MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT
233 WEST CENTER STREET
MARION, OHIO 43302
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Updated: June 20, 2019
Job Classification: Patrol Officer
Testing Requirements:The Marion Police Department is not currently accepting applications for this position. You may, however, test through the National Testing Network and have your score submitted at any time. If your passing score date falls into the acceptable range provided for by local civil service when applications are again accepted, you will not need to retest if you have your score submitted to MPD at the time of testing.
Application Requirements:When applications are again accepted, the vacancy will be posted here, the local newspaper, the City of Marion website (http://marionohio.us/employment), the Marion Police Department website (https://marionohiopolice.com) and our Facebook page (facebook.com/marionpd).
Salary Information: (OPOTA Certified) Start at $52,020.80 per year. Under current contract, salary after 5 years is $70,262.40.
• Shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts
• Holiday pay on designated Holidays
• Holiday time: 96 hours/year with 3 years of accumulation
• Vacation time: 0-5 years 80 hours
6-11 years 120 hours
12-18 years 160 hours
19-24 years 200 hours
25-over 240 hours
• Unlimited vacation accumulation
• Over 100 hours of sick leave accumulation with the possibility to sell back unused sick time at the end of each year
• Up to 480 hours of compensatory time accumulation
• Longevity every five years, starting at $.25/hour at five years and ending with $.90/hour with 30 years.
• Tuition Reimbursement Program of up to $2500/year
• Health, Dental, and Vision insurance provided with City contribution to a Health Savings Account
Area Information: The City of Marion is the seat of Marion County and is located about 50 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio's state capitol. Marion offers many different amenities, including newer schools, many parks, and a very nice Aquatic Center.
Age: 21 years of age on or prior to SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, but cannot have reached the age of 35.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: Not required, but extra credit given by the Civil Service Commission for 2 or 4 year degree.
Academy Certification: Not required, but extra may be credit given for OPOTA certification.
Prior Experience: Not required, but extra credit may be given for service.
Necessary Certifications: OPOTA certification preferred, but not required. If not OPOTA certified, the candidate is required to become OPOTA certified. This can be completed, at the City’s expense, once hired.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Applicants may be disqualified from consideration or refused admittance to this examination, and may be disqualified or removed from an eligible list, or a certified list, for, but not limited to:
Residency: Must establish and maintain a primary
Driving Disqualifiers: Applicants will be subject to disqualification for conviction or deferred judgment of an OVI offense within the 36 months prior to the date of application.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Individuals who have done any of the following are not considered eligible for employment with the City of Marion Police Department:
Employment Disqualifiers: Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications.
Additional Disqualifiers: Inability to pass any portion of the defined testing process shall be grounds for disqualification.
Police Officer Recruitment Process: The City of Marion Police Officer Recruitment Process includes the following components: