Inside the FSPD - Employment Opportunities - Cadet

Cadet           Starting Hourly Wage $9.44
Applications for Cadet positions are available from the Department of Human Resources for the City of Fort Smith, located at 623 Garrison Avenue on the third floor of the Stephens Building. All applications will receive a complete review and potential candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview and computer based applicant screening test. An intensive background investigation will be completed on those applicants that are selected to move forward in the process. Those applicants selected for hire will complete a medical physical with drug screen, psychological test and polygraph. For further details contact the Recruiting Coordinator for the Fort Smith Police Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Cadet, under the supervision of the Patrol Operations Captain, assists with any tasks that need to be completed within the Police Department. The Cadet assists in areas that will free someone else to take care of a more important or critical task.
  • Organize case files for any detective who may request assistance.
  • Take police vehicles for service, washing or repairs.
  • Deliver packets to the Board of Directors every Friday.
  • Fill in at the Information Desk.
  • Go to Pawn Shops every week to download pawn shop records to disks.
  • Run errands for other employees who need assistance.
  • Help Data Entry type incident reports as needed.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is for 30 hours per week and you must be a full time college student.


Education / Experience
High School diploma or GED is required.


Other Skills and Abilities
The Cadet must be able to perform all of the duties and functions as defined in the job description for the City of Fort Smith. He/She must have excellent communications skills in both oral and written forms. Organizational skills and close attention to details are required to successfully perform this job. The Cadet must have thorough operational knowledge of the use of a personal computer system, as well as various software packages.


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the Cadet encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions provided that accommodations comply with the City of Fort Smith's Alternate Duty Policy. The noise level in the work environment while within the Police Department is usually moderate.