Master Police Officer, Lateral Hire

City of Fairfax - Fairfax, VA4.2

Full-time$79,000 - $82,000 a year

Applications are now being accepted for the Master Police Officer position in the City of Fairfax Police Department from applicants who are currently Virginia Certified Police Officers who are graduates of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, or Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy with 20 or more years of law enforcement experience. Highly Qualified candidate(s) will be given an oral interview, a conditional job offer, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a structured interview, a physical examination, and a psychological examination. A polygraph examination and psychological test will generally not be required if there is no break in service from previous law enforcement employment. If there is a break in service, a modified polygraph examination and psychological examination may be required. After successful completion of the process, a final interview with the Chief of Police will be scheduled.

As an equal opportunity employer and in order to respond to the needs of a diverse community, minorities and women are encouraged to submit applications. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.

Examples Of Duties

Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances of the City and Commonwealth of Virginia. Patrols a designated area of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation. Answers calls and complaints as directed involving suspicious activity, domestic disputes, criminal complaints, and other related citizen requests for service. Maintains records and prepares reports. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Virginia Certified Police Officer who is a graduate of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, or Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy, 20 or more years of experience, retired or preparing to retire from a law enforcement agency in good standing, High School graduate or equivalent, possession of a valid operator's license. Eyesight must meet a minimum of 20/20 binocular vision. Corrective glasses may be worn. Uncorrected vision with glasses must be no worse than 20/100 in either eye. Corrective soft contact lenses may be worn. Uncorrected vision with soft contacts must be no worse than 20/200. Must demonstrate successful long term wear of lenses of 6 months minimum for pre-employment examination. U.S. Citizenship required at time of application. No felony convictions or domestic assault convictions. Must be of good character and reputation, have favorable credit record, have the ability to speak clearly, hear, analyze and react swiftly to high stress situations dealing with citizens. Successful completion of the applicant screening process. Although individuals with minimum qualifications may apply, those with the highest levels of job related experience, education and qualifications will receive favorable consideration.

Prefer candidates with: College coursework or a degree in criminal justice or related field; ability to communicate effectively in a second language; certified as an instructor in Field Training, Defensive Tactics, or any other law enforcement discipline; experience as a Motor Officer, K9 Officer, School Resource Officer, Crime Scene Technician, or Computer Forensics Detective.

Supplemental Information

Rotating shift work, including nights, weekends, holidays