Department, city, state
Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer
Application Status: Open
October 5, 2023
Sign on bonus:
$62,602.24 annual - $81,256.43 annual
This Police Agency has embraced the "Community Policing Philosophy" in an effort to provide the highest level of service to all its citizens. By reaching out to include the community in our endeavors, this agency can move forward with a vision and purpose. Professionalism and competence are barometers in determining our success. However, the main factor in evaluating our performance is the feeling and attitude our citizens have regarding the Police Department. We shall forever strive to deliver assistance at its most productive.
The City currently offers Anthem BlueCross BlueShield to employees. Employees may elect to have their coverage effective the first day employment or otherwise during open enrollment. Open enrollment is held in May of each year with a July 1 effective date of coverage.
Currently, 85% of the premium is paid by the City for individual coverage, and 75% of the premium is paid by the City for other tiers including family coverage.
Domestic Partner benefits are available - same or opposite sex.
Dental and Vision Insurance
The City offers a voluntary dental and vision plans for employees through MetLife. MetLife has a wide network of professional providers.
Section 125 Plan
Sometimes known as a Flexible Spending Plan, allows you to pay for certain medical and dental and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. By paying these expenses with pre-tax dollars, you are taxed on a lower gross salary, thereby saving money that would otherwise be spent on federal, state, and FICA taxes.
Employee Educational Assistance
Tuition reimbursement is available to all full-time city employees. Up to $750 per fiscal year is available for courses and books directly job-related from accredited institutions for non-uniform full-time employees. Tuition reimbursement is also available to uniformed employees.
The Non-Uniformed Employee Retirement Plan requires participation by all full-time employees of the City and Library. This is a defined benefit plan where employees contribute 3% of their salary to the plan. Vesting occurs after ten years of service. Full retirement benefits may be received at age 65 with at least ten years of service, or age 62 with at least 30 years of service. Full retirement benefits for vested employees are calculated as follows: Final average compensation (greatest 3 years of most recent 10 years) multiplied by 1.6% (the benefit factor) multiplied by years of service. Early retirement is also available and is actuarially calculated.
The Police and Fire Retirement Plan requires participation by all sworn officers of the Police and Fire Departments. This is a hybrid plan: defined contribution (401a) and defined benefit. Employees contribute 5% of their salary to their defined contribution account which is 100% vested from day one. Vesting for the defined benefit plan occurs after 10 year of service at which time a lump sum City payment is contributed to the employees' 401a account. Full retirement benefits may be received at age 50 with 25 years of service. A full retirement benefit for vested employees is equivalent to the employee's defined contribution account balance at the time of retirement plus an offset defined benefit amount which is actuarially calculated.
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
As a public employee, you have a unique opportunity to supplement your retirement income. Utilizing the voluntary 457 retirement plan, you may invest through automatic payroll deductions. In a Section 457 deferred compensation plan you save pre-tax dollars. Pre-tax contributions are funds contributed before federal, and in most cases state and local, income taxes are withheld. Your contributions and your earnings are not taxed while you let them grow.
A $100,000 death benefit full-time employees is provided under an insured arrangement with the premiums paid by the Pension Plans. This benefit is effective the first day of employment. Further details are covered in the life insurance booklet.
Long Term Disability
Disability benefits for full-time employees of up to 67% of compensation are provided under an insured arrangement with the premiums paid by the Pension Plans. Elimination period of this benefit is 90 days. Further details are covered in the Long Term Disability Insurance booklet.
New Year's Day (January 1st)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
President's Day (Third Monday in February)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
Day after Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Friday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25th)
Commissioned police personnel and dispatchers are receiving nine (9) personal days in lieu of holiday pay.
An employee must complete six months of continuous service from his/her hire date before vacation leave may be utilized. Vacation leave will be earned during this six-month period, but may not be taken. Vacation leave may be used only after earned. Vacation days for employees on a 40 hours per week work schedule are accrued monthly.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
Injury Leave and Worker's Compensation
Employee Assistance Program
Age: No Restrictions
Education: High School Diploma
Experience: Preferred Not Required