Job Opening- full-time Police Officer

The City of Arlington accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer in the Police Department. Under the general supervision of the Police Chief, the Police Officer is responsible to provide for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of the law in a manner consistent with federal and state law, municipal ordinances and according to the policies of the City of Arlington utilizing the community policing philosophy. Police Officers work to form partnerships with the community and other service providers, perform problem solving based on community identified issues, and perform community outreach to a diverse citizen constituency.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or such other education as may be considered equivalent. Must be licensed by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board (Police Officers Standards and Training), or be eligible to be licensed (both academic and skills training completed) by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or related field. Experience working as a full-time patrol officer. Fluency in understanding, reading, speaking and writing in a language other than English.

Conditions of employment: Must maintain a primary residence within twenty (20) minute’s drive to the contiguous city limits of Arlington driving under normal conditions and posted speed limits within one (1) year of employment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive in the state of Minnesota. A Minnesota driver’s license must be obtained within thirty (30) days of employment. Must be certified in CPR and “Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer”. Must be certified as a First Responder within 60 days of employment. Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation, physical examination and drug and alcohol testing. Must satisfactorily complete a psychological evaluation from a licensed psychologist. Shall not have been convicted in any state or federal court of any felony. All applicants shall be fingerprinted and a thorough search be made of the fingerprints through local, state, and federal fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measure to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished, the not public data must be properly stored according to city policy and Minnesota Statutes. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $22.00 – $28.00/hour and potential for on-call hourly pay. For required application and job description, see below or contact Arlington City Offices, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307 – (507) 964-2378.

Applications are due to the City Administrator no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017. The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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