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City of West Des Moines
Police Officer

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Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of West Des Moines
Address: 4200 Mills Civic Parkway
City: West Des Moines
State: IA    Zipcode: 50265
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: 515-222-3616
Email Address: humanresources@wdm.iowa.gov

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Are you interested in a career opportunity to perform diverse tasks focused on working with the community to solve problems? The West Des Moines Police Department is seeking community- and service-oriented certified officers and non-certified applicants for full-time Police Officer positions.

Requirements

Must be 21 and have an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits in any academic major. Three years of active military duty or three years as a sworn law enforcement officer substitutes for education requirements. Successful candidates will have the ability to relate to and work with people of diverse backgrounds, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and strong writing and speaking skills.

**Certified Law Enforcement Officers with post academy service may qualify for the following:
2 - 4 years of post academy service - $32.36/hour ($67,309)
4 - 5 years of post academy service - $34.18/hour ($71,094)
5+ years of post academy service - $35.97/hour ($74,818)

See the City’s website at www.wdm.iowa.gov for the full job description and to apply. Public computers are available at the library and in the HR office at City Hall. Post-offer, pre-employment physical, drug test, and psychological evaluation required.

If interested, please submit an online application with the required attachments. To be considered, required materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 12, 2022.

The City of West Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 11/10/2022

Application Period Ends: 12/12/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $63,627.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)



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