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.
For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059.
Written Examination for Police Officer MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM
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:
If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or via email at email@example.com.
Visit the website: www.lowermerion.org for downloadable forms and resource links:
SALARY AND BENEFITS
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - We Value Diversity!
Posted: 4/13/2015 Removal Date: 07/25/2015
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:
Candidates must be:
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
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.
Apply in person to Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after that date and time.Requirements:
Posted: 06/18/2015 Removal Date: 07/10/2015
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.
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
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
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:
Information and Applications may be obtained from:Williamsport Bureau of Police
245 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Or download of the internet at: http://www.williamsportpd.org
Posted: 06/30/2015 Removal Date: 08/31/2015
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
ARE AVAILABLE AT
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BY 4:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
Physical Agility Test: September 12, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. At HACC
Hiring Hourly Rate: $25.57
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
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
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
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
THE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT
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:
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:
3. MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- 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
5. DURATION OF LIST
6. PLACEMENT ON COMMISSION LIST
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
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
Job Title: Director of Public Safety
Final candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
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.
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.
Posted: 08/19/2015 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.
Packets can be mailed to:
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.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Posted: 08/19/2015 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.
School Police Officer - Easton Area School District, Northampton County, PA
Easton Area School District has an Anticipated Opening for a School Police Officer
Must be Act 120 trained
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.
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.
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.
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 Date: 9/18/2015