Company: City of Arvada
Posted on: February 9, 2024
Position will receive an additional 1.5% education premium for
Bachelor's Degree requirement. This posting is for the August 2024
Academy. Arvada offers a pre-academy where start date will be prior
to August Academy date.
**Please note: This position does REQUIRE a Bachelor's degree.
Also, if you have participated in a testing process with the City
of Arvada Police Department but were not selected, you must wait 6
(six) months to reapply unless your status has changed to Colorado
certified or lateral candidate.
BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO REVIEW OUR LIST OF
DISQUALIFICATIONS OF BEING ELIGIBLE TO HIRE FOR ANY POSITION AT THE
Salary Range for 2024 Police Officer:
Upon completion of the academy (step 1), annual salary: $83,283
Completion of the first year (step 2) annual salary: $89,321
Completion of second year (step 3) annual salary: $95,796
Completion of third year (step 4) annual salary: $102,742
Completion of fourth year (step 5) annual salary: $110,190
Attends and successfully completes a Colorado P.O.S.T. training
academy. Must past the Colorado P.O.S.T. certification test and
obtain Colorado peace officer certification.
Job Functions / Scope of Authority
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Attends and successfully completes Certified Colorado Police
- Maintains physical fitness.
- Pass P.O.S.T. certification testing for the State of
- Completes ride-a-longs with police officers during
- Reviews personnel and department rules and regulations.
- Provides court testimony and case preparation for all cases
including traffic, criminal or civil requiring the officer's
presence or the officer's reports in municipal, state or federal
- Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and
coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective
- Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly
and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
- Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make
decisions within the scope of assigned authority.ESSENTIAL
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge, skills and abilities learned in Certified Colorado
- Ability to learn basic computer programs such as Oracle and
- Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally
and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact
with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and
cooperative manner. OTHER FUNCTIONS:
- Familiarize Themselves with City and Police
Department--Employees are held accountable for all duties of this
job--SCOPE OF AUTHORITY: Receives and responds to all training
required for Colorado P.O.S.T. certification.Financial
Accountability:No financial responsibility.SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
No supervisory responsibility.
Working Environment / Qualifications
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:The work
environment/physical activities described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of the job.Work is primarily performed in an office and
outdoor environment with moderate noise levels. Physical effort and
activities include: Constant speaking, hearing and listening, and
use of hands. Frequent standing, walking, crouching, kneeling,
reaching, and crawling. Close focus on details at a close distance.
Visual acuity to operate machinery or perform tasks at arm length.
Visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle. Visual acuity to make
general observations or inspections. Exposure to classroom
environment, firearms range, driving, physical agility for
self-defense and arrest control, and exposure to adverse weather
conditions. Physical confrontation, first aid, moving equipment.
This position requires moderate physical work lifting, pushing or
pulling objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds
frequently. Occasional fire and smoke investigations.MINIMUM
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND
EXPERIENCE):Bachelor's Degree and valid Colorado driver license
required. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age, ability to obtain
certification in job related functions such as intoxilyzer,
self-defense and arrest tactics, proficient in firearms, good
health and fitness level.
Vision Mission Values
The City's Core values are in every employee's individual
Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for
living and working by our Core Values.
Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the
highest professional standards. This includes upholding the City's
values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that
is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the
City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel
rules sec. 70-143.
Vision: We Dream Big and Deliver
Mission: We are dedicated to delivering superior services to
enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best
practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and
Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each
other to pursue excellence.
Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face
challenges, persevere and take action to deliver quality
City of Arvada Police Department
We, the members of the Arvada Police Department, pledge
For the law, our community, and one another
To service and professionalism
For public safety and ethical conduct
WE WILL ALWAYS STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.
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