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The City of Reading Ohio is Looking For a Full-Time Patrol Officer
Posted By:  Patrick Ross
Friday, April 21, 2023

The City of Reading Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for a Full-time position of PATROL OFFICER with the City of Reading Police Department.

A written exam will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, on the 2nd floor of the City of Reading Municipal building located at 1000 Market St., Reading Ohio 45215. A valid driver's license must be presented on the day of testing to sit for the examination.

Applications are available HERE or at the City of Reading General Offices, located on the second floor of the City of Reading Municipal building, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications may be returned in person and filed with the city clerk before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023 or emailed to by the same date and time.

Additional credit to a passing score will be also given as follows:

Four-year degree - 10%
Two-year degree - 5%
OPOTA Certified - 10%
Military credit - 20%
Two years prior police experience (Full time or part time) - 10%
Total maximum credit to be awarded is 2O%

To receive the credit for military experience, a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form confirming an honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of your application. To receive educational credit a copy of the applicant's diploma must be submitted at the time of your application. To receive prior police experience credit, a copy of the applicant's OPOTA certificate must be submitted at the time of your application.

All applicants upon completion of the hiring process, must possess a current state certification from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission, be 21 years of age or older, possess a valid Ohio driver's license and be insurable.

Prior to appointment, candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, interview process, polygraph examination, psychological examination and a pension mandated physical examination.

Starting salary for the position is $61,135 annually. After successfully completing a one-year probationary period, those applicants with prior full-time municipal law enforcement experience will advance one pay step for each year of said full-time experience, up to a maximum of five steps. Currently the top step salary is $81,813 annually.

An excellent benefits package is provided with health insurance where 90% of the yearly deductible paid by the city through the employee's Health Savings Account. Dental and vision insurance where 85% of premium is paid by the city. A $25,000 life insurance policy is also included in the benefit package. Employees receive paid vacation days, (112 hours for years 1-8, 168 hours for years 9-15, 224 hours years 16-24, 272hours for 25+ years), accrual of sick time of 112 hours a year, 2 personal days, 9.5 paid holidays paid at 3x hourly rate, yearly uniform allowance, bi-annual weapons and longevity check, and many other benefits. Officers currently work 12 hour shifts with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.

The City of Reading is an equal opportunity employer. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply


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