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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT 

 

CLOSING DATE: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm 

PAY RATE: Starting pay $18.0984 - $25.7118 per hour 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read all the information below. Applicants will be disqualified if they are not prepared for each step of the hiring process. – NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Cottonwood Heights is currently accepting applications for a new Full Time Police Officer Recruit. This recruitment is for Non-LEO Certified applicants only. Applicants must NOT have completed the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) training program. Applicants that have completed the Correctional Officer or Special Functions Officer certifications are eligible to apply. The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Utah POST Training program Session #315 which starts Monday, July 6, 2015 and ends Thursday October 22, 2015. Enrollment is sponsored by the City of Cottonwood Heights. 

Employment applications are available at www.ch.utah.gov. Applications must be submitted ELECTRONICALLY to Heather Sundquist at hsundquist@ch.utah.gov 

NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED 

Complete Job Description and Benefits Summary is available on the website 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). 

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 and 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 hiring, 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 or any other criminal convictions involving unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence, or the unlawful use, sale or possession 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. 

HIRING PROCESS 

Step 1: Submitted applications will be reviewed and applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be notified by email that they have advanced in the process. 

Step 2: Applicants will be required to take the NPOST Entrance Exam with a passing score of 80% or better. The exam is administered by agencies throughout Utah. Testing locations are listed at the end of this document or visit the POST website at http://publicsafety.utah.gov/post/ for more information. The exam fee varies by location. The applicant is responsible to pay for the exam. Please note: exam results are mailed to you approximately 2 weeks from the test date. 

Step 3: Applicants with a passing score of 80% or better will be given a physical agility test and a written exam on May 2, 2015. Applicants are required to bring proof of their passing exam score and a valid Driver’s License to the physical agility test. Applicant’s missing either of these items with be disqualified from the hiring process. 

Step 4: The PT is pass/fail. Applicants that successfully pass the physical agility test will be moved forward to the written test. Applicants not passing the PT will not move forward to the written test. 

Step 5: Applicants passing the written test will move forward to a panel interview. 

Step 6: Applicants that have been selected to move forward after the panel interview will be given a Personal History Statement to complete and return. The police department will use the Statement to conduct a thorough background investigation. Applicants will also be required to provide the following; valid driver’s license, birth certificate (Certificate of Naturalization will be accepted), high school diploma, or GED. The packets will be due May 15, 2015 by 5:00pm. Applicants will be disqualified for submitting an incomplete Personal History Statement. 

Step 7: Applicants that have been selected to move forward following the background investigation will be scheduled for a final interview with the Chief of Police. Following the interview the successful applicant will be given a conditional offer of employment contingent on passing the physical and drug test. 

Step 8: After successfully completing drug test and medical examination, the applicant will be required to complete and submit the Utah POST Application for Training and Certification. Applicants must submit the following with the completed application; a “passport style” photograph, birth certificate, medical release form, NPOST exam results, and high school diploma (or equivalent). The following will also be required if applicable, proof of military service, criminal arrest records, and criminal court records. The POST Application must be submitted by June 1, 2015 – NO EXCEPTIONS. The first day of POST training starts Monday, July 6, 2015. You will not be allowed entrance if your application has not been approved by POST. 

Although no employment contract is offered or implied, Cottonwood Heights Police Department anticipates that the successful applicant would not act to terminate his/her employment for at least 3 years following employment by Cottonwood Heights Police Department. 

 

PEACE OFFICER ENTRANCE EXAM LOCATIONS: 

BRIDGERLAND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER Wendy Glover 1301 North 600 West Logan, UT 84321 Phone: (435) 750-3188 Fax: (435) 750-3046 Testing: April - October -Contact Wendy for specific dates and an appointment for testing. 

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH TESTING CENTER Jeanette Parker 451 East 400 North Price, UT 84501 Phone: (435) 637-2120 Ext. 5325 Fax: (435) 613-5112 Testing: 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday at 1:00 p.m. by appointment. 

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH - SAN JUAN CAMPUS Ms. Shirley Clarke 639 West 100 South Blanding, UT 84511 Phone: (435) 678-2201 Ext. 171 Fax: (435) 678-2220 Call for dates and appointment for testing. 

DAVIS APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER Julie Wood, Assessment Technician Marie Sherwood, Assessment Clerk 550 East 300 South Kaysville, UT 84037 Phone: (801) 593-2361 or (801) 593-2336 Testing: Monday 7:45 to 2:30, Tuesday 7:45 to 4:30 & Thursday 7:45 to 11:30 On a walk-in basis during testing hours. Fee $30 Requires Picture I.D. is REQUIRED 

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE TESTING CENTER Shannon Pulley 

North Plaza Building, 1000 E. 100 S., St. George, UT (East entrance) Phone: (435) 652-7667 Fax: (435) 656-4016 Testing: Please call for an appointment. Cost: $50 For testing center closed dates please go to- dixie.edu/testing 

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - SOUTH CITY CAMPUS SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY TESTING CENTER Rosie Summerhays 1575 South State Street, Room 2-153, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Phone: (801) 957-3257 (automated line) Phone (801) 957-3267 (testing center) Fax: (801) 997-3332 Testing: Every Tuesday and Wednesday (except Federal/State holidays or college closures) starting at 5:45pm. Fee: $30. Must have current government-issued photo ID. For more information, please visit us at www.slcc.edu/sat/testing-services/post.aspx ** Please pay on the first floor at the ID Center or Info Center, then come up to the 2nd floor to room 2-153 to test before 5:40 p.m. on scheduled days ** 

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - MILLER CAMPUS 9750 South 300 West, MFEC Room#238, Sandy, UT 84070 Proctor Station (801) 957-5221 Testing: 24 hours in-advance scheduling. Monday - Friday 7:00am - 1:30pm & first Saturday of the month 8:00am - 12:00pm. Please pay at cashiering office at the Miller Conference Center prior to testing. www.mbrcslcc.com/testing 

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY Tony Salso, Testing Coordinator Phone: (435) 865-8113 351 West University Blvd., ELC110, Cedar City, UT 84720 POST testing is administered on the 4th Tuesday of the month, except for holidays. Other testing times can be arranged. Please email for a testing appointment- salsoa@suu.edu. 

UINTAH BASIN APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER Wayne Embelton 1100 E Lagoon Street (124-5) Roosevelt, UT 84066 Phone: (435) 722-4523 Fax: (435) 722-5804 Testing: Contact testing center for appointment. Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. 

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY Phone: (801) 863-8269 Fax: (801) 764-7076 Call for appointment to test. http://www.uvu.edu/testingservices/othertesting/index.html 

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER 1112 University Circle Ogden, UT 84408-1112 Phone: (801) 626-6803 Fax: (801) 626-7812 Testing: Wednesdays at 2:00 & 6:00 Call for specific information. 

 

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