City of Bismarck
221 N 5th Street
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$50,000 - $69,999
Performs both highly specialized and general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, apprehension of criminals, direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and the general enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with applicable statutory law, case law, accreditation standards, and department policy. Work involves an element of personal danger and, as a majority of the work is performed without the presence of a supervisor, employees must be able to make decisions and act independently without direct supervision. Employees must exercise discretion and professional judgment when making enforcement decisions, during use of force situations and in meeting emergencies. Assignments and special instructions are received from superior officers, who review work methods and results through personal observations, inspections, reports and discussions.
1. You are 18 years of age
2. You have or are eligible to attain a North Dakota driver’s license
3. You have either:
An Associate Degree or have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of
college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better from an Accredited College or University
validated by transcripts; OR
Have served a minimum of four years Full Time Active Duty with a branch of the
United States Military or four years Full Time National Guard and received an Honorable
Discharge upon completion of the service. Verification of Service must be validated by
Three years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience. Law enforcement
experience required must be three years of duties in the field as a licensed and sworn law
enforcement agent. This would not include duties such as private investigation, corrections
or security. (Verification of employment by the agencies human resource files must be
Combination of education and relevant work experience.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess good personal interaction skills.
Must be a citizen of the United States OR in resident alien status as defined by the Immigration and Naturalization service laws and regulations.
Must participate in physical fitness program to meet established agility and fitness requirements.
No felony convictions