Transit Police Officer
Pittsburgh Regional Transit (Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department) is seeking full-time Transit Police Officers. A Transit Police Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of Port Authority customers, staff, and property throughout the areas it serves. Officers must enforce all local, state, and federal laws on and around our transit system. Our Police Department offers potential career opportunities with specialty units that include, investigations, K-9, video forensics and crash reconstruction. Leadership roles such as Sergeant and Lieutenant are promoted from within the department. Police Officer applicant testing is one three-hour session, the written police officer exam (POST) and the fitness exam will be administered on the same day. Testing dates: Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 1:00 PM, or Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 8:00 AM. Transit Police Officer wage progression is as follows: year one - $57,484 (75% of base rate); year two - $65,148 (85% of base rate); year three - $76,645 (base rate). A Master Patrol wage premium of 3% above base rate is available after nine years as a Transit Police Officer. Pittsburgh Regional Transit offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision. Transit Police Officers are eligible for a defined contribution plan which consists of two components: a 401(a) Money Purchase Plan and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Tuition Reimbursement, and comprehensive training opportunities and incentives are also available. Student Loan Assistance and Academy Tuition Reimbursement available for eligible employees.
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Job Requirements
Job requirements include: • Minimum age 21 • High School Diploma or GED. • Valid PA Driver’s License. • Current Act 120 certification or candidate must successfully pass the Act 120 certification test prior to employment. • Successful completion of administered written police officer exam. • Successful completion of administered fitness exam. • Basic clerical skills. • Ability to observe and analyze situations objectively and respond appropriately. • Ability to handle emotionally charged situations. • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. • Professional and effective communication skills to include: • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions. • Successfully complete/maintain the following required training: • Yearly firearm qualifications with a department-authorized firearm. • Maintain Basic First Aid and CPR/AED Certification. • Yearly mandatory in-service training. • Job-specific training, as required. • Ability to work various shifts, pass days, weekends/holidays, as required. • This is a Safety-Sensitive position subject to all testing provisions under the Drug and Alcohol Policy, including random drug and alcohol testing. The person selected for this position may be required to be tested prior to being awarded the job.

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