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Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: October 31, 2022

Public Safety Department

  • Type of Position:  Public Safety Officer
  • Start Date:  based on applicant pool and KDPS Training schedule
  • Work Hours / Days:  12 hr shifts (w/7 day “off” stretch)
  • PSOs work 14 days in a 28-day rotation with 2 weekends off per month

Wage Scale for Certified and Experienced Police Officers:

$24.82/hr (less than 1 year of service)
$26.27/hr (1 year to less than 2 years of service)
$27.49/hr (2 years to less than 3 years of service)
$28.70/hr (3 years or more of completed service)

Wage Scale for Full-Time Firefighter I & II and licensed MFR:

$24.82/hr (less than 1 year of service)
$26.27/hr (1 year to less than 2 years of service)
$27.49/hr (2 years to less than 3 years of service)
$28.70/hr (3 years or more of completed service)

Public Safety Officers (PSOs) protect and serve the community by responding to calls for service involving police, fire and medical emergencies, in a professional and caring manner, to enhance the quality of life for all people in the City of Kalamazoo.  A PSO is fully cross-trained/certified in Police, Firefighting & Medical 1st Responder duties and also performs duties that deter crime and build community trust based on 21st Century Policing principles, including regular outreach and engagement with citizens.  

Wages and Benefits:

  •  Paid Police/Fire/MFR training (whichever you require)
  • Residency Bonus of $5000/yr (restrictions apply)
  • Spanish Language Hiring
  • Excellent healthcare benefits and defined benefit pension
  • Eligible for Veteran On-The-Job Training Education Benefits
  • Eligible for Federal Direct Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The City of Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We strive to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive employer by creating an environment where different perspectives and experiences are welcomed and encouraged.  This approach will give each current and potential employee the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the City of Kalamazoo.

Must apply online from beginning 5/4/2022 at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi

OPENING DATE:  May 4, 2022
CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2022


Must apply online from beginning 5/4/2022 at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi