Do you want to be a part of Public Safety in the City of Bowling Green? We are currently accepting applications for multiple public safety positions including Police Officer, Firefighter and Communications Dispatcher. All applications are accepted online at http://www.bgky.org/hr/jobs. If you do not have access to a computer, applications may be filled out online at 1001 College Street in the Human Resources Department.
Applications for Bowling Green FIREFIGHTER are being accepted through Friday, September 11, 2015.
DUTIES: Provides protection of life and property through general firefighting activities. Duties and responsibilities include performing general firefighting; handling hazardous materials, and man-made and natural disasters; performing routine maintenance work in the upkeep of equipment and fire station; conducting inspections; and completing routine clerical work.
- US Citizen
- Age 21 by February 16, 2016
- Good driving, police, personal and employment record
- High school Diploma or equivalent
- Valid Driver’s License
- Males between 18 & 26 registered with Selective Services
SALARY: $37,905 ($41,005 upon completion of basic training)
HOURS: After the initial twelve weeks of training, one will work one 24 – hour shift and be off 48 hours. The work day starts at 7:00 a.m.
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Applications for Bowling Green POLICE OFFICER are being accepted through Friday, September 25, 2015.
STARTING SALARY: $37,905 ($41,005 upon completion of basic training) plus full benefits.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
- Age 21 by October 29, 2015
- Good driving, police, personal, & employment record
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- U. S. Citizen
- Valid driver’s license
- Males between 18 & 26 registered with the Selective Service
Preference will be given to individuals with 60 college credit hours OR 4 yrs. military service (active or reserve) OR certified officers not currently under contract with another law enforcement agency.
Out-of-state officers must provide documentation of ability to become KY certified at time of application
Tattoos cannot be visible while in uniform and body studs and/or earrings will not be worn while on-duty
- Physical agility test, including job-related practical skills.
- Oral interview; polygraph; psychological test; background investigation; drug test.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT
- September 25 – Deadline to submit completed applications
- October 10 – POPS Registration/ PAI (Personality Assessment Inventory)/POPS Phase I Fitness Practice Session
- October 29 & 30 – State certification physical agility and psychological testing
- Nov. 2, 2015 – Feb 5, 2016 – Polygraph/Psychological Evaluation/Backgrounds/Oral Interview
- March 28, 2016 – Candidates start to work
- TBD – 22 week Basic Training begins
- TBD – Graduation of Basic Academy
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Applications for COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER are being accepted through Friday, September 4, 2015.
Duties: Dispatchers respond to all emergency calls to the 911 system in Warren County, make appropriate reports and relay information as accurately and quickly as possible, and dispatch emergency services in response to calls. Employee monitors multiple radio frequencies while answering/handling phone and radio calls; constantly maintains officers and fire units’ status of activities to ensure safety of officers and firefighters. Employee also operates computer terminal, transmitting, obtaining and entering a variety of data and records; checks data as requested; prepares briefing sheets and various reports.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work under stress and remain calm during emergencies. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with: callers; police officers; other agencies; and fire departments. Requires ability to quickly dispatch telephone and radio messages, and utilize computer for dispatching calls & data records; requires confidentiality in dealing with police records. Must be able to perform essential duties of position. Age 21+ preferred. High school diploma or GED required, with one to two years of administrative and computer experience. Must achieve appropriate state certification within one year of hire and must maintain certification.
WORK HOURS: The Communications Center is a continuous operation that requires working days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Full-time employees will work 40 hours per week. Overtime required as needed. Must be available to work all shifts during first 6-8 month training period including 5 weeks out-of-town training. Hours will then likely be afternoon/evening shift with flexibility required.
SALARY: Pay Grade 116, $35,499/yr; excellent retirement & insurance benefits; earn 10 hours/month vacation, 8 hours/month sick; 9 other leave days/year.
HIRING PROCEDURE: Successful candidates must pass written test, LESI (psychological test), very thorough background investigation, polygraph, and interview to be eligible for employment. TEST ADMINISTERED SEPTEMBER 19, 2015.