Fire & Police Job Openings

The Human Resources Department administers periodic recruitment, application, testing and selection processes for the positions of police officer and firefighter.  Candidates can be placed on a register by contacting the Human Resources Department, or by logging onto the City's website and entering information on the "Jobs" section, whereby an automatic notice will be sent when the City is actively recruiting.  The City typically recruits for police officer twice a year, early in the calendar year and then in the summer. 

Minimum Requirements to Apply (Police)

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by end of the testing process
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good driving, police, personal and employment record
  • Males between 18 and 26 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Tattoos cannot be visible while in uniform and body studs and/or earrings will not be worn while on duty
  • Additional consideration is given for college education, military service, and/or related experience as a police officer.

Minimum Requirements to Apply (Fire)

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by start date
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good driving, police, personal and employment record
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Males between 18 and 26 must be registered with the Selective Service

Selection Criteria (Must Pass)

  • Written exam
  • Physical agility test, including job-related practical skills
  • Oral interview; polygraph; psychological test; background investigation; drug test; and medical physical

 

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

To add your name to the registry for either a police officer or firefighter position, contact Human Resources.  Or, go to Job Opportunities section of the City's website and sign up to receive E-News for future job openings, www.bgky.org/jobs  You will be notified when the next application process is to begin.  Application packets for police and fire may be picked up during the respective application periods.  Complete and return the application to Human Resources.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

The City advertises and distributes recruitment notifications each time it is taking public safety applications.  Police recruitment typically takes place early in the year and again in the summer.  Fire recruitment typically occurs in the spring but can depend each year on the number of anticipated vacancies and candidates remaining on the eligible list.  When the recruitment period is active, application packets are available in City Hall, and via the City's website.  Applicants can download the application packet.  The packet includes the application and related required forms, the tentative testing schedule, pay and benefits information, a description of the physical fitness test, and other related information.  The City of Bowling Green is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Department of Human Resources & Risk Management, City Hall, 1st Floor, 1001 College St., 270-393-3689   www.bgky.org/jobs

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