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Police OfficerThe City of Mason City is taking applications for the Police Officer civil service hiring list, which requires a physical ability test and written exam for non-certified officers. The list created from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time Police Officer positions within the Mason City Police Department.The Mason City Police Department serves a community of 28,000 and is located just two hours from Des Moines and the Twin Cities. Mason City offers many amenities of a larger urban area with the feel of small town living. Bring your family and continue your career in a community where there is opportunity...for you and for them! Among the positive benefits you will find here is a supportive environment for law enforcement, both within City government and within the broader community.As shown below, we offer a very competitive wage scale that starts at $28.50 for non-certified officers. Certified officer wages are based on their years of law enforcement experience. In addition we offer a$2,000annual stipend for all officers choosing to purchase a home to live in Mason City.2021 PartialWage ScaleStarting - $59,2801 year - $64,5423 years - $69,9505 years - $71,0948 years - $73,00812 years - $78,853Certified Officer Incentives$5,000signing bonus.Up to$9,000relocation package if currently reside outside the 30 mile residency limit. This includes up to $3,000 for closing costs towards Mason City residence and up to $6,000 towards other relocation costs (temporary housing, moving, and COBRA).Accelerated vacation eligibility based on years of law enforcement experience.Minimum Requirements:21 years of age or older at time of hire.High school diploma or GEDValid State driver's license and acceptable driving recordNot be addicted to drugs or alcohol (Chapter 400.17 of the Iowa Code).No felony convictions.No disqualifying misdemeanors within the last seven years.Meet the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) physical and vision requirements.Non-certified officers - Pass the written POST test and ILEA required physical fitness test.Certified officers - Only need to participate in the physical agility test for baseline purposes, and do not need to take the written POST test.Pass a post-offer physical/drug test, polygraph and psychological evaluation.Live within30 milesof Mason City within six month of hire (see map).Officers choosing to purchase a home to live in Mason City will receive a $2,000 annual stipend.The written POST and physical agility testing will be conducted on the morning ofAugust28thor29thwith interviews following in the afternoon for passing candidates. Candidates will receive additional details about the testing as the posting end date approaches and an application is received.Non-certified officers- Learn more about the testing process and the Mason City Police Department.Certified Officers-Learn more about why the Mason City Police Department is for you!Apply online at www.masoncity.netApplications will be accepted online until 4:30pm, August 13th, 2021Equal Opportunity Employer