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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Employment Opportunity - Police Officer (COPS Grant Funded)

POLICE OFFICER (COPS Grant Funded) - Town of Pearisburg $39,993

The Town of Pearisburg Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Certification by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is required.

Job Description / Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as ordinances of the Town of Pearisburg. Ensures safety of the public; enforces laws; investigates criminal activity; gather and process evidence; testify in court; prepare and maintain detailed records, files and reports. Officers are required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Starting salary is $39,993 with excellent benefits to include Anthem insurance, VRS retirement, short and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid overtime, Christmas bonus, and a take-home Town vehicle for officers that reside within Town limits.
Applicants must possess Virginia Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer, pass a rigorous background investigation, pass a physical agility test, and pass a psychological and a physical examination. Must be 21 years of age with a clean Virginia record and have no criminal history. Must possess a high school diploma. Having a college degree or college level coursework is highly preferred.
This position is partially funded by a three-year Federal Department of Justice COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Grant.
Applications may be obtained on the Town of Pearisburg website or picked up at:
Town of Pearisburg Municipal Building
112 Tazewell Street
Pearisburg, VA 24134

All completed applications must be submitted to the above address, either by mail or in person.

Applicants are encouraged to provide a resume and a cover letter for the Town application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First review of applications will be completed after 5:00 PM on August 7, 2020.

Applications must be delivered to the Town Office on or before 4:00 PM on August 7, 2020 to be included in the first review.

The Town of Pearisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Town of Pearisburg does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or on any other basis protected by law.

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