Applications will need to be picked up and dropped off at Sheffield City Hall.
1. Minimum age – 21 years old
2. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
3. Applicants must attach a copy of a valid Alabama Drivers License
4. Applicants must attach three letters of reference with telephone numbers for each reference. These references cannot be the same as on your application and no family members.
5. Applicants must attach a copy of discharge papers if requesting veteran’s preference.
6. Applicants must attach a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, college degree (if Applicable).
7. Applicants must meet minimum standards for Peace Officers according to the Code of Alabama, Section 36-21-40 through 36-21-50.
8. Unless Applicant is a post Certified, Applicants must pass a Basic Abilities Test (BAT) or possess an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent. A copy of the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) needs to be attached with results.
9. Applicant must pass drug screening test after job is offered.
10. The following information is required by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOST):
A. A copy of your full credit report
1. This is a Civil Service position with beginning pay: non-Certified $17.98/hr. or
$37,398.40/yr. and: Certified pay: $18.38/hr. or $38,230.40/yr. A six-month probationary period is required after police academy graduation.
2. Vacation: after 1 year, 1 week; after 2 years, 2 weeks; after 10 years, 3 weeks; after 20 years, 4 weeks. Accrued vacation cannot be carried over.
3. Sick leave: 15 days if justified. 120 days sick leave can be accrued.
4. Health and dental services for employee and family paid by the City.
5. Mandatory retirement contribution.
6. Worker’s compensation insurance and $30,000 life insurance provided by City.
7. Holidays: 10 paid annually
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ANY APPLICATION NOT FULLY COMPLETED BY PROVIDING ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE BY
This is general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Police officers perform work in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and receive assignments and instructions from police officers of higher rank. Work normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic regulation duties in a designated area on an assigned shift and which may be performed in cruiser cars, on motorcycles, bicycles, or on foot. Work may involve an element of personal danger, and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise indepen-dent judgment in meeting emergencies. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed officer. Work methods and results are checked by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports, and discussions.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (All duties listed may not be found in each position, nor does the list include all tasks which may be assigned to positions in this class.)
1. Patrols a designated area of the City on foot, on a motorcycle, or bicycle, or in an automobile to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crime, direct traffic at school crossings and street intersections, and enforce traffic and parking regulations.
2. Answers calls for complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, and robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies.
3. At the scene of the crime, administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests, and testifies as witness in court.
4. At the scene of automobile accidents, administers first aid, interviews witness and gathers information, and prepares detailed accident investigation reports.
5. Interviews persons with complaints and inquiries and attempts to make proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.
6. Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public.
7. Attends regular training classes in police methods, first aid, target practice, and related subjects.
8. Employees in this class may be assigned to the Detective Division by the Police Chief for the performance of specialized criminal investigative work.
9. Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures, and ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.
2. Some knowledge of the geography of the City and the location of important buildings, or ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
3. Ability to remember names, faces, and details of incidents.
4. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
5. Ability to develop skill in the use of firearms.
6. Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public.
7. Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action, with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
8. Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
9. Physical strength and agility and freedom from serious physical defects as indicated by a physical examination.
10. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
11. Ability to perform typing.
1.Any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from a standard senior high school.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT– The applicant shall meet the following education requirements:
1. Possess a valid high school diploma, or, possess a valid General Educational Development (GED) certificate (On-line, correspondence, or mail order GED certificates are not acceptable) And possess a valid certification of having passed the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) for Law Enforcement Officers or Correctional Officers as approved by the Commission. OR,
2. Possess an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.
3. The Basic Abilities Test is required of all applicants except those applicants who are already APOSTC certified and who are required to complete Refesher training for reinstatement of their Certification, or those applicants who meet the requirements set forth in preceding paragraph (2).
4. The applicant shall not engage in conduct the subverts or attempts to subvert the Basic Abilities Test process or violate the standards of the Basic Abilities Test administration.
(a)The applicant shall not violate the application identification process. Conduct that violates the process is identified as, but not limited to, the following:
1. Falsifying or misrepresenting info1mation required for taking the Basic Abilities Test.
2. Impersonating an applicant.
3. Having an impersonator take the Basic Abilities Test on one’s behalf.
4. Any action on the part of the applicant, agency, or appointing authority which impugns the integrity of the testing process including the reporting of the test results to the Commission.
(b) Any violation of this provision shall be documented and reported to the Commission’s
Executive Secretary in writing. The Executive Secretary shall then conduct an immediate investigation of the reported violation(s).
© When the Commission finds that a violation of Section ( 4) of this rule has occurred, the Commission shall impose one or more of the following sanctions:
1. Declare the applicant has failed the Basic Abilities Test;
2. Declare the applicant ineligible to apply for employment or appointment as a law enforcement officer or correctional officer for a period of five years;
3. Deny Certification by the Commission;
4. Take action to revoke any currently held certification obtained as a result of falsification or fraud.
A fee of $45, payable to the community college, is required prior to testing. Should an applicant fail any segment of the three-segment test, the applicant is allowed to re-take that segment for an additional fee of $15 per segment.
* See attached locations-See Rita Thorne in Building #127, Room #109
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
1. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
2. The applicant shall meet the minimum standards for law enforcement officers as established by Alabama Law (State of Alabama Act No. 1981, H. 732, 1971 regular session).
JOB APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum age- 18-year-old
2. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
3. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record (attach copy of drivers’ license to application). Driving record will be checked. Applicant must also possess a CDL or must be able to obtain such license within probationary six-month period.
4. Applicants must have a High school diploma or GED certificate (attach a copy to application) preferred but not required.
5. Applicants must have the ability to perform heavy manual labor.
6. Applicants must have the ability to understand specific oral instructions.
7. Applicants must have the ability to read and write clearly.
8. Applicants must have some knowledge of power tool operation.
9. Applicants must pass a drug test after the job is offered.
10. Applicants must work a 6-month probationary period before becoming permanent employee.
1. Present annual salary: $13 .68/hour
2. Vacation: after 1 year- 1 week; after 2 years, 2 weeks; after 10 years – 3 weeks,
after 20 years – 4 weeks. Accrued vacation cannot be carried over.
3. Sick leave: 120 hours accrued annually and can be carried over to a maximum of 960 hours (6 months).
4. Health and dental insurance paid by the City for employees and families.
5. Mandatory retirement contribution.
6. Worker’s compensation insurance and $30,000 life insurance on employees paid by City.
7. Holidays: 10 paid holidays annually.
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ANY APPLICATION NOT FULLY COMPLETED BY PROVIDING ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO CITY CLERK’S OFFICE BY 4:30 P.M.
This is routine, unskilled manual labor. Employees in this class perform work of a routine manual nature which requires some manipulative skill, but the work requires little or no experience for effective performance. The work involves both light and heavy physical labor in a wide variety of construction, maintenance, repair, and beautification projects throughout the jurisdiction. The amount and degree of supervision received by employees in this class depends on the type of tasks assigned.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (All duties may not be found in any one position, nor does the list include all duties which may be assigned to positions in this class.)
1. Cuts weeds and brush; mows lawns and weeds with hand tools, power push mower, or hand mowers; trims, edges, and weeds around sidewalks, buildings, and other fixtures as directed; rakes and cleans grounds; trims trees or shrubbery from ground or ladder.
2. Plants grass or shrubs.
3. Cleans culverts, drains, and ditches; cleans streets, sidewalks, and other public property.
4. Digs ditches and holes for various purposes; digs sod, transplants lawns, and other vegetation, and waters vegetation.
5. Flags vehicles and directs traffic by relaying instructions from supervisors to drivers.
6. Assists in street and road dotting, striping operations, and painting.
7. Moves and carries pipe, lumber, or other construction materials; loads and unloads soil, asphalt, cinders, and various other materials.
8. Shovels asphalt, rocks, cinders, dirt, or other materials; applies patching materials to streets.
9. Assists skilled workers by carrying materials and tools, or performing unskilled tasks such as mixing mortar.
10. Applies marking materials to recreation grounds.
11. Performs related work as required.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Some knowledge of hand tool operation.
2. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods under various weather conditions.
3. Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions.
4. Ability to remember instructions and relay instructions.
1. Sufficient physical strength and health to perform heavy manual labor.