|Exam Title||Police Officer Recruit (General)|
|Salary||$45,060 per year|
|General Definition||Announced in Anticipation of Approval by the Administrative Board
This is training level work in general duty police activities involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws, and the investigation of crimes. An employee in this class receives formal training at the Police Academy and on-the-job experience preparatory to assuming full patrol duties. Work is performed under the supervision of a police supervisor and requires regular exposure to uncontrolled and/or unpredictable conditions. The work requires frequent exercise of moderate physical effort.
|Union Code||P – Police|
|Minimum Training, Education & Experience||The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.
The applications of candidates who do not submit the required transcript, certification or documentation of military service will be disapproved. See the Other Requirements section of this announcement for detailed information
Candidates who expect to complete the education after submitting this application must provide documentation that they are enrolled in a college or university and registered for a sufficient number of credits to allow the candidates to meet the requirements by December 31, 2013.
Candidates who expect to receive an honorable discharge from military service after submitting this application must provide documentation that they will complete two years of active military service and receive an honorable discharge by December 31, 2013.
Note: Applicants who have not completed their initial military service commitment including National Guard and Reserve members currently in their first term of service, who have not been called to active duty for any purpose other than training will not be approved for the Police Officer Recruit examination.
Experience must have been completed no later than December 31, 2013.
Note: the following experience does not meet minimum requirements:
|Physical & Medical Requirements||Ability to meet the physical and medical standards approved for this class.
Age – Must have reached the following birthday as of the date of appointment. The date of appointment is the date on which a person actually enters the Police Academy for Training.
Nineteenth (19th) Birthday
|Required Licenses & Certifications||Must obtain and maintain a Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Certification from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission during tenure of employment as a Police Officer Recruit.
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within 60 days of establishing Pennsylvania residency and/or prior to the expiration of the residency waiver and during tenure of employment as a Police Officer Recruit.
|Other Requirements||TRANSCRIPT, CERTIFICATION AND MILITARY SERVICE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement at the time of application. Transcripts MUSTindicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.
Note: Unofficial transcripts copied from the college or university website will not be accepted as adequate documentation.
Candidates MUST submit a copy of commonwealth or state or federal Law Enforcement Officers Certification.
Candidates MUST submit a copy of a DD-214 as documentation of completion of and honorable discharge from military service.
The applications of candidates who do not submit the required documentation will be disapproved.
Even if you have submitted a paper transcript, certification or DD-214 for any prior City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document.
Option 1 Upload a paperless transcript, certification or DD-214 – One time only!
Candidates may upload transcripts, certifications and DD-214 into their account, and attach them with this application. Once uploaded, documents may be attached to all future applications. You will not have to submit another transcript, certification or DD-214 when you submit applications in the future. Attaching your documents will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your document cannot be misplaced.
Option 2 Submit a paper transcript, certification or DD-214
Paper transcripts, certifications or DD-214 may be mailed only to a designated post office box.
Paper transcripts, certifications and DD-214 will not be accepted at any other time or in any other manner. Paper documents that are delivered, mailed, faxed or sent in any other manner will not be accepted or used to determine if applicants are eligible to compete in the Police Officer recruit examination. Paper documents that are delivered, mailed, faxed or sent in any other manner will be discarded and will not be returned to the applicant.
If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, certification or DD-214 to the designated post office box, the document will be used for this application only. You will have to submit transcripts, certifications and DD-214 again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper documents will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.
If you upload your documentation, you should not mail a paper copy of the documentation to the Post Office Box.
EVALUATION OF FITNESS FOR DUTY.
Candidates must comply with the physical agility, reading, medical examination, psychological examination, background investigation and all other requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission to be eligible for appointment as a Police Officer Recruit.
Failure to pass any of these evaluations may disqualify the candidate for appointment and may result in the removal of the candidate’s name from a certification or from an eligible list.
|Application Procedures||The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information go to: www.phila.gov/humanrelations
The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-2353 or 215-686-2379. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.
As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied.
Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW.
Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list.
Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.
For inquiries regarding City employment contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0881/ 0883 / 0885 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on September 13, 2013.
Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:
If you provide an email address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail only.
Please note: It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Human Resources if you change your contact information. Changes made to your account after an application has been submitted will not be updated on your application. Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email email@example.com to have these changes applied to specific applications. Failure to do so may result in notifications not reaching you.
|Notes to Applicants||ELIGIBLE LIST
OPEN–COMPETITIVE. Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in this examination.
Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.
RESIDENCY WAIVER: The Civil Service Commission has waived the usual requirement that candidates must be residents of Philadelphia within six (6) months of appointment. Establishment of residency in Philadelphia will be required no later than one (1) year after appointment.
PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS: Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score.
To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence when they appear to take the examination and to the supplemental question regarding residence later in this form.
If candidates are required to appear to compete in an examination, the response on that day will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
If the examination is a training and experience evaluation, the response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.
U.S. VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
A. Successfully completed the Philadelphia Police Explorers Cadet Program.
B. Successfully completed a course of study at an accredited college or university. All course work must have been successfully completed no later than December 31, 2013.
Such candidates will have:
C. Demonstrated Fluency in a Non-English Language or in American Sign Language.
The Police Department will notify you to schedule an interview to determine fluency in a Non-English Language or in American Sign Language. If the Police Department verifies your ability to communicate fluently in any Non-English Language or in American Sign Language, three (3) points will be added to your score.
You should only request the additional points if you are fully fluent in a Non-English Language or in American Sign Language.
Only those competitors who have a passing grade in an examination shall receive additional credits to which they may be entitled. The following requirements must be satisfied for a candidate to receive additional credits for examinations.
1. The degree or credential must have been conferred, or the education or experience must have been completed no later than December 31, 2013.
2. An applicant may claim the additional credit at any time after the date that the examination is announced until 30 days after the Published List of Candidates is approved by the Director or his/her designee. If an eligible candidate does not request additional credits or does not submit a transcript or other required documentation until after certifications and appointments have been made, the granting of additional credits shall have no effect on prior certifications and appointments.
3. An applicant must submit adequate documentation as required by the Office of Human Resources. See the Other Requirements section of this announcement for detailed information.
|Projected Exam Date||Training and Experience Evaluation
Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination.
A Published List of Candidates and/or an Eligible List is planned for the week of November 18, 2013. Please note that this date may change.
An Eligible List may be established simultaneously with the Published List of Candidates (when an immediate need to hire exists) or upon first certification request by the hiring authority
|Test Review||In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.|
|Assigned to||Hamid Bertal|
|Part||Training and Experience Evaluation|