MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT
233 WEST CENTER STREET
MARION, OHIO 43302
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Updated: October 11, 2019
Job Classification: Patrol Officer
Testing Requirements:Ongoing testing is offered with the National Testing Network even when the City of Marion is not accepting applications. When applications are being accepted, applicants must test through the National Testing Network AND submit an application to the Human Resource office for the City of Marion prior to the deadline as established by the Civil Service Commission.
Application Requirements:For additional information regarding when the City of Marion is accepting applications and other requirements, including dates and deadlines, visit http://marionohio.us/employment.
NO LATE SUBMISSION FOR APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Salary Information: (OPOTA Certified) Start at $53,331.20 per year. Under current contract, salary after 5 years is $68,556.80.
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 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.
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 residence within Marion County or a surrounding County once hired.
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: