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

Position Announcements

Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department
Chief of Police - Borough of Mifflinburg

Full-Time Patrol Officer - Borough of Jim Thorpe

Assistant Supervisor of Safe Schools - Easton Area School District

Police Officer Testing - Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium

Police Officer Examination - Taylor Borough

Police Officer Eligibility Examination - Riverside Borough Police Department

Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

Examination Announcement - Police Officer- Montgomery County

Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College

Chief of Police - Borough of Carlisle

Police Officer Examination - Whitehall Township

Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department


Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department
Berks County, PA

The Township of Muhlenberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania is seeking applications for the position of police officer.

Requirements are: Applicants shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) Applicant must be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and, prior to appointment, possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application.

Starting salary: $69,118.40 (upon completion of Act 120 Certification) plus an excellent benefit package. Applications must be picked up at the Muhlenberg Township Police office, 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 during normal business hours on Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM starting July 25, 2016 and returned to the Township Police Office before the close of business on September 2, 2016. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee in check or money order form, made payable to Muhlenberg Township must accompany the applications. Applications will not be mailed to applicants but will be available online at: www.muhlenbergtwp.com.

While it is preferred that completed applications be dropped off in person, an applicant unable to appear at the business office during normal business hours may forward the police application via certified mail – return receipt requested.

Written test will be given on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9AM at the Muhlenberg High School, Sharp Ave and Frances St., Laureldale, PA. Applicants must produce proof of identification (Government issued photo ID required) (i.e. picture driver’s license) at the testing site, for admittance to the testing facility.

Muhlenberg Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Muhlenberg Township
Civil Service Commission

Posted: 07/27/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016


 

Chief of Police - Borough of Mifflinburg
Union County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Mifflinburg is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Mifflinburg is located in Union County, Pennsylvania approximately one hour north of Harrisburg in central Pennsylvania. Mifflinburg has a population of about 3600 residents. More information about the Borough is available at www.mifflinburgborough.org. The Police Department normally employs 7 full time officers including the Chief. This position is a non-union, non-Civil Service position. The successful applicant must possess a valid PA driver’s license and Act 120 Certification or Equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

• A minimum of ten years current or recent experience as a police officer.
• Supervisory experience or management training.
• Residency within 30 miles of the Borough of Mifflinburg within six months of the appointment as Chief of Police.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and the police department.
• Knowledge of law enforcement principles, policies and regulations with at least an Associate Degree in Police Administration (or related field) or FBI Academy; or an equivalent level of experience.
• Availability to fill open shifts on an as-needed basis.
• Physical and mental fitness to perform the full duties of a police officer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Good moral character without any felony or misdemeanor convictions that relate to the applicant’s suitability for employment

All applicants must complete an application for employment and provide a resume and cover letter and successful candidates will be required to pass any and all testing procedures required by the Borough of Mifflinburg. A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background check will be required prior to final appointment. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications, and is currently budgeted at $64,000.00. Applications may be obtained by calling 570-966-1013 or on our website.

Completed applications, references and other pertinent information should be sent to:

Mrs. Margaret Metzger, Borough Manager
Borough of Mifflinburg
120 North Third Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

The deadline for accepting applications is 1:00 p.m. August 31, 2016.

Posted: 07/27/2016 Remove: 09/01/2016


 

 

Full-Time Patrol Officer - Borough of Jim Thorpe
Carbon County, PA

The Borough of Jim Thorpe will be accepting applications for the position of a full-time patrol officer for the Borough of Jim Thorpe Police Department.
The individual must be ACT 120 certified to apply for this position.

Applications may be obtained at the Borough Office, 101 East Tenth Street, Jim Thorpe, Pa., Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 p.m. or you may contact our office at (570) 325-3025

There will be a $35.00 fee due with the returned application.
Application deadline will be Friday, August 12, 2016 by 3:30

Applications must be submitted to:
Borough of Jim Thorpe – Civil Service Commission
Attn: Mr. Francis Hartnett
101 East Tenth Street
Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229

Posted: 07/25/2016 Remove: 08/12/2016

 


 

Assistant Supervisor of Safe Schools - Easton Area School District
Northampton County, PA

Easton Area School District has an opening for an Assistant Supervisor of Safe Schools
Twelve (12) month position
Annual Salary - $45,000
Act 93 Position

Qualified candidates must possess the following:
1. A minimum of five years of supervisory experience within a municipal, state or federal law enforcement agency.
2. A minimum of a high school diploma. Post-secondary education is preferred.
3. A valid driver’s license.
4. PA Act 120 certification through an accredited training academy.
5. Required to maintain Act 120 annual update certification as per MPOETC standards throughout the duration of their employment with Easton Area School District.
6. Required to maintain physical fitness standards in accordance with MPOETC candidate testing and be required to maintain MPOETC standards with regard to firearms proficiency and defensive tactics training. Semi-annual re-certification will be conducted by the school district police department training official.
7. Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills. In addition, possess the ability to de-escalate individuals in crisis situations.
8. Knowledge of the Pa. Crimes Code (Title 18) and a good working knowledge of the juvenile justice system and criminal procedure.
9. A background in investigative procedures is preferred but not required.
10. Assume direct supervision for four (4) police officers and seventeen (17) full-time and six (6) part-time security officers working within the school district.

Click here to download the: Job description.

Please submit electronic applications to Easton Area School District via the school district 
website at www.eastonsd.org by August 5, 2016.

Posted: 07/21/2016 Remove: 08/06/2016


Police Officer Testing - Cumberland County, PA Police Testing Consortium

Seventeen Police Departments have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer. Preliminary applications and all accompanying documents for the position of police officer may be obtained at our website: http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com/

Testing Dates:
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016

Participating Agencies Include:
Lower Allen Township, Upper Allen Township, Fairview Township, Silver Spring Township, Hampden Township, Mount Holly Springs, New Cumberland, West Shore Regional, Shiremanstown, Mechanicsburg, North Middleton Township, Carlisle, East Pennsboro Township, Camp Hill, Shippensburg, Middlesex Township, Newville

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Valid Driver’s License • High School Diploma or GED Certificate • U.S. Citizenship

APPLICATIONS, ALONG WITH A $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE, MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE: http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com/

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016

All seventeen departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages. The duties of an officer are listed on the website. Department specific requirements are listed on each agency’s website.

All departments are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 07/18/2016 Remove: 08/05/2016


  

Police Officer Examination - Taylor Borough
Lackawanna County, PA

Click this link for more information: civil service ad.pdf

Posted: 07/12/2016 Remove: 07/26/2016

 


 

Police Officer Eligibility Examination - Riverside Borough Police
Northumberland County, PA

Riverside Borough Police Department, Riverside, PA is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. Candidates must be Act #120 certified as of the date of testing and must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting applications.

Starting Salary is $37,440.00
Riverside Borough offers a full benefit package

Applications may be picked up Monday through Friday,
8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Riverside Municipal Building, 301 Dewart St, Riverside

Completed applications must be turned in to the Riverside Borough Office, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA by Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon.

The written portion of the testing is scheduled for
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:30 am at
Riverside Borough Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside.

Other mandatory components of the testing: Oral examination, background check, credit check, physical agility examination, medical examination and a psychological
examination. 

Riverside Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 07/07/2016 Remove: 08/13/2016


Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) have combined resources to create the position of a Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist for the Northern region of Pennsylvania.  This position will be regionally based.

The Northern Region Specialist will be responsible for the following counties: Bradford; Cameron; Clinton; Columbia; Elk; Lackawanna; Luzerne; Lycoming; McKean; Montour; Northumberland; Potter; Snyder; Sullivan; Susquehanna; Tioga; Union; Wayne; and Wyoming counties.  There will be frequent travel to CJAB sites throughout the identified region and to CCAP/and or PCCD offices in Harrisburg. 

This is an independent contracted position and does not include benefits. Compensation will be provided at an hourly rate plus expenses.

Responsibilities:

The person in this position will work in conjunction with CCAP and PCCD staff in assisting with CJAB projects.  These projects will be generated as a result of PCCD’s increased emphasis on county/local planning and the work of CJABs.  Specific responsibilities under this position include:

  • Regularly attend CJAB Meetings within defined region;
  • Attend quarterly subcommittee meetings at PCCD and/or CCAP offices;
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings at CCAP and/or PCCD offices as established;
  • Monitor PCCD funded projects within defined region through site visits;
  • Document findings at CJAB meetings and site visits;
  • Monitor compliance of CJAB Minimum Operating Standards;
  • Assist counties with strategic planning efforts;
  • Provide technical assistance to counties in the development and/or sustainment of CJABs;
  • Develop/coordinate statewide and/or regional training conferences/workshops as needed;
  • Submit activity reports to CCAP and/or PCCD;
  • Attend required training; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education Requirements:

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in a local, county or state criminal justice agency.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License;
  • Must have reliable transportation;
  • Must be able to travel extensively within the Commonwealth;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are preferred;
  • Must have access to computer operating system with a secure network and
  • The ability to access the Internet.

Application Deadline:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with 3 letters of reference to: Ms. Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, 2789 Old Post Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted06/28/2016 Remove: When notified


Examination Announcement - Police Officer- Upper Moreland
Montgomery County PA, Consortium of Communities

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 13, 2016 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.

  • 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**

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES

HATBORO

414 S. York Road

2nd Floor

Hatboro PA 19040

215-675-2832

LIMERICK

646 W. Ridge Pike

Limerick

610-495-7909

LOWER MORELAND

640 Red Lion Road

Huntingdon Valley

215-947-3132

LOWER POTTSGROVE

2199 Buchert Road

Pottstown

610-326-1508

LOWER PROVIDENCE

100 Parklane Drive

Eagleville

610-539-5901

NORTH WALES

300 School Street

North Wales

215-699-9270

 

NORRISTOWN
235 E Airy Street
Norristown PA 19565
610-270-0977

ROYERSFORD

300 Main Street Royersford PA 19468

610-948-3305

SPRINGFIELD

1510 Paper Mill Road

Wyndmoor

215-836-1601

TOWAMENCIN

1090 Troxel Road Lansdale, PA 19446

215-368-7606

UPPER DUBLIN

801 Loch Alsh Ave.

Fort Washington

215-646-2101

UPPER MORELAND

117 Park Ave.

Willow Grove

215-657-4700

WARMINSTER

401 Gibson Ave.

Warminster

215-443-5000

WHITPAIN

960 Wentz Rd.

Blue Bell

610-279-9033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:Beginning Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00am, 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 fourteen 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 will be accepted.
  • NO 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 Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4pm**

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST:  There will be a physical agility test held on September 10, 2016, 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: 06/27/2016 Remove: 07/30/2016


  

Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington County, PA

Washington and Jefferson College is actively seeking candidates for the position of Campus Police Officer. This is a full time position which offers a comprehensive benefits package. The Washington and Jefferson College Department of Campus and Public Safety is comprised of sworn Police Officers supported by security staff. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responding to emergencies, and protecting campus property. The position requires the ability to work shifts as scheduled, including weekends.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to; patrolling campus by car, bicycle or by foot, supervising Campus Security Officers, providing assistance during emergencies, conducting interviews and investigations into incidents occurring within the campus community, assisting in training of students and faculty in security and safety procedures and performing the duties of a security officer when necessary.

The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

• Must be PA Act 120 certified and complete annual updates.
• Must be PA Act 235 certified or have the ability to obtain certification.
• Must be able to pass criminal background check.
• Must have clean driving record and be legally permitted to drive in the state of PA (a current Pennsylvania driver’s license is preferred).
• Prior police experience, college or campus setting preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness in order to control stressful and emotional situations and to detain or subdue potentially dangerous individuals; must also convey a positive, pleasant and helpful attitude as a representative of the College.
• High school graduation or the equivalent is required. Post-secondary education or training related to public safety is preferred.
• Current first aid/CPR card preferred.
• Must be able to make rapid and accurate decisions during emergency situations.

Interested candidates should submit resume’ and cover letter with salary requirements to: hr@washjeff.edu or
mail to:

Human Resources
Washington and Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301

Posted: 06/22/2016 Remove: When notified


Police Chief - Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA

The Borough of Carlisle’s next Police Chief has an opportunity to lead an accredited department in a new era after the community’s passage of a Home Rule Charter that became effective January 1, 2016. The Chief will be hired by and report to the Borough Manager. The Chief serves as a member of the Borough’s management team along with five other department directors.

The Police Department has a 2016 operating budget of $3,952,861. Its 37 FTEs are organized in three divisions: Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol.

Minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree, 10 years of law enforcement experience, and five years of supervisory/command staff experience. Preferred qualifications are a master’s degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy or equivalent, and demonstrated experience with community policing and effective labor relations. Relocation to within the Borough limits is required for the Police Chief after appointment.

The hiring salary range is expected to be $90,000 to $110,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at: thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Applicants complete a brief online form and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications July 8, 2016.

Posted: 06/07/2016 Remove: When notified


Police Officer Examination - Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA

The Whitehall Township Police Department, a progressive law enforcement agency in Lehigh County, is actively seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applicants are required to have a valid motor vehicle license, be a citizen of the US, be 21 years of age and have acquired an Associates’ Degree or its equivalent (60 credit hours) from an accredited College or University or 2 years of service as a FT Police Officer, all by the deadline to submit applications, to qualify. Civil Service testing dates are as follows: Written 9/3/16, Oral 10/1/16, Physical Fitness 10/29/16. Applications will be accepted with a non-refundable $75.00 fee and are available in the Administration Lobby of the Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, PA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Deadline for return of completed applications is 4:00 p.m., August 12, 2016.

The Township provides an excellent benefit package. The 2016 annual base salary for entry level police is $57,761.60/year. Applicants must meet Township residency requirement of 10 miles within 6 months of hire. Whitehall Township is an EOE and will act affirmatively to assure they will recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, disability (in accordance with ADA of 1990 and subsequent amendments), genetics, Vietnam veteran status, lifestyle, sex or sexual orientation.

For further information, please contact Sue Christoff, Human Resources Officer, at (610) 437-5524, ext. 150.

Posted: 06/02016 Remove: 08/13/2016


Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA

The Lower Merion Township Police Department will begin accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer on Tuesday, May31, 2016. Applications may be picked up in person at the Lower Merion Township Police Department located at 71 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 or downloaded from the Lower Merion Township website at www.lowermerion.org.

Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to the address above. Please note: Mail in applications must be post marked no later than 4PM on Friday, September 2, 2016. A $30.00 administrative fee MUST BE returned with the application. Check or money orders should be made payable to LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP. Please do not send cash in the mail. Those wishing to pay with cash are asked to hand deliver the application. Applications submitted without the required administration fee will be discarded. If the check is returned for insufficient funds or a closed account, your application will be rejected. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete applications and applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or email: policerecruitment@lowermerion.org.

Posted: 05/31/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016