Public Safety Officer

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking qualified candidates to test for the position of Public Safety Officer.  Current starting pay: $55,415; certified candidates are currently beginning at Step II or $61,177 ($80,495 is the City’s current PSO maximum).  For consideration, applicants must submit proof of two years post high school education consisting of 60 semester or 90-quarter credit hours from an accredited college or university with their application.  In lieu of this, proof of Firefighter I & II certifications from the State of Iowa must be submitted and 5 years of public safety experience, including Firefighter or Police Officer experience, is required.  Candidates must also:  meet the minimum hiring standards of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and successfully complete entry testing; possess, or have the ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Iowa driver’s license with good driving record; and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment physical exam including drug screen, background investigation, and polygraph exam.  Note:  Applicants hired with the above college/university credits but without a State of Iowa Firefighter I certification will be required to obtain this within 3 years from their employment date.
Testing will be completed in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Services building located at 4600 South Main Street.  Candidates will be informed of their eligibility/approval to test early May and additional information will be provided to complete and return to testing. 
For consideration, submit a completed application (available from Cedar Falls City Hall or, proof of education and certifications to:  City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dep’t., Attn: PSO, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 OR to by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16th.  Questions should be directed to Police Chief Craig Berte at 319-268-5153 or (*Firefighter/Police Officer reference for recruitment purposes).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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