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.

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Position Announcements:

Sales Representative - United Public Safety
Chief of Police - Silver Spring Township
Chief of Police - Logan Township
Police Officer - Ferguson Township Police Department
Police Officer Examination - Upper Merion Township Police Department
Police Officer Examination - Lower Providence Township
Chief of Police - Mount Joy Borough
Chief of Police - Amity Township
Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion
Police Operations Lieutenant and Police Administrative Lieutenant - Municipality of Bethel Park
Deputy Police Chief - Peters Township


 

SALES REPRESENTATIVE – UNITED PUBLIC SAFETY
Location – Horsham, Montgomery County


Description of the job:
We are seeking a local, highly motivated Sales Representative to effectively sell our Parking and e-Citation software products and services to state, county and municipal organizations. Our Sales Representative will employ a consultative sales process while seeking out new business, maintaining existing relationships to continue recurring revenue, and working directly with decision makers to determine and meet their needs.

Qualifications:
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Drive the entire sales cycle including identifying potential clients, determining client needs, negotiating and closing
- Generate new business by conducting market analysis, cold calling, and prospecting
- Work with our existing clients on up-sell opportunities and contract renewals
- Act as a “solutions expert" consultant by helping partners with their unique critical business issues and strategic initiatives
- Work directly with the management team, software support, and project management throughout sales lifecycles
- Become a Subject Matter Expert
- Sales Experience desired, but not necessary

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Outgoing, friendly personality
- At least (3) years of experience
- Ambitious, self-motivated and results-oriented
- Must be available to travel overnight.
- Prefer retired PA Police Chief, preferably Western PA

Salary:
Competitive salary, additional results-based compensation and benefits

Contact Information:
Please contact jyoung@upsafety.net or mail resume to United Public Safety, 419 Sargon Way, Horsham PA19044

Posted: 1/12/2015  Removal Date: Until Position is Filled


 

CHIEF OF POLICE - Silver Spring Township
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Silver Spring Township, estimated population 14,500, is seeking a Chief of Police. Silver Spring is the one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state and includes agricultural, commercial, and residential components. The successful candidate must have the exceptional leadership and management skills needed to lead a progressive police department. 

Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required. In addition, it is preferred that applicants have experience in managing a modern law enforcement agency and that they are graduates from an advanced training course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management and knowledge of the law.  Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening.  A thorough background examination will be conducted.  The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.SA. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 120 days of employment.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and complete resume to:

Ms. Theresa Eberly, Township Manager
Silver Spring Township
8 Flowers Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

All resumes must be received no later than Monday, April 6, 2015. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.”  Silver Spring Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 2/11/2015                 Removal Date: 4/6/2015


POLICE OFFICER - Borough of Pottstown Civil Service Commission

Written Examination Announcement:

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Pottstown will be conducting a Written Examination for Pottstown Police Officer Candidates:
Saturday, March 28, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
748 N. Washington Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
(The Pottstown Senior High School Building)
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Written Examination Application Process

On-Line - www.pottstown.org  (You may apply on-line and/or print and complete).
or
In Person - Borough of Pottstown - Human Resources, 100 East High St. (3rd Floor), Pottstown, PA 19464
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Paper applications are available. Mail – Send to above address.

Completed Application for Written Examination and fee of $35.00 MUST BE SUBMITTED together BY 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Note: Time of receipt of the application will be the determining factor, NOT the postmark date.

MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: Borough of Pottstown
(CASH AND CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON OR BY MAIL)

Basic Requirements:
• United States Citizen
• At least 18 years or Age
• High School Graduate or GED
• Physically and mentally fit to perform full duties of a Police Officer.
• Prior to appointment, must possess a valid PA motor vehicle driver’s license.
• Prior to appointment, must successfully pass medical and psychological screening, drug and alcohol testing, and a polygraph examination.
• Pottstown Police Officers must establish a permanent bona fide residence with in FIFTEEN (15) miles of any legal boundary of the Borough of Pottstown within nine (9) months of completing their probationary period.

Salary and Benefits:
The starting salary for Police Officers for year 2015 is $52,832 per year. The maximum salary for a Senior Patrol Officer is $74,859. Among the many benefits that Borough of Pottstown Police Officers enjoy are, but not limited to:
• Major medical, hospitalization, dental, prescription, dental, and eye care benefits
• Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal Time, Sick Leave Time
• Opportunity for Advancement, Development, and Specialization
• Uniforms, Equipment, and Training

The Borough of Pottstown is located in the western end of Montgomery County, southeast Pennsylvania. The Borough, an urban setting, is comprised of 5.1 square miles with a population of 22,500 residents. The Borough of Pottstown offers a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Posted: 2/13/2015                 Removal Date: 3/11/2015


POLICE CHIEF - LOGAN TOWNSHIP

Logan Township, estimated population of 12,900 is seeking a Police Chief.

Qualifications:
Candidates will have at least 10 years' experience in a progressively responsible supervisory position in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor's Degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice is highly preferred. Graduates from an advanced training class such as the FBI National Academy are also preferred. A combination of education, experience and training will also be considered.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in managing a modern law enforcement agency as well as exceptional leadership and management skills and the ability to develop department personnel.The successful candidate must have a strong background in administration and policy development, financial acumen for budgeting and tracking departmental expenses and efficiently utilizing department resources. The ability to work with elected officials, municipal employees, residents, community leaders and the media is a necessity.

Examination Process:
The successful candidate must pass a thorough physical and psychological examination including drug screening and a background check. Must be certified under Pennsylvania Act 120.

Salary:
Is dependent on qualifications and the Township offers a generous benefit package.
A complete job description is posted at the Township's website: logantownship-pa.gov 

To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and resume to:

Tim Brown, Township Manager
Logan Township
100 Chief Logan Circle
Altoona, PA 16602

or email the required information to: logantownship@atlantithlm.net
All resumes must be received no later than April 2, 2015.

Logan Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 3/2/2015                 Removal Date: 4/3/2015


POLICE OFFICER - FERGUSON TOWNSHIP

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

The written test for the position of Police Officer for Ferguson Township will be held:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9 AM at the Park Forest Middle School, 2180 School Drive, State College, PA 16803.

Applications are available at:
The Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA 16801
Telephone 813.237.1172,
or online at: www.twp.ferguson.pa.us

Deadline:
Applicants must submit an application to the Ferguson Township Police Department accompanied by a non-refundable, $25.00 application fee by cash, check or money order, no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, April 17th. 

Qualifications:
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by April 25, 2015
Have at least a high school diploma or equivalent General Education Certificate (GED) at the date of the written test.
(Minimum standards for hiring are available in the brochure distributed with the application form)

Selection process:
Upon passing the written test, applicants will be scheduled for a video behavioral test and interview.
Top candidates will be scheduled for a physical fitness/agility test, and upon successful passage will be;
Required to submit additional personal history information,
Undergo an extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination, as well as medical and psychological examinations which include drug and alcohol screening. 

Salary:
The starting base salary for new officers for 2015 is $47,132 or $52,368 if Act 120 certified.

The Ferguson Township Police Department anticipates hiring one police officer in 2016; any unforeseen vacancies will also be filled from the eligibility list. Testing is typically conducted every two to three years.

Applicants for the written test should arrive no later than 8:30 AM and photo identification will be required to enter. No one will be permitted to enter the testing facility after 8:45 AM.

Ferguson Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Posted: 3/4/2015                 Removal Date: 4/18/2015


POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION - UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

The Upper Merion Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Applications may be downloaded at umtownship.org or they may be picked up at the Police Department communications center, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406.
Applications must be returned by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 24, 2015 with a $30.00 check or money order payable to Upper Merion Township.

TEST LOCATION:
Upper Merion High School
435 Crossfield Rd., King of Prussia, Pa

TIME:
Time will be determined by the number of test sessions required to accommodate all applicants. Check umtownship.org or call 484-636-3890 after May 4 for assigned time. Applicants arriving for the incorrect session or late for their assigned session will not be admitted.

TEST INFORMATION:
All applicants must present a photo drivers license and bring two SHARPENED #2 lead pencils. NO Weapons, Phones, Food or Drinks will be allowed in the test site. Study guides are available when a completed application is turned in. If you would like a study guide mailed to you include a 10x13 self-addressed envelope with $1.44 postage with your completed application.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The top 50 written test scores equal to or greater than the median score or 75%, which ever is greater, will be notified to proceed to the physical fitness qualification on June 14, 2015. Physical Fitness Standards are posted in communications center. They are also available at the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) web site. Graduation standards of the 50th percentile age & gender adjusted rankings are used for the physical fitness qualification. Applicants successfully completing the physical fitness portion will be scheduled for oral interviews.

Upper Merion Township is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted: 3/10/2015                 Removal Date: 4/25/2015


POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION – LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

Eagleville, PA

The Lower Providence Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2015 an application will be available on-line at www.lowerprovidence.org and at the police department. The exam administration fee is $35 and must be submitted with the completed application by check or money order made payable to Lower Providence Township.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015

APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be at least 21 years of age by September 1, 2015
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers license at the time of appointment
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have completed a course of study at a police academy certified by the PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and be able to meet the certification standards of the MPOETC as required by PA Act 120; or qualify for a waiver of training at the time of hire.

TEST LOCATION:
Arcola Intermediate School
4001 Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA 19403

TEST INFORMATION:
Additional testing information can be found at www.lowerprovidence.org

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Lower Providence Township Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Gender, Marital Status, Race, Color, Creed, National Origin, Political Affiliation, Religion or Disability.

Posted: 3/19/2015   Removal Date: 05/05/2015


CHIEF OF POLICE - Mount Joy Borough

Lancaster County, PA

Mount Joy Borough, located in Lancaster County PA, with a population of approximately 7,500, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 11 police officers and 3 civilians.

The successful candidate:

  • Will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police administrative and operational practices, and exceptional leadership skills. 
  • Will be expected to advance the perception of the department through modern and progressive policing methods that are supported by the community. 
  • Will be expected to maintain a visible presence in the Borough’s residential areas and the business districts. 
  • Will have the ability to work cooperatively with Local, County, State, and Federal Officials; Municipal Administration; Citizens; and Civic Leaders.
  • Will have served at least ten (10) years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of five (5) years of recent police related administrative and supervisory experience in a similar sized or larger department or agency.
  • Is preferred to possess a Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or a demonstrated track record of progressive training. 
  • Is preferred to have a record of continuing career education and development that includes executive level law enforcement training.
  • Will be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161).

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Scott Hershey, Borough Manager
Mount Joy Borough Offices
21 East Main Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
scotth@mountjoypa.org

Resumes should be received by no later than the close of business on May 28, 2015.
Mount Joy Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested previous applicants must reapply.

Posted: 4/10/2015   Removal Date: 05/29/2015


CHIEF OF POLICE – Amity Township

Berks County, PA

Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (pop. 12,500 approx.) seeks a Police Chief with significant police experience and proven managerial skills suburban/rural community.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a strong leader who is able to work collaboratively with police officers, staff, elected officials, and the diverse communities within the area
  • be knowledgeable about modern police procedures
  • be proficient with development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
  • be a good communicator and listener
  • be directly responsible to effectively manage and mentor a minimum of 11 full-time officers, additional part-time officers and civilian support personnel
  • be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 60 days of employment
  • must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license
  • must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (advanced degree preferred) in a field that demonstrates preparation for an executive role in police management

The Chief serves under the direction of the Township Manager and has responsibility for the organizational, operational and administrative functions of the Police Department. Consideration will be given to persons with a minimum of 10 years in law enforcement of which five (5) are in a managerial or supervisory position. Preferred applicants will have graduated from an advanced police command training such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute Command or Advanced POLEX.

A comprehensive medical examination, psychological analysis and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Competitive benefits package with salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Successful candidate will be required to reside within 20 miles of Amity Township within one year of appointment.

Submit a cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references to:

Charles Lyon Township Manager,
Attn: Chief Search
2004 Weavertown Road
Douglassville, PA, 19518
or clyon@amitytownshippa.com

All resumes must be received by 4:00 PM EST, Friday, 29 May 2015.

Amity Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 4/10/2015   Removal Date: 05/30/2015


 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 Operations Lieutenant and Police Administrative Lieutenant - MUNICIPALITY OF BETHEL PARK

The Municipality of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (population 32,313) is seeking qualified applicants for two positions: Police Operations Lieutenant and the position of Police Administrative Lieutenant. Bethel Park Police Department consists of 32 officers, 7 civilian support personnel and 29 school guards, which provides services to 13,659 households, as well as commercial areas. Bethel Park is a Home Rule Municipality with a Council – Manager Government.

Salary: $100,000-$103,000 with fringe benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Requirements – 10 years practical police experience, with 2-3 years serving in a police supervisory or command position, demonstrating proven management and/or leadership ability in a similar public safety environment.

Applicants must have or be able to obtain at the request of Municipal Council MPOETC Certification. Also Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and/or Penn State Police Executive Development Training Program (POLEX) preferred. Bachelors Degree required, preferably in criminal justice, police sciences or a similar course of study.

Both positions report directly to the Chief of Police; work schedules shall be at the discretion of the Chief of Police but shall primarily be Monday through Friday, and may include a regular assignment of evening hours.

Operations Lieutenant: The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Respond to all calls that are serious in nature, coordinate the assignments and activities for the Patrol and Traffic Divisions, School Resource Officer, Canine Division, Crime Prevention, and Bicycle Patrol. Compile and distribute departmental work schedules and the departmental payroll. Fill in as Watch Commander as needed and assume duties as Chief of Police when designated by the Chief.

Administrative Lieutenant: The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supervise the Investigation Division, Dispatch and Records Office personnel, coordinate Drug Enforcement Task Force activities and Yearly Archery Hunt, initiate/supervise internal investigations, compile and submit all departmental expenses for payment, coordinate/schedule all required officer training, review and update the departmental policy and procedures manual as well as the vehicle inventory maintenance and replacement schedules. Assume duties as Chief of Police when designated by the Chief.

Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation, medical and psychological clearance and to comply with all other requirements of state law.

All candidates must submit resume (including prior employment), indication of the position for which the application is for, salary history, and references to:
Mr. William J. Spagnol, Manager
Municipality of Bethel Park
5100 West Library Avenue,
Bethel Park, PA 15102

by Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bethel Park's Home Rule Charter requires the Police Lieutenants to become a resident within one (1) year of hiring.

Applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter/narrative explaining why they believe they are able to perform the duties of the position.

Resumes may also be submitted electronically to Cathy Lordi:
clordi@bethelpark.net, but the applicant must verify receipt by the Municipality of the e-mailed information by telephone call to Cathy Lordi (412-831-6800 ext. 202).

Posted: 4/17/2015   Removal Date: 05/28/2015


Deputy Police Chief - Peters Township

Washington County, Pennsylvania

Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Police Chief. This is a full-time position in a police department comprised of 22 fulltime and 4 part time police officers. Peters Township is a growing, suburban community located 12 miles south of the City of Pittsburgh. The Township has a population of 22,000 residents and has an active business district.

The Deputy Police Chief is responsible for assisting the Police Chief in the planning, directing, and administration of the department. The Deputy Chief coordinates the patrol function and directly supervises patrol sergeants.

Applicants for the position must have:

  • bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related police or administrative field
  • 5 years of supervisory experience as a police officer, with administrative experience preferred.

Peters Township is seeking a professional individual with excellent communication, organizational, and people skills.

To apply for this position:
You must complete a Peters Township Employment Application. Copies of the application, hiring process and job description are available at www.peterstownship.com, under “Employment Opportunities” or at the Peters Township Municipal Building.

Peters Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications are due by May 22, 2015

Please send or email applications with references to:
Michael Silvestri
Township Manager
610 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA. 15317
MASilvestri@peterstownship.com

Posted: 4/21/2015   Removal Date: 05/23/2015