The City of Cedar Falls is seeking qualified candidates to test for the position of Public Safety Officer. Qualifications For consideration, applicants must submit proof of two years post high school education consisting of 60 semester or 90-quarter credit hours from an accredited college or university with their application. In lieu of this, proof of Firefighter I & II certifications from the State of Iowa must be submitted and 5 years of public safety experience, including Firefighter or Police Officer experience, is required. Candidates must also: meet the minimum hiring standards of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (see https://ilea.iowa.gov for physical agility and other requirements) and successfully complete entry testing; possess, or have the ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Iowa driver's license with good driving record; and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment physical exam including drug screen, background investigation, and polygraph exam. Note: Applicants hired with the above college/university credits but without a State of Iowa Firefighter I certification will be required to obtain within 3 years from their employment date. Equal Opportunity Employer Special Requirements Testing will be completed in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Center located at 4600 South Main Street. Candidates will be informed of their eligibility/approval to test before testing and additional information will be provided to complete and return to testing. Salary The FY24 starting pay will be $62,887; certified candidates will begin at Step II or $70,119 ($90,611 will be the FY24 PSO paygrade maximum) plus full-time benefits including tuition reimbursement. Miscellaneous Information For consideration, submit a completed application (available from Cedar Falls City Hall or www.cedarfalls.com/jobs) to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dep't., Attn: PSO, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 OR to [email protected]
by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023. Transcripts or proof of education and certifications are strongly encouraged at the time of application to confirm testing eligibility and required before the hiring list is certified by the Civil Service Commission late June.