Secaucus - Entry Level Police Officer

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DepartmentSecaucus Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$149.00
Contactspdrecruitment@secaucus.net
LocationSecaucus , NJ


Job Announcement

Secaucus, NJ Police Jobs

Secaucus, NJ Police Department

Now Hiring

Police Officers

THE SECAUCUS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

Examination Date: Saturday March 31, 2018

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:

As of the date the test is taken, applicants must:

  • possess a high school diploma or equivalent and earned not less than sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university or two (2) years of full time active service in the U.S. Military; service in the Reserve Component or National Guard equates to 2.5 college credits for each month of full time service or .25 college credits for each full day of “drill or annual training” status.
  • Must be 21 - 35 years old.
  • Must be 21 years old on the date of written examination and must not reach their 35th birthday prior to the date of appointment.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and New Jersey resident.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must pass a Written, Physical Fitness and Oral Examination.

 

Written Examination:

Date:  March 31, 2018
Location: Secaucus High School (11 Millridge Rd.)
Pre-Examination begins at 8:00am
Test begins 9:00AM

**PLEASE ARRIVE SHARPLY AT 8:00 AM FOR PRE-EXAMINATION PROCESSING & BRING #2 PENCILS**

 If the written examination is passed with a minimum grade of 70% the following examination will be the Physical Fitness Examination, which you will be notified of the date and time by email:

Physical Fitness Examination:

Date:  Saturday April 14, 2018  
Location      Secaucus High School (11 Millridge Rd.)   
TIME: TBA   (To Be Announced)                                                                                                                                                                           

MUST PASS ALL EVENTS

 

If both the written and physical fitness examinations are completed and passed, an oral examination will be scheduled when appropriate.  Please note that Class I and Class II applicants, which are those applicants with qualifying residency in Secaucus and Hudson County, will first be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination.  The remaining applicant classes shall be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination after Class I and Class II applicants are exhausted for appointments.  You will be notified of the date, time and location by email if being offered the opportunity to take the oral examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018 POLICE APPLICANTS

(There will be a one-time fee of $145.00)

CITIZENSHIP:   

Applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of New Jersey; being a resident of Secaucus is not a requirement, however, preference shall be given to Secaucus residents, then Hudson County residents and finally residents of the State of New Jersey.

PHYSICAL: 

Applicant must be sound in body and mind, in good health, and in sound physical condition.

CONDITION:           

Have no physical disorders, which shall be more particularly evaluated by the physician during the applicant's physical examination;

VISION: 

Have distant visual acuity of 20/30 or better in each eye without corrective lenses, or visual acuity of 20/100 or better in each eye which has been separately corrected to 20/30 and have the ability to properly distinguish colors.

EDUCATION:          

As of the date the test is taken, applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and earned not less than sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university; or, alternatively, the prospective applicant may substitute full-time service in the United States Military with each year of military service being the equivalent of thirty (30) college credits; service in a Reserve Component or National Guard of the United States military shall be equivalent to 2.5 college credits for every month served on “active duty” status plus  .25 college credits for every full day on “drill or annual training” status. 

AGE:                        

Be no less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of written examination or over thirty-five (35) years of age at the time of appointment.

DRIVER’S LICENSE:               

Applicant must possess a valid driver's license with no more than four (4) points in the three (3) years previous to the date of application if a New Jersey license, or if the applicant holds a driver's license from a different state than New Jersey, have no more than what would be the equivalent of violations totaling four (4) points in the State of New Jersey, during the three (3) years previous to the date of application, and must have had no conviction for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol within ten (10) years previous to the date of the application, or more than one (1) such conviction at any time.    

BACKGROUND:    

No applicant shall be given or accept a permanent appointment as a police officer in the Town of Secaucus in the event a departmental background investigation discloses a lack of good moral character or willful falsification of any information on the application for appointment. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Written Examination on March 31, 2018 at 9:00 am at Secaucus High School; Pre-Examination processing will begin at 8:00 am. A passing grade of seventy percent (70%) is necessary to qualify for the next step.

  • Physical fitness examination will be given on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Secaucus High School with a passing score necessary for all events. Prior to the physical examination the applicant will receive from the Secaucus Police Department, a “Physician’s Referral Form” which must be completed by the Applicant’s physician and submitted on the date of the Physical fitness examination.

 

  • Then, if successful, an oral examination with a passing grade of seventy percent (70%) is needed. The oral examination will be scheduled by the Secaucus Police Department on a date and time to be announced.  In the event of a tie of the final tabulated score based on the above, the applicant with the higher written score shall receive precedence in ranking of the tied applicants. Class I and Class II applicants, which are those applicants with qualifying residency in Secaucus and Hudson County, will first be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination.  The remaining applicant classes shall be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination after Class I and Class II applicants are exhausted for appointments.

 

  • If an applicant successfully passes all the testing components described above, a Police Department background investigation shall be completed. 

 

  • Veterans Preference:  Within each classification, qualified applicants who meet the minimum scoring requirement who are veterans in accordance with the definitions set forth in J.S.A. 11A:5-1 shall have five (5) additional points added to their total score and shall be ranked accordingly.

 

  • Once given a conditional offer of employment, an Applicant must also successfully complete a psychological and medical fitness evaluation for service as a police officer.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically @ www.PoliceApp.com/SecaucusNJ
Applications will become available on February 28, 2018
Test Fee: $145.00
Application Deadline March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Mayor Michael J. Gonnelli
and Town Council
Gary Jeffas, Esq., Town Administrator, EEO
The Town of Secaucus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this job to spdrecruitment@secaucus.net


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