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Title POLICE OFFICER (Certified & Non-Certified)
Company City of Americus
Location Americus, GA
Description

The City of Americus is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Police Officer.  Responsibilities of this position are to provide protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws, response to emergency situations, investigation of criminal activity, and specialized duties within an assigned division/unit. The starting salary for this position is $ 34,308 ($16.49/ hour).  

 Current P.O.S.T Certified Officers: P.O.S.T. certified candidates with 3+ years of proven experience as a Police Officer, working with a City of comparable population, can make an additional 3% in pay.

 Non-Certified Applicants: This position is also open to non- P.O.S.T. certified candidates.  We will sponsor you to go to the Academy, providing successful completion of all background screenings.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must pass and maintain Georgia Peace Officer certification (current valid certification is a plus);
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age (birth certificate required);
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by 5 months previous experience and/or training involving law enforcement or security work. Required qualifications may be any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job;
  • Must complete Accuplacer Exam
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation including a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to work a 12 hour shift including on-call status, nights, weekends, holidays, court dates and possible overtime;
  • Benefits package includes:
  • Take-home car program for qualifying officers.
  • 24 / 7 No Cost City Employee Gym Access; No Cost to GSW Fitness Classes and Workout Facilities
  • Health, Dental, Vision and City paid Life Insurance;
  • Wellness Program through Corporate Health Partners
  • Excellent defined benefit retirement plan, fully vested after 5 full years of employment;
  • Optional 457b employee contribution deferred compensation retirement plan;
  • Combined Employees Credit Union;
  • Paid vacation, 10 holidays, sick leave, birthday leave and 3 personal days annually
Contact

How to Apply: An application, along with instructions may be obtained from the City’s website www.americusga.gov or at the Human Resources Department, third floor of the Municipal Building, 101 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. 

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Date Posted 2/11/2020
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