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Police Officer

Company: City of Steamboat Springs
Location: steamboat springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Exciting opportunity to serve the City of Steamboat Springs community! The Steamboat Springs Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Officer with a fall 2021 CLETA Academy sponsorship. The 2021 Fall CLETA begins August 23rd, 2021. This is a Police Officer position, for which the selected candidate will be paid a weekly training wage while attending the CLETA Academy. When the Academy is successfully completed, the starting base wage for Police Officer is $26.68/hour.

We are seeking future leaders eager to embrace a meaningful profession of community service.


The Steamboat Springs Police Department is looking for an energetic and team oriented person to fill the position of Police Officer Recruit. The person who occupies this position will be an integral part of promoting and maintaining the high level of professionalism and community focused actions of the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

The City of Steamboat Springs is a beautiful Colorado mountain resort community with year round activities: world class skiing, biking, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, hunting and more. Our city has excellent public schools and a community college. The ideal officer recruit is one who loves the mountain lifestyle and an active community.

The Steamboat Springs Police Department values integrity, compassion and service. We strive to provide exceptional public service and encourage creativity and innovation in meeting our mission. Police officers work twelve hour shifts in a team concept.

The City of Steamboat Springs offers an excellent benefits package that supports quality work life balance including: health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave and a wellness program. Advancement through the pay range is based on a skills-based progression that may be achieved in as few as five years.

Our police officer recruits earn a weekly training wage while attending the academy with full-time benefits. The City of Steamboat Springs will cover the cost of tuition and all academy related costs, including room/board.

Upon successful completion of the academy and Colorado POST Certification, individuals will transition from the recruit training assignment to a police officer position. A Field Training Program supports new officers as they operationalize their academy experience and put their knowledge, skills and abilities into action on our patrol team.

Applications will be accepted through the City's website until June 24th, 2021. Start date of the Academy is August 23rd, 2021.

We are seeking the following qualifications


This position requires:

  • A good driving record and ability to operate a motor vehicle under adverse conditions
  • Aptitude for police and investigative work
  • Strong communication skills
  • Dedication to public safety
  • High moral standards and a high degree of integrity
  • Emotional stability and ability to deal successfully with stress

(A) Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment;
(B) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
(C) No felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories;
(D) Applicants must be currently certifiable by the State of Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board



All supplemental questions must be answered for your application to be considered.

The hiring process will include the following:

Written/Report writing exam
Physical Fitness (Cooper Single Norms)
Oral Interviews
Police ride along

Second Day (If Successful)
Job Suitability Evaluation
Chiefs Interview

An eligibility list may be created from this process.

To be employed by the Steamboat Springs Police Department the candidate must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, psychological exam, and polygraph exam prior to commencing employment. A complete job description is available upon application. EOE.

Keywords: City of Steamboat Springs, Vail , Police Officer, Other , steamboat springs, Colorado

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