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 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

 

FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER 

 

CLOSING DATE: Monday, November 3, 20014 @ 5:00 pm- NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED 

PAY RATE: Starting pay: $21.4870 - $30.5346 per hour. 

Cottonwood Heights is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Police Officer. This is a lateral 

transfer position. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Certified Law 

Enforcement Officer prior to applying. 

Employment applications are available at www.ch.utah.gov. Applicants must submit a completed city application, include a personal resume and POST Certification. Applications must be submitted electronically to Heather Sundquist at hsundquist@ch.utah.gov 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 

This position works under the direction of a department sergeant; performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation and related law enforcement activities. Probationary period for a police officer is twelve months. A complete job description is available on the City’s website. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

• Must have a high school diploma or the equivalent (GED). 

Must have a minimum 5 years previous experience as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer 

Out of state applicants must provide a letter from Utah POST stating they are certifiable and approved to take the POST written and physical tests. 

AGE 

• Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application deadline. 

U.S. CITIZENSHIP 

• Must be a citizen of the United States at the time of hiring. 

MEDICAL & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants who are offered employment must undergo and successfully pass a thorough medical examination which will include drug/alcohol testing. 

VISION 

Visual acuity must be 20/20 in each eye, with or without correction. Uncorrected visual acuity must be 20/40 binocular or better for wearers of hard and semi rigid gas permeable contact lenses or glasses. Successful long-term soft daily wear contact lens wearers correctable to 20/20 are subject to no uncorrected standard. Significant loss of color and/or peripheral vision is unacceptable for public safety positions. 

HEARING 

Hearing loss may not be greater than 30 decibels at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz and an average of 30 db for the four frequencies. (500, 1000, 2000, 3000) 

DRIVER LICENSE 

Applicants must, by date of hiring, possess a valid Utah driver license and have a satisfactory driving record. 

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION 

Prior to appointment each applicant will be fingerprinted and a thorough investigation will be conducted. 

• Criminal Violations 

Must not have been convicted of a crime for which the applicant could have been punished by imprisonment in the federal penitentiary or by imprisonment in the penitentiary of this or another state and shall not have been convicted of an offense of dishonesty. 

Any other criminal convictions involving unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence, or the unlawful use, sale or possession for sale of a controlled substance within the previous four years beginning with the date of conviction or plea. (Expungement of convictions obtained in this state or any other jurisdiction shall be considered for purposes of hiring). 

• DUI 

Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the previous four (4) years beginning with the date of conviction or plea. (Expungement of convictions obtained in this state or any other jurisdiction shall be considered for purposes of hiring). 

• Indebtedness 

Recent problems that reflect either poor judgment or lack of integrity may result in disqualification. 

POLICE TESTING PROCESS 

The testing process may be as follows: 

After initial screening of the applications and resumes, the following process may be utilized: 

• Panel Interview 

• In basket or written exercise 

• Background Interview – Candidates moving forward will participate in a Background Interview 

• Final Interview with the Chief of Police – Recommended applicants will be 

interviewed by the Chief and a hiring list will be generated 

PREFERENCE POINTS 

Following the ranking of applicants on the register, preference points will be added for the following: 

 Passing Physical Agility Test 

 Military Service (must provide a copy of the Military Discharge form DD214 at the time of application) 

 Post high school education 

 

Cottonwood Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Pre-employment drug testing and background check required. 

 

Full Job Description

Application

Explanation of Benefits

 


JOB POSTING

CROSSING GUARD

The city of Cottonwood Heights always takes applications for crossing guards.  If you are interested in working as a crossing guard, please fill out the employment application and submit it.  It will be kept on file until a position opens up.

Job Description

Definition:
Under the supervision of the Crossing Guard Coordinator; guards school crossings during hours when children are going to or coming from school.

Supervision Exercised:
No supervision exercised.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintains a sense of responsibility for the safety of students and others utilizing the assigned crossing.
• Directs actions of children and traffic at street intersections and cross walks to ensure safe crossing.
• Escorts children across street.
• Unlocks and activates visual school crossing warning devices.
• Place traffic cones at designated points before going on duty and remove signs at end of shift.
• Communicates professional and effectively with students, parents and others.
• Communicates concerns about developing safety hazards to supervisor.

Job Related Qualifications:
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Must have correctable eyesight of at least 20/40 in both eyes.
• Field of Vision of 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
• Good visual depth perception.
• The ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber NOTE: Individuals determined to be color blind will be restricted to crossing intersections without traffic lights.
• Does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with yr without a hearing aid.
• Must be available during school hours.

Working Conditions:
Work performed during all types of weather conditions. Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work. Requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

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