Police Officer

The City of Waterloo is looking to mirror the citizens of this community. If you are interested in joining a progressive and inclusive police department, go to to view description, qualifications, testing requirements. You will also be able to submit resume and cover letter. Mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes not accepted. Do not submit resume directly to Police Department. Deadline for resumes is Noon 11/20/20. Testing begins 12/12/20. Call 319-291-4303 with questions. Minorities, females and all ethnicities are encouraged to apply. A.A./E.E.O. SALARY : $27.19 per hour ($56,555.20 annualized) plus full benefits/insurance/retirement GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Entry level position responsible for protection of life and property, prevention of crime through patrol and/or directed activities, enforcement of State and local laws and ordinances relating to criminal and traffic violations, and solution of crime through preliminary investigation, identification, apprehension and conviction of criminals; other duties as assigned. The work is performed under the general direction of a Watch/Unit Commander but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Eighteen years of age by the application deadline date. Verification of birth date will be required later. 2. Uncorrected vision not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and color vision consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement. Will be verified as part of a post job offer physical examination. (Will be operating police vehicles in a variety of weather conditions and at night, must be able to clearly identify suspects, must be able to move quickly and safely to apprehend suspects or respond to and report on traffic accidents, perform traffic control and watch duties; able to identify suspect clothing and vehicles and see and respond to traffic lights when on a call or in vehicle pursuit). 3. Normal hearing in each ear. Will be verified as part of a post job offer physical examination. Hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer. (Able to communicate through police radio and interact with members of the public and other officers.) 4. United States citizen and able to provide documentation if requested; resident of Iowa or intending to become a resident upon being employed. 5. Must comply with the City of Waterloo Residency Policy for Critical Employees as follows: all sworn police officers must physically reside within a radius of thirty (30) miles of Waterloo City Hall. Newly hired officers will have two (2) years from hire date to satisfy this requirement. 6. High school graduate or equivalent certificate that meets at least the minimum scoring requirements by the State of Iowa as determined by the State Department of Public Instruction, by the application deadline date. Verification of high school graduation//equivalent will be required later. 7 No current alcohol or drug addiction; must have been rehabilitated for a least one year and not presently undergoing treatment; must successfully pass a drug test as part of a post job offer physical examination. Please review drug use standards under “Background Investigation.” 8. Legally able to carry a weapon; an employee who loses this right will be immediately terminated. 9. Able to speak, understand, read, and write the English language. 10. Must possess a current driver's license from state of residence and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. 11. Must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, State and national fingerprint files and must not have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. The City of Waterloo will also conduct a post job offer polygraph test. A candidate who does not meet these standards will be eliminated from consideration. 12. Is not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force when necessary to fulfill job duties. 13. Following a conditional offer of employment, the City of Waterloo and the State of Iowa require a physical examination by a physician of the City's choice, including a drug test, to determine if an applicant is capable of fulfilling the responsibilities of this job classification. 14. Required to submit to and pass Civil Service Examination testing procedures including written cognitive (basic skills) testing, physical fitness testing, polygraph, psychological and oral interview testing. If hired, required to obtain State of Iowa certification for Police Officer by attending training classes at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy or other educational institution as approved.

Type of Employment: Full-Time