WHITEHALL, CITY OF, DIVISION OF POLICE
365 SOUTH YEARLING ROAD
WHITEHALL, OHIO 43213
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Updated: March 13, 2020
Classification: Police Officer
The City of Whitehall, Division of Police, is currently seeking qualified candidates to serve as Police Officers. In order to be considered for a position, candidates must take the Police Officer’s test through the National Testing Network (NTN).
Please visit www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to sign up and complete the test. Be certain to submit your scores to the Whitehall Division of Police. Whitehall's testing process is always open and the eligibility list changes throughout the year as new test scores are submitted. You are required to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) which will be used during the selection process. Once you have completed the NTN testing and the PHQ, you will be notified of your current ranking on the eligibility list. You are not required to complete a City of Whitehall internal application.
Salary Information: The salary range for a Police Officer in 2020 is $66,164.80 - $97,115.20 annually based on your total years of service. The highest pay step is earned after completing four years of service.Benefit Information: The City of Whitehall offers comprehensive benefit packages including paid vacation, holiday, personal and sick leave, as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement benefits. In addition, the city offers college tuition reimbursement, an annual service credit bonus, supplemental life insurance, and deferred compensation.
Contact Information:Ellen WandellHuman Resources Director(614) 237-8611Ellen.email@example.com
Department Information: The general public has a higher level of expectation from persons who are employed as Police Officers than it has for those who are employed in most other occupations. For this reason, a Police Officer candidate must demonstrate a verifiable higher standard in such areas as personal character, work ethic, professionalism, and ability. The Police Officer appointment standards are generally established as qualifying/disqualifying criteria, and are applied to all Police Officer applicants in a fair and equitable manner.Simply stated, successful candidates for the position of Police Officer must meet the standards set forth by the Civil Service Commission as well as the strict standards designated herein by the Whitehall Division of Police. See Hiring Standards HERE for a list of all disqualifiers.The City of Whitehall hires Police Officers through the Civil Service Commission. The commission requires all eligibility hires go through a competitive testing process before being selected. The eligibility list will remain in existence for one (1) year. If you pass this exam, you will be asked to provide an electronic copy of your high school diploma or GED, a valid US driver’s license and if applicable, a DD214 from honorable discharge to receive military veterans credit. A report is run through the NTN applications to indicate Veteran Status. If you mark NO to this question, and you are a military veteran that has been honorably discharged, you will not receive the additional credit. The DD214 must be presented to human resources upon demand. Failure to provide this information will eliminate you from earning credit for prior military service.City Information: Whitehall, Ohio; a suburb of Columbus.Population: 19,000
Age: Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and not yet 35 years of age at the time of appointment. However, if you have prior years in an Ohio Police Pension Fund that are equivalent to the amount of years you are over 35 years of age, you are eligible to apply.
US Citizen: Must be a US Citizen or legally authorized to work in the US.
High School Grad/GED: Yes, or GED equivalent.
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Candidates are specifically evaluated based upon the requisites of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension System and on the following, minimum, local standards.
College: A college degree is not required. A college degree would be required for advancement beyond a first-line supervisor (Sergeant).
Academy Certification: Not required. Uncertified candidates will be sent to a local police academy for training. Certified candidates may receive priority based on experience and academy availability.
Prior Experience: Not required, training will be provided. Lateral transfers are accepted.
Specific Disqualifiers: See Hiring Standards HERE for a list of all disqualifiers.
See Civil Service Rules and Regulations HERE
The City of Whitehall is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diligently follows all federal guidelines with regard to fair and impartial hiring practices. We welcome the opportunity to recruit and select a diverse workforce.