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Position Announcements:

Transit Police Officer - Pittsburgh, PA
Sales Representative - United Public Safety
Chief of Police - City of Pittsburgh
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Evidence Specialist - City of Lancaster
Chief of Police - Eastern Adams Regional Police Department
Police Officer - The City of Lebanon
Part-time Police Officer - The City of Coatesville
Part-Time Police Officer -Middletown Borough




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. 

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Robyn Taylor

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue , 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527



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

Western PA



Competitive salary, additional results-based compensation and benefits


Contact Information:

Please contact jyoung@upsafety.net or mail resume to United Public Safety,

419 Sargon Way , Horsham PA19044

Posted: 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.


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


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 – 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 – City of Lancaster, Lancaster County


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.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday

8 hours/day; 40 hours/week

Rotating shifts – day and evening, as well as, Saturdays



Education, Training and Experience

•          Graduation from High School or completion of a GED, with at least five (5) years of experience in some facet of law enforcement, that includes some evidence related experience, is required; or an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least three (3) years of experience in some facet of law enforcement is required.

•          Documented training by a law enforcement agency or 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.


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.



 $22.14 per hour - $46,049.95 annualized

Status: Full-time, full benefits package

Contact Information:

Visit www.cityoflancasterpa.com to view the complete job description and to download an application.

The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 10/27/2014      Removal Date: Until Position is Filled


Location – Township of Oxford and the Borough of New Oxford/ Adams County

Description of the job:

The Eastern Adams Regional Police Commission is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police.  The Eastern Adams Regional Police Department serves the Township of Oxford and the Borough of New Oxford in Adams County with a combined population of 7,300. The Department headquarters is located at 110 North Berlin Avenue, New Oxford, PA and employs ten (10) members.

This is a “working chief position” with patrol and investigation responsibilities. Management and Operations responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  administration, budgeting, scheduling, policy development and implementation, employee evaluation, discipline, team building, supervision, etc. Other responsibilities are detailed in the job description along with essential and non- essential functions of the position. The Chief reports to the Regional Commission. 



Candidates are preferred to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) from an accredited college or university.  At least ten years’ experience in police work with progressive supervisory and/or managerial positions; current Act 120 Certification from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission.  A current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required. 

It is preferred but not required, that applicants have graduated from the FBI National Academy or Northwestern University School of Staff & Command or the University of Louisville Command Administrative Officers Development Course, or Penn State POSIT/POLEX courses.  Work experience in, or knowledge and understanding of the Regional Police Concept are a plus. 

Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation in addition to medical and psychological clearances prior to appointment.

Candidates must reside within 25 miles of Eastern Adams Regional Police Department within one (1) year of employment.



Salary for the position is negotiable depending upon qualifications, and includes a competitive benefits package.  In 2014 the Chief’s salary budget figure is $73,000.


Contact Information:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, job experience, history of policing responsibilities, and accomplishments.   The letter and resume should be forwarded to W. Ronald Smeal, Police Management Consultant, 1271 Barnstable Lane, State College, PA  16803 and marked “Eastern Adams Regional Police Chief Search”.  The cover letter and resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014.

Posted: 10/29/2014      Removal Date:  11/21/14



Location – Lebanon, Lebanon County




The City of Lebanon, Civil Service Commission, will be testing for the position of POLICE OFFICER for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police. Applications open Monday, November 17th.




All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification prior to the written examination. A written examination is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2014 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 a later date.   Successful applicants will be required to undergo an oral interview, 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 prior to the written examination on December 13, 2014.



Starting Base Salary - $48,812
Excellent Benefit Package

Contact Information:

Applications open Monday, November 17th.  Applicants may apply Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014, due to the City offices being closed in Observance of Thanksgiving. The deadline for returning the completed application is Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  No applications will be accepted after that date and time. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test. 

Apply in person to:
                                    Michelle Remlinger
                                    Civil Service Commission Secretary
                                    Lebanon City Bureau of Police
                                    400 South Eighth Street
                                    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 11/10/2014      Removal Date: 11/28/2014


Location – Coatesville, Chester County


The City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Part-Time Patrol Officer. The link for applicants to obtain additional information regarding duties and qualifications and to apply for the position can be found at www.coatesville.org Part-time police officer position must apply before 11/28/14.

Minimum Requirements

Act 120 Training is required (Police Academy)

21 years of age or older

Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Physically capable of basic police requirements

If served in the military, provide a copy of DD214

Must successfully pass and complete a background investigation (to include, but not limited to medical/drug screening, psychological etc.)

Shall live within twenty-five (25) miles

Shall be a citizen of the United States

Currently certified by Act 120 and employed full or part-time with a municipal department or a Pennsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy

Eligible for Act 120 certification as a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper

Participate in a Civil Service process


Part-time Officer starting at $22.00 per hour without benefits

Contact Information:

The City of Coatesville Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are available online at www.coatesville.org or picked up at City Hall. Completed applications can be submitted to the Human Resources Department as well as the Police Department.

City of Coatesville Police Department, One City Hall Place, Coatesville, PA 19320.
Telephone: 610-384-2300

Posted: 11/14/2014      Removal Date: 11/28/2014



Location – Middletown, Dauphin County


Are you looking for a career that's exciting, rewarding and makes a difference?

Then consider joining the Middletown Borough Police Department. The Middletown Borough Police are looking for the finest and brightest individuals to join the ranks of one of the first police organizations in Dauphin County!

The Borough of Middletown is accepting applications for part-time police officers.


Candidates should be at least 21 years of age, be a U.S. citizen, possess a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be physically & mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer.

Candidates must have all Act 120 certifications required by the state of Pennsylvania.

Contact Information:

Interested persons may submit a resume with cover letter to Borough Secretary, 60 West Emaus Street, Middletown, Pa., 17057 no later than Monday, December 15, 2014.

The Middletown Borough Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to promoting public confidence in the Department's integrity and professional excellence.  It is the policy of the Department to proactively seek the most qualified candidates from the diverse cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of the citizens of this Commonwealth.

The Middletown Borough Police Department is an equal opportunity employer that seeks a diverse workforce, which reflects the communities we serve, while ensuring equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment.

Posted: 11/18/2014      Removal Date: 12/15/2014




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