September 15, 2022
The promotional process for the position of Patrol Sergeant is hereby announced. By Department Policy, promotional processes may be internal, provided a minimum of two applicants are participating in the process. This process will include external candidates.
The Patrol Sergeant is a first line supervisor position, responsible for leading and supervising police officers. The schedule will be a standard 6-3 patrol schedule. The appropriate rotation will be determined after the selection process. For scheduling purposes, the Patrol Sergeant position will be treated the same as is current practice, in that the Sergeant can be considered a 2nd for shift minimum purposes, but will not be the only patrol staff scheduled to work. See the formal position description for additional details.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary for this position was determined by finding an approximate midpoint between the top patrol officer’s earnings and the current Lieutenant salary. The starting salary will be $78,665.00 per year ($37.82/hour). As a non-represented village employee, this position will receive salary adjustments when all non-represented Village of Mount Horeb employees receive salary adjustments as part of the budget process. Benefits will follow the Village Handbook benefits, with the exception of holiday pay. Holiday pay will follow the union guidelines for patrol staff.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
· Certified Law Enforcement Officer and;
· Three years of police experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or five years total law enforcement experience or;
· Supervisory experience preferred; or
· Work Experience / Education will be considered for total experience in lieu of degree
ANTICIPATED PROCESS TIMELINE
September 14, 2022 Posting of Sergeant Position Announcement
September 30, 2022 Resume and DJ-LE-330 Application Due 09-30-22
October 07, 2022 Written Exercise Issued, Due October 14, 2022
October 20, 2022 Assessment Center
November 3, 2022 Police Commission Interview (5:30pm to 9:30pm range)
November 7-18, 2022 Backgrounds
November 21, 2022 Selection Date
December 5, 2022 Anticipated start date
*Dates are subject to change if necessary, to accommodate schedules of candidates and evaluators
APPLICATON PROCESS AND CLOSING DATE
Each applicant shall submit a current Resume and a DJ-LE-330 Application for the position to the Chief of Police. Both documents must be received no later than Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. Documents may be emailed to email@example.com
The selection process will be conducted as follows:
WRITTEN EXAM- All qualified candidates will be issued a written exercise (essay) on Friday October 7, 2022 via email. The written exercise will be due Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12:00pm.
Assessment Center – The assessment center will consist of a series of exercises, scenarios, interviews, presentations, etc. that will test the candidates’ abilities as they relate to the police sergeant position. The Assessment Center is scheduled for October 20 with the exact time to be determined.
POLICE COMMISSION INTERVIEW -The candidates will meet with the Police Commission for a second interview. The questions will be structured to elicit both general and specific information about the candidate’s knowledge of the role of supervisor, as well as his or her goals and philosophy. Responses provided in the peer interview, resume, cover letter and even personnel file content may be used to form the basis for follow-up questions from the panel. The Police Commission Interviews are scheduled for November 3 with the exact time and date to be determined.
FINAL SCORE-The numerical weight assigned to each portion of the process will be as follows:
25%-Resume and Application Review
25%-Police Commission Interview