$46,458.55 - $81,452.91
*The Janesville Police Department accepts lateral transfers from qualified law enforcement agencies. For all new employees hired after January 1, 2016, the City may grant an initial pay rate on any step of the salary schedule to a maximum of the 5-year step, and vacation to the maximum of the 2-year step. Such placement shall not affect the new employee's seniority for any other purpose.*
CITY OF JANESVILLE DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
The citizens of Janesville choose this community, not just as a place to live, but as a place to realize life's opportunities. We strive to sustain a community culture where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated. As such, the City of Janesville recognizes the importance of developing an environment where diversity is not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. As public servants, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, we will diligently recruit and retain the most talented employees in an environment that fosters maximizing one's potential. Therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to consider employment with the City of Janesville and serve the residents of "Wisconsin's Park Place".
Under the general direction of the Shift or Division Supervisor, performs work in the enforcement of law and maintenance of order, protection of life and property, and prevention of crime. The function of this position is extremely varied and can change depending on the immediate situation. This position places very strenuous demands on an individual, including very physical and psychological demands. This position upholds the law, conducts routine patrol enforcement of state, county, and local laws and ordinances, maintains order, prevents crime, makes arrests, answers calls for service, and performs related work as required.
Chief of Police - Designee Field Supervisor (Sergeant) and/or Shift/Division Supervisor (Lieutenant or Sergeant)
Has regular work contact with the general public, department staff and employees and outside agencies or organizations.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job duties and responsibilities listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work and specific tasks performed in this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the essential duties of the position.
Education and Experience:
EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS, AND MACHINES:
Motor vehicles, reasonably and safely under routine and emergency conditions, often for lengthy periods of time and in all types of weather/roadway conditions. Firearms with demonstrated proficiency in the care and use of assigned/authorized weapons. Personal protective equipment. Basic office equipment, including but not limited to personal computer, facsimile machines, copiers, cellular communications equipment and telephone. Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook), ten (10) key calculator, printer, scanner, tape recorder, general office equipment, and job-specific equipment as required by assignment. Basic tools and equipment necessary to perform job tasks and functions including but not limited to 2-way radios, first-aid equipment, digital cameras, fire extinguishers, handcuffs, less-lethal weapons, body cameras, and personal restraint devices, flashlights, standard police uniforms, cameras, other simple tools, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving vehicles; in high, precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat and extreme cold. On occasional, the employee may work in a regular office environment. The position predominantly involves regular shift work, including working 24/7 shift hours, rotational and/or fixed, both indoors and outdoors or during normal business hours. The employee may be exposed to severe weather while performing tasks. There is also exposure to many unknown conditions; including possible hazardous sites and dangerous situations or conditions. The employee may be exposed to life-threatening situations and may be subject to personal hostility.
An individual in this position is frequently required to see/observe, talk/speak and listen/hear; sit, walk, stand and on occasion, may need to lift, carry, push or pull objects, up to 100 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop and climb or balance; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; repetitive arm, hand and eye movements are included. There is occasional twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching and wrist turning. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Employee is required to use cognitive ability to reason, analyze and verbalize thoughts and ideas.
The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle. The employee may also be required to run and jump, and may be involved in physical exchanges with others. The employee must have the physical condition to affect arrests, subdue resisting individuals, chase fleeing suspects, run to persons requiring emergency assistance and lift/carry equipment and injured/deceased persons. Individuals in this position must also be able to force entry into buildings, climb flights of stairs/ladders and perform life-saving procedures (CPR, first aid, etc.).
The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for on-call emergency notifications and response when deemed necessary; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times and in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers and the general public.
All candidates are required to pass the State of Wisconsin Physical Readiness Test. Participants must complete sit-ups, push-ups, vertical jump, and run. Participants should bring clothes with them on the testing date that are appropriate for physical activity.
The written exam and the Wisconsin Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be held on:
Saturday February 25, 2023 at 8 AM
All candidates, including lateral applicants, must pass a written and physical test with the Janesville Police Department. A PRT certificate from another agency/organization will only be accepted if the certificate shows successful completion within 6 months of the Janesville Police Department's anticipated hire date.
Prior to taking the Physical Readiness Test, candidates must undergo a medical assessment by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner to verify that they can meet the physical standards required of a law enforcement officer. The applicant should provide the examining physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant with a complete personal medical history for reference. The physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner must sign a Medical Assessment form (DJ-LE-332) once the assessment is complete. The applicant must present the completed form to the assessors on the date of the Physical Readiness Test before they can take the test.
Applicants can obtain a copy of the Medical Assessment form (DJ-LE-332) online at:
Any questions regarding this form contact Officer Smith at (608) 373-6040 or by email at:
February 25, 2023
Janesville Police Department
Testing Site Location:
Marshall Middle School
25 S. Pontiac Drive
Janesville, WI 53545
Sgt. Benjamin Thompson
City of Janesville
18 North Jackson Street
PO Box 5005
Janesville, Wisconsin, 53547-5005
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