City of Martinsburg

Human Resources and Employment Opportunities

Civil Service (Police and Fire)

Police Civil Service Commission

Notice of Testing

Competitive Examination and Certified List of Eligibility

 to Probationary Police

Officer in the Martinsburg Police Department

 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the West Virginia Code 8-14-13, that position(s) for the rank of Probationary Police Officer exist in the Martinsburg Police Department and will be filled by appointment by the City Manager from a list of eligibles certified by the Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission.

In order to be placed on the list of eligibles, an interested party must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 40 at the time of application.
  • Secure, from the City Recorder’s office or online at cityofmartinsburg.org, an application for employment for the position of probationary Police Officer. The correct Application MUST be completed, verified and returned to the City Recorder no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the time and place of testing, and must undergo and achieve a passing score on a competitive written exam, date, time and location to be announced. A summer test date is anticipated.
  • On the date of exam, successful applicants will achieve a passing score on a physical agility screening test for WV state and local law enforcement officers. Certification of a physician will be required prior to participating in any physical testing and must be presented on the day of the exam.
  • Undergo a complete medical examination testing the applicant’s general physical condition in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
  • Undergo a complete psychiatric examination testing the applicant’s mental stability for appointment in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
  • Submit to and cooperate with authorities in a background investigation as to the applicant’s suitability for the position.
  • Appear for scheduled oral interviews.
  • Submit to any additional examinations as to the applicant’s suitability for the position in a manner prescribed by the Commission.

Probationary Police Officer is a pay grade 18, beginning at $42,028. Employees of the City of Martinsburg are provided a range of fringe benefits including vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, health/life/dental and vision insurance, longevity pay, police pension and modified take home vehicle policy.

Applicants with a current WV Law Enforcement Certification will receive a $3,000.00 sign on bonus, if hired.

West Virginia residency is NOT required, however, officers must live within 25 air miles of the Town Square within 90 days of employment.

Anyone not meeting the above requirements, as set by the Commission, will NOT be placed on the list of eligibles. The City of Martinsburg is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission.


November 3, 2018 Applicant Packet--for applicants ONLY. Downloading this packet does not entitle you to test if your application is not received by the City Recorder before 5 PM on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


The City of Martinsburg is always accepting police and fire applications, which will be placed on the list for notification for the next test. There is no way to determine when that is, as we do not know when we may have turnover or when the current list of eligible candidates might be exhausted.

Please read excerpts to the right of the page from the Civil Service Rules and Regulations for further information on the testing process.

Applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person to the address provided at the top of the application.