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Testing for the Entry Level Patrol Officer Vacancy

Testing for entry level patrol officer vacancy for the City of Virginia is posted at: 

Human Resources Department
100 N 5th Ave. W., Room 1
Duluth, MN 55802

Patrol Officer - City of Virginia
An Equal Opportunity and Veteran-Friendly Employer
Paper applications must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on the closing date.
online applications can be submitted until 11:59 pm on the closing date.




SALARY:  $24.14 - $24.35 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 08/29/18            CLOSING DATE: 09/21/18 11:59 PM


 This position is responsible for preserving peace and promoting public safety in the City of Virginia. Works under the general direction of a Police Supervisor, and shall be responsible to all senior ranking officers of the department and subject to their commands at any time. Primarily responsible to the senior officer in charge of their particular assignment.

2018 Salary Range is $24.14 - $24.35 per hour.

2019 Salary Range is $24.86 for the first six months, then increases to $25.08 per hour.

PLEASE NOTE: St Louis County has been contracted to administer the recruitment of this position on behalf of the City of Virginia. You are applying for a position with the City of Virginia Police Department. This is not for employment with St Louis County


(Not meant to be inclusive of all duties to be assigned):

• Protects life and property by performing assigned law enforcement and investigative activities;

• Maintains order; enforces City ordinances and state and federal law in a uniform manner and according to established department policies and effects arrests when circumstances dictate;

• Responds to citizen concerns and complaints;

• Responsible for traffic enforcement, control, and direction. This includes motorized, non-motorized and pedestrian traffic;

• Patrols and observes the community in order to detect and deter criminal activity and provide a sense of security and well-being to the community;

• Prepares clear and accurate reports in accordance with department polices;

• Prepares and executes warrants, makes recommendations for criminal complaints and presents testimony as required in court.

• Investigates criminal violations and offenses as appropriate;

• Responds to medical emergencies and provides basic first aid;

• Provides appropriate information to public;

• Assists in making public presentations at schools. May perform specialized work in record keeping, juvenile, child abuse and neglect, GREAT, D.A.R.E., bike safety program, investigation, and/or narcotics when directed by supervisor.

• Acts as a resource person within the department, providing information for long and short term departmental goals and objectives, as well as police-related tactical concerns;

• Performs other assigned and self initiated law enforcement and service tasks, all under the general supervision of the police sergeant or assigned supervisor;

• All other duties as assigned.


A police officer is required to work assigned shifts that vary in hours of the day and days of the week. He/she works both inside in controlled environments and outside in all weather conditions. The majority of time is spent driving a squad car and operating a radio and other police-related equipment. A police officer may be exposed to allergy causing substances, infectious diseases, and other physically threatening situations. 


Currently the department is working 12 hours shifts

(7am - 7pm & 7pm - 7am; four days on and four days off)

Officers are assigned to these and other shifts as deemed necessary by the Chief of Police. 



•             Must possess a valid Minnesota Peace Officer License.

•             Must be P.O.S.T. Board certified by the State of Minnesota;

•             Must possess a valid and unrestricted Minnesota Class D driver's license;

•             Must pass physical and psychological examinations, as well as any physical fitness requirements.

 Please Note: Applicants must be P.O.S.T. Board certified by the State of Minnesota by February 1, 2019.

 WRITTEN ASSESSMENT (100% of the scoring process):

The written assessment will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. You may take the assessment at either of the following locations:

 Duluth Government Service Center

Lake Superior Training Room - 2nd Floor

320 West Second Street

Duluth, MN 55802




Virginia Public Works

Training Room (Lower Level)

7823 HWY 135

Virginia, MN 55792


To participate in this written assessment, you must bring picture identification, a #2 pencil, and your system generated PERSON ID#. Calculators, digital cameras and other communication devices containing calculator functions are NOT permitted. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for this written assessment.