Starting Salary: $38,200
Superior Benefits & Retirement Plan
Individually-assigned “Take Home” Vehicle*
We are looking for people who:
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
Qualified candidates must successfully complete the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Sevierville Police Officers enforce state and local laws and ordinances, maintain order, and respond to emergencies. Job tasks include but are not limited to: identifying and apprehending offenders; custodial or non-custodial arrests; use of non-lethal and/or lethal force; foot or vehicular pursuit; interview and interrogation; locating witnesses; seizing contraband; vehicle registration checks; warrant checks; surveillance; searches of persons or places; attending court and testifying as required; and preparing written reports of activities. Officers are typically assigned to patrol a zone by car, bike, or on foot. Officers make routine checks of public, business and residential areas to look for hazardous or unusual conditions and criminal activity. These may include, but are not limited to: assisting injured, elderly or disabled persons; administering first aid; traffic direction & control; investigating suspicious persons or vehicles; and securing accident, crime and disaster scenes.
The starting salary is $38,200 with a reasonable path for salary growth for those employees that meet performance standards relevant to their job. Progression Steps are designed to recognize new employees who are making acceptable progress towards full competency in their job performance. On their anniversary dates, employees judged to be making satisfactory progress will receive a half-step increase beginning the first pay period after the progress step is awarded. No increases are guaranteed, but rather the result of continued improvement in one’s job performance.
How to Apply:
Written and Physical Testing Date(s): Applicants will be notified by email on testing dates and times.
Learn more about working for the City of Sevierville and full-time employee benefits.
The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in Federal or State sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).
The City of Sevierville Police Department is always seeking ethical, intelligent men and women to join our department. If you have a good driving record; a personal and professional record showing sound judgement; a work history free of disciplinary issues, poor attendance and/or discharge; and no history of criminal involvement, then the SPD wants YOU!!!
The selection process utilized by the City of Sevierville Police Department is thorough to ensure the best qualified candidates are selected. The following are the components of the selection process which must be completed by every applicant, or time which may be required to be completed by the department. Not all components are applicable to every position. The approximate amount of time required for each segment is also indicated.
|Filling out a City of Sevierville Application||1 hour|
|Written Examination||2 hours|
|Physical Agility Test||1 hour|
|Assessment Center Testing||8 hours|
|Background Investigation||30-45 hours|
|Medical Examination||2 hours|
|Drug Screening||1 hour|
|Psychological Screening||2 hours|
|Chief's Interview||1 hour|
The entire process may take a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 weeks depending on an applicant’s background, number of applicants in the process, number of test slots, etc. All applicants are notified in writing of all scheduled procedures and examinations. Candidates can discuss their denial of employment at any time by making an appointment with the Chief of Police. To make appointment, call (865) 453 5506.
A job description will accompany any application sent or handed out. The successful candidate must be able to meet all of the required skills and abilities.