Police Officer/Patrolman Employment Announcement

Full-Time Union Position - Subject to Civil Service Regulations
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Gettysburg Borough Announces Civil Service Exam for the Purposes of Creating a Qualified Civil Service List of Applicants for the Position of Police Officer (Patrolman)

Examination Notice
Gettysburg Borough

***Please review the attachement for a full listing of requirements and job functions***


Forms required to be completed  in order to apply for the position of Entry Level Patrol Officer are available at the  Gettysburg Borough Administration Building, 59 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA. 17325. The Borough Administration Building is open from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  Call (717) 334-1160 if you have any questions.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE BOROUGH SECERTARY'S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY MARCH 9, 2018.

A PROCESSING FEE OF $60.00 IS DUE WHEN THE APPLICATION PACKET IS RETURNED.

Physical Fitness Test:

Date:               Saturday, March 24,2018
Time:               9:00 am, arrive no later than 8:45 am
Location:         Picola Law Enforcement Complex
                       Gate 5, Industrial Road, HACC Campus
                       One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA, 717-780-2408

Written Examination:

Date:          Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time:          Candidates will be notified at a later date
Location:     Adams County Department of Emergency Services
                   230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
                   (717) 334-8603

Oral Examination:

Date:          Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time:          Candidates will be notified later
Location:    Adams County Department of Emergency Services
                   230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
                   (717) 334-8603


Educational Requirements:
Applicants  shall possess  a diploma  from  an accredited  high  school or a graduate  equivalency diploma and shall be Act 120 certified or have completed all requirements to become Act 120 certified.    In addition, every  applicant  must  be  a United States Citizen, be physically  and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, be eligible to receive certification from the Municipal  Police  Officers  Education  and  Training  Commission  (MPOETC), and prior  to appointment,  possess  a valid motor  vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth  of Pennsylvania.  A copy of the job functions and tasks will be included in the application packet.


Other mandatory components  of the test are a medical examination and a psychological examination.  A complete copy of the Gettysburg hiring policy, as set forth in its Civil Service Rules, is available for inspection  during regular business hours at 59 East High Street.


Please note there are two consent forms in this packet for the Physical Fitness Test.   One is for Gettysburg  Borough  and one  is for the testing  agency, HACC. Both must be filled  out by a doctor before returning this application packet.