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Police Officer (Open File)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$19.67 - $24.56/hr Officer I: range 22-E; $19.64 - $27.08/hr Officer II: range 24; $25.10 -$31.35/hr Sr. Officer: range 27-E
  • Posted Date:07/10/2017
Interested in Becoming a Police Officer or Firefighter?
Hiring for these positions is done from eligibility lists. The testing for these lists is performed on an “as-needed basis”. Police officer testing is done approximately every six months. Firefighter testing is done approximately every year. Any interested, qualified candidates should submit a Provo City application and any required certifications to the Human Resources Division. Applications are accepted year-round. When testing dates are set, applicants are notified by e-mail and/or U.S. mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the address on file is kept current. (Lateral transfers are not accepted.)

 

Minimum Requirements:
Firefighter/Paramedic: 18 years of age at time of testing, high school diploma (GED), driver’s license, US Citizenship or in active process of becoming a citizen, and certification as an EMT. In order to test, candidates should have Firefighter I and II certifications as defined by NFPA and Utah Fire and Rescue Academy standards. 

 

Firefighter/EMT Salary Range: $38,916 - $53,646 annually.

Firefighter/Paramedic Career Series Salary Range: $45,050 - $68,467 annually. Based on demonstrated proficiencies and meeting established criteria, the career series advancement for a Firefighter/Paramedic is expected to be as follows:
Upon hire: $45,050 annually starting pay (Firefighter/Paramedic)
After 1st Year: $46,176 annually (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)
After 2nd Year: $47,330 annually (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)
After 3rd Year: $48,514 annually (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)
After 4th Year: $49,727 annually (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)
After 5th year: $54,824 annually (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal and advancement to Senior Firefighter/Paramedic or Senior Firefighter/Engineer)
After 6th Year: 2.5% annual merit raise until the range max

Police Officer: 21 years of age at time of testing, high school diploma (GED), driver’s license, and US Citizenship or in active process of becoming a citizen.  Note:  Provo City will sponsor non-certified candidates through the Utah POST Academy upon hire.)
 

Police Officer Career Series Salary Range:  $19.67 - $31.35 hourly.  Based on demonstrated proficiencies and meeting established criteria, the career series advancement for a Police Officer is expected to be as follows:

Upon hire:  $19.67/hr. starting pay (Police Officer I)

After 1st Year:  $20.16/hr. (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)

After 2nd Year:  $22.23/hr. (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal and advancement to Police Officer II)

After 3rd Year:  $22.78/hr. (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)

After 4th Year:  $23.35 per hour (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal)

After 5th year:  $25.73/hr. (following successful completion of annual performance appraisal and advancement to Senior Police Officer)

 After 6th Year:  2.5% annual merit raise until the range max

 Testing Procedure: 

A written exam, physical fitness or physical ability exam, and an oral board interview comprise the testing process which is usually completed within three days. If there are a sufficient number of applicants, the Human Resources Division may establish preliminary qualifying criteria to identify and advance the most suitable candidates to the testing process. The written test is a general aptitude exam; therefore, there is no packet of study information available. If a Police applicant has taken the written test being administered in the current examination process (National Police Officer Selection Test) within the last six (6) months, the previous certified score may be accepted and the candidate excused from that portion of the exam. The top candidates from the written exam are invited to take the physical test or physical ability exam, which is pass/fail. If a Police applicant has taken the physical test being administered in the current examination process (Modified Cooper Standard) within the last three (3) months, the previous certified score may be accepted and the candidate excused from that portion of the exam. All certified scores for written and physical tests must be submitted prior to the closing date on the job announcement. Those who pass the physical test are scheduled for an interview. Following the completion of the interviews, the eligibility list is compiled. Placement on the list is based on the written exam, oral interview score, and any additional preference points achieved where applicable. Additional points are given to Firefighter candidates with proof of the following certifications: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Associates Degree in Fire Science, and Paramedic certification. Individuals who currently work for Provo City may also be eligible for service points as determined by Civil Service Rules & Regulations. Veteran’s preference points are available upon submission of appropriate documentation. Candidates remain on the list for two (2) years unless removed in accordance with Civil Service Rules & Regulations. If a candidate wishes to retest, he/she may remove their name from the list and resubmit one year following the time the written exam is taken. Note: No individual will be allowed to test more often than once in a one-year period with Provo City. 
 
Questions? Further questions regarding Provo City’s testing processes should be directed to 801-852-6198.
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