MASON, CITY OF
6000 MASON-MONTGOMERY ROAD
MASON, OHIO 45040
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Updated: July 06, 2021
Position Title: Police Officer
The City of Mason is currently hiring for the position of Police Officer with 6 positions currently available. Candidates are required to complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) to be considered for this position.
This post will close on May 24, 2021. Candidates must complete the PSSA and Frontline National exam before this date.
Salary Information: FTO $63,700 After FTO $70,720 - $90,209 (Lateral Transfers – salary based on experience)
Benefit Information: The City of Mason offers a wide range of benefits for full-time employees including medical, dental and vision, and life insurance. Ohio Police and Fire Pension, access to the Employee Wellness program that includes a membership to our Community Center and deferred compensation options.
Department ContactMarylee JonesHR Technician(513) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission statementIn partnership with the community, policing with honor, integrity, and compassion. In this mission, we hold as our core values: integrity, honor, compassion, community partnership, dedication, and honesty.
Internationally accredited agencyThe Mason Police Department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1997.
City Information: The City of Mason is considered one of the most desirable communities in the Cincinnati metropolis and has earned a reputation as a progressive, innovative community. The city is a destination for corporations seeking a thriving business environment and for families desiring attractive neighborhoods and nationally ranked schools. It is located in the southwest portion of Ohio, 22 miles northeast of Cincinnati and 30 miles south of Dayton.
Population: 35,000 and growing
Age: 21 years old
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes, any valid US driver's license
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must have normal vision and color perception sufficient to identify the color of a traffic signal, the numbers on a license plate, and environmental detail.
College: Not required, candidates possessing an associate degree or higher are preferred.
Academy Certification: Accepted
Prior Experience: Preferred
Necessary Certifications: Non-Certified officers must pass the Physical Fitness Assessment, complete state mandated training of 20 weeks, and: all officers must complete a City of Mason Police Field Training Program lasting 3 to 4 months.
Additional Requirements: The physical demands of the job are in the medium range.
The Police Officer encounters with regularity situations requiring varied and unpredictable physical movements, must be able to walk and run over uneven ground since the officer is frequently called upon to pursue a fleeing violator or inspect or investigate accident scenes which are off the pavement, and frequently arrives at accident scenes before emergency medical personnel and is required to lift, carry, and pull materials of varying types and weights which are entrapping victims.
Must be able to speak clearly and audibly into a radio microphone to call for back-up in emergency situations and must be able to speak clearly and audibly to the officers with whom he/she is working.
Mentally, must be able to understand, interpret, and apply principles of police procedure in a variety of situations, must be able to comprehend, remember, and apply legal concepts involved in the administration of due process of law, and must have a high degree of skill in interpersonal relations since Mason Police Officers have a great deal of public contact and must, by necessity, interact cooperatively within the Police Department.
Hiring Process: The City of Mason hiring Timeline is as follows:
Applicants must complete a City of Mason application Located here
For a full job announcement, hiring timeline and FAQs visit the City of Mason website at https://www.imaginemason.org/home/employment/
Complete the NTN test law enforcement test and request result are sent to the City of Mason.
Passing scores for the written test are 70 and above. Candidates who score below a 70 on the written test will be eliminated from the hiring process. Candidates that score a 70 or higher will be ranked in order from highest score to lowest. The top 45 candidates will be invited to participate in the City of Mason’s City Team One Panel Interview. Other candidates will remain on the list. Must be completed by May 24, 2021.
City Team One Panel interview week of June 7, 2021: Zoom Interview
The City of Mason’s Human Resources team will contact the top 45 candidates from the written test to participate in interviews via Zoom. Candidates selected to move forward after this interview will advance to the Community Panel interview.
Community Panel Interview week of June 14, 2021: Zoom Interview
The City of Mason’s Human Resources team will contact the top candidates from the City Team One Panel interviews to participate with a specific date and time. Candidates selected to move forward after this interview will advance to the Administrative interview.
Administrative Panel Interview June 17 - 23, 2021: In-Person Interview
Candidate(S) will once again be contacted by Human Resources for specific date and time for an in-person interview at the Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason, Ohio 45040.
Conditional Offer June 24 - 30, 2021
Candidates who have been selected to move forward after the Administrative Panel Interview will be presented a conditional offer of employment. Pre-employment assessments will include an extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, a psychological screening, physical fitness test for those non-certified in Ohio, drug screening, and a complete medical examination that meets Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund requirements.
Candidates should be mindful that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed during any phase of the selection process including information discovered as part of the extensive background investigation.
Please note that the polygraph examination will focus on the following areas: work history, personal background, drug usage, criminal history, driving record, family background and financial history.
Police Officer shall not display tattoos or other body art that are visible when in duty attire, including short sleeves.
Candidates in violation of the Tattoo Policy will be removed from consideration.
OPOTC Basic Physical Assessment Requirements : PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS AGE AND GENDER MINIMUM SCORES (50th PERCENTILE)
Physical Assessment is required for non-OPOTA certified candidates only.