Police Officer Exam

Schenectady, NY - Posted on: Monday 09/19/16

Description

The new Schenectady Chief of Police, Eric Clifford, is a Union College alum!

POLICE OFFICER DUTIES: This position involves responsibility for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the protection of lives and property in an assigned area during a specified shift. The duties consist primarily of routine patrol tasks, assisting in investigation of criminal offenses, and the apprehension of criminals. Direct supervision is received from a higher ranking officer. However, there is considerable independent responsibility for the exercise of sound judgment in emergencies. Does related work as required. 

Salary: $39,954 - $73,455.

TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER:

You must have successfully completed 30 credit hours (equals approximately 1 year of classes at Union) at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university (transcript must be included when applying). Residency requirement may be satisfied by being a Union College student. You must qualify per the civil service test, submit to a complete background check, medical and other screenings, a qualifying physical fitness test, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity which consist of 1.5 mile run.

TO APPLY:

Applications for the Police Office Civil Service Exam will be accepted until October 3, 2016. Exam date is November 19, 2016; $15.00 Examination Fee (Waiver available if qualified). 

Download and read the Civil Service Exam Announcement for the position you are applying for. http://www.cityofschenectady.com/312/Police-Officer (scroll to bottom of page for Exam Announcement and Application Form)


Mail your application along with a $15.00 CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER payable to the Schenectady County Civil Service Commission. Personal checks and cash will NOT be accepted. 

Mailing Address and Contact Information:
Schenectady County Department of Human Resources and Civil Service
Schenectady County Office Building
620 State Street, 2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone Number: 518-388-4233