The department is looking to hire at least one full-time police officer with the possibility of several more if City Council approves funding for those positions, said Mason Police Chief Ron Ferrell.
The department, which currently has 40 full-time officers, has had four open positions for more than a year — due to attrition and an officer injury — that have gone unfilled due to a depressed economy, said Ferrell.
The department is seeking candidates who are police academy certified, but will provide training to qualified candidates, said Ferrell.
“The key to us is to get the best candidate. Training is preferred, but if we get the right candidate, we will send them to the academy,” he said.
Candidates must be 21 as of May 5 and meet a range of requirements, including having a valid Ohio driver’s license at the time of hire, be a high school graduate or possess a GED and submit to a background check, psychological evaluation and fitness test, among other requirements.
Applications are being accepted online through noon on Friday, April 26 at www.imaginemason.org/employment.cfm.
Applicants will be required to take a written examination and physical fitness test on Sunday, May 5. Details of the testing will be provided upon completion of the online application.
For more information, call the city of Mason at 513-229-8500.