Fairmont looking to hire new police officers

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The City of Fairmont will soon be accepting applications for new police officers.

The City Clerk’s Office will be accepting applications from February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. through March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Building. To get an application or receive more information, you can contact the office by calling 304-366-6212, ext.329 or emailing jkeller@fairmontwv.gov.

Eligible applicants will have to pass written and physical exams. The written exam tests the ability to observe and remember details, reading comprehension, vocabulary, ability to problem-solve and use logic, ability to follow directions, and ability to use situational judgment. To pass the physical exam, an applicant must do 28 situps in one minute, 18 pushups in one minute, and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes and 36 seconds or less.

Once an applicant passes both tests, they will be ranked by their scores among the other applicants for a chance at employment.

New officers will have a starting salary of $35,869.00 with a salary of $39,000.00 after a year of probation. After the year of probation, officers will also receive 2 weeks vacation; 12–14 paid holidays per year; and six (6) personal days. Officers are offered PEIA health insurance.

The City of Fairmont offers a $3,000 additional incentive for certified WV officers.