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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 law enforcement specific job postings, visit our Police Job Center to receive email updates when a law enforcement job becomes available.
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Transit Police Officer - Pittsburgh, PA
Sales Representative - United Public Safety
Chief of Police - City of Pittsburgh
Police Officer Eligibility List - Borough of Riverside
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Police - Borough of Punxsutawney
Supervisor of Safe Schools - Easton Area School District
Location – Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Description of the job:
Port Authority is seeking an experienced Transit Police Officer to provide internal and external security of the Port Authority, its facilities and equipment, including assisting in special investigations and protecting Port Authority employees, patrons, and property.
Job requirements include:
· High School Diploma or GED.
· Valid PA Driver’s License.
· Act 120 certification.
· Basic clerical skills.
· Ability to observe and analyze situations objectively and respond appropriately.
· Ability to handle emotionally charged situations.
· Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
· One (1) year experience as a Police Officer; or one (1) year as a Port Authority Security Guard; or a combination of the above.
· Professional and effective communication skills to include:
· Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
· Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
· Successfully complete/maintain the following required training:
· Yearly firearm qualifications with the standard departmentally authorized firearm.
· Maintain Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.
· Job specific training, as required.
· Ability to work various shifts, pass days, weekends/holidays, as required.
· Successful completion of administered written Police Officer exam.
· Successful completion of administered fitness exam.
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:
Posted: 6/19/2014 Removal Date: Until Position is FIlled
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.
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
- 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
Competitive salary, additional results-based compensation and benefits
Please contact email@example.com or mail resume to United Public Safety,
Posted: 6/19/2014 Removal Date: Until Position is Filled
Location – City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
The Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh, reports to the Public Safety Director and is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Bureau of Police.
There’s enthusiasm in the air around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This enthusiasm is caused by the hope brought about by new leadership, and the promise of new and innovative thinking that will be deployed to address civic issues. On January 6, 2014 William “Bill” Peduto was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, the second largest city in the state. A self-described “Reform Democrat”, while a member of Pittsburgh City Council Bill Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government reform legislation in the City’s history. He strengthened the Ethics Code, created the city’s first Campaign Finance Limits, established Lobbyist Disclosure and Lobbyist Registration and ended No-Bid Contracts. Mayor Peduto loves Pittsburgh and understands what makes our city unique. With a population of more than 300,000 that is growing younger and increasingly more diverse, Pittsburgh is a city on the move. Thanks to a relatively low crime rate, affordability, healthy economy, and vibrant restaurant and arts scenes, publications like Forbes and The Economist have labeled Pittsburgh America's "most livable city." With 90 diverse and distinct neighborhoods, Pittsburgh has something for everyone. We’re building an exciting, new administration and we’ve got some serious work to do. Come grow with us.
The focus of this role is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this role. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves innovation and creativity in generating ideas for quick response. Decision-making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions. The role requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities. Self-assurance, and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way is important. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style. Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical. The scope of the role requires effective delegation to proven people, especially routine and repetitive details, but with responsibility for follow up and accountability for timely results. While the role requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the city and high standards of achievement are expected in this role. The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people.
ABOUT THE BUREAU
The mission of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is to protect and enhance the quality of life in the diverse neighborhoods of Pittsburgh by working in partnership with citizens, faith based organizations, and businesses, to prevent and solve problems while remaining sensitive to the authority with which it has been entrusted. It is the challenge of the Bureau to provide quality service with accountability, integrity, and respect.
The Bureau of Police provides law enforcement and public safety services. It is organized into four units: the Chief’s Office, which provides administrative oversight and is responsible for managing the vehicle fleet, the Administration Branch, which manages training, reporting, personnel and finance matters, planning, intelligence, and analysis functions, support services, and school crossing guards, the Operations Branch, which comprises the six police zones and the Special Deployment Division (motorcycle unit, SWAT, and collision), and the Investigations Branch, which is further divided into Major Crimes and Narcotics and Vice.
The Bureau of Police has an overall budget of $72,346,870. For more detail on the Bureau access the most recent Annual Reports at http://pittsburghpa.gov/police/annual-reports
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBLITES
The general administration and control of the Bureau of Police is vested in the Chief who is responsible for the government, efficiency, and good conduct of the Bureau. The Chief of Police is supported by the Deputy Chief of Police, who also manages the vehicle fleet.
The Police Chief’s primary responsibility will be to provide leadership for this Bureau to ensure that a high level of service and professionalism is maintained and improved upon. Specific management goals include; improving the Police Bureau's community-oriented policing approach by partnering with other agencies (City, other governmental/non-profits and the private sector); advancing a multi-sector public health approach to violence prevention with specific strategies to address Pittsburgh’s most underserved neighborhoods; working collaboratively with other city departments and authorities to prepare Pittsburgh neighborhoods for growth and investment.
Other key issues include long term, broad scope planning and building greater diversity and employee involvement within the Bureau.
• Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
• Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
• General Operational characteristics of police apparatus and equipment.
• Court decisions and how they affect department operations. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and personnel management.
• Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
• Firearms, self-defense and crowd control, motor vehicle code, crimes code, Manual of Procedural Orders, criminal justice procedures, and City geography.
• City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.
• Community oriented policing philosophy.
The successful candidate will have broad experience in all areas in a municipal police department including law enforcement, police administration, safety and maintenance of motor vehicle codes, external relations and planning for future law enforcement needs and public safety concerns. He/she will have a successful track record of effectively managing the functions and activities of a police department of comparable or larger size and similar complexity of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
Significant Police Operations and Police Management experience preferably in departments serving populations of 300,000 or more and must include successful progressive levels of responsibility culminating in a role equivalent to Police Chief or a top Deputy/Assistant Chief.
• An open, collaborative leader who can drive agreements on police cooperation. Experience with regional cooperation initiatives and a track record of managing effective working relationships with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Ability to successfully work in a highly unionized environment.
• Skills as a people-oriented manager with a history of high visibility and accessibility within the work setting. A history of clear and concise communication with department staff, the Mayor’s office, elected officials and the public. The Chief should be an adept professional in media relations and interactions with print and electronic media.
• Principal centered leadership style that motivates rank-in-file officers as well as command staff. Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective cooperation/partnerships with neighborhoods, citizens, businesses, religious organizations, and civic organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to implement and effect change in a bureau of comparable size.
• Excellent fiscal and human resource management skills including the development and mentoring of internal human resource talent to include the creation and implementation of a succession plan.
• Innovation in service delivery, employee recruitment/selection, employee development and managing personnel matters.
• A Champion of the Department with the highest integrity and ethical standards; leads by example. A proven record of consistency, fairness and accountability in application of policies and discipline of Department personnel.
• An innovative administrator capable of inspiring a vision and leading change for the enhancement of better policing methodology. Confident and willing to consider new methods, technology and training to better respond to the trends and cycles of crime and violence prevention
• A proactive and decisive leader capable of gaining respect from both internal and external constituents. A humble command presence aimed at reflecting the police department as a whole as capable, effective and one of the best in the country
• An excellent communicator who can effectively represent the Police Department and communicate issues regarding the needs, expectations and perception of the organization to the community at-large. A credible representative of the capabilities and function of the Department to the media
• A responsive, visible and respected member of the community who is accessible to City departments, citizens, schools, the business community and other law enforcement agencies
• A track record of developing effective and credible relationships with the leadership of a diverse constituency; the ability to value the differences and build on the similarities of need to accomplish a mutually inclusive goal of making Pittsburgh one of the safest areas in the region
• Problem-solver mentality accepts and leads new challenges, able to think strategically and to critically analyze a variety of issues. Well-honed political sense without being a politician
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Service Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Management, Business Administration or related field preferred. Advanced or Master’s degree strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will have ten or more years of progressively responsible police enforcement work with at least 8 of those years in progressive leadership roles in management/command to include supervision, strategic planning, internal investigations, community relations, labor relations, training and budget administration. Generally be available for off-hour emergencies.
This position is at-will and non-union. Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
The search is open until filled.
To apply, please visit us at http://talent-city.com/jobs. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.
Posted: 7/22/2014 Removal Date: Until Position is filled
Location – Borough of Riverside, Northumberland County
The Riverside Borough Civil Service Commission is accepting applications from interested persons with PA Act 120 training for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer for the Borough of Riverside.
Interested persons must have PA Act 120 training.
Applications may be picked up in person at the Riverside Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA 17868, during normal business hours starting Monday, August 25, 2014.
Applications must be returned by 12:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014. Applications, upon return, shall be accompanied by a check or money order, payable to the Borough of Riverside, in the amount of $40.00 for test administration fees.
Written portion of the testing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6 pm at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, PA.
The Borough of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: 9/4/2014 Removal Date: 10/17/2014
Location – Lock Haven, Clinton County
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Patrol Officer. The link for applicants to obtain additional information regarding duties and qualifications and to apply for the position is http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/2335
Posted: 9/22/2014 Removal Date: Until Position is Filled
Location – The Borough of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County
Description of the job:
The Borough of Punxsutawney (population 5,904) is accepting applications for the position of police chief.
Candidates must have extensive law enforcement experience, dynamic leadership and management qualities, and a commitment to progressive policing methods.
Competitive starting salary plus excellent benefits.
Resumes and cover letters must be returned to Borough Manager Ben White, 301 E. Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 before 4:00p.m. October 24, 2014.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Posted: 9/26/2014 Removal Date: 10/24/14
Location – Easton Area School District, Easton/Northampton County
The Easton Area School District is accepting applications for the position of Supervisor of Safe Schools.
Candidates must have extensive law enforcement experiences, prior school safety work and successful leadership skills.
Full-time, 12 months, Starting salary-$61,503.00
Interested applicants can view the complete job posting including job description and apply for the job online at www.eastonsd.org Also, resumes and cover letters may be sent to Director of Human Resources, John Castrovinci at Education Center, 1801 Bushkill Drive, Easton, PA 18040.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Posted: 9/29/2014 Removal Date: 10/10/2014