BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT
1805 33RD STREET
BOULDER, COLORADO 80301
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Updated: February 20, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer
Candidates who have not filled out the City of Boulder application, should go to www.boulderpdapp.com to apply!
*****************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************Testing for this position requires authorization from the City of Boulder. Candidates who have filled out the City's application and meet minimum requirements will receive notification from the City of Boulder to schedule testing.Apply to test through NTN by City of Boulder Invitation Only. Candidates without prior authorization will not be considered for this posting. Job application deadline is April 5, 2020. The deadline to complete NTN testing is April 19, 2020.*******************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************
Job Posting Start Date: 02/19/2020
Posting End Date: 04/05/2020
Please Note: Lateral entry up to $76,352 annually (2019) and $79,025 annually (2020) is available for POST certified officers depending on years of experience.
We also offer an expedited hiring process, laterals can be brought in depending on date of application, in three months. New police officers may begin employment within four months of application.Work Schedule: TBD
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Public Safety Building, 1805 33rd Street, Boulder, Colorado
Department: Police Why Boulder?
Come join a group of people who love what they do! Our employees enjoy the family atmosphere that Boulder Police Department provides. You won't be just a number at Boulder PD. We are small enough that you’ll know all your coworkers, but big enough to have a great range of opportunities. In addition to a great benefits package, we also offer an extremely competitive starting salary with the chance to reach maximum pay in just seven years! If you are looking for an exciting career with a great department, come to Boulder.
Overall Job ObjectivePerform patrol, investigative, service, and enforcement functions, generally provides for the safety of the public, all within our community oriented policing structure.
Duties & Responsibilities: Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application. Must have sixty (60) accredited college credit hours, all at a grade C or better, OR fulfilled US active military duty commitment with at least 12 months of active duty and an honorable discharge, OR three years of police officer experience commensurate with municipal police work. (The Boulder Police Department is the sole authority on determining if an applicant's experience meets these standards). College credit hours must be from a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or university, or applicant must supply written verification that credits would transfer to a college or university that is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education. All credit hours must have been completed, with a minimum grade of C, or credit when taken with a credit/no credit option, at time of appointment.
Ability to perform essential physical functions of the job. This includes, by way of example only, corrected visual acuity of 20/30 in both eyes, no marked red-green deficiency of color vision and no dimming of red objects; normal depth perception; no significant interference with night vision; no significant loss of peripheral vision; strabismus which is accompanied by double vision and not correctable. This will also include no hearing loss of greater than 46 decibels in the 3,000 cps range. Applicants who are otherwise qualified but cannot meet any standards due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act may be given an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform the job through individual testing, or may contact the city of Boulder Risk Manager about reasonable accommodations.
Applicants Must Successfully Pass Standardized Testing
INVITED applicants must successfully pass the FrontLine standardized police officer test by one of two options. Option 1: The Boulder Police Department will host two testing dates during the first quarter of 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. There will be no fee for INVITED applicants who chose to take the test at the Boulder Police Department on one of the two offered dates. Option 2: The National Testing Network (NTN) has testing centers across the United States. INVITED applicants may schedule a testing opportunity directly with NTN at their own expense (currently $49). Testing through NTN may be more convenient for INVITED applicants who reside a distance from Boulder or who are unable to attend one of the dates in Option 1. WE STRESS THAT TEST SCORES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN EXPRESSLY INVITED TO TEST BY THE BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Applicants Must Successfully Pass the Physical Ability Testing (PAT)
The PAT is comprised of several events, including a serpentine run, jump, stair climb and descent, a low crawl, a climb through a window, 150-pound dummy drag, 5-foot wall climb and a lift and carry of a 50-pound weight. The PAT course begins with the applicant seated in a patrol car. It concludes after the applicant completes all events and returns to the patrol vehicle. The course must be completed in 2 minutes and 45 seconds or less. A video of the PAT may be seen at www.bpdjobs.com
Demonstrated personal and professional honesty, integrity, good judgment as shown in applicant's criminal history, background and motor vehicle record, and use of drugs and alcohol. Preference will be given to applicants who have no history of use, sale or possession of illegal substances. Polygraph and/or Computer Voice Stress Analyzer used for verification of applicant information. Prior to employment, successful applicants are required to submit to drug, medical, psychological, and possibly additional Polygraph and/or Computer Voice Stress Analyzer testing.
Desired Qualifications – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Four-year college degree from an accredited college or university. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish or English/Southeast Asian languages. Knowledge of the Boulder area and community. Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certification (refer to the P.O.S.T. website at http://www.coloradopost.gov/ ). Experience and demonstrable skills working with computers. Documented proficiency in the use of a double action semi-auto handgun (9mm, .40 cal or .45 cal), 12-gauge shotgun and/or patrol rifles (Colt AR-15, Ruger Mini-14).
Hiring preference may be given to in-state candidates.
Accomodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Supplemental Information: Working Conditions - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Condition
Physical Demands and Mental Effort: Primarily active physical work, which requires occasional lifting over 100 pounds, frequent lifting up to 50 pounds, and constant lifting up to 30 pounds. Constant walking, standing, or sitting for up to for up to 10 or more hours/day. Constant and repetitive use of the hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation. Frequent and repetitive use of the feet in the operation of the foot controls of a vehicle. Occasional pushing of items up to 80 pounds and pulling of items up to 100 pounds. Frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Occasional running, climbing, reaching overhead, crawling, and digging. Frequent eye-hand coordination necessary. Vision, speech, and hearing all necessary. Ability to give clear, audible and concise commands. Ability to complete and maintain physical training requirements. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: May work outdoors year round regardless of weather conditions. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
Machines and equipment used in work include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses/wears weapons and specialized equipment associated with policing and operates police vehicles. Uses standard office equipment including computers, digital camera, photocopier, calculator, cell phone.
Accommodations : Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.