Gunnison Police Department Job Announcement

Position: Police Officer

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Salary: $42,100.00 Entry Level

Qualifications: Position: Police Officer. Deadline: Open. Agency: Gunnison Police Department. Location: Gunnison, Colorado USA. Salary: $42,100.00 Entry Level. Applicants that have any felony convictions or felony deferred judgments will be disqualified from the process. Applicants with any misdemeanor convictions (non-traffic) or misdemeanor deferred judgments within the last 36 months will be disqualified from testing. No illegal drug usage within the last 36 months. Applicants who have used drugs within the last 36 months will be disqualified from testing. Education: you must have either a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment. You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified as a Level 1 Police Officer at time of hire or Provisional appointment available for out of state applicants, see Colorado P.O.S.T. website for additional information. Spanish and/or Cora a plus. College and/or University degrees including educational course hours are encouraged.

Responsibilities: Enforce federal, state, and municipal laws; patrol city; investigate crimes; traffic control; collect evidence; prepare reports; serve warrants and summons. On an assigned shift: operate a patrol vehicle, bicycle to observe violations of traffic laws; foot patrol suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order; respond to radio dispatched calls, answer calls and complaints; issue traffic and criminal citations; control individual and group actions through verbal direction and/or the employment of necessary physical force; make custodial arrests and testify in court; provide police escorts and transports; perform residential and commercial checks; investigate traffic accidents; interview victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain additional information regarding criminal complaints, accidents, violations, etc.; conduct searches; complete arrest records; prepare reports and record evidence. Participate in a variety of in-service and special training programs, respond to and investigate domestic disputes, assist other agencies when requested or assigned, transport and care for prisoners as assigned. May be assigned to Community Resource Officer (C.R.O.) Position, Investigations, Selective Enforcement, Specific Crimes Task Force, Problem Oriented Policing, teaching DARE, Evidence Crime Scene Team, S.W.A.T. Team, and other technical or special support operations. May serve as a Field Training Officer (upon completion of training and departmental qualifications) as required. Perform related tasks as required. Opportunity to become an instructor in a variety of law enforcement disciplines (must meet departmental standards and qualifications).

Special Conditions: If you have ever thought of living in the Rocky Mountains, 25 minutes away from the world renowned ski area of Crested Butte this could be your chance. The City of Gunnison, Colorado (population 8, 500 including the Western State Colorado University campus community) is recruiting for the position of Police Officer. A job application packet to include essay question may be downloaded here. For more information contact: Captain Chris Wilson, 201 W. Virginia Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, or phone 970.641.8200. Electronic applications from the website must be sent to:
Gunnison Police Department
Attn.: Police Applicant
PO Box 239
Gunnison, CO 81230
Applications can also be turned in to the Gunnison Police Department Records Division located at: 201 W. Virginia Ave., Gunnison. Applications are being accepted for the summer/fall 2013 hiring process. Position will be open until filled. The testing period will be announced at a later date. Applicants invited for further testing will be notified by phone and/or letter with pertinent testing information. The testing date(s) will also be located on the City of Gunnison Police Department home page of the website when established. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted by the Gunnison Police Department. Testing will be limited to applicants meeting the first level of screening based on the submitted application.