SANDUSKY, CITY OF, POLICE DEPARTMENT
222 MEIGS STREET
SANDUSKY, OHIO 44870
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Updated: January 21, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer
The City of Sandusky is creating an original appointment eligibility list for potential vacancies from April 2020 through April 2021. To be considered on this eligibility list testing must be completed by March 1st, 2020. Registration to test must be completed through the National Testing Network; www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Test must be completed by March 1st, 2020. Candidates who attain a passing score of 65% or higher on the entry level exam will be placed on the department’s preliminary eligibility list.
The City of Sandusky does not require a PAT (Physical Abilities Test) through NTN. PAT testing will be conducted by the City of Sandusky after the completion of the examination through the NTN. The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ, exam and City of Sandusky application must be completed by the closing date of March 1st, 2020 or you may not be considered further in the process. Candidates must meet department standards for physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Please review the Police Officer Applicant Packet and application before registering for the examination: www.ci.sandusky.oh.us. The application within the Police Officer Applicant packet must be filled out completely and submitted prior to the March 1st, 2020 deadline.
Salary Information: Salary is based upon negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police Ohio Labor Council Inc. Ranges through December 31, 2020 are as follows: Non certified Annual: $37,370; Certified Year 1 $43,230; Certified Year 2 $46,079; Certified Year 3 $48,930; Certified Year 4 $53,364; Certified Year 5 $57,481
Benefit Information: The City of Sandusky offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical/prescription/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, and participation in Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. The City of Sandusky offers paid holidays, sick leave accrual, vacation, comp time, shift differential, longevity, job-related educational bonus, and a uniform allowance.
Applicant Contact Person:Victoria SchaeferHuman Resource Specialist/Clerk, Civil Service Commission240 Columbus Ave.Sandusky, OH email@example.com
Phone: 419-627-5885Fax: 419-627-5835 Department Overview: The City of Sandusky Police Department is a progressive, motivated, well-equipped police department active in its community. Our officers are trained in and provided with the most up-to-date technology available in order to keep them safe and help them to succeed with the purpose of ensuring that the City is a safe place to live, work and play.City Information: The City of Sandusky has a population of 25,000 located on Lake Erie with several miles of Lake Erie shoreline. It is home to Cedar Point amusement park as well as a developing downtown. The city has an excellent school system as well as recreational programs and opportunities. Sandusky is home to a unique variety of dining and shopping locations.
Age: Must be 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age at appointment (Per ORC 124.41).
US Citizen: Yes or legally eligible for employment in the United States
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Academy Certification: Not required at time of appointment. However, candidate must enroll and successfully complete the Ohio Peace Officers Certification Program immediately upon appointment.
Prior Experience: No
Performance Responsibilities: Under general supervision, must perform various duties to protect and serve the general public; enforce and uphold the laws set forth by the Constitution of the United States, the State of Ohio, and the Charter of the City of Sandusky; perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Physical Fitness Standards: Candidate must pass these minimum standards as detailed in the Police Officer Applicant Packet on the city’s website.
Psychological Fitness Evaluation: Candidate must pass a psychological fitness evaluation given by a professional chosen by the City of Sandusky showing that the applicant meets psychological requirements necessary to perform the duties of a police officer.
Physical Examination: Candidate must pass physical examination showing applicant is free from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and able to meet the physical requirements to perform duties of a police officer.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No person shall be eligible for appointment who has been convicted of felony, theft, or any other crime that may, in the view of the Civil Service Commission, compromise public trust. All applicants must pass a background check to make this determination.
Original Appointment Credit: A person who prior to the date of the examination has a current Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy Basic certification shall receive additional credit of ten percent (10%) of his total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he has received a passing grade.
A person who prior to the date of the examination has a two (2) year Associates Degree shall receive additional credit of five percent (5%) of his/her total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he/she receive a passing grade.
A person who prior to the date of the examination has a four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree shall receive additional credit of ten percent (10%) of his/her total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he/she receive a passing grade.
Such requests for training and education credit must be submitted to the Commission along with the application for examination and must, at that time, be accompanied by proof of current certification. Training and education credit requests after the final date for test application will not be honored.
Veterans’ Preference: All applicants for original appointment who are veterans of military service, and a resident of Ohio, as described in ORC 124.23, may file with the Commission a certificate of military service or honorable discharge whereupon he shall receive additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of his total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he has received a passing grade.
Such requests for veteran’s credit must be submitted to the Commission along with the application for examination and must, at that time, be accompanied by proof of military service as described above. Veteran’s credit request after the final date for test application will not be honored.
Applicants eligible for veteran’s credit on original appointment examination shall receive a priority in ranking over non-veterans who obtain an identical grade.
Reserve Officers: A person who prior to the date of the examination is an active member of the Sandusky Police Department Reserves for a minimum of eighteen months and has successfully completed the Reserve Training Manual shall receive additional credit of ten percent (10%) of his total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he/she has received a passing grade.
Credits: Applicants for original appointment shall be entitled to only such credit as is set forth above (relating to original appointment credit). The maximum accumulative credit that any one applicant may receive on an original appointment examination shall not exceed twenty percent (20%).
In scoring all original and promotional examinations, no additional credit shall be given to any applicant, unless such applicant has achieved the minimum passing grade without the addition of any additional credit.
Hiring Standards/Applicant Packet: Please review the City of Sandusky’s Applicant Packet which includes details on the selection process and hiring standards for Police Officers. You are encouraged to review this information carefully as the Sandusky Civil Service Commission wants to ensure that each individual testing for the position of Police Officer understands the entire process. You must fill out a City of Sandusky application as well as a NTN application to be eligible.
You can access the Police Officer Applicant Packet at the following: www.ci.sandusky.oh.us.