Police Officer I


Department: Police

Position open until filled.

A City of Wilson Application is required and must be received at the City of Wilson Human Resources & Risk Services Department, 1800 Herring Ave, Wilson, NC. This listing will run continuous until filled.

Pay Range: $35,409.35-$53,114.03 (14)

Number of Positions: 1

The Position

Performs responsible protective service work in the prevention, detection, and investigation of violations of the law.  Work involves an element of personal danger. 

This position works an assigned shift.

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The Selection Process

The process begins with a complete evaluation of the applications submitted.  Only a limited number of persons determined to be most qualified, as reflected by the contents of their application, will be invited to a personal interview.  The interview will cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the vacant position.  The applicant determined to best fit the needs of the position will be given a careful reference and thorough criminal background check, a drug test, and any required medical examinations that may be necessary.

How to Compete in the Process

Applicant must have knowledge of the methods, practices, rules, and regulations of a Police Department; and knowledge of the City’s geography and location of important buildings.  Must have demonstrated the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; deal courteously, but firmly with the public; analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.  Applicant must also possess physical agility and endurance to perform assigned duties and develop skills in the use of firearms and operation of motor vehicles.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school, supplemented by technical level courses in Law Enforcement or related field may be accepted.  A college degree is preferred. Applicant must possess a valid Drivers License, and meet the minimum requirements and qualifications prescribed in the Police Department's Career Development Program.  Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification is preferred.  Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) is desired.


The City provides an excellent working environment as well as benefits package.  The package includes sick and annual leave accrual, ten paid holidays, paid life insurance, membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees’ Retirement System, 5% 401(k) contribution, group medical, dental, and vision plans.

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007

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For more information or a print copy of the application, please contact:

City of Wilson Human Resources & Risk Services Department
1800 Herring Ave
Post Office Box 10
Wilson, North Carolina 27894-0010

Office: (252) 399-2246
Fax: (252) 399-2253
TDD: (252) 399-2313