Employment Opportunities

Certified Police Officer

The Johnston Police Department is seeking dedicated, team-oriented individuals to perform a wide range of law enforcement and crime prevention duties for the safety and protection of life and property in the Johnston community. Johnston Police Officers preserve peace, restore order, and serve the best interests of community safety. Officers regularly engage in problem-solving, community education/outreach, critical thinking, and perform investigative work in preparation of arrests and criminal prosecution.

The Rate of Pay: Starting wage range for lateral transfer police officers is $59,582 - $69,703 depending upon experience, qualifications, training, and certifications.

After hire and upon successful completion of field training, successful candidates will have their performance evaluated and may be eligible for one-time incentive pay of up to $2,500.

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Important NEOGOV Notes

You must create an applicant profile with NEOGOV to use the system. If you have already registered at governmentjobs.com, you can use that account for the City of Johnston application process. To receive City of Johnston job notifications, you must sign up here.

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We only accept applications during the announced recruiting period, so make sure to check the application deadline. Those job openings listed as "continuous" have no specific filing deadline, but you should submit your application as soon as possible to be sure you are considered for the next opening. Continuous recruitment may close at any time.

Complete a separate application for each job. A resume or letter of interest cannot be accepted in place of the City application, but may be attached to an application as additional information. Also make sure to complete any required supplemental application forms or online assessments. Remember that it is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete and that all required documents (licenses, transcripts, supplemental questionnaires, etc.) have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are required to be submitted using the City's online recruitment system powered by NEOGOV.