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Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: September 30, 2024

The City of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is seeking qualified individuals interested in a position as Public Safety Officer.  Our Public Safety Officers are cross-trained in police, fire and EMS.  Bloomfield Hills DPS seeks individuals with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, impeccable character and integrity, and the ability to maintain a calm demeanor in high-energy situations. If this is you, we encourage you to apply today!

Hours and Wages:

This full-time position has a wage range of $61,205.54 starting with increases to $88,588.02 at four years of seniority, effective July 1st, 2024. Includes a competitive benefit and retirement package.  Officers work 24-Hour shifts starting at 7am.  The shift schedule is 24 hours on, 48 hours off, equating to working 9 days a month.  All employees are subject to immediate emergency callback to meet the City's needs.

Current wages in effect:

2024-2025

  • Starting - $61,205.54
  • 1 year - $69,713.70
  • 2 years - $75,541.65
  • 3 years - $81,456.92
  • 4 years - $88,588.02

Lateral Transfers:

Depending on years of service, individuals with prior full-time sworn law enforcement or full-time firefighting experience may be eligible for lateral pay.

As of 7/1/2024:

  • 1 year = $69,713.70 (step 2)
  • 2 years = $75,541.65 (step 3)
  • 3 years = $81,456.92 (step 4)

Specialized Unit Training:

Bloomfield Hills DPS allows for professional growth through a tiered Command structure as well as unique training and specialized training within the field of Public Safety. Some of our Officers specialize as Evidence Technicians, Firearms Instructors, Arson Investigations, Use of Force Instructors, Field Training Officers, Oakland County Hazmat Team members, South Oakland Crash Investigation Team Members, Motor Carrier Enforcement, and hostage negotiations. The City also offers tuition reimbursement as the Department highly regards continuing education.

Duties:

  • Provide preventative patrol in an automobile or on foot; investigates suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations. Conducts property checks of businesses, public buildings, public areas, and private homes.
  • Uses radio equipment in accordance with department policy to receive assignments, request information, and maintain awareness of department activities. Keeps shift supervisor apprised of status and activities.
  • Investigates reported crimes, accidents, and other incidents. Gathers, protects and processes evidence to the best of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Enforces ordinances and statutes, making arrests or issuing citations using the appropriate discretion to protect the safety and well-being of the community.
  • Maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance and wear approved attire/uniform.
  • Provide traffic control and enforcement.
  • Perform first aid on injured persons as a State of Michigan licensed Medical First Responder. The department will provide initial training and continuing education.
  • Completes all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and administrative paperwork to complete assigned tasks.
  • Responds to fire incidents to perform firefighting duties as directed by the on-scene Incident Commander.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Requirements (read carefully):

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Associate's degree/60 credit hours minimum required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Any field of study will be considered.
  • Applicants must be either MCOLES licensed/licensable or MFFTC FF I & II certified (applicants currently in a fire or police academy in good standing will be considered). Dual MCOLES and MFFTC certification is preferred.
  • Before hire: pass the pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Before hire: pass the pre-employment psychological exam.
  • Before hire: pass a pre-employment background check. No felony convictions.
  • Before hire: pass the firefighter physical agility test administered by Oakland Community College Fire Training.
  • Firefighter-only certified applicants must complete MCOLES pre-enrollment reading, writing, and physical fitness testing.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime as needed.

Benefits:

  • Outer carriers (purchased by the department.) The employer will provide the first set of uniforms and equipment. A Uniform Allowance of $1000 is paid annually (divided and paid $500 in April, $500 in October) Competitive Medical/Dental (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental). Retirement Health Savings Account.
  • 401a Retirement Plan (14.5% employer, 5% employee for a total contribution of 19.5%). Additionally, an optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is available.

Longevity pay:

  • 5 but less than 10 years $2,141.48
  • 10 but less than 15 years $3,569.13
  • 15 but less than 20 years $4,996.78
  • 20 years or more $6,424.43
  • Holiday Pay: $3500 annually
  • Linen Allowance: $150 annually
  • Paid Time Off

Vacation:

  • 0 to 1 years (prorated) 120 Hours (annual, no carry over)
  • 1 to 4 years 240 Hours
  • 5 but less than 7 years 264 Hours
  • 7 but less than 9 years 288 Hours
  • 9 but less than 12 years 312 Hours
  • 12 but less than 14 years 336 Hours
  • 14 but less than 17 years 360 Hours
  • 17 but less than 20 years 384 Hours
  • 20 years and above 408 Hours

Sick Time:

12 hours accrued per month, max bank 2400 hours. Half of the balance paid upon retirement.

Personal Time:

24 hours (annual, no carry over).

Funeral Leave:

2 - 5 days based on eligible family member.

Trade days:

Allowed after completion of probation, subject to CBA and department policies.

Submit resume and cover letter to Sgt Jacques Simon at jsimon@bloomfieldhillspolice.com or apply at: https://bloomfieldhillsmi.applicantpro.com/jobs/2786329