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Check with seller Police Officer Omaha

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

**This posting is for those candidates who currently possess valid law enforcement certification from a state other than the State of Nebraska.

Posting Type: Open Competitive

Work Type : Full Time

Nature of Work : This is general police work that involves enforcement of all ordinances, statutes and laws in accordance with Police Department policies and procedures. This may include crime prevention, investigation and detection, protection of life and property, traffic control and maintaining law and order in the community.

Education and Experience : (The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

High school graduate or equivalent. Citizen of the United States prior to completion of certification training. Twenty-one years of age prior to completion of the training program. Valid motor vehicle operators or chauffeurs license. Good character as determined by background investigation to include but not limited to the following: Has not been convicted (or has been pardoned) of a crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for a term of one year or more, including convictions of Class 1 Misdemeanors. Has not been convicted of driving while intoxicated or under the influence in the two years immediately preceding admission. Has not received a punitive discharge from the United States Armed Forces. Has not been denied certification status, had certification revoked or currently suspended in this state or another jurisdiction. Not been convicted of any crime involving the threat or actual use of physical violence that would constitute a Class I Misdemeanor in this state. Not been convicted of any crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse. Not convicted of any crime of physical violence or sexual abuse against a child or children. Not convicted of a crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18 USC 922(g)(9), that would disqualify from possessing a firearm. Not subject to an order of protection that would disqualify from possessing a firearm under the provisions of United States code, USC 922(g)(8). Does not have a past indication of physical, mental, or emotional incapacity. Has not been adjudged or convicted of criminal violations with such frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for the law and rights of others.

Pay Range : Pay is based on number of years as a certified law enforcement officer: $59,883.20 to $78,769.60/Annually

The pay scale for Police Officer tops out at $88,337.60/Annually

Benefits : See our website at (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee health insurance which includes individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

Who Can Apply : Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

Must currently be a certified law enforcement officer in a state other than the State of Nebraska.

How to Apply : Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Examination Information : The exam will consist of a virtual structured oral interview which will take place in a timeframe to be determined. An invitation via email to the interview exam will be given to candidates once their application has been received, reviewed by a recruiter, and accepted to the test for the position. The final score on the eligibility list will be based on the structured oral interview score, and, if applicable, military veteran’s points will be added to the final score.

Veteran Points : To claim five (5) points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional five (5) points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by April 29, 2022.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology, including video equipment, radio, camera, and standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks
  • Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software
  • Ability to comprehend, and, at all times, adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics (Attachment A) and the overall mission of the Omaha Police Department
  • Ability to successfully complete the police academy for newly hired police officers as prescribed by the Omaha Police Department
  • As acquired through training, knowledge of:
  • Department policy, standard operating procedures, rules, regulations, information orders, and officer safety bulletins
  • Roadways, traffic patterns, and geographic Omaha service area
  • Criminal and civil law including laws pertaining to offenses directed against persons or laws pertaining to juveniles, family law, public health, safety and decency, vehicle code, and court cases pertaining to law enforcement
  • The United States Constitution and all laws as they apply to the rights of individuals, rules of evidence, warrants, searches and seizures, and court processes and procedures
  • Arrest and control tactics and the proper use of less than lethal weapons.
  • Tactics used in searching buildings, entering rooms with unknown threats, and stopping and approaching vehicles containing unknown occupants.
  • Firearm use and safety
  • Maintenance procedures for departmental and personal equipment.
  • Community policing and problem-solving principles
  • Adequate fitness and health maintenance guidelines.
  • CPR
  • Skill in the use of shooting a service weapon in accordance with State Standards
  • Skill in the use of either a pen/pencil or keyboard/keypad to communicate through writing.
  • Demonstrates effective:
  • Decision making;
  • Judgment, reasoning, and a willingness to take appropriate risks to protect the public;
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Spatial awareness;
  • Problem analysis /problem solving;
  • Management and supervisor
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal skill
  • Public relations skill/community service orientation, including an understanding of other culture and perspectives
  • Planning and organization
  • Composure and conflict resolution
  • Teamwork orientation
  • Hearing - Must not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 25 decibels at 500 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (ANSI) formerly (ADA Standard) Z24.5-1951.
  • Vision - An applicant must have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes without squinting; correctable to 20/30 in both eyes without squinting. There must also be no evidence of irreversible disease which will affect the person’s sight. Must be able to distinguish colors, have both depth perception and peripheral vision, and be able to see under low light conditions.
  • Smell – Recognize and identify faint and/or unusual odors.
  • Speaking-clearly and loudly.
  • Ability to maintain an adequate fitness level.
  • Ability to perform job duties while wearing duty belt and bulletproof vest and carrying companion equipment.
  • Ability to perform job duties in inclement weather and adverse conditions
Essential Functions : (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)

  • Enforces federal, state, county, and city laws through the de-escalation of chaotic situations, and the identification, apprehension, physical control, and/or arrest of potential suspects
  • Conducts investigations
  • Conducts various patrol activities and traffic investigations as assigned
  • Uses appropriate force when necessary, including the use of firearms and weapons
  • Serves as a first responder to disaster and emergency incidents
  • Communicates appropriately with other law enforcement and emergency personnel, dispatchers, citizens, witnesses, offenders, and victims
  • Safeguards and accounts for evidence and non-department property
  • Performs administrative activities, including but not limited to writing reports and completing required documentation/paperwork, writing and serving warrants, issuing subpoenas, and staying informed about new department general orders, special orders and policies
  • Participates effectively in court procedures and proceedings
  • Participates in training activities as required
  • Maintains regular job attendance in accordance with a schedule established for the position by the supervisor
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of an investigation
Conditions of Employment : Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

Reasonable Accommodation : Applicants requiring an accommodation for the examination because of a disability should advise the Human Resources Department a minimum of 48 hours prior to the examination by emailing

For a complete description of this job classification go to the City of Omaha's website at

Contact Points :
City of Omaha Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam St, Suite 506
Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 444-5300
Fax: (402) 444-5317

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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