starting Pay: $42,691
  • Top Pay: $59,632
  • Opportunity for Overtime
  • 108 Hours up to 228 Hours Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Sick Leave Incentive up to $1,000.00
  • Paid Personal Time Off
  • Longevity Pay
  • Education Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Medical, Dental, Eye Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • 3 Day Weekend Every Other Weekend

 

Specialties

  • Bureau of Criminal Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • School Resource Officers
  • Drug Unit
  • Patrol

The City of Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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