Police Officer (Testing & Employment Opportunities)-City of Harrisonburg (VA)

The Harrisonburg Police Department has combined the testing registration and employment opportunities into one advertisement. Candidates interested in becoming a Police Officer with the HPD must apply to this posting, even if they possess a valid testing certificate or are currently a certified officer. Candidates will not be considered for vacant Police Officer opportunities if they do not apply to this posting.

Police Officer Employment Opportunities
The City of Harrisonburg is currently applications for individuals interested in joining HPD, which offers a rewarding career plus an excellent benefits package, including enhanced hazardous duty through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Police Officer I Candidates: Preferred hiring range of $19.37 – $22.28 per hour (equivalent to $40,289 – $46,342 annually).

Police Officer II Candidates: Preferred hiring range of $20.53 – $23.61 per hour (equivalent to $42,702 – $49,108 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

To be considered for Police Officer I and II positions, you must meet the minimum requirements of the position (as stated below). Applicants who cannot meet the qualifications listed in the advertisement on the City’s website for the Police Officer II level may be considered for the Police Officer I level at an annual rate commensurate with applicant qualifications.

Police Officer Testing
The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Harrisonburg Police Department.

Minimum Requirements for Police Officer I:
– High School Diploma or GED. College Degree or Military Experience, preferred.
– 21 years of age by completion of basic law enforcement academy.
– U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien with an application for Naturalization filed and pending with Immigration Services, if DCJS-approved.
– Valid driver’s license with acceptable record per City policy.
– Able to work 12-hour shift (6am – 6pm, 6pm – 6am, or 3pm – 3am).
– Good physical condition.
– Must live or be willing to move within a one (1) hour drive of Harrisonburg, VA.

Minimum Requirements for Police Officer II:
– All minimum requirements stated above for the Police Officer I position.
– Currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Federal Government or another state.

To view the full advertisement, find information about important deadlines, and to register for the testing/apply for consideration, please visit the City’s website at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/employment.

If you have questions after reviewing the advertisement on the City’s website or above, including changes in the issuance of the 1-year certificates, please contact the Human Resources department at 540.432.8920 or employment@harrisonburgva.gov. Applicants who require reasonable accommodations during the application or testing process should contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the recruitment process.

Veterans and minorities are encouraged to register and apply.

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS with Enhanced Hazardous Duty Benefits, & ICMA), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.