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Special Law Enforcement Job Offer; Apply by Nov. 20, 2020

Special Law Enforcement Officer Job Offer with Application

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City of Burlington 

Special Law Enforcement Officer (Class1 & Class 2) - Title code 06895

Posting Dates:  November 14, 2020 – November 30, 2020


Part-time/Department of Public Safety; Class One and Class Two; Unclassified position, appointed annually; 10 – 20 hours per week with a varied schedule to include evenings and weekends.  A Special Law Enforcement Officer shall be under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police, or his/her designee, and shall perform all duties solely with the City, unless in fresh pursuit of any person pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:156-1 et seq. A Special Law Enforcement Officer shall comply with the rules and regulations applicable to the conduct and decorum of the permanent, regularly appointed Police Officers of the City, as well as all rules and regulations applicable to the conduct and decorum of Special Law Enforcement Officers.

NOTE:The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job posting.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


CLASS ONE - Under direction, Class One Officers class shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control and similar duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Police or, in the absence of the Chief, the law enforcement officer designated by the Chief of Police. Class One Officers shall have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of City ordinances and violations of N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq. Does related work as required. The use of a firearm by a Class One Special Law Enforcement Officer shall be strictly prohibited. No Class One Officer shall be assigned any duty which may require the carrying or use of a firearm.

CLASS TWO - Under direction, Class Two special law enforcement officers shall be authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed full-time Police Officer. The use of a firearm by a Class Two special law enforcement officer may be authorized only after the officer shall have been fully certified as successfully completing training, as prescribed by the Police Training Commission established in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

KNOWLEDGE AND REQUIREMENTS:  Is a resident of the State of New Jersey during the term of the appointment; Is able to read, write and speak the English language and has a high school diploma, or its equivalent; Is sound in body and of good health; Is of good moral character; Has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty which would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of the office of Special Law Enforcement Officer; Has successfully undergone the same psychological testing that is required of all full-time Police Officers;  Complies with all other requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq., the administrative rules and regulations of the Department of Law and Public Safety and the general ordinances of the City of Burlington. No person shall commence duties as a special law enforcement officer until having successfully completed a training course approved by the Police Training Commission. In addition, no Class Two special law enforcement officer shall be issued a firearm prior to having successfully completed the basic firearms course required by the Police Training Commission for permanent, regularly appointed police and annual requalification examinations.

Must be at least 18 years old, must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening; psychological evaluation, criminal background check, and required training.  Must have a valid NJ driver’s license.  Must be available to attend training classes.  Preference to City of Burlington residents. The City of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If you need reasonable accommodations to apply due to disability please call 386-0200, ext. 133.

Salary range $12.00-$23.06/hour.  Interested persons should submit a completed employment application by 5:00 PM Friday, November 20, 2020 to the City of Burlington, Attention: Administrator; City Hall, 525 High Street; Burlington, NJ  08016.