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Madion Wisconsin Police Department: Now Recruiting!


The Madison Wisconsin Police Department is seeking mature-minded men and women who possess integrity and self-confidence. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as a desire to work with the community are essential. We are currently accepting applications for Police Officer, with an expected hire date in the fall of 2015. No prior law enforcement experience or training is required! Successful past applicants have typically had significant educational and/or life
experiences. Many have previously worked in teaching, social work, business, or a
variety of other professions.


A career with the Madison Police Department is both challenging and rewarding. We
are an innovative organization, proud of our diversity and that of the community we


Annual Salary: $45,671 increases to $50,783 after six months with an excellent benefit
package. Educational Incentive: Base of $65,312 after 42 months with undergraduate
degree. Entry deadline is November 3, 2014.


Apply Online at


Madison Police Department
5702 Femrite Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
( 608) 266-4190



Location – Washington Township, Franklin County


The Washington Township Police Department will be accepting resumes until close of business September 19, 2014 for testing to establish a police officer eligibility list to fill open positions. The testing procedure will include a physical ability test, written test, and an interview before an oral board.


All applicants must be 21 years of age.


Starting salary is $47,170.

Contact Information:

There will be a $35 non-refundable processing fee due at the time of filing the resume (check or money order payable to Washington Township). Please send resume and processing fee to:


Washington Township Police Department
13013 Welty Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268

The Washington Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 9/10/2014      Removal Date: 9/19/2014



Location – Borough of Riverside, Northumberland County



The Riverside Borough Civil Service Commission is accepting applications from interested persons with PA Act 120 training for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer for the Borough of Riverside. 



Interested persons must have PA Act 120 training.


Contact Information:

Applications may be picked up in person at the Riverside Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA 17868, during normal business hours starting Monday, August 25, 2014.


Applications must be returned by 12:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Applications, upon return, shall be accompanied by a check or money order, payable to the Borough of Riverside, in the amount of $40.00 for test administration fees. 


Written portion of the testing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6 pm at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, PA.


The Borough of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Bucks County Public Safety/Police Training Center

Bucks County Chief’s of Police Association
Application For Testing

Application Packet -- Information Flyer

Position of Police Officer:

Requirements for application:

  • All applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of test
  • High school graduate/GED
    • A non-returnable copy of High School Diploma must be attached to the returned application
  • US citizen in good standing
  • Able to read, write and understand the English language
  • Valid drivers license
    • A non- returnable copy of current valid drivers license must be attached to the returned application
  • A full-face photograph (passport type 2”x2”) must be attached to the returned application
  • Certified funds payable to Bucks County Police Chiefs Association in the amount of $50.00(NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

Additional Information That May Be Included

Act 120 certificate--Do Not Attach Any Other Information Such As Letters of Recommendation or Training Certificates

Application must be fully completed, notarized and returned with a notarized liability waiver. Applications must be returned to Bucks County Police Training Center, 1760 S. Easton Road Doylestown, PA. 18901 (Click here for Application)

Applications must be returned no later than Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Applications received after the cutoff time will not be considered.

Applications will be limited to the first 300 applications received.

Testing will be conducted at the Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road Warrington, PA 18976 at the track, on October 4,2014

Registration will begin at 0830 hrs, testing will begin at 0900 hrs. No one will be admitted after this time.

At the time of registration you must show Photo Identification (Drivers License preferred).

Physical agility test will be completed first.  Any one not successfully completing the physical agility test will not be permitted to continue with the testing process. (Requirements for physical agility tests are attached to application.)

The written test will begin at 1300 hrs. at the Central Bucks South High School 1100 Folly Road Warrington, PA 18976. No one will be admitted after this time.  You will again be required to show Photo Identification (Drivers License preferred).

Results of the written test will be available for review online or at the Bucks County Police Training Center, 1760 S. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.  NO phone requests for results will be honored.

Applications can be picked up in person:

  • Bucks County Police Training Center, 1760 S. Easton Road Doylestown, PA. 18901

Bucks County Public Safety/Police Training Center
Harry McCann, Director
1760 S. Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: 215-343-6794


Job Title:Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Drug Enforcement Administration

Hiring Organization:Drug Enforcement Administration

Job Announcement Number:BA2014


$38,895.00 to $55,969.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Thursday, October 2, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




Many vacancies in the following location:
DEA - US Locations, United States


United States Citizens


Top Secret




About the Agency

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.




  • 25% or Greater
  • The work hours are long and irregular. DEA Special Agent must be available at all times, to include holidays. DEA Special Agents are often sent on extended temporary duty assignments away from their assigned office.


  • Yes
  • Limited moving expenses are authorized.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


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At the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), our people are agents for change. A unique mission requires special talent. As a DEA Special Agent, you will work as part of an elite criminal investigation team that transforms the power of your talent into action. That action makes a difference on the security and well-being of our nation and the world every day. Typical Work assignments include:  
   ·  Conducting complex narcotics/drug related criminal investigations.
   ·  Carrying out surveillance of criminals engaged in drug related activities.
   ·  Infiltrating illicit drug channels.
   ·  Identifying and apprehending drug traffickers.
   ·  Arresting law violators engaged in criminal drug related activities.
   ·  Preparing evidence for prosecution officials.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses. GetJob/ViewDetails/379582400




Location – Annville Township and Palmyra Borough/Lebanon County


The Annville – Palmyra Civil Service Consortium is accepting applications for the creation of an Eligibility List with the Annville Township and Palmyra Borough Police Departments.


  • U.S. Citizen – Minimum 21 years of age
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Act 120 Certification
  • Medically, physically, psychologically capable of performing the duties of a Palmyra Borough or Annville Township Police Officer as written in the job description
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License
  • Successfully pass written and oral examinations, and physical agility test. Upon a vacancy, candidates on the eligibility list will need to pass a background investigation, and after employment offer extended – medical and psychological examinations


Application packets may be obtained at the following locations:

  • Annville Township Police Department office, 36 North Lancaster Street, Annville, PA 17003. Police office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
  • Borough of Palmyra Administrative office during normal business hours at 325 S. Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA 17078. The Borough office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM.


Completed applications must be accompanied by $40 cash or money order and returned to Annville Township or Palmyra Borough offices, IN PERSON by 12:00 NOON on September 22, 2014, or BY MAIL AND POSTMARKED BY September 19, 2014. The written examination will be held on October 4, 2014, 0900 at Lebanon Valley College / Neidig-Garber Science Center. Candidates will be advised of future testing dates after tabulating the results of the written test.

By Order of the Annville Township and Borough of Palmyra Civil Service Commissions.


Location – Ten Agencies, Berks County


The Berks County Chiefs of Police Association is coordinating recruitment of future police officer candidates for Berks County in an attempt to attract the most qualified persons to police the streets of Berks County. Interested candidates may obtain a registration form and the physical performance battery tests at:  www.berkscountrypolicechiefs. org



 Amity Township


Central Berks Regional

*Cumru Township

Exeter Township

Fleetwood Borough

Kutztown Borough

Northern Berks Regional

Robeson Township

West Reading Borough

*& Wyomissing Borough

* Does not require Act 120 Training

& Requires an Associate’s Degree/or 75 college credits and ACT 120


Complete applications, along with a $75 check or money order (payable to “BCCPA”) must be mailed and received at: Berks County Chiefs of Police Association, c/o Wyomissing Police Department, “Consortium Testing”, 22 Reading Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Written test score results will be posted on the Berks County Chief of Police Association’s website by Monday, October 6, 2014. Candidates achieving a written score of 70 or higher may proceed to the physical performance test.

The physical performance test will be Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Alvernia University’s Schlager Memorial Field.

The names of candidates passing both segments will be placed on a master police hiring list according to their written score ranking. Participating police departments will develop their individual hiring lists based on a candidate’s ranking and on the department’s minimum qualifications, such as having Act 120 training prior to employment. *Having Act 120 training IS NOT a prerequisite for participating in this process, however, all but two (2) participating police departments require this basic police training.



Interested candidates must be US citizens, 21 years old (except West Reading and Wyomissing, which is 18), have at least a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid driver’s license.



Date:               September 27, 2014

Location:        Alvernia University, O’Pake Science Center, 400 St. Bernadine Street, Reading, PA

Times:              Last Names Beginning with A-J -- 9:00am

                        Last Names Beginning with K-Z -- 2:00pm



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Job Title:Foreign Service Criminal Investigator

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:OIG-14-FS-09FW


$48,171.00 to $70,741.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 7, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014




Full-Time - Excepted Service - Permanent




FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


All Qualified U.S. Citizens

This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to December 31, 2014. There will be a cutoff date beginning August 07, 2014, and every 30 days thereafter until December 31, 2014.



Top Secret/SCI




About the Agency

This position is with the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations.  The Office of Investigations is responsible for investigating allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative violations and employee misconduct relating to USAID's world-wide programs and operations.
The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recovering from disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country.  USAID has been a principal U.S. agency in extending assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. 

OIG is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law, and for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of USAID programs.  OIG is responsible for auditing and investigating USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the United States African Development Foundation (ADF).  OIG is organized into three operational units: Audit, Investigations, and Management. OIG maintains overseas offices in Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; Manila Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa; San Salvador, El Salvador; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Islamabad, Pakistan; Kabul, Afghanistan; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Frankfurt, Germany.

The full promotion potential of this position is FS-01 (GS-15 equivalent).


  • No


  • Travel is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Special-Sensitive Clearance.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required. Must carry a firearm.
  • Medical and Physical Examinations are required.
  • Relocation expenses to Washington not authorized on initial appointment.


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  • Conducts routine to moderately complex international and domestic investigations.  Analyzes reports or allegations of misconduct, malfeasance or other fraudulent activities related to US criminal and civil laws and administrative regulations and policies of USAID, IAF, ADF, MCC and OPIC.  Develops and maintains liaison with federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement officials.  May serve as witness before a Grand Jury or in criminal or civil trials, and testify in such proceedings.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts criminal, civil, and administrative investigations involving fraud, waste, and abuse of USAID foreign programs, personnel and operations.  Recognizes and makes recommendations on matters of investigation that show a high potential for criminal or civil prosecution, monetary recovery, debarment or suspension, employment termination or major systemic changes in operational procedures or practices.
  • Works individually or on a team to conduct investigations utilizing a broad range of investigative techniques, such as witness interviews, grand juries, criminal complaints, arrest warrants, electronic surveillance, financial analysis, document examination and expert witnesses. 
  • Conducts an analysis of crime characteristics (types of victims and perpetrators, actions of victims and their method of operation, geographical data, chronological data, property loss, stolen data, physical evidence and other factors) which may contribute to crime analysis crime.  
  • Prepares documentation, comprehensive investigative reports and other written communications.  Expresses information ideas or facts to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (technical, sensitive, controversial, etc. 


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You must have one year of specialized experience at the level close to the work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

FS-06 level:  Applicants must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. J.D., if related or 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least FS-7/GS-7.  Specialized experience is defined as observation of higher grade investigation, legal, or financial work assignments; in-depth study of materials pertinent to investigations, international development, or international affairs; progressively responsible project management tasks including managing resources; data analysis, risk analysis, limited scope reviews, audits, or monitoring and evaluating projects in an overseas environment; conducting reviews and briefing superiors on critical accounting or intelligence matters; interviewing employees, officials internal and external to US and foreign Governments, and others for the purpose of obtaining or verifying facts or specific information; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports; experience communicating orally and in writing, working effectively with individuals and/or other agencies, and experience analyzing and solving problems.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
You will be required to maintain firearm proficiency and carry a firearm while performing the duties of this position.
Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver's license upon appointment and be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test results before you can be appointed into this position.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful completion of a full field background investigation and issuance of a 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE (SCI ACCESS)' clearance. 
MEDICAL CLEARANCE:  Prior to being hired to the Foreign Service, applicants must have a thorough medical examination and receive an unlimited medical clearance for assignment worldwide.  
Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination by an Agency designated physician to determine if they are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Any physical condition which could hinder an individual's full, efficient and safe performance of his/her duties as a criminal investigator, or failure to meet any of the required physical or medical qualifications, will usually be considered disqualifying for employment, except when sufficient evidence is presented that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Applicants who refuse to submit to the required examinations will not be considered for employment as criminal investigator. 
Applicants must agree to work an annual average of two hours extra per day to meet the requirements of law enforcement availability pay (LEAP) as described in Title 5 U.S.C. 5545A (d) (1).
Applicants for this position are required to qualify with and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and to maintain such qualifications. Because of an amendment to 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which became effective September 30, 1996, and is referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon.  A qualifying conviction is a state or Federal conviction for a crime of domestic violence and any general or special court-martial for an offense that otherwise meets element of a crime of domestic violence, even though not classified as a misdemeanor or felony.
Continuing employment in this position is contingent upon: (1) maintaining eligibility for a 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE (SCI ACCESS)' clearance in a position which has been designated as 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE; (2) maintaining criteria outlined in USAID/OIG/I, Health and Fitness Program for Criminal Investigators; (3) willingness to travel domestically and overseas as necessary; (4) work an annual average of 2 extra hours a day to meet the requirements of law enforcement availability pay (LEAP) as described in Title 5 U.S.C. 5545a(d)(1); (5) willingness to carry and use a firearm in the execution of official duties; and (6) compliance with the Lautenberg Amendment.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.  Manual dexterity with comparatively free range of motion of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, and knee joints are required.  Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily.  Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily.  Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters.  Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels.  Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability.  Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.  Applicants that have no prior series 1811 criminal investigator experience must meet the maximum age for entry into a covered position which is the date immediately preceding the applicant's 37th birthday and must be able to retire at the mandatory age of 57 years with 20 years of service as an 1811 criminal investigator.  Hiring exceptions will be made for veterans' preference eligibles.
Foreign Service career candidates will be considered for tenure by a Tenuring Board after they have acquired at least three years in the agency, of which a minimum of two years' overseas experience in the Service.  Each career candidate is afforded two opportunities to receive tenure based on the Board's review of the employee's written performance evaluations which are prepared by a supervisor at least once a year.  A career candidate who fails to perform satisfactorily may be separated at any time during their probationary period.  Any employee who remains untenured after two reviews will be separated from the Agency at the end of the five-year probationary appointment.  The appointment status of a career candidate who receives tenure will be changed from probationary to career.


We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100.  You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the work experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the Competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.  USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process.  Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

FS-5 level:

  • Project Management
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
IMPORTANT: If you are found to have rated your self-assessment higher than the information in your on-line application, supporting documentation narratives, and/or any other relevant part of your application package; including attachments, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience.  This may result in a lowered score and may also eliminate you from the best qualified list. 

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