West Hartford - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

DepartmentWest Hartford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$60,060
Deadline9/30/2017
ContactNelson@westhartfordct.gov
LocationWest Hartford, CT


Job Announcement



OPEN RECRUITMENT:  ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS

$60,060 (start) to $77,584 (5 years, top salary without college, holidays, or OT).  

The Town of West Hartford announces an OPEN RECRUITMENT for the position of POLICE OFFICER.  There are no deadline dates and no scheduled written examinations.  Upon candidates handing in their application, an individual written examination date will be scheduled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Age:  Twenty-one (21) years of age.  

Education:  Associates Degree or equivalency (60 credit hours) at an accredited college/university; or four years active military experience; or Connecticut certified police officer at the time of application.  

License:  Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving history in accordance with the Town of West Hartford’s Safe Driving Record policy.  A valid Connecticut Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment.

Residency Requirement:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens and shall be required to reside within thirty (30) minutes travel time of headquarters prior to completion of the probationary period.

Physical Examination: Must meet departmental physical fitness standards at the 40th percentile level certified through CHIP, Inc. prior to application.  A copy of valid CHIP certification card must accompany application materials.  

Drug Testing:  Candidates shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.  

Non-Smoking Requirement:  Due to the physical demands of this position, the Town of West Hartford requires that all qualified candidates certify that they are non-smokers.

Character Requirement: Candidates must meet the highest legal and ethical standards.  No applicant will be accepted with any drug related conviction, felony conviction, conviction for any Class A or Class B misdemeanor or any conviction for domestic violence.  Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation, including a polygraph, before any offer of employment.  An applicant may be disqualified for poor employment history, recent use of illegal drugs, or previously undetected criminal activity.  

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

 

1.        Town of West Hartford Application

2.        CHIP Physical Ability Certification Card (applicants with expired CHIP cards must be reassessed by CHIP, Inc.)

3.        Copy of College/University Transcript, or DD214 Military Service Form, or Current Connecticut Police Officer Certification Card.

4.        Drug Testing Supplement Form

5.        Non-Smoking Statement

6.     Body Art Acknowledgement 

 

A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE ON FILE IN THE EMPLOYEE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.


Please visit WWW.Westhartfordct.gov "Jobs"  page to obtain additional information and an application.

Contact the Department of Employee Services for more information regarding the several vacancies we have to offer.  860-561-7480




Please direct questions regarding this job to Nelson@westhartfordct.gov


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