Police Officer

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The City of Gunnison is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time Police Officer position. The right candidate would fulfill Gunnison PD's mission of "existing to maintain a high quality of life through prevention of crime, fair and equal treatment of all, and education in partnership with the citizens of Gunnison and its visitors." This position performs technical, professional, and administrative duties related to maintaining the security of the City, protecting constitutional guarantees of all persons, protecting life and property, preserving public peace and order, preventing, solving and detecting crimes, facilitating the safe movement of people and vehicles, and other emergency services as needed. 

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City of Gunnison Patrol Officer
Salary $68,900-93,100 dependent on qualifications. Lateral transfer accepted. Differential pay for shift work. 
Signing Bonus $15,000. ($7,500 at hire, $7,500 at completion of Field Training.) 
Generous benefit package.  
City owned transitional housing available for PD officers.

P.O.S.T. certification
: Must possess a Colorado Basic Certification or Colorado Provisional Certification at time of appointment as a police officer.
**P.O.S.T. Training assistance
Provisional Certificate Holders – City of Gunnison will pay travel and training costs associated with full certification compliance after appointment and as part of a conditional offer. 
Non-Certificate Holders – City of Gunnison will pay academy costs associated with full certification compliance as part of a conditional offer, to include appointment as a police cadet while attending academy and housing costs. Police Cadet wage is $24.56 an hour plus benefits.

City of Gunnison Benefits 
*13 paid holidays 
*12 sick leave days 
*Vacation balance accrues at 4.62 hours per 2-week pay period, up to 180 hours (3 weeks) totaled per year. 
*Medical, dental, and vision premiums covered 75% by employer 25% by employee for employee and dependents. 
*11.2% mandatory retirement contribution matched by employer to total 22.4% contribution in the Colorado Retirement Association. (No Social Security withholding.) 
*Gunnison Recreation Center membership cost covered for employee, discounted cost for group/family membership. 
*Gunnison Sportsman’s Association Gun Club membership cost covered. 
*100% employer paid personal liability insurance on and off shift. 
*Officers are assigned take home vehicles. 
*Officers issued all duty equipment including uniforms, belts, ballistic vest, handgun, rifle, etc. 
*Collateral/Rotating assignments can include tactical team, detectives, community resource, department instructor, field training, armorer, and more. 
*Training is conducted within the Department and through the Colorado P.O.S.T. program.

This position is open until filled.  

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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