JOB: Police Officer, Town of Jackson
Town of Jackson, Wyoming
Salary Range $52,035- $75,390 DOQ, full benefits.
The Town of Jackson is accepting applications from both lateral and entry level applicants.
A lateral applicant is already a sworn police officer (in any US state, not just Wyoming) and has successfully completed the Police Academy. An entry level applicant is a candidate who would need to attend and graduate from the Police Academy. The Town would pay for this training and no experience is necessary.
The Police Department is seeking experienced, motivated, and value-centered individuals with proven leadership skills to join our law enforcement team. Jackson is an active year-round resort Town and the Department has a community oriented policing approach.
Primary duties include public service and protection through a variety of methods including law enforcement, crime investigation and prevention, patrol, call response, initiative and discretion, and apprehension.
Minimum qualifications for application submittal include US citizenship, 21 years of age upon completion of the Police Academy, and possession of a valid driver’s license. For lateral applicants, typical qualifications in addition to those above would be equivalent to: certified peace officer status, an Associate Degree or two years of college level coursework, and three years of experience as a peace officer.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Wyoming Peace Officer certification and Spanish language fluency. Applicants completely fluent in Spanish receive an additional $350/month stipend. The ideal candidate will also possess experience in patrol procedures and tactics, investigations, special assignment work, a positive and energetic outlook, as well as excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Wyoming has no state income tax and the Town of Jackson offers a competitive benefit package that includes health, vision and dental insurance, retirement benefits and Paid Time Off (PTO) which covers holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Rental housing provided, take home car program in place.
Applications may be obtained at the Town Hall at 150 East Pearl Avenue in the Personnel Office, or by calling or writing to the Personnel Department, Town of Jackson, P.O. Box 1687, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-3932, [email protected] or by accessing the Town of Jackson website at www.townofjackson.com. Successful applicants accepting employment with the Town of Jackson will receive full reimbursement for travel expenses. This position participates in the Town of Jackson’s Drug Free Workplace drug testing program. The Town of Jackson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.