Steps of the Hiring Process for
Police Officer and Communications Officer
- Step 1 - Application for Employment
Interested applicants must submit a completed city application along with the notarized Release of Information form and a copy of their driver's license to Human Resources. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. The required forms can be found on the city website www.norcrossga.net, under Human Resources.
- Step 2 - Physical Agility Test (Police Officer applicants only)
Applicants are required to pass a physical agility test which consists of:
24 sit-ups in one minute
15 push ups in one minute
300 meter run in 80 seconds
- Step 3 – Written Test (Police Officer applicants)
A standardized written test will be administered to all applicants who have passed the Physical Agility Test. A passing score is required to move forward in the selection process.
- Step 3 – Computer Based Skills Test (Communications applicants)
A computerized system tests applicants on the types of tasks performed at a communications center, such as entering data (names, VIN numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, license plates) heard over a headset, multi-tasking, keyboarding, using information heard over the headset, memory recall, prioritizing, using an alphabetized list, map reading, reading comprehension, writing, etc. A passing score is required to move forward in the selection process.
- Step 4 – Oral Board Interview
An interview to assess decision making skills, communication skills and judgment ability will be conducted by the Department. Only those applicants who pass the oral board interview will move forward in the selection process.
- Step 5 – Oral Interview with the Chief
Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Chief of Police.
- Step 6 – Conditional Offer of Employment
A conditional offer of employment will be made to qualified applicants once an opening is available. This offer is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing and passing the remaining steps of the hiring process.
- Step 7 – Background Investigation
All applicants must submit to a complete Background Investigation. As part of the background investigation, the applicant's employment history, criminal history, credit history, education and military records as well as personal references will be checked. Please note that the background investigation is ongoing and may begin as soon as the application for employment is received.
- Step 8 – Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
All positions in the Police Department require the applicant to submit to a CVSA. If results indicate deception, the applicant will be given the opportunity to explain, deny or admit the deception. The decision to remove an applicant from the hiring process will not be based solely on the outcome of a CVSA.
- Step 9 – Medical Evaluation/Drug Screen
All applicants must submit to a thorough medical evaluation and drug screen.
- Step 10 – Psychological Evaluation
The psychological evaluation consists of written psychological tests and will be administered at the Police Department.
Please note: Steps 7-10 may not necessarily occur in this order.
The expected duration of the selection process is 3 to 4 months.
Applicants who are disqualified will be notified in writing of their
eligibility or ineligibility to reapply.
The City of Norcross is an
Equal Opportunity Employer