City of Kenosha
625 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Salary: $59,508.00 - $73,908.00
Sworn Officers: 206
Application Deadline: 9/22/18
CITY OF KENOSHA
invites applications for the position of:
Police Officer (4-2) 2019
$4,959.00 - $6,159.00 Monthly
$59,508.00 - $73,908.00 Annually
POSTING CLOSES ON:
9/22/18 at 11:59 PM
WRITTEN EXAM DATES ARE:
10/4/18, 10/5/18 & 10/6/18
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications. Police Officer recruitments are conducted approximately every twelve months. This recruitment will establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates.
In order to be admitted to the academy, candidates must pass a Physical Readiness Test administered by academy staff. (Click on link for details of the
Physical Readiness Test and see chart below under Physical Requirements with entrance and exit standards for the academy Physical Readiness Test.)
This position is represented by Kenosha Professional Police Association and is covered by a fair share agreement.
Appointed are on probation for 252 days worked if a certified law enforcement officer or 352 days worked if attending the academy and may be removed without cause and without any right of appeal. Incumbents hired must comply with all departmental policies and procedures.
Within one month after the completion of the probationary period, applicants must reside within the boundaries indicated on the map below (under Method of Selection). The incumbent of this position is required to maintain such residency during the term of employment.
The recruitment process consists of the following steps:
Applicants must complete and pass each step in order to make it to the eligibility list. The eligibility list will be developed based on the composite score of applicants who successfully pass the written exam and an oral panel interview. When a police officer vacancy occurs, Human Resources will provide applicants to the Police Chief from the eligibility list for a final interview. The applicants presented to the Police Chief are among the top ten (10) scoring and qualified candidates on the eligibility list for the first vacancy. For each additional vacancy, the Police Chief will receive up to five (5) names from the next highest scoring and qualified candidates. The Police Chief will use the eligibility list to fill vacancies for the next twelve (12) months or until ten or fewer candidates remain on the list. The list may be extended by the Police & Fire Commission up to an additional 6 months.
Applications must be complete, thorough and submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted. We currently accept attachments with the following extensions: .bmp, .doc, .docx, .gif, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .tif, .xls, and .xlsx. Attachments that are larger than five (5) megabytes will not be accepted. If your file is larger than five (5) megabytes, you will need to reduce the file size. Candidates submitting incomplete applications, will be rejected and will not be permitted to participate in the examination process.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive an email to self-schedule for the written exam once the application review is complete. You will be eliminated from the recruitment process if you fail to respond. The test is being provided by Wisconsin Personnel Partners and is proctored by the City of Kenosha Human Resources Department. Candidates who have taken the approved test within the last six (6) months can re-use their previous score (if a minimum of a 70%) and do not need to re-take the test. Click here for additional information on the written exam. Applicants need to score a minimum of a 70% in order to proceed to the next step in the City's recruitment process.
The oral panel interview dates will be determined after the written exam is completed. For those who pass the written exam, you will receive an email notification to self-schedule your interview. You will be eliminated from the recruitment process if you fail to respond. Click here for additional information on preparing for the panel interview.
The Kenosha Police Department is seeking police officers to enforce local and state laws and ordinances, patrol the City in car and on foot, conduct criminal investigations, make arrests, direct traffic, serve process, and perform any and all other duties required for successful job performance and as assigned by a superior officer.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
(NOTE: The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work performed by persons in positions covered by this classification specification. This list is not all inclusive. The omission of a particular job duty does not mean that the duty is not one of the essential functions of the position. Management reserves the right to assign employees in this classification to duties not listed above, if the duties are fairly within the scope of responsibilities applicable to the level of work performed by employees in positions covered by this classification specification. This classification specification does not create an employment contract between the City and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and the department change over time.)
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
METHOD OF SELECTION:
The examination will consist of a written test, oral panel interviews, a psychological evaluation and a medical examination including a drug screen (in accordance with the American's With Disabilities Act - ADA.) The passing grade on the written examination shall be established using acceptable statistical techniques and consideration of the needs of the City. Qualified applicants will be notified by e-mail of the exact time and location of the exams. Applicants must pass each portion of the examination process. Selected applicants will also be subjected to a background investigation of their work history and other factors considered important for successful job performance.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST) the date of the job closing.
POLICE OFFICER (4-2) 2019
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
625 - 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-4130
Fax: (262) 653-4127
OUR OFFICE HOURS:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D
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