Our Mission Statement
"We will serve the community of Smithville with Honor, Integrity and Compassion". These are our core values and we will not accept less in those we hire for our department. How can I become a more successful candidate?
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Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment
Possess a VALID Missouri Driver's License
High School Diploma/GED
Salary Range (PO1 $41,308-$46,300) (PO2 $46,321-$51,272)
Missouri Lagers L7 Pension Plan
Sick/Vacation Leave (4 hours accumulation each per pay
period to start)
12 hour shifts with every other weekend off
Uniforms and equipment provided (uniform dry-cleaning
GI Bill OJT Reimbursement for qualified applicants
Benefit Overview can be found here
The Hiring Process
Physical Agility Course (obstacle course with disabled
Oral Board Interview
Personal History Statement/Background Investigation
FALSE STATEMENT: False statement of material
fact/deception/fraud. Any past history of false statements that will impair
your ability to be a credible witness in a court of law.
FELONIES: No felony convictions.
PROTECTION ORDERS: Active Orders of Protection.
DRIVING RECORD: No DUI/DWI/Hit & Run within the past 3
years. Three or more chargeable or at fault accidents within the past 3 years.
Driver’s license suspension or revocation within the past 3 years. No valid
Driver’s License. No more than 3 Moving Violation convictions in the past 3
years (Police Officers).
PROBATION/PAROLE: Currently on probation, parole or diversion.
(Inclusive of deferred adjudication). Pardoned for any reason other than being
NARCOTICS/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USAGE: Must be drug-free for
a minimum of 3 complete years for all drugs except marijuana which is a minimum
of 1 year prior to date of application.
SALE OF DRUGS: Sale of illegal drugs or sale of legal drugs
without a license is a permanent disqualifier.
MILITARY DISCHARGE/CONDUCT: Discharge other than honorable
(no conditions). Conviction/commission of court martial offense.
FAILURE TO COMPLETE: Failure to complete the Personal
History Questionnaire (PHQ) after being afforded the opportunity to do such –
will be removed from process and must reapply.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS: Any convictions for domestic
NEPOTISM: The employment of family members is prohibited in
the following situations: Two (2) members of an immediate family shall not be
employed under the same supervisor; neither shall two (2) members of an
immediate family be employed at the same time, regardless of the administrative
department, if such employment will result in an employee supervising a member
of the immediate family.
FAILURE TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION: Failure to disclose
information in the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) or during the interview
that you were afforded the opportunity to disclose and it is discovered in the
Truth Verification Test or background investigation. Based on the disclosure
may be allowed to reapply.
MISDEMEANORS: Convictions reduced from felony charges.
Exception: When candidate received SIS (or equivalent) the information will be
reviewed and investigated during a Truth Verification Test and background
NARCOTIC/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USAGE: Use of hallucinogenic
substances occurring over 10 years from application date will be subject to
UNACCEPTABLE BACKGROUND: Work history, educational history,
military service, general reputation, and interpersonal relationships.
WORK HISTORY: Suspension or termination from employment
within one year. Eligible to reapply after one year from the date of
termination or last date of suspension.
FINANCIAL: Pattern of behavior indicating poor financial
decision making: bankruptcies, late payments, or refusal to pay debt.
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