Position Description

Police Officer
Employment Duration Full Time Regular
Location Police Department
Full Pay Range GR 17: $50,409.53 - $75,614.30 DOE
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Job Overview

Number of Openings:


Hours of Work:


Days of Work:

Varies; Rotating Shifts

Testing to be Completed:


Documents to Attach:

Transcripts, Resume, Cover, Letter, Certifications, Licenses

Closing Date:

2/28/2020 at 3:00 p.m. CST

Job Description

Performs both highly specialized and general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, apprehension of criminals, direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and the general enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with applicable statutory law, case law, accreditation standards, and department policy. Work involves an element of personal danger and, as a majority of the work is performed without the presence of a supervisor, employees must be able to make decisions and act independently without direct supervision. Employees must exercise discretion and professional judgment when making enforcement decisions, during use of force situations and in meeting emergencies. Assignments and special instructions are received from superior officers, who review work methods and results through personal observations, inspections, reports and discussions.


PLEASE NOTE: You must upload and attach required documents at the time of your application. Failure to upload and attach the required documents will result in your application being considered incomplete.


Police Officer Full Job Description

2020 Police Officer Selection Process Brochure 


Minimum Qualifications

1. You are 18 years of age

2. You have or are eligible to attain a North Dakota driver’s license

3. You have either:

  • An Associate Degree or have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better from an Accredited College or University validated by transcripts; OR
  • Have served a minimum of four years Full Time Active Duty with a branch of the United States Military or four years Full Time National Guard and received an Honorable Discharge upon completion of the service. Verification of Service must be validated by documentation; OR
  • Three years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience. Law enforcement experience required must be three years of duties in the field as a licensed and sworn law enforcement agent. This would not include duties such as private investigation, corrections or security. (Verification of employment by the agencies human resource files must be provided.) ;OR
  • Combination of education and relevant work experience.


Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Must possess good personal interaction skills.

Must be a citizen of the United States OR in resident alien status as defined by the Immigration and Naturalization service laws and regulations.

Must participate in physical fitness program to meet established agility and fitness requirements.

Specials Requirements

No felony convictions

City of Bismarck Benefits

  • Health Insurance - 100% employer paid family plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability at 60%
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short Term Disability, Accident, Cancer, and Life Insurance Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.


The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For technical issues please contact recruiting at 701-355-1337



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