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Benton Harbor Department of Public SafetyPublic Safety Officer/Police OfficerOpening Date: 01/01/2022Closing Date: Until Filled

CONTACT PERSON: Michael Clark
TELEPHONE: 269-927-8428
EMAIL: mclark@bhcity.us
WEBSITE: www.bhcity.us

TRUST. LOYALTY. COMMITTMENT. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for full-time position(s) for Public Safety Officer. We offer competitive wages and benefits, a quality FTO program as well as on-going training, and opportunity for advancement/specialization. LATERAL TRANSFER STARTING PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Work 12-hour shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation, and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations within the City limits, obtaining evidence and compiling reports, preparing cases, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Respond to fire calls and perform the tasks of FF1 and FF2 LATERAL TRANSFER available based on years of service up to three years: Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply regardless of police academy or fire school status. Academy sponsorships are considered.

Out of state applicants:

Virtual hiring process during initial stages of the process. Sponsorship toward obtaining MCOLES and MFFTC certifications.

Work Environment:

  • 12-hour shifts
  • All uniforms and equipment provided
  • Uniform dry cleaning provided
  • External load bearing ballistic vests
  • Overtime opportunities available

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.

Hours and Wages:

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $39,000 - $66,414, plus a benefits package. Rate of pay starting with no training in either discipline $39,000 Rate of pay with Police training and no Fire training is $41,300 Rate of pay starting with both disciplines $47,643 Lateral with Three years is paid $52,770

To Apply:

Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Employment Application to:

CITY OF BENTON HARBOR
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
200 E. WALL
BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022

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APPLY AT WWW.BHCITY.US