Police Officer - Entry Level

Wooster Police Department - Wooster, Ohio

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$22.70 hourly
Top Pay:
$67,475.00 annual

Job Description

++The City of Wooster announces entry level vacancies for the position of Police Officer++

An assembled Civil Service examination will be administered for the classified position of Police Officer in the Police Division of the Safety Department.

Applicants must meet the following:

++MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS++: Age 21-35 at time of appointment; high school diploma or equivalent; two years of full-time work experience OR two years active duty in the armed forces of the United States with an honorable discharge OR an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree; valid Ohio driver’s license or ability to obtain by hire date; must meet insurability guidelines; ability to receive and maintain firearms qualifications; must be able to meet and maintain physical fitness standards; certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) preferred

++EXAMINATION PROCESS:++ An assembled Civil Service written examination and PT examination will be administered on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Passing applicants on the overall civil service test will be placed on a Civil Service eligible list. Applicants will be processed for further testing from this list. Applicants must pass or meet all acceptable standards for all pre-employment assessments to meet qualifications. Such examinations may include, but not be limited to: physical fitness examination, medical examination including drug screen, psychological and/or psychiatric examination, polygraph examination, background investigation, personality assessment and personal interview. The duration of the list will be one year or until exhausted.

++APPLICATION PROCESS:++ A detailed job description and application can be found at www.woosteroh.com/police. A completed application and resume must be received by E-mail to applicant@woosteroh.com no later than

April 21, 2019. To be considered for civil service credit for military service, ++veterans should include a copy of their DD-214 Military Discharge Papers (Member 4 – the type of discharge must be indicated).++ A non-refundable $30.00 fee will be collected the day of the examination for those meeting the minimum qualifications. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be notified of the location of the written and PT examination.

Special auxiliary aids for handicapped persons are available upon request. At least a five (5) day notice is required prior to the Civil Service Examination. Requests must be made in writing to the Human Resources Division during regular working hours.

Study guides are available on the City of Wooster’s website.




Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 to 35
  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience: Two years full time work experience

Contact Informaton

Matthew Fisher

Wooster Police Department
3333 Burbank Rd
Wooster, Ohio 44691
phone: 330-287-5720

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