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Police Officer

Company: City of Mason
Location: Mason
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

2021 - 2022 Police Officer Selection Process
Hiring Timeline and Expectations
Thank you for applying for the Police Officer position with the City of Mason. This document is intended to provide a general timeline for all anticipated dates and requirements related to the hiring process for the Police Officer position. Please read all information carefully.
Step One: Submit Application
Date: Prior to December 22, 2021
Online Application: Interested candidates must complete a City of Mason application by visiting the city website at:
Step Two: Written Test
Date: Prior to December 22, 2021
NTN Testing: All candidates must complete the National Testing Network's law enforcement test and request results are sent to the City of Mason. Passing scores for the written test are 70 and above. Candidates who score below a 70 on the written test will be eliminated from the hiring process. Candidates that score a 70 or higher will be ranked in order from highest score to lowest. The top 45 candidates will be invited to participate in the City of Mason's Virtual Panel Interview. Other candidates will remain on the list. Must be completed by December 22, 2021.
Step Three: Virtual Panel Interview
Date: Week of January 10, 2022
Time: Candidates will be assigned a specific interview date & time.
Location: Zoom Online Interview
Virtual Panel Interview: The City of Mason's Human Resources team will contact the top 45 candidates from the written test to participate in interviews via Zoom. Candidates selected to move forward after this interview will advance to the Community
Panel and Administrative Panel Interview.
Step Four: Community Panel and Administrative Panel Interview
Date: Week of January 17, 2022
Time: Candidates will be assigned a specific interview date & time.
Location: Mason Municipal Building, 6000 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040
Community Panel and Administrative Panel Interview: The City of Mason's Human Resource Team will contact the top candidates from the Virtual Panel Interviews to participate in the Community Panel and Administrative Panel Interviews.
Candidates will be given a specific date and time for the in-person interviews at the Mason Municipal Center.
Candidates selected to move forward after these interviews will advance to the Final Interview.
Step Five: Final Interview
Date: January 26 - 28, 2022
Time: Candidates will be assigned a specific interview date & time.
Location: Mason Municipal Building, 6000 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040
Final Interview: Candidates will once again be contacted by Human Resources with a specific date and time for an in-person interview at the Mason Municipal Center.
Step Six: Conditional Offer
Date: February 1 - 3, 2022
Candidates who have been selected to move forward after the Final Interview will be presented a conditional offer of employment. Pre-employment assessments will include an extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological screening, physical fitness test for those non-certified, drug screening and a complete medical examination that meets Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund requirements.
Candidates should be mindful that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed during any phase of the selection process including information discovered as part of the extensive background investigation.
Please note that the polygraph examination will focus on the following areas: work history, personal background, drug usage, criminal history, driving record, family background and financial history.
Important Information for Consideration
The City of Mason does not advise candidates to quit or resign from their current position until you have been notified by the City of Mason Human Resources Department that you have successfully passed all pre-employment assessments and a probationary appointment has been offered.
The City of Mason Police Offer Selection Process is anticipated to take up to 180 days from the date of the written test until the date of the probationary appointment. The City of Mason has discretion to extend the selection process timeline or ask candidates to participate in additional interviews on an as needed basis.
Candidates not selected to continue in the process may reapply during any future application period.
Mason Police fitness testing follows the established OPOTA guidelines:
The push-up test will be performed by placing both palms on the floor extended slightly wider than shoulder width. The applicant will start in the up position with elbows fully extended, back straight, and legs together. In this position the applicant will be in the up position on their hands and their toes. The applicant will lower himself or herself until their upper arms are parallel with his/her back and then return to the up position. This is one repetition. OPOTA standards require all applicants to perform the test in same manner.
The sit-up test will begin with the applicant lying flat on the back, with knees bent, heels flat on the floor and fingers interlaced behind the head. A spotter will hold candidate's feet firmly on the floor. Applicant will rise to the up position where their elbows touch their knees and return so their shoulder blades touch the floor. This is one repetition.
City of Mason Police Department Tattoo Policy
The Police Officer shall not display tattoos or other body art that are visible when in duty attire.
Any tattoos that would offend the sensibilities of the average person are prohibited and may subject the Police to disciplinary action. Such tattoos include those that are visible to the public in off-duty attire, including swimwear.
Prohibited tattoos include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Tattoos that contain or depict a bias against any person.
  • Tattoos that are obscene or depict nudity.
  • Tattoos that in pictorial form display material that would otherwise be a violation of the rules of conduct of the City or Police Department. Candidates in violation of the Tattoo Policy will be removed from consideration.
    Job Description
    The City of Mason Police Department is a community-oriented policing agency and believes that contemporary challenges require the police to provide full-service policing, proactive and reactive, by involving the community directly with them as partners in the process of identifying, prioritizing, and solving problems. Citizens share in the rights and responsibilities implicit in identifying, prioritizing, and solving problems as full-fledged partners with the police.
    The City of Mason provides police services to the citizens with an efficient complement of police officers who must operate in a broad range of police activities. There are few specialized duty assignments in the Mason Police Department. The Police Officer is relied upon by the City and the citizens for protection of life and property through the enforcement of state and local laws.
    This is a public service job based in trust, credibility, and competency. It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent displays the desire and ability to perform and behave (on duty, as well as off duty) in a manner that does not damage or endanger the loss of trust with the public, co-workers, and other public safety forces. Candidate must meet the following qualifications and requirements at time of appointment.
    Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)
    -- Patrols the city in a police cruiser for long periods of time. In performing this function, is frequently confined to a sitting position in the cruiser for periods of at least two hours at a time, also frequently experiences activity requiring the officer to get in and out of the vehicle quickly and repeatedly;
    -- Engages in emergency driving activities including high speed response and high speed pursuit with emergency lights and siren;
    -- Pursues suspects on foot and, when performing this function, is called upon to run, jump, crawl, and climb;
    -- Arrests violators of the law and in performing this function, under some circumstances, physically subdues the violator and lifts the violator or otherwise physically places the violator into the police vehicle for transport;
    -- Carries a loaded handgun and, when circumstances require, fires it rapidly and accurately with either hand from a variety of positions in a variety of climatic and urban environments;
    -- Renders first aid including CPR at accident scenes and at calls for service;
    -- Reads and studies training materials, reports, evidence, and files;
    -- Writes reports, takes witness statements, and keeps/maintains daily activity logs or journals;
    -- Observes events, persons, and circumstances which must be remembered and accurately related through testimony in court;
    -- Through spoken word, establishes order in unruly crowds and in small groups of individuals who are under great stress from fear, anxiety, or other emotional disturbance;
    -- Works rotating shifts which may last 12 consecutive hours; and
    -- Communicates by using radio equipment and must be able to hear and speak clearly, especially when excited and under stress.
    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: The following is preferred:..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: City of Mason, Cincinnati , Police Officer, Other , Mason, Ohio

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