Johnstown - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Johnstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting at $46,210+
Deadline May 24, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Johnstown, PA
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Physical Agility, Written Test and Oral Interviews will all be conducted on the day of testing.

Job Requirements

At the time of application, every applicant for a position in the police department shall possess the following qualifications:

  1. Possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Act 120 certification is optional. We will send those not certified to the IUP Police Academy in June.
  3. Be a United States Citizen.
  4. Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  5. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  6. All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before being sworn in as a full-time officer.

Physical Fitness Test

  • 1 Minute Sit-up
  • 1 Minute Pushup
  • 300 Meter Run
  • 1.5 Mile Run

This is a cumulative test. Each event is pass/fail; thus, if one event is failed the entire test is failed. Candidates are required to pass with a score at the 50th percentile for each event based on The Cooper Institute data. Pass/Fail: Must pass each event to continue in the testing process.

Written Test

Test is approved by the PA Chiefs of Police Association

The test consists of four (4) segments
1. Math
2. Spelling
3. Grammar
4. Writing

  • Must pass with a 70% overall to continue in the hiring process
  • Written test is 70% of your final score

Oral Examination

  • Answer a series of questions by a board of three (3) individuals
  • Must pass by 70% to continue testing
  • Oral Exam is 30% of your total score

Background Investigation

If considered as a possible candidate an in-depth background check will be done before the conditional offer of hire

Act 120

Act 120 is not required. We will train you.

Veterans Points

The Candidate must pass all aspects of the tests prior to qualifying for Veteran’s Preference of 10 additional points. Must have an honorable discharge. Reservists and National Guard must complete their obligations in order to qualify.


  • Starting Pay: $46,210
  • Top Pay: $64,548
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • 108 hours up to 228 hours paid vacation
  • 120 hours paid sick leave per year. sick time accrues each year.
  • Sick leave incentive up to $1,000.00
  • 24 hours paid personal time off per year. PTO accrues.
  • Longevity pay
  • Education pay
  • Paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Medical, Dental, Eye Insurance
  • Pension plan
  • 3 day weekend off, every other weekend



  • Bureau of Criminal Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • School Resource Officers
  • Drug Unit
  • Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)

The City of Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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