Minimum qualifications for a position are listed on the job announcement. Read these requirements carefully. You should be able to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications. If you are unsure, submit your application and Human Resources will review and compare your qualifications to other applications received.
Education or experience standards must be met as of the closing date of a job posting. Any exceptions to this requirement are noted in the job announcement. Possession of job requirements does not guarantee an interview. Each candidate's qualifications will be reviewed in comparison with other candidates.
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You may submit an application when there is a posting for current job openings. We do not accept applications when there is not a current opening.
We accept all applications online through the City website.
You may apply for as many open positions as you choose. A separate application must be submitted for each position.
Resumes may be attached to an application, but are not accepted as a substitute for a completed city application form.
No, applications are only accepted for current open positions.
When completing an online application you will find a question regarding veteran's preference. Please read the question, select one of the response options and attach a copy of your DD214 or other required documentation. If you do not supply the DD214 or other required documentation with your application, you must submit it no later than 7 calendar days after the application deadline for the position for which you are applying. If you do not supply the required documentation within the defined time frame, veterans preference points will not be awarded.
Applications are accepted until the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Late applications will not be accepted.
Human Resources and the hiring department staff will review your application. It is very important to list all of your qualifications, education, experience (paid or volunteer), licenses, certificates and special skills on your application.
Occasionally other materials may be required. These other required materials may include a supplement designed for that position, a statement of qualification, or a writing sample. Any other required materials are noted in the job announcement.
Yes, in most circumstances, the application you submitted will only be considered for the position for which you first applied.
Candidates selected by Human Resources and the hiring department to be invited for an interview will be contacted by telephone or email. Applicants not selected for an interview will receive an email notification.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a law enforcement program. The Community Service Officer position in Coon Rapids is an internship program designed to provide students in the law enforcement program working exposure in a police department and is limited to no more than 4 years. Candidates must possess strong communication skills and have an understanding and appreciation of the role, functions, and responsibilities of a police department. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
When the City has a Community Service Officer vacancy, the posting will be displayed on the City’s website.
Police officer candidates must possess an associate's degree in Police Science, have attained the age of 21 years and possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record. Two years of experience in a full-time Police Department may be substituted for each year of the educational requirement. Applicants must be Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) eligible and will be required to provide a copy of their POST certification or license with their application.
When the City is recruiting for a Police Officer eligibility roster, the posting will be displayed on the City’s website.
Full-time (career) firefighter vacancies are only available to Coon Rapids Paid-On-Call Firefighters. The City conducts external recruitment only for the Paid-On-Call Firefighter roster.
The Paid-On-Call roster recruitment generally occurs every two years. Any vacancy for a Paid-On-Call Firefighter is filled from this roster. Successful candidates will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Appointed individuals must meet response time requirements. A Paid-On-Call Firefighter is required to maintain residency within the 10-minute response zone. The Coon Rapids’ response zone is based on a 10 minute drive time from each fire station. Paid-On-Call Firefighter candidates cannot also be an employee of the City of Coon Rapids or cannot be an active member of any other fire department. Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
When the City is recruiting for a Paid-on-Call Firefighter eligibility roster, the posting will be displayed on the City’s website.