Lehi City
  • Police
  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • 19.62
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POLICE OFFICER

LEHI CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT 

The Lehi City Police Department is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the position of Police Officer, serving the city of Lehi, a dynamic and progressive community with nearly 62,000 residents.  The population of Lehi City is expected to reach nearly 95,000 over the next 20 years.  This growth offers significant opportunity for those who are seeking long-term professional advancement opportunities. 

 

The Police Department is looking for applicants who are committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy.  The Police Department has assignments in Patrol, Investigations, SRO, K9, Code Enforcement, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and SWAT.  More information about the community and the Police Department can be found at the City website (www.lehi-ut.gov) or at the Police Department Facebook page.

 

Qualifications Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment and possess Utah P.O.S.T Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) certification in good standing or be certifiable prior to date of employment.  Applicants must possess a valid Utah driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge of community-oriented policing, patrol operations, criminal investigations, report writing, and safety standards related to the use of vehicles, firearms, and other police equipment.

               

Lateral Police Officer

Lateral applicants must possess a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate issued by the State of Utah and be currently employed as a full-time sworn peace officer in a Utah P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement department with two years of experience as a full-time sworn peace officer in a Utah P.O.S.T certified law enforcement department.

 

Testing Process The application process utilized by Lehi City is online and can be found at https://www.lehi-ut.gov/departments/hr/employment/ Applicants must complete and submit a Lehi City Employment Application along with a resume before Dates for the testing process are as follows:

8:00AM, April 23, 2018 (Monday)---Applications due. 

8:00AM, April 30, 2018 (Monday)---Written and Physical Agility Test** at Lehi Police Department (580 West State, Lehi)

1:00-6:00PM, April 30, 2018 (Monday)---Oral Interview Panel with selected candidates at Lehi Police Department

9:00AM, May 07, 2018 (Monday)---Chief's Interview with selected candidates at Lehi PD

**POST physical fitness standards: Vertical Jump of 17.5 inches, Sit-ups (29 reps-one minute), Push-ups (21 reps, no time constraint and no rest during this phase), and 1.5 Mile Run in 14:46 or less.  This is a pass/fail test, candidates not meeting minimum standards will not be invited to participate any further in the process.

Written and Physical Agility Test participation may be waived by department; depending on previous experience and qualifications. 

A thorough background investigation and drug screen will be conducted on all candidates who are offered positions with the Lehi Police Department.  A medical exam and polygraph test may be performed prior to the position being offered.  

Compensation and Benefits Starting wage for full-time officers (without experience) is $19.62/hour (pending City Council approval of budget).  Starting wage for lateral candidates may be negotiated at the discretion of the Chief of Police.  Full insurance benefits are effective immediately. Police officers generally have opportunities for overtime.  Benefits include city paid retirement in the URS system, medical and dental insurance, sick-time accrual, long-term disability insurance, $100 per month uniform allowance, and 13 paid holidays per year (156 hours). 

Physical Demands and Work Environment - Lehi City Police Officers generally work 12 hour shifts per pay period, 7 shifts during the two-week pay period.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities periodically involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem-solving.  Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. Elements of the job pose various degrees of hazard uncertainty common to law enforcement. Police officers must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, police officers work in outside weather conditions.  Police officers occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places, with firearms ammunition and explosives and are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, extreme cold, and vibration.  Police officers work rotating shifts, on weekends and on holidays. The duties and abilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Questions Please contact the Lehi City Police Department at (801) 766-5800.

This testing is for up to four full-time positions.  Additionally, applicants not chosen for a full-time position may be offered a part-time position with the department.   

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