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Bay City Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: 06/10/2023

The Bay City Department of Public Safety is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Public Safety Officer.  We offer a starting pay for Public Safety Officers of $24.58 per hour ($51,126.40 per year plus overtime).  Top pay of $32.67 is achieved after only three (3) years ($67,953.60 plus overtime).  In addition to the competitive pay, we offer a first-rate benefits package including Health Insurance with a Health Savings Account and a Defined Benefit Pension Plan.  Generous vacation time is afforded to each employee starting at 80 hours and increasing to 240 hours (6 weeks) per year.  The patrol division works 12 hours shifts with every other weekend being three days off.

We are looking for community-oriented people who have a desire to serve others.  The Bay City Department of Public Safety is a progressive department always looking for ways to improve service and quality of life through new ideas and innovative means.  The City of Bay City, MI, is located near the Saginaw Bay at the juncture of two major freeways (U.S. 10 and I-75).  The city, population 32,661 (2020 Census), is a major recreation and entertainment center, approximately 120 miles north of Detroit.  As the county seat and largest municipality in Bay County, Bay City has been a center of commerce, industry, government, and culture.

The Bay City Department of Public Safety is a diverse group of people with a team mentality and experienced leadership.  Motivated officers have opportunities for special assignments and promotions such as K-9, FBI Task Force Officer with our VIPER unit on the Mid-Michigan Safe Streets Task Force, Accident Investigation, Community Policing Officer, School Resource Officer, Evidence Technicians, Firearms Instructors, and many other specialty jobs and community outreach positions.  Highly qualified candidates will be sponsored to the regional Police Academy as a full-time Police Recruit if selected.

Minimum Requirements:

1. Be at least 19 years of age.
2. Be a United States Citizen.
3. Possess at a minimum an Associate’s Degree or have 60 college credits, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Prior military experience will also be considered.
4. Have no felony convictions.  No history of criminal or improper conduct.
5. Possess a valid Michigan Driver’s license.  No convictions for OWI (lifetime).
6. MCOLES {Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards} licensed or ability to attend a police academy and become licensed.  The Bay City Department of Public Safety accepts qualified out-of-state certified officers.
7. Possess or have the ability to complete a fire academy and obtain certification in Michigan as a Firefighter I and II.
8. Be of good moral character.
9. Have not been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

Opening Date: 12/10/2022
Closing Date: 06/10/2023

Contact Person: Deputy Director Rodrick Schanck
Telephone: 989-892-8571
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