Public Safety Officer: Kalamazoo Michigan Deadline: November 15, 2019

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Public Safety Officer

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Salary: $18.00 – $35.24 Hourly

Job Description:

 

WAGE SCALE ADJUSTED AT THE TIME OF POSTING.  For additional contract information, please visit our website:  
https://www.kalamazoocity.org/hrbenefits 
(salary reference chart on page 54 & 55)

*FREE TRAINING IS PROVIDED, including POLICE OFFICER ACADEMY, FIREFIGHTER ACADEMY AND MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER TRAININGPLUS PAID HOURLY/OT WAGES DURING ALL TRAINING

  • AS OF 1/1/2020, TRAINING WAGE OF $18.00/HR IN EFFECT FOR NON-MCOLES NEW HIRES UNTIL ALL REQUIRED TRAINING/ CERTIFICATIONS ARE OBTAINED
  • AS OF 1/1/2020, IF HAVE MCOLES OR FF I&II CERTIFICATIONS, START WAGE IS $21.17/HR
  • INITIAL TESTING IS BY INVITATION ONLY, AFTER REVIEW OF APPLICATION/ QUALIFICATIONS
  • SPANISH LANGUAGE BONUS (AFTER ALL TRAINING COMPLETED & PASS PROFICIENCY EXAM)
  • ELIGIBLE FOR VETERAN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING EDUCATION BENEFITS
  • ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
  • READ JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR EXPECTATIONS:

The Public Safety Officer II – 42 Hour responds to emergency calls for police, fire, and rescue. This position performs duties that deter crime through patrol, respond to citizen calls for police, respond to fire, responds to basic emergency medical calls, protect property, mediate and provide conflict resolution, and assist with fire prevention. Public Safety Officer II interacts with the public on a daily basis.Examples of Duties

Duties include (but not limited to):

Maintains law and order and protects lives and property

Enforces applicable laws and ordinances
 

Responds to law enforcement related calls for service including high risk, emergency, crimes in progress, alarms, disturbances, civil issues, and other types of incidents

Conducts criminal investigations including taking control of a crime scene; identifying, protecting and impounding evidence; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; and developing leads to solve crimes

 

Operates as a State of Michigan Fire Fighter 2 classification responding to fire and emergency medical calls for service including structure fires, alarms, traffic crash events, hazardous material and injured/sick persons

 

Operates in various capacities on fire calls for service including incident evaluation/size-up, incident command, fire suppression, life rescue, apparatus set-up and operation, rapid intervention, salvage, and incident safety officer

 

Operates assigned rescue, extrication, and fireground operations equipment

 

Assists private ambulance service Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics on emergency medical calls for service

 

Completes fire inspections as required

Essential Qualifications

Must pass Public Safety Officer Written Exam, PSO Agility Test (police & firefighter fitness events), MCOLES entry/exit tests (if not currently certified: physical fitness & reading/writing exams), drug screen, physical exam and psychological testing (including normal/corrected eye sight, no color blindness)

Must also pass interviews, application/background screenings and thorough background investigation (no felonies, including if expunged)

Must be at least 21 by the date of hire

Must live within 45 minutes response time (for civil, emergency or mandatory overtime call-in) after completion of probationary period.

Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain (training provided):
– MCOLES certification (or attend & pass police academy)
– Valid State of Michigan driver’s license

Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain (training provided):
– Medical First Responder certification (pass state exams)
– Fire Fighter I & II certifications (pass state exams)

Acceptable Training and Experience

Minimum of High School Diploma; Associate or higher preferred, or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the functions of the job

The City of Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Females and minorities are encouraged to apply

 

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

 

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