PA Employment Opportunities

The PCPA Employment Opportunities page includes not only law enforcement job postings, but law enforcement related positions available through many of our partner organizations and agencies as well. Please see a listing of vacant positions below and click the link to read more about the description as well as how to apply.

If you would like to receive updates regarding job postings, you can sign up for the email notifications by clicking here. If you are currently a member of the association, go to "My Profile" once you log in to the website and click on yes to the question - Do you want to receive job announcement emails.

For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059.

Position Announcements

Written Examination for Police Officer MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM
Police Officer - Williamsport
Police Officer - City of Lebanon
Civil Service Examination - Lock Haven
Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion

Police Officer - City of Bradford
Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium
Borough of Bridgeport Police Chief
Police Officer - Salisbury Township
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University
Patrol Officer Examination - Gettysburg Borough
Police Officer Position - Springfield Township
Police Officer Examination - City of Scranton
Lehigh Carbon Community College - Director of Public Safety
Chief of Police - Upper Pottsgrove
Police Officer - East Hempfield Township Police Department
Police Officer - Radnor Township
School Police Officer - Easton Area School District
Police Officer - Borough of West Pittston


Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Police Department

Ardmore, PA

The Lower Merion Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the Staff & Inspections Unit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications can be mailed or returned with a check, money order (payable to Lower Merion Township) or cash for $30.00 by mail or in person no later than Friday, July 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Lower Merion Police Department
Staff & Inspections Unit
71 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003-2323

If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or via email at dgodbold1@lowermerion.org.

Visit the website: www.lowermerion.org for downloadable forms and resource links:

1. Application
2. Benefits Sheet
3. Physical Agility Requirements and other MPOETC Standards Information
4. Police Recruiting Brochure
5. McCann Associates Written Test Study Guide
6. McCann Associates Online Store

THE COMMUNITY
The Township of Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, is comprised of sixteen individual communities, which include residential, commercial, and corporate office centers. The Township, often in conjunction with numerous community groups, offers a multitude of family oriented activities, an extensive parks and recreation program, libraries, and various cultural events. There are numerous institutions of higher learning located throughout the Township, two hospitals, and numerous public and private schools. The Township of Lower Merion Police Department has an authorized strength of 136 sworn personnel who are responsible for the safety and well being of approximately 60,000 residents living in a twenty-four square mile area.

REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.
  • Good moral character. 
  • Must have completed sixty college credits from an accredited institution of higher learning or five years fulltime experience as a state or municipal police officer at time of application. 
  • Applicants must agree in writing to establish permanent residence within the five county metropolitan area, including Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months following regular appointment. 
  • Applicants must pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations (MPOETC Standards). 
  • Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations. 
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential duties of a police officer.
  • Must have a valid operator's license. 
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Tattooing or body art of any kind shall not be visible while in uniform or in other required attire.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Qualifying examinations (Written, Physical Agility and Oral) 
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Background investigation 
  • Medical evaluation 
  • Psychological evaluation

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary. 
  • Educational reimbursement. 
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision. 
  • Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance. 
  • Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits. 
  • Night differential pay. 
  • Longevity pay. 
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance. 
  • Pension plan. 
  • Employee Assistance Program.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Uniformed patrol 
  • Bicycle patrol 
  • Traffic Safety Unit 
  • K-9 
  • Crime Prevention Unit 
  • Motorcycle Unit 
  • Investigations Unit 
  • Emergency Response Team

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - We Value Diversity!

Posted: 4/13/2015   Removal Date: 07/25/2015 


Police Officer - City of Bradford

McKean County, PA

The City of Bradford, McKean County, PA, is accepting applications for the purpose of conducting a Civil Service Examination to compile an eligibility list for the City’s police department.

Application packets may be obtained by:
calling: 814-362-3884 extension #125
or may be picked up at the:
Human Resources Department, room 203, City Hall, 24 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

Candidates must be:

  • at least 21 years of age
  • are required to furnish proof of successfully completing the Act 120 training course, or a valid waiver of training from the commission
  • have a current, valid driver’s license

Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Department NO LATER than 4:30 P. M. Wednesday, June 30th, 2015.

The test date will be July 11th, 2015

Posted: 5/22/2015   Removal Date: 07/01/2015


Police Officer - City of Lebanon

Lebanon, PA

The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of police officer for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police.
Salary: Starting at $48,812 plus excellent benefit package.
Application Process:
Apply in person to Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Applications open Monday, June 22nd.
  • Applicants may apply Monday through Friday between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Friday, July 3rd).

Application Deadline: Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after that date and time.

Requirements:
  • All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification prior to the written examination. A written examination is scheduled for Saturday,July 18th at 10:00 am at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
  • All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at a later date.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo an oral interview, polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological examination, drug test screening, an extensive background investigation, and will be required to meet any requirements set by the Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C).
  • All applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  • All applicants must be 21 years of age upon return of the application.
  • All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED.
  • All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification prior to the written examination on July 18, 2015.
  • Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test.

Posted: 06/18/2015   Removal Date: 07/10/2015


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EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT: MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITIES & WARMINSTER EXAMINATION for POLICE OFFICER

The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, and Warminster, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officer on Saturday, August 22, 2015, AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUMMUNITY COLLEGE, PARKHOUSE HALL, 340 DEKALB PIKE, BLUE BELL, PA  19422.  Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event and the College should not be contacted regarding the test.

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES

AMBLER

122 East Butler Ave.

Ambler

215-646-1000

BRYN ATHYN

PO Box 192

Bryn Athyn

215-947-0118

CHELTENHAM

8230 Old York Rd.

Elkins Park

215-885-1600

HATBORO

120 E. Montgomery Av

Hatboro

215-675-2832

LIMERICK

646 W. Ridge Rd.

Limerick

610-495-7909

LOWER MORELAND

640 Red Lion Rd.

Huntingdon Valley

215-947-3132

LOWER POTTSGROVE

2199 Buchert Rd.

Pottstown

610-326-1508

LOWER PROVIDENCE

100 Parklane Dr.

Eagleville

610-539-5901

NORTH WALES

300 School St.

North Wales

215-699-9270

SPRINGFIELD

1510 Paper Mill Rd.

Wyndmoor

215-836-1601

UPPER DUBLIN

801 Loch Alsh Ave.

Fort Washington

215-646-2101

UPPER MORELAND

117 Park Ave.

Willow Grove

215-657-4700

UPPER POTTSGROVE

1420 Heather Place

Pottstown

610-326-8446

WARMINSTER

401 Gibson Ave.

Warminster

215-443-5000

WHITPAIN

960 Wentz Rd.

Blue Bell

610-279-9033

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning Monday, July 6, at 8:00a.m., a single unified application will be available on line at www.montcopolicetest.com. This application can be used to apply to any one, or all fifteen, of the Departments you are eligible for.  Unified Applications must be completed on-line at www.montcopolicetest.com.

You will not be permitted to take the exam until you complete the application on line and pay the $35 fee by using the Pay Pal account linked to the application.

No paper applications, checks or money orders will be accepted. 

Applicants who do not have computer access can go to any public library or one of the participating agencies to complete the application on line.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE
BY 4 P.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 
  • All applicants shall report for registration at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the test. No one will be admitted after 8:30 a.m.
  • All applicants must bring photo ID and two number 2 pencils.
  • No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons, or purses, other than those used to carry personal hygiene items, will be permitted into the testing facility.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
* Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply *
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

There will be a physical agility test held on September 19, 2015, at 8:00am, at the Upper Moreland High School.  You will be notified in writing if you are invited to attend the agility test.  The standards for successfully completing the agility test are listed at www.mpoetc.state.pa.us using the thirtieth percentile.

Posted: 07/01/2015   Removal Date: 08/07/2015 


 

Police Officer - Williamsport 

The City of Williamsport is now accepting applications for a career in law enforcement as a Police Office with the Williamsport Bureau of Police

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  2. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate at the time of application.
  3. If you are an applicant that is not currently a certified police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you must successfully complete ACT 120 training, as certified by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), prior to their appointment onto the Williamsport Bureau of Police. The Williamsport Bureau of Police is willing to send applicants to a municipal police academy under a cadet status to include tuition, housing and hourly wage.
  4. You must be 21 years of age on or before the date of the Police Civil Service Commission’s written examination, and be no older than 37 years of age, having not reached your 38th birthday, before the date of certification of the civil service list.  
  1. You must establish and maintain a place of residency within the boundaries of an area, described to be within a twenty-mile radius of City Hall and/or police headquarters of the City of Williamsport, within 240 days from the date of appointment as a police officer.

Information and Applications may be obtained from:

Williamsport Bureau of Police
Administration Office
245 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-7540
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Or download of the internet at: http://www.williamsportpd.org

  • There will be a $25.00 processing fee for all applications.
  • Application must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 31st, 2015
  • Testing date will be Saturday September 19th 2015 at 10:00am at Williamsport Middle School located on 2800 West Fourth St, Williamsport Pa, 17701

Posted: 06/30/2015   Removal Date: 08/31/2015

 


 

POLICE OFFICER - Cumberland County Consortium, PA

The Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium and seventeen agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer. The physical agility test will take place on Saturday August 29, 2015 and Sunday August 30, 2015. The written test will occur immediately following each of the physical agility flights. Candidates should anticipate being at the testing site a minimum of four (4) hours. Participating agencies include:

Camp Hill Borough PD
Carlisle Borough PD
East Pennsboro Township PD
Fairview Township PD
Hampden Township PD
Lower Allen Township PD
Mechanicsburg Borough PD
Middlesex Township PD
Mt Holly Borough PD
New Cumberland Borough PD
Newville Borough PD
North Middleton Township PD
Shippensburg Borough PD
Shiremanstown Borough PD
Silver Spring Township PD
Upper Allen Township PD
West Shore Regional PD

Preliminary applications and all accompanying documents for the position of police officer may be obtained at our website http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com/

Applications, along a $50.00 non-refundable fee must be submitted online through the website. Only on-line applications are being accepted.
Applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on:
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015

All seventeen departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefit packages. The duties of an officer are listed on the website. Department specific requirements are listed on the agency’s websites. All departments are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage females and minorities to apply.

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 08/15/2015


 

CHIEF OF POLICE

Borough of Bridgeport Police Department
Montgomery County, PA
 
The Borough of Bridgeport is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Department’s jurisdiction is in Montgomery County, PA, along the Schuylkill River, approximately 6 miles east of Valley Forge and 18 miles north of Center City Philadelphia. The Borough was founded upon old-time industries like paper, flour, cotton, woolen mills, steel works, brickyards, etc. Today, it’s population of around 4,500 people work in a variety of industries in the Borough and surrounding area. The Borough is centrally located to a huge variety of regional recreational amenities that includes shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and a growing Main Street in Bridgeport.
 
The Police Department currently consists of 7 full-time officers (not including the Chief), around 7 part-time officers, 5 part-time crossing guards, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The annual operating budget for the Department is approximately $1.2M for 2015. The Chief of Police reports to the Mayor. The Chief leads, plans, and directs the functions of the Police Department. He or she must also fill in as a patrol officer on a limited basis when the need arises.
 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The position requires significant academic background in the management field, with extensive knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, internal affairs, discipline, budget development and management, grant preparation and administration, planning, hiring, policy development, leadership, and a background in police labor matters.
 
Required Education, Training, and Experience: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related Field. PA Act 120 (53 PA.S.S.A. 2161) MPOETC certification, and 10 years of Command/Supervisory experience at progressively more responsible positions are also required.
 
Preferred Educational Requirements: Include a Master’s Degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or equivalent.
 
A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination, and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Starting salary for the position is around $100,000 per year and could be more or less depending upon qualifications and benefit package requested.
 
The Borough anticipates completing the selection process by October 2015. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of police responsibility, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Bridgeport Police Chief Search.”
 
Resumes must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, September 4, 2015. Send via email to pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org or via USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Consulting Division, 3905 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 09/05/2015

POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS - SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

ARE AVAILABLE AT
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING
2900 South Pike Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
(Questions: Call 610-797-4000)
Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BY 4:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
With a non-refundable $15.00 fee (cash or money order only)

Physical Agility Test: September 12, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. At HACC
Written Test: October 3, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. At Salisbury Township Police Department
Oral Exam: October 21, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. At Salisbury Township Police Department

Hiring Hourly Rate: $25.57
Excellent family health insurance, dental and eyeglass coverage.
Shift differential, annual clothing allowance, longevity pay.
Township paid life insurance policy. Eleven (11) paid holidays per year.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All candidates must prove graduation from a Commonwealth certified police academy at time of application.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP CIVIL SERVICE RULES & REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL APPLICATION, TESTING AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES.

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 09/01/2015


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Patrol Officer. To apply for the position please click here: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/2727 

 

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 08/08/2015

 

Patrol Officer Examination Notice - Gettysburg Borough

Forms required to be completed in order to apply for the position of Entry Level Patrol Officer are available at the Gettysburg Borough Administration Building, 59 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA. 17325. The Borough Administration Building is open from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Call (717) 334-1160 if you have any questions.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE BOROUGH SECERTARY’S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY AUGUST 7, 2015.

A PROCESSING FEE OF $60.00 IS DUE WHEN THE APPLICATION PACKET IS RETURNED.

Physical Fitness Test
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location Picola Law Enforcement Complex
Gate 5, Industrial Road, HACC Campus
One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA, 717-780-2408

Written examination:
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time: Candidates will be notified by letter
Location: Adams County Department of Emergency Services
230 Greennamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8603

Oral Examination:
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: Candidates will be notified by letter
Location: Adams County Department of Emergency Services
230 Greennamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8603

Applicants shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma and shall be Act 120 certified or have completed all requirements to become Act 120 certified. In addition every applicant must be a United States Citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, be eligible to receive certification from the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), and prior to appointment possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the job functions and tasks will be included in the application packet.

Other mandatory components of the test are, a medical examination, and a psychological examination. A complete copy of the Gettysburg hiring policy, as set forth in its Civil Service Rules, is available for inspection during regular business hours at 59 East High Street.

Please note there are two consent forms in this packet for the Physical Fitness Test. One is for Gettysburg Borough and one is for the testing agency, HACC. Both must be filled out by a doctor before returning this application packet.

Posted: 07/29/2015   Removal Date: 08/08/2015


FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER POSITION - Springfield Township Police Department – Bucks County, Quakertown, PA

Beginning August 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., the Springfield Township Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the main administration office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Applications may also be mailed or hand delivered to the Springfield Township Police Department
Attn: Chief of Police
2320 Township Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Chief of Police at 610-346-6700 extension 15 or via email at police@springfieldbucks.org

Visit our website: www.springfieldbucks.org for a downloadable application packet which includes:
1. Application for Employment
2. Minimum Qualifications
3. Physical Fitness Requirements
4. Informed Consent Form
5. Physicians Statement Form

THE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT
Springfield Township is a large, mostly rural community encompassing almost 31 square miles, which includes residential, commercial, and agricultural uses. The Township is the northern most Township in Bucks County and borders Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The Springfield Township Police Department currently consists of 4 sworn personnel and one non-uniformed administrative assistant who are responsible for the safety and well being of the residents and motoring public of Springfield Township. While Springfield Township PD may not be the highest paid Police Department in the area, the organization of the Department, work environment, schedule flexibility and largely peaceful atmosphere of the general area lends itself to long and enjoyable career opportunities. We enjoy friendly relationships with our residents, school students, staff, and local business owners. Just to name a few, our Officers enjoy new, updated equipment, schedule flexibility, professional autonomy, virtually limitless continued education and training opportunities and a much appreciated and respected status in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS
• All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting applications.
• High School Diploma or equivalent. (Continuing Education/Degrees preferred)
• Qualified applicants must pass a physical fitness examination prior to advancement in the selection process
• Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all physical, oral, and psychological requirements of the approved Hiring Standards and Procedure.
• Must possess ACT120 certification at the time of appointment (target start date of November 01, 2015)
• Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of appointment.
• Must be a United States citizen.

BASIC SELECTION PROCEDURE
• Qualifying examinations included a Physical Fitness Test and two (2) Oral interviews
• Polygraph examination
• Background investigation
• Medical/Drug evaluation
• Psychological evaluation
• Qualification with Firearms and Taser Conducted Electrical Weapon

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Great work environment
• Educational reimbursement/pay
• Health care benefits including medical, dental, and vision.
• Group life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
• Progressive vacation leave throughout career
• 10 paid holidays with a holiday shift rotation.
• Longevity pay
• Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance
• Defined Pension Plan
• Reasonable schedule flexibility
• Private Fitness Center
• Private Firearms Range
• All SUV vehicle fleet

Posted: 7/31/2015   Removal Date: 09/01/2015

 

City of Scranton Police Officer Examination

The Municipal Civil Service Commission for the City of Scranton will be administering an entry level examination for the position of Police Officer. The examination will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Location of exam will be the 4th Floor, Ballroom (Room 407) of the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton, 900 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510.

The City of Scranton is located in Northeast Pennsylvania and has a population of approximately 76,000 residents. The Scranton Police Department currently has 145 sworn, full-time officers and 15 non-sworn civilian personnel. The current salary of first year Police Officer is $37,937.33 which increases to $68,119.24 in the fifth year under the current contract. Officers are also entitled to an employee benefits package, plus scheduled longevity increases.

Entry level applicants/candidates MUST have successfully completed Pennsylvania’s ACT 120 Municipal Police officer’s Training program. ACT 120 certifications must be current/valid at the time of a conditional offer of employment with the City of Scranton.

Test applications for the position of entry level Police Officer are available during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday) at the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503.

Interested applicants may obtain an application for the position immediately with sign-ups beginning on Monday, August 17, 2015. Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department by Friday, August 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. with a non-refundable fee in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars per application. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable to: “Treasurer of the City of Scranton” Successful candidates of the written portion of the test will be individually responsible for costs related to the Physical Agility, Doctor’s Physical and Psychological portions of the testing process. Any applicant whose residency is beyond Lackawanna County can submit a request for an application to the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 which must include a self-addressed return stamped envelope.

The written examination will be competitive with a minimum passing score of 70%. Only the top 50 scores on the written examination, with a score of 70% or higher, will be eligible to proceed to the next step in the overall selection processCthe Oral Examination. Any tying scores on the written examination will be broken based on the date and time of filing the application with the Human Resources Department; the earlier date and time will declare the higher position. Those who are using the U.S. Postal System to apply, the dated postal stamp on the submitted application will determine tie breakers.

Those applicants who receive a passing score on the Oral Examination will then be required to undergo Physical Agility Testing, Psychology testing, Lie Detector (CVSA), Background Investigation and Drug Screening. Each applicant must successfully attain a passing score on EACH element of the examination to be considered for employment subject to such other weighing, preferences and criteria required by the Civil Service Commission=s Rules and Classifications and by law. Successfully hired officers MUST establish residency within Scranton City limits within 6 (six) months of hire date.

Each applicant must review, attached to the employment application, the Scranton Police Department policy on Tattoo and Grooming and meet those requirements upon a conditional offer of employment.

Study Guides for the written portion of the testing are available through: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, 3905 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1536 or by phone (717) 236-1059.

1. OVERALL SCORING:

ELEMENT PASSING SCORE WEIGHING
Written Examination  70% 75%
Oral Examination  70% 25%
Physical Agility Pass/Fail  
Background Investigation Pass/Fail  
Medical Examination/Drug Screening Pass/Fail  
Psychological Examination Pass/Fail  
Polygraph/CVSA Testing Pass/Fail  

 

2. PHYSICAL AGILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants who receive passing scores on their Oral Examination will receive written notification, which is a letter of invitation, advising them that they have been scheduled for one day processing. In order to pass the Physical Agility Testing, applicants must be able to perform the follow:
A) Vertical Jump: 15.5 inches
B) Sit-Ups: 30 repetitions (no time limitation)
C) 300 Meter Run: 66 seconds or less
D) Push-Ups: 25 repetitions (no time limitation)
E) 1.5 Mile Run: 15 minutes, 54 seconds or less

3. MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
In order to be an eligible candidate for appointment to the position of Police Patrolman, an applicant must have the following qualifications:

- Act 120 Certification in Pennsylvania, evidenced by providing written verification to the Human Resources Department at the time of a conditional offer of employment with the City of Scranton;

- U.S. Citizenship, evidenced by a copy of a Birth Certificate or Naturalization Papers, with a copy attached to the candidate=s application;

- High School Diploma or GED completion, with a copy of diploma or GED attached to candidate=s application;

- Valid driver’s license in good standing, with a copy attached to the candidate=s application;

- At least 20 years of age on the date of the written examination;

- Be of excellent moral character;

- Pay all fees associated the Medical, Psychological, and Physical Agility Testing. The $100.00 application fee covers the written and oral examinations only.

- Pass an extensive Background Check.

In addition, a candidate must attain a residence in the City of Scranton within six (6) months from date of his or her appointment to the Police Department, proven by deed, rent receipt, lease, and/or utility bills.

4. VETERANS= PREFERENCE
Qualified veterans who receive a passing score on both the written and oral examination will receive an additional ten (10) points added to their total score in recognition of their military service. A photocopy of service discharge, DD Form 214, or other military document(s) showing date of entry, successful completion of basic training, character of service, and completion of military service commitment must be provided to the Human Resource Department at the time of application.

5. DURATION OF LIST
The list of the successful candidates for appointment may be maintained for a period of two (2) years from the date that said list is certified by the Commission, unless extended by the Commission for good cause shown. The list will be certified by the Commission after the compilation of all eligibility criteria described above and in accordance with the Commission’s Rules and Classifications. The Commission reserves the right to de-certify the list after the expiration of six (6) months.

6. PLACEMENT ON COMMISSION LIST
Placement on a list certified by the Commission does not guarantee an appointment as a Police Patrolman. Appointment is at discretion of the appointing authority within the rule of (3).

 7. REASON FOR TESTING

This Police Patrolman examination is being offered at the request of the appointing authority to permit the filling of vacancies as they occur.

8. FALSE INFORMATION OR ISSUANCE OF BAD CHECKS

Providing false information on an application, cheating or any other attempt to defraud the Commission=s Examination process is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification, decertification and/or criminal prosecution, as determined by the Commission and by law. Submission of bad checks will disqualify an applicant from sitting for the written examination.

9. AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE
Any applicant seeking accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act in any examination must submit a written request with supporting documentation from a treating physician or other qualified professional by Friday, November 14, 2014 to the Commission at the address below:
Civil Service Commission Municipal Building, 340 N. Washington Ave .Scranton, PA 18503

THE CITY OF SCRANTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted: 08/07/2015   Removal Date: 08/31/2015


 

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Director of Public Safety

NOTICE OF VACANCY
ADMINISTRATIVE

Job Title: Director of Public Safety
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salary Range: $48,605 to $66,343

Summary
The Director of Public Safety is directly responsible for all operations of the Office of Public Safety and Security. The Director plans, organizes, and supervises the daily activities of this office, maintaining a safe and secure learning and working environment for the main campus and off campus sites, while framing departmental activities to support student learning, professionalism and self-responsibility. The Director provides leadership for the college in all matters relative to the public safety and security of its students, employees and visitors, sites and property. This position reports directly to the Dean of Student Development.

Qualifications
• Act 153 Clearances required - (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Cogent Clearance Fingerprinting).
Bachelor's degree in social science, criminal justice, administration of justice or related field required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible public safety, law enforcement or security experience, preferably in a higher education environment. Three to five years of supervisory experience required. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to student development at a commuter college. Broad base of administrative, supervisory and communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to facilitate learning and organizational change. Knowledge and experience in applying best practices for public safety and security programs. Experience and demonstrated knowledge of critical incident response, emergency planning and management, current technology and communication systems, incl. National Incident Management Systems (NIMS). Effective crisis management, de-escalation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work collaboratively with local and regional agencies. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups and individuals at all organizational levels. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to use discretion and good judgment in a variety of circumstances.

Final candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Please submit cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional references to Donna Williams at HRoffice@lccc.edu or mail directly to Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, pa 18078.
Deadline for resumes is August 24, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Posted: 08/12/2015   Removal Date: 08/25/2015


 

Chief of Police - Township of Upper Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, PA

The Township of Upper Pottsgrove, Montgomery County is accepting applications for a Chief of Police. Upper Pottsgrove is a community of 5 square miles located in the Pottstown metropolitan region. Population of 5,393 with 1,950 housing. Police Department is composed of 6 FT patrol officers and 2 part-time officers with 1 FT officer serving as a School Resource Officer during the school year. Applicant must have knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practice in planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement methods and techniques, public administration and knowledge of current law. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field required. Minimum 5 years command level experience with some knowledge of municipal administration. Under the direction of the Township Manager.

Please forward a copy of your resume and salary requirements to: Chief of Police Search, Township Manager, Township of Upper Pottsgrove, 1409 Farmington Avenue, Pottstown, PA 19464.
EOE

Posted08/19/2015   Removal Date:


 

Police Officer - East Hempfield Township Police Department, Lancaster County, PA

The East Hempfield Township Police Department is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Candidates are requested to submit an application, resume, and cover letter to the EHTPD.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, September 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Packets can be mailed to:
East Hempfield Township Police Department
PO Box 128
1700 Nissley Rd.
Landisville, Pa. 17538
Attn: Lt. Tammy Marsh

Application packets delivered in person are being accepted at the police station between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Lt. Tammy Marsh at (717) 898-3103 or via email at marsht@police.co.lancaster.pa.us.
Application packets can be picked up at the police station between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM M-F or visit www.policeapp.com

The EHTPD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to community service and law enforcement within a values guided police agency. We are seeking motivated police officers who possess a strong drive for self-initiated police work while operating within a team based environment. We are only seeking proactive team players with a high desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The East Hempfield Township Police Department was formed in July 1963 and has grown to a current staff of 34 police officers and 4 civilian support employees. The agency provides 24/7 service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of East Hempfield Township. The department is responsible for a jurisdiction covering 21 square miles with 140 miles of roadway and containing a population in excess of 23,500. The community consists of a rich mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information go to www.easthempfield.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED Equivalency
Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of application deadline
Must possess current ACT 120 MPOETC certification at time of application deadline
Must have at least (2) two years of full time municipal or State Police experience within Pennsylvania during the five year period prior to the application deadline.
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must meet or exceed all requirements and conditions for certification under MPOETC Act 120, the East Hempfield Township Police Department Police Officer Job Description, and the EHTPD Selection and Hiring policy.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
• Proper submission and receipt of application , resume, and cover letter
• Oral Interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants
• Polygraph examination
• Background investigation
• Medical evaluation
• Drug screen
• Psychological evaluation
• Final selection will be made from any one of the top three candidates
• Veteran preference applied to candidates within the top three final positions

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. (2015 starting pay- $55,692)
• Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision.
• Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance.
• Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits.
• Educational reimbursement.
• Department issued uniforms, equipment, and cleaning allowance.
• Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 50.
• Post retirement health benefit.
• Employee Assistance Program.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.

Posted08/19/2015   Removal Date: 09/12/2015


Police Officer - Radnor Township, Delaware County, PA

The Radnor Township Civil Service Commission is conducting a competitive examination to establish an eligibility list from which candidates may be certified for possible probationary appointment as Police Officers.

Qualifications:
An applicant must be: a citizen of the United States; have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday on or before the deadline for filing the application for examination; shall possess at the time of filing the application a diploma from an accredited high school or the recipient of a high school equivalency certification; completed Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Act 120 training and thereby be eligible for certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission; physically and psychologically able to perform the essential functions of a Police Patrol Officer, in accordance with requirements established by the Civil Service Commission and other applicable laws; of good moral character; possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary:
The 2015 starting salary for a newly appointed Police Patrol Officer with the Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification is scheduled to be $63,493.75 per year. A full salary Police Patrol Officer base salary will be $84,658.32 with a competitive benefit plan, inclusive a retirement pension plan.

Contact Information:
The official application package may be obtained on-line at www.radnor.com or in person at the Radnor Township Municipal Building (Police Department), 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA, from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All applications must be returned in person accompanied with a check or money order for $35.00 payable to Radnor Township.

All applications must be returned by 12:00 noon on Friday, September 18, 2015 in person
.

For further information, please contact Corporal Kevin Gallagher 610-688-5606 ext. 263, kgallgher@radnor.org

Posted: 08/20/2015 Removal Date: 9/18/2015


 

 

School Police Officer - Easton Area School District, Northampton County, PA

Easton Area School District has an Anticipated Opening for a School Police Officer
Act 93 Position

High School Diploma Required

Must be Act 120 trained

Preferred five (5) years experience in a law enforcement department of a county, state, city or federal agency.

Prior Police Officer Experience Preferred.

Current Act 34 and 151 Clearances Required.

CPR and First Aid Certifications Required.

Please apply electronically no later than September 9, 2015.

Electronic applications can be made through the following link:   http://fm.eastonsd.org/fmi/webd/EASDApp  

Click here to download the Job Description: school police officer-jd.pdf

Posted: 08/28/2015 Removal Date: 9/10/2015


 

POLICE OFFICER CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION - Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County Pennsylvania

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of West Pittston is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
Applications may be obtained in the office of the Borough Secretary, 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania 18643 on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Phone: (570) 655-7782.
Applications must be returned to the Borough Secretary no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2015 in order to be considered.

General qualifications for the position include: (a) U.S. or naturalized citizenship; (b) graduation from high school or acceptable equivalent education; (c) physically, medically and psychologically fit for performance of police duties; (d) good moral character; (e) licensed motor vehicle operator; (f) minimum age 21.

Applicants must have successfully completed a basic police training course given at a Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission certified school.

A written Civil Service Examination will be administered on Saturday, September 26, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be a $50 non-refundable examination fee.

Posted: 09/02/2015 Removal Date9/18/2015