The Amarillo Police Department is currently looking to grow it’s workforce, many law enforcement positions and non-patrol positions are available including the top job of Amarillo Police Chief.

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After your successful completion of the Police Academy, patrols assigned areas, investigates traffic accidents, performs escort and guard duties, writes reports of activities, and responds to all calls for service. Provides patrol services on foot and in vehicle; enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic accidents; investigates criminal offenses; interviews victims and witnesses and prepares written reports; arrests and detains criminals; searches suspects, vehicles, buildings, crime scenes, and seizes evidence; interviews and interrogates suspects and witnesses; books prisoners in jail; testifies in court; other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or GED. GED requires an additional 12 hours from an accredited college. Must provide originals or certified copies of driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, high school diploma or GED and college transcript, and DD-214 member 4 (if applicable).

Test date: Saturday, March 7 2020 Deadline to apply: Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:00 pm. Testing Start Time: 9:00 am (late comers will not be allowed in the testing area) Place: Amarillo College, West Campus. Lecture Hall. 6222 SW 9th. All applicants who pass the written exam will take the physical readiness test after the written exam, at 1:00 pm on March 7, 2020.

Additional Requirements: • Must be a U.S. citizen of good character with no felony or Class A convictions • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license with a good driving record • You must have reached your 21st birthday, but not have reached your 45th birthday by first day of academy • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language at a high school graduate level • Must have normal speech and hearing • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Possible Dis-qualifiers: • History of bad debt • Illegal possession or use of marijuana or THC.

Must Have • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures. • Thorough knowledge of statutes and ordinances. • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people. • Ability to function professionally under extreme duress during emergency/crisis situations. • Ability to work long hours and varying schedules/shifts which will include nights, weekends and holidays. • Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing. • Strong verbal and written communication skill. • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.

The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.

Essential Job Functions: Must have uncorrected vision of at least 20/200, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes (eyesight between 20/100 and 20/200 must have a letter from their doctor stating eyesight is in static condition). Each ear with no less than a 40 db loss at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without correction Must pass a physical readiness test after written exam. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must also balance, climb, crawl, crouch, walk, stand, kneel, stoop, sit, hear, feel, finger, grasp, handle, reach, pull, push, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.

Work Hours: Must be able to work under stressful conditions and occasionally work overtime.

Average APD Salary is between 52k and 77k.

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