Grangeville Police Department
225 W. North Street Grangeville, ID 83530 (208) 983-1351
Chief of Police Morgan D. Drew
Recruitment Announcement for Police Officer
The Grangeville Police Department is currently recruiting lateral and entry level applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications will be accepted until October 21, 2014. Submission of resumes is encouraged; however they will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Please call the Grangeville City Hall at 208 983-2851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. The City is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary scale: $12.21 to $21.92 per hour
Benefits: PERSI retirement plan, City Health Insurance Plan, Vacation Days (up to 10 days per year), Sick Leave Time (up to 8 hours per month)
Grangeville at a glance:
In the 1860’s and early seventies, prospectors and gold seekers crossed a large meadow on the Camas Prairie on their way to the Gold Fields near Florence and Elk City. That meadow later became the incorporated City of Grangeville in 1889, and in a few short years gained the designation of the County Seat of Idaho County in the election of 1902.
Today Grangeville is home to approximately 3,400 residents. Major businesses in and surrounding the city include retail stores, banks, a lumber mill, aviation repair facilities and a car dealership. The county airport is located just outside the city limits and serves private and government aviation. Grangeville is home to K-12 schools that serve the city and surrounding area. Emergency medical services in the area are provided by Syringa Hospital.
This position performs investigative and general police work involving the protection of life and property, apprehension of criminal offenders, enforcement of laws and ordinances, and the preservation of peace. Work normally involves patrol, investigation, and traffic enforcement duties, which may be performed in police vehicles or on foot. Grangeville Police Officers are strongly oriented toward community services and support community based law enforcement policies. Initial assignment will be to the Patrol Section. Patrol officers work a 12 hour day and an 84 hour work week.
Testing will consist of the Idaho POST Physical Standards test for entry level applicants and out of state lateral applicants (add website info for qualification test). Lateral applicants with a valid Idaho POST Patrol certificate will not be required to complete the Physical Standards Test. Further testing of suitable candidates will consist of a written exercise and an oral interview. Scores from the written exercise and oral interview will be used to determine ranking. Top ranked candidates will be offered a Chief’s Interview. Applicants will be notified of the testing date by mail. Interview times will be given out after the physical portion of the testing process. The P.O.S.T. Physical Readiness Test guidelines may be found at http://www.post.idaho.gov/Forms/documents/PRT-PatDet.pdf
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS
Be 21 years of age, a US citizen, be able to read and speak fluent English, be in excellent physical condition, and possess, or be able to obtain and retain, a valid Idaho State driver’s license.
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
No felony convictions.
No illegal use or possession of any drug within five years of the last date to file application.
No illegal sale of any drug.
No crimes of Moral Turpitude
No crimes of Domestic Violence including misdemeanor convictions.
Discharge from military service under dishonorable conditions.
Other misdemeanor convictions, including traffic violations, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Idaho, or any other state, is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.