The City of Blue Ash is accepting lateral applications for the position of Police Patrol Officer. Lateral applicants are those applicants currently employed full-time as a peace officer and have maintained OPOTA certification. Applications must be submitted through the City's online system by or before Sunday, May 6, 2023.
Lateral applicants will be required to complete a physical abilities test. This test is made up of duty specific tasks, including sprinting, going under and over obstacles, identifying suspects, and dragging a dummy to simulate an officer down rescue. The test is timed and must be completed in under 58 seconds to pass. All applicants that pass the physical abilities test will be invited to the oral examination. Applicants who do not pass the test or fail to show up for the test will be disqualified from the hiring process.
The oral test will be scored and will create an eligibility list. The top ten (10) candidates on the eligibility list will move to the interview phase which may consist of one (1) to two (2) interviews.
If selected, prior full-time service will be taken into consideration when determining starting pay and leave benefits.
The Blue Ash Police Department runs 12 hours shifts; has a Beacon Orthopedics fitness trainer and injury clinicians on staff; three days of mental health leave; and many other benefits and training opportunities.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Good social and general intelligence; ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public; good knowledge of first-aid methods; good judgment; some skill in the use of firearms; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to drive an automobile under adverse conditions; good powers of agility; excellent physical condition.
Current OPOTA Certification and full-time service as a peace officer.
Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of appointment; be a U.S. citizen; possess a valid driver's license, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and have no felony convictions. Candidates possessing an associate's degree or higher are preferred.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.BlueAsh.com/jobs. Apply prior to the closing date/time of the job announcement and allow at least one hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. The City of Blue Ash is an EEO/ADA Employer.