Public Safety Officer (FireFighter/Police Officer)
The City of Cedar Falls is seeking qualified candidates to test for the position of Public Safety Officer (PSO). 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, November 14 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 November 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 www.cedarfalls.com/jobs), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30th. Questions should be directed to Police Chief Craig Berte at 319-268-5153 or Craig.Berte@cedarfalls.com (Firefighter/Police Officer reference for recruitment purposes).
Equal Opportunity Employer
Type of Employment: Full-Time