Police Officer

Date Posted: March 10, 2020 08:00 AM

Deadline: March 31, 2020 05:00 PM

Department: Police Department

Compensation: $24.80 – $26.67 per hour DOE (includes Skill-Based Pay), additional $1/hour Shift Differential for nights

Hours: Rotating Shifts (24 Hour Operation)

   City of Dickinson-Job Application

   Police Officer – Job Description

   Police Officer – Pre Interview Questions

   Police Officer – Disqualifiers

   Recruitment Video

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the required City application and Pre-Interview Questionnaire, which can be found above, at Job Service, or at City Hall. Resumes are strongly encouraged. Veterans claiming preference must submit Form DD214 with the application. The deadline to apply is the close of business on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Written Examination and Interviews are TBD.  Examinations will be given from 8am-10:30am and interviews will be the same day for those who pass the examination.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information contact Ali at 701-456-7033, or email hr@dickinsongov.com.


$2.50/hour Skill-Based Pay, plus $1/hour Shift Differential for nights!

  • To provide a safe living environment to the citizens of Dickinson, North Dakota by patrolling the streets and public properties, and enforcing state law and City ordinances.
Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service;
  • Patrolling the City streets;
  • Conducting police investigations;
  • Performing public relations work to improve police-community relations.
Minimum Requirements
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Licensed North Dakota Law Enforcement Officer – within one year of hire
  • Pre-employment drug screen, background check, reference checks, and polygraph are required
Desirable Training and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Psychology or related field preferred.


  • Vacation – 96 hours annual accrual for years 1-5
  • Sick Leave – 96 hours annual accrual
  • Personal Leave – Employees are permitted to use up to 16 hours of accrued Sick Leave per year for Personal Leave
  • Longevity Pay – Sliding scale based on tenure with the City (After 5 years of Service), paid annually
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Holidays – 10 holidays plus one day for birthday
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Health Insurance – NDPERS (SHP) – Employer pays 80% of premium
    • For every 5 years employed by the City of Dickinson, the City will pay an additional 2.5% of your health insurance
  • Flexible Benefits – Medical Spending Account – The City puts $250 into a Medical Spending Account for full-time employees
  • Defined Benefit Hybrid Main Retirement Plan – Employee contributes 7%; Employer contributes 8.26%
  • Defined Benefit Public Safety Retirement Plan – Sworn Law Enforcement Officers & Firefighters contribute 5.5%; Employer contributes 9.07%
  • Life Insurance – Employer pays 50% of basic premium. Supplemental life insurance option


  • Flexible Benefits – Medical Spending Account – pre-tax (2020 max – $2,700) – Daycare Expenses – pre-tax (2020 max – $5,000)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Insurance
  • West River Community Center Membership – 50% Discount off Annual Membership
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan – Pre-Tax or Roth option
    • NDPERS Portability Enhancement Provision

Civil Service Status upon successful completion of the probationary period.



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