PA Employment Opportunities

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Position Announcements

Evidence Specialist - Police, City of Lancaster
Police Officer - City of Lebanon

Chief of Police - Northern Berks County Regional Police

Chief of Police - Manheim Township

Police Officer - Hazleton

Police Officer - Danville Borough

Police Officer - West Whiteland Township

Police Officer - North Cornwall Township

Police Officer - Montgomery Township

Police Officer - Muhlenberg College

Police Officer - Ferguson Township

Police Officer - Pocono Township
 
Chief - Mahoning Township Police
Police Officer - Buffalo Valey Regional Police Commission
Police Officer - Stroud Area Regional

Part-time and 30-hour Police Officers - Macungie Borough

Police Officers - Borough of Lansford

Part-time Police Officer - City of Sunbury

Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University

Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University

Chief of Police - Borough of Mifflinburg

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

Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College

 


 

Evidence Specialist - Police, City of Lancaster
Bureau of Human Resources, Lancaster County, PA

Primary Duties:
Provides expertise in the collection, processing and control of evidence; performs specialized duties as both a technician and custodian of evidence; represents the Police Bureau in various external settings.

Salary: $23.37 per hour

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday; 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week
Rotating shifts - day and evening, as well as Saturdays
Requires working long hours and must be available after hours, weekends and holidays, as well as being available to be called in at all hours of the day and/or night, to handle evidence and crime scenes.

Required Minimum Qualifications;
 Graduation from High School or completion of a GED, with at least five years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence; or an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a law enforcement or related field, with three years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence is required.

 Documented training by a law enforcement agency, government agency, government contractor or other law enforcement training facility in evidence documentation, collection, processing, and control techniques is required.

Full time, Full benefit package

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. *Mailed applications must be postmarked by the 12/28/16.

The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please review the following complete job description.

Job Title: Evidence Specialist Job Code: 6191
Department: Police Bureau FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Grade:  38 - Bargaining Effective Date: 11/1998
Reports To: Captain, Criminal Investigation Revision Dates: 2/2008; 3/2009; 12/2010; 7/2014; 10/2016

Primary Function
Provides expertise in the collection, processing and control of evidence; performs specialized duties as both a technician and custodian of evidence; represents the Police Bureau in various external settings.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities
• Follows safe practices in the performance of duties.
• Coordinates and/or participates in all phases of the Crime Scene Search Process, focusing particularly on the integrity of the process.
• Upon arrival at crime scenes, including major crime scenes, assumes charge and control of the crime scene. This will entail providing permissions to sworn officers and supervisors as to who may or may not enter the scene. The crime scene will be controlled as referred to in Policy 495/02 of the Bureau's Policy Manual. The evidence specialist will often:
a. Assume charge of the crime scene.
1. The investigator will assume command regardless of the rank of the officer who is in charge of the scene at the time the investigator arrives.
b. Ascertain that Crime Scene Management is adequate.
c. Notify or cause to be notified the Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division (Consistent with his/her policy on the types of crimes requiring notification). In the absence of the Captain of CID or if the Captain cannot be notified, the next highest ranking member of the Criminal Investigation Division in succession.
d. Notify or cause to be notified additional investigators to respond to the scene.
2. The first responding criminal investigator should consult with the Captain of Detectives or other ranking CID officer before notifying additional investigators, but has the authority to request a limited response if time is of the essence and the Captain or other ranking officer cannot be immediately contacted.
• Serve as Bureau's liaison to defense attorneys wishing to view prosecution evidence in a controlled environment.
• The prosecuting attorney and charging investigator should be notified of the viewing, which may be requested by defendants as part of the discovery process.
• Testify when needed as an expert in Commonwealth and Federal Courts toward the area of crime scene collection, processing and control of evidence.
• Coordinates the documentation and processing of evidence using currently accepted methods and techniques.
• Becomes familiar with all crime scene processing equipment including but not limited to Total Station and ARAS 360 Crime Scene Software.
• Serves as the primary representative of the Police Bureau at autopsies conducted for deaths for which the Police
Bureau has responsibility to investigate and/or attend.
• Collects or coordinates the documentation and collection of evidence discovered during an autopsy as directed by the forensic pathologist conducting the autopsy.
• Serves as liaison to the Coroner relating to matters associated with the autopsy process.
• Provides training to Police Bureau personnel in this area of expertise.
• Tracks, maintains and documents the legal "chain of custody" of evidence, especially as it relates to the integrity of the process.
• Ensures the proper storage of evidence and property in order to maintain the evidentiary value of evidence, to protect the chain of custody, to quickly locate and make available such evidence and property for forensic testing, legal proceedings, and other related matters.
• Transfers evidence and property from the temporary holding accommodations to primary storage, laboratory transfer or other disposition.
• Disposes of evidence and property using accepted methods consistent with the law and Police Bureau policy, especially as it relates to the integrity of the process.
• Serves as the Police Bureau's primary liaison with the various forensic laboratories utilized by the Police Bureau for evidence analysis.
• Maintains the following: The Evidence Room in general, as well as the Police Bureau's supply of evidence packaging and processing materials; the photo darkroom and supply of photographic materials, equipment used in evidence documentation and processing; and the Mobile Forensic Unit, keeping it in a constant state of readiness.
• Provides training to Police Bureau personnel in this area of expertise.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentially with Law Enforcement sensitive matters.
• Performs data entry of evidence into the department computer system.
• Ensures the timely and legally correct notification of owners and release/disposal of property recovered, found, or seized by the Police Department.
• Operates computer terminals in case disposition research and other related information involving the classification and disposition of property and evidence items.
• Coordinates the disposal of unclaimed property and special disposal of narcotics, explosives, bio-hazardous specimens, and firearms.
• Stays abreast of local, state, and federal laws involving property/evidence handling and recommends appropriate changes.
• Maintains a clean and orderly evidence/property storage facility.

Position Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of law enforcement operations and procedures is required.
• Extensive knowledge of accepted methods of evidence handling is required; extensive progressively responsible experience in the handling and storage of evidence is required.
• Proven ability to handle evidence in a manner that withstands the scrutiny of the Court is required.
• Proven ability to provide clear and accurate testimony in Court proceedings.
• Ability to operate a vehicle on private and public streets is required.
• Proven basic computer skills required for data entry, word processing, and Internet.
• Proven ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English is required.
• Proven ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate successfully with others is required.
• Proven ability to adapt to new or changed situations and to show flexibility in making improvements in work processes and operations is required.
• Proven ability to exhibit customer-centered behaviors and to focus on customer needs is required.
• Proven ability to commit to excellence in service and to continuous improvement is required

Education, Training and Experience
• Graduation from High School or completion of a GED, with at least five years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence; or an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a law enforcement or related field, with three years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence is required.
• Documented training by a law enforcement agency, government agency, government contractor or other law enforcement training facility in evidence documentation, collection, processing, and control techniques is required.

Licenses and Certificates
• Possession of a valid Pennsylvania State Driver's License is required.

Environmental Conditions
• Indoors, environmentally controlled.
• Outdoor, exposed to inclement weather and extreme temperature.
• Exposure to noise and pollution.

Safety Equipment Used or Needed
• Requires, the use of protective equipment, due to frequent exposure and contact with blood and other body fluids.

Comments
• Requires frequent lifting up to 75 lbs.
• Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle, including a box type truck.
• Requires frequent walking, standing and kneeling.
• Requires ability to mentally, physically and emotionally process difficult situations related to crime, crime scenes, and tragedy.
• Requires being present at autopsies and unpleasant crime scenes involving violence and death.
• No previous criminal court convictions, civil adjudication, disciplinary actions, or other issues that would bring credibility, character, or integrity into question within the Bureau of Police or the Court system.
• Satisfactory passing of drug screening, background investigation, polygraph, and all requirements of the Criminal
• History Records Act, Chapter 91 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code is required.
• Requires working long hours and must be available after hours, weekends and holidays, as well as being available to be called in at all hours of the day and/or night, to handle evidence and crime scenes.
• Schedule requires working rotating shifts of day and evening shifts, as well as Saturdays. These hours typically mirror those of Investigative Division.
• This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.

Posted12/05/16 Remove01/01/17


 

Police Officer - City of Lebanon Bureau of Police
Lebanon County, PA

The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of Police Officer for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police. Starting Base Salary - $48,812, Excellent Benefit Package.

Contact person:
Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission
Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
717-272-6611

Applications open Monday, December 5, 2016. Applications may be obtained online at: www.lebanonpa.org, or picked up in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The deadline for returning the completed application is Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. All applications and required documents must be returned in person. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

A written examination is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, 201 North 7th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Upon successful completion of the physical agility test, the top 25 applicants on the written examination will be eligible for an oral examination on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological examination, drug test screening, an extensive background investigation, and will be required to meet any requirements set by the Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age upon return of the application. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED. All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted12/01/16 Remove: 02/01/17


 

Chief of Police - Northern Berks County Regional Police Department, PA

The Northern Berks Regional Police Commission is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police. The Police Commission is made up of one representative of Maidencreek Township, Ontelaunee Township and the Borough of Leesport. The Chief of Police reports to the Police Commission. The jurisdiction is approximately 24 square miles with a population of approximately 13,000 residents. The department currently has 14 full time police officers, including the Chief. The 2016 operating budget is approximately 2.3 million dollars.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, and the management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the Police Department forward along the path of progressive police service delivery. The successful candidate must be MPOETC Act 120 certified and have the ability to cover patrol shifts when necessary.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with at least 5 years of command/supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred. In addition, applicants should be graduates of 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 current law. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. Additionally, the successful candidate must reside within an approximate 30-minute drive of the jurisdiction within 6 months of appointment.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail and should be marked “Northern Berks Regional Police Department Chief Search.” Resume and cover letter must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday. December 30, 2016.

Send by email to: pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Send by USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Posted11/30/16 Remove: 12/31/16


  

Chief of Police - Manheim Township
Lancaster County, PA

Manheim Township is seeking applications for the position of Chief to oversee our Police Department with 64 full-time sworn officers and 25 full and part-time civilian employees who serve over 38,000 residents, spanning over 26 square miles. The Department also provides contracted policing services to East Petersburg Borough and Lancaster Township. The Police Chief is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and works under the Manager and the five Commissioners.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory position, including five years in a command level position in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred. In addition, applicants must be graduates of 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 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 current law. Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The successful applicant must possess a valid PA driver’s license and Act 120 Certification or ability to attain such within six months of hire. Residency within 10 miles of the Manheim Township Police Station is required within six months of the appointment as Chief of Police.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail. Resume and cover letter must be received by January 6, 2017. Manheim Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send by email to: smolchany@manheimtownship.org

Send by USPS to:
Manheim Township Commissioners
Police Chief Search
1840 Municipal Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Posted11/22/16 Remove: 01/07/17

 


 

Police Officer Examination - Hazleton Police Department
Luzerne County, PA

The Hazleton Police Department is inviting qualified individuals to apply to the Hazleton Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as a Police Officer.

The application forms and details on this career opportunity can be obtained online at:

www.hazletoncity.org
or
Hazleton Administrative Office
City Hall, 2nd Floor
40 N. Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201

The application forms can either be obtained online or picked up in person from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, November 16, 2016 through December 9, 2016, at the above address.

The Physical Agility Test will be given on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

The Written Examination will be given on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Oral Interviews will be scheduled based on the passing candidates.

NOTE:
Must be Pennsylvania M.P.O.E.T.C. - ACT 120, academy certified at time of appointment or for out of state, certified police officers, must be able to receive a waiver of training from the M.P.O.E.T.C. prior to appointment after receiving an ACT 120 waiver of training.

Posted11/22/16 Remove12/19/16


 

Full Time Police Officer - Danville Police Department
Montour County, PA

Danville Police Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer

Applications may be picked up at the Danville Police Dept. 235 Mill St., Danville, Pa starting Thursday, November 17, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday or by contacting Cathy McKenna.

Deadline for applications to be submitted is December 16, 2016. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Applications must be returned in person by the applicant to Danville Police Department - 235 Mill Street, Danville, Pa between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday.

There is a $ 40.00 application fee. Check or money orders should be made payable to the Borough of Danville.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• Must have Act 120 certification (PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training)
• Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
• Must be 21 years of age on or before the date of application.
• Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
• Must possess a high school or general equivalency diploma.
• Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.

Salary & Benefits:
• Starting Salary for full-time certified Police Officer - $ 40,000.
• Full Benefit package

Mandatory components of Testing:
• Written Exam – Written portion of this testing will be January 3, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
• Oral Exam
• Polygraph Exam
• Physical Agility Test
• Thorough Background Investigation
• Credit History
• Medical Exam & Drug Screening
• Psychological Exam

Contact Person:
Cathy McKenna
Danville Police Dept.
235 Mill St., Danville, Pa 17821
570-275-3000 Ext. 116
Email: cmckenna@danvilleboro.org

Danville Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted
11/18/16 Remove12/18/16


 

 

Police Officer - West Whiteland Township
Chester County, PA

West Whiteland Township, Chester County, is now accepting applications for the process of forming a list of eligible police officer candidates. Applications/qualifications are available on the Township’s website, www.westwhiteland.org. MPOETC Act 120 certification is mandatory before the date of appointment. Applications will be accepted at the Police Department, located at 101 Commerce Drive, Exton PA, until 4:00 pm EST, on November 25, 2016. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS PROHIBITED. NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF $35.00 (NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED) IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION. EOE.

Posted11/07/16 Remove11/26/16


 

Police Officer Positions – North Cornwall Township Police
Lebanon County, PA

The North Cornwall Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for one full-time and one part-time Police Officer positions to start January 02, 2017. 

Applications are available at the North Cornwall Township Police Department, 320 S. 18th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. During normal business hours until December 01, 2016. All applications must be received prior to closing (4:00 p.m.) on December 02, 2016.

Minimum job requirements:
Must possess a high school or general equivalency diploma
Must be currently Act 120 certified
Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid PA driver’s license
Must be a United States Citizen
Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer
Must be able to speak, write and read the English language
Must meet all Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission required background, physical and psychological standards.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary for full time police officer: $56,925.
Benefits to include, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision and Dental, paid vacation, shift differential, personal days, paid sick leave, bereavement, overtime and paid holidays.
Salary for Part-time police officer: $24.00 per hour. Must be able to work at a minimum of 29 hours per week.

Contact Information:
Chief John Leahy
North Cornwall Township Police Department
320 S. 18th Street, Lebanon PA. 17042
717-274-0464

Posted11/04/16 Remove: 12/03/16


 

Police Officer - Montgomery Township Police Department
Montgomery County, PA

Minimum age 21, good physical condition, proportional height and weight, High School graduate (or equivalent). Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process consisting of physical and psychological examinations.

Police Academy: - Applicants must have graduated from a State Certified Police Academy and passed the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission Certification Test prior to March 10, 2017.

Benefits: include: pension, dental, prescription, vision, medical, life insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days, court time, longevity pay, education bonus, and uniforms.

Applications and Information may be obtained in person at the Montgomery Township Police Department or may be downloaded from the internet at: www.montgomerytwp.org.

Applications must be returned to: Montgomery Township Police Department 1001 Stump Road Montgomeryville, PA 18936-0068. Applications must be received or post marked by Midnight January 3, 2017.

Montgomery Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted11/04/16 Remove: 01/03/17


 

Police Officer - Department of Campus Safety/Police
Muhlenberg College, Lehigh County, PA

Police Officer (Job #1670)- Full-time, year-round position in Department of Campus Safety/Police at Muhlenberg College. Expected shift assignment is 3PM – 11PM. Act 235 certification required, Act 120 preferred. Starting rate is $17.25/hour. Click here for full job description.

To apply, email the following materials to: jobs@muhlenberg.edu. 1) a cover letter addressing your background and leadership experience; 2) your resume; and 3) a list of three references with contact information. Please include “Job #1670” and your last name in the Subject line of your email. Closing date for applications is November 19, 2016.

Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of the campus.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can visit the College's Diversity Strategic Plan‌.

Posted11/02/16 Remove11/20/16


 

Police Officer - Ferguson Township Centre County, Pennsylvania


The written test for the position of Police Officer for Ferguson Township will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016 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 814.237.1172, or online at www.twp.ferguson.pa.us. 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 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16th. If the fee creates a hardship, please contact the department for scholarship opportunities.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by November 19, 2016, and 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.

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, required to submit additional personal history information, and undergo an extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination, as well as medical and psychological examinations which include drug and alcohol screening.

The starting base salary for new officers for 2016 is $48,310 or $53,678 if Act 120 certified.

The Ferguson Township Police Department anticipates hiring several officers in 2017; 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 members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

Posted: 10/21/16 Remove: 11/17/16


 

Police Officer Positions - Pocono Township Police Department
Monroe County, PA

Municipal Police Officer: Full Time Positions Hiring Announcement
Pocono Township Police Department is currently accepting applications, ACT 120 certified applicants only, to establish a hiring eligibility list. The list will be for full time employment. The test will be given on November 12th, 2016. Anyone interested in applying, may go to our website http://www.poconopa.gov/ and download our Application Packet or can be picked up at the Pocono Township Municipal Building at 112 Township Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372.

Please submit your application, along with a $50.00 check or money order payable to Pocono Township, no later than 4:00 pm on October 28th, 2016. Applications will NOT be accepted after 4:00 pm on 10/28/16. Applications can also be picked up at Pocono Township Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:00 pm.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Possess a high school or general equivalency diploma.
Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license at time of appointment
Be a United States citizen.
Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
Be able to speak, write and read the English language.
Possess Act 120 certification at time of employment.
Must meet all Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission required background, physical and psychological standards

Salary and Benefits:
$47,674 as a Probationary Employee Base Salary - Patrol officer is at $69,801 plus longevity pay Vacation Leave, Bereavement Leave, Personal Time, Comp. Time, 13 paid holidays, Life Insurance Coverage, Competitive benefits package which includes health, dental and vision.

Contact Information:
Sgt Shawn Goucher
Pocono Township Police Department 110 Township Drive – Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: 570-629-7200 ext.234

Posted: 10/07/2016 Remove: 11/01/16


 

 

 

Chief of Police – Mahoning Township, Montour County, PA


Description of the position:
The Township of Mahoning is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Mahoning Township is located in Montour County, Pennsylvania. The Township is home to the Geisinger Health Systems, one of the most outstanding integrated health systems in the country and one of the community’s most valuable resources. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervising all police personnel, and plans, schedules, coordinates, and directs their activity while providing for the protection of lives and property, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances within the Township’s boundaries.

Mahoning Township has a population of approximately 4,500 residents and includes a total area of 8.9 square miles. The Police Department currently employs five full time officers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position include:
Knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, community policing strategies and initiatives, budgets, grant preparation, planning, hiring, policy development, information technology and leadership. Command level municipal police experience is required.

Requirements for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least ten years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in law enforcement; and current Pennsylvania Act 120 certification.

A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field; successful completion of advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or equivalent is a plus.

A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications, and is currently budgeted at $77,700 for the 2016 budget year. The Chief of Police position also includes a very generous benefits package. The successful applicant must be a United States Citizen and must live within a 10-mile radius of Mahoning Township within 6 months of employment.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Mahoning Township Police Chief Search.”

Resume must be received by October 31, 2016.

Send via email to: pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Via USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Township of Mahoning is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Posted: 10/05/2016 Remove: 11/01/16


 

Police Officer - Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission
Union County, PA


The Buffalo Valley Regional Police Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination process to prepare a list of candidates for future full time positions with the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department. Applicants must be at least 21. years of age, possess a valid Pa Driver's License and have obtained a Municipal Police Officer Training Act 120 Certificate required at time of application. Meet all other requirements established by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Civil Service Commission. Full Time Officers must meet residency requirement; within 15 air miles of the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department Headquarters, within six (6) months from the end of their probationary period.

Applicant forms and a full Job Description may be obtained from:
Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department
1610 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 500, Lewisburg, PA, 17837.
(570) 524-4302 or office@bvrpd.org

A non-refundable fee of $35.00 must accompany the submitted application.

Applications must be returned by 4:00 PM, October 28, 2016

Probationary Police Officer Starting Salary for 2016: $49,064.00 

Buffalo Valley Regional Civil Service Commission Swan S. Stull, Chairwoman

Posted: 10/05/16 Remove: 10/29/16


 

Municipal Police Officer: Full Time and Part Time, Stroud Area Regional Police Department,
Monroe County, PA

The Stroud Area Regional Police Department is accepting Pre-Test Applications for the positions of full-time and part-time Municipal Police Officer. Pre-Test Applications can be found on the departments website at www.sarpd.com or can be picked up at the Stroud Area Regional Police Department Headquarters at 100 Day Street East Stroudsburg, Pa 18301.

Anyone interested in applying to SARPD should download a Pre-Test Application Packet, and submit your application, along with a $75.00 check or money order payable to Stroud Area Regional Police, 100 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, no later than 5 PM on October 31st, 2016. Applications will NOT be acceppted after 5pm on 10/31/16. Applications can also be picked up at our headquarters, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Contact Information:
Corporal Scott Raymond #9701
Stroud Area Regional Police, 100 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570-421-6800
sraymond@sarpd.com

Posted: 09/27/2016 Remove: 11/01/16


Part-time and 30-hour Police Officers - Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA


The Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, is currently hiring for the positions of part-time and 30-hour police officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Pennsylvania driver's license and Act 120 Certification. Experience is required. Hourly wage is $18.52/hr. (part-time) and $20.06/hr. (30-hour).  Applications are available on the Borough website at www.macungie.pa.us or Macungie Borough Hall. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Send your resume and/or application to the Borough Manager, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA, 18062. EOE

Posted: 09/06/2016 Remove: When notified


 

 

Police Officers - Borough of Lansford, Carbon County, PA

The Borough of Lansford is currently accepting applications for full time police officers. All Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a high school diploma, be at least 21 years old, have a valid PA driver’s license, and be Act 120 certified.

Applications may be obtained at the Lansford Borough Office, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., phone 570-645-3900, or on the borough website http://boroughoflansford.com.

Completed applications and $40 nonrefundable fee must be submitted to:
Lansford Civil Service Commission, Attn: Samantha Yasson, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, PA 18232.

Applicants will be informed of the civil service testing date as well as public advertisement of the testing date.

Posted: 09/02/2016 Remove: when notified


Part-time Police Officer - City of Sunbury

The City of Sunbury is accepting applications for immediate openings for part-time police officer(s). Applicants must have valid Act 120 certificate and PA driver’s license. Qualified applicant(s) must be available for day, evening and/or weekend hours. Application may be obtained at city clerk’s office 225 Market St Sunbury PA 17801. Applications will be accepted until position(s) are filled and may be picked up at address listed above, by mail or email sunbury1@ptd.net.

City of Sunbury is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 08/19/2016 Remove: when notified


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Patrol Officer. Annual base salary is $35,844.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) 

  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date and have one year of police experience. Act 120 certification qualifies as one year of police experience.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and overtime.
  • Must pass psychological, physical, polygraph, fitness exam and weapons qualification.
  • All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to complete and pass a physical agility test before continuing through the search process.
  • Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required.
  • Individual will employ independent judgment with some supervision.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3174

Posted: 08/02/2016 Remove: When notified

 


 

Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Police Supervisor. Annual base salary is $46,193.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
• 2 years police experience with one year of supervisory duties;

• ACT 120 and NIMS certified;

• Operational knowledge using CODY Desktop and Express crime reporting system;

• Must have specific training, education and/or proven and demonstrable skill in the area of leadership, criminal investigation, police report analysis and management of police procedure and processes;

• Experience with proper police report writing, criminal complaint, affidavit and search warrant applications.

• Use of technology skills in computer software programs such as Microsoft office suite and public speaking and presentation ability preferred.

• Must be able to work nights and weekends.

• Valid PA driver license or ability to obtain one prior to start of employment

• Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities; or of modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence.

• Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.

• Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations;

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of police supervision;

• Knowledge of group behavior and the principles and practices of group control;

• Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons;

• Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others;

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3173

Posted: 08/01/2016 Remove: When notified


 

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

 


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


 

  

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