Employment Opportunities

Employment Policy

All applicants will be given equal consideration for all positions with the City, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability. However, Hazelwood residents will be given preference over nonresidents for positions when all qualifications of the applicants are equal. Applicants shall not be relatives of elected City officials.

General Philosophy of City Employment

All employees work toward the same goal, to provide efficient and economical municipal services to the citizens of Hazelwood. This can be achieved by mutual employee cooperation. The City shall not discriminate against any employee because of his activities or membership in an employee union or employee advisory committee.

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The Hazelwood Police Department has an opening for a Full-Time Dispatcher.  The job will entail shift work, weekends and holidays.  Very fast-paced position involving dispatching police, answering emergency & non-emergency phone calls and multi-tasking.  Must have a high school diploma or GED, and the ability to type with accuracy and speed.  Experience preferred.  Candidates will be required to pass a background check and drug & alcohol screening prior to being hired.  Starting salary is $20.40 hourly.  Apply by close of business on Monday, December 4, 2017,  at City of Hazelwood, 415 Elm Grove  Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042 or you may e-mail an application to: applicants@hazelwoodmo.org.  You can download an application by clicking the green link printed above.

An APPLICATION MUST be submitted for consideration.



Position: Police Officer 
Starting Salary: $54, 285
Posting Date: 10/30/2017
Closing Date: Friday 12/01/2017 at 4PM 

*This is a targeted announcement for current Class A Peace Officer License holders or currently enrolled academy recruits. 

The City of Hazelwood is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Police certification from the Missouri Department of Public Safety POST Commission must be current or must be obtained prior to the completion of the hiring process. Must work flexible hours. Excellent benefits include medical, dental insurance and excellent pension benefits. Starting salary $54, 285 for appointments with POST certification. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Submit your resume and completed applciation to Kim Atwood, Human Resource Assistant 415 Elm Grove Lane, Hazelwood, Missouri 63042. 

The Hazelwood Police Department deploys professional, innovative, self-disciplined and self-motivated officers directly into the community. The Department envisions the empowerment of patrol officers to take independent action to solve problems, create partnerships with the community, and improve the social environment of the neighborhood they serve. The organization is structured, managed, and operated in a manner which supports the efforts of the neighborhood patrol officers and encourages a cooperative approach to solving problems.

The Hazelwood Police Department’s primary functions are the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace and order, safe movement of traffic, provision for emergency service and the delivery of effective and efficient quality service.

Tuition Assistance – Reimbursement is available to full-time employees.

Vacation – Each employee of the department is eligible for one week after one full year of service, two weeks after two years of service, three weeks after ten years of service and four weeks after fifteen years of service.

Holidays – 11 paid holidays per year.

Uniforms and Equipment – Furnished by the department at no cost.

Insurance – The City of Hazelwood provides medical, vision, dental, disability and life insurance for each officer and pays one half of the officer’s family plan costs. Each officer is provided benefits from the Worker’s Compensation Plan.

Sick Leave – Accumulated on the basis of one day per month while on pay status to a maximum of ninety days or equivalent shift time.

Sick Leave Incentive – Employees using no sick time in a calendar year will receive an extra holiday.

Retirement – The City of Hazelwood provides a non-contributory pension plan for police officers. Officers will have a vested interest after ten years of service.

Deferred Compensation – The City of Hazelwood provides all employees with the opportunity to participate in a program of deferring a percentage of income into growth and income investments for retirement.

Employee Assistance Program – A confidential counseling and referral service is available to all employees and family members through the St. Louis Area Employee Assistance.

Minimum Requirements
Must be 21 years of age, or applicant must reach 21st birthday by time of completion at the police academy. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Received a POST approved certification for police officer in a Class A county. Height and weight in proportion to department standards. Have no conviction, or finding of guilt or nolo contendere, whether or not sentence is imposed and whether or not a judgment of conviction is entered, of a felony, misdemeanor or ordinance violation involving moral turpitude or conduct inconsistent with public service or a position of public trust. Must possess a valid Missouri Operators License by date of employment and have fewer than five (5) points charged against his/her driving record at time of application. Must have an “Honorable” discharge, or a discharge “Under Honorable Conditions”, if having served in the military.

The Selection Process
*Preliminary Background Review
*Written Test
*Physical Fitness Test
*Background Investigation
*Professional Standards Oral Interview
*Command Staff Review Board
*Chief’s Review

Physical Fitness Testing – Applicants must take and pass a certified fitness test to be eligible to continue in the hiring process. 

Re-application – In the event an applicant is eliminated during any phase of the process, re-application can not be made for six months. The Chief of Police will make the final decision regarding re-application on a case by case basis.

Physical Health and Psychological Evaluation – These examinations will be given after a conditional offer of employment.

Probationary Period – All appointees to positions in the service of the City shall undergo a probationary period for one year, during which time the employee’s performance is subject to monthly review.

All appointments to the Hazelwood Police Department are made on the basis of an open, competitive selection process conducted under the supervision of the Professional Standards Unit. Each applicant must successfully complete each stage of the selection process before becoming eligible to proceed to the next step. This process may take approximately one to six months to complete



The City of Hazelwood is seeking candidates for the Assistant City Manager position.  The Assistant City Manager is an administrative exempt position and a member of the City’s senior management staff.  The purpose of this position is to assist in managing all City operations.  This includes day-to-day administration of the Personnel functions, Employee benefits, supervise and is an integral part of the City’s Economic Development program, supervise the City’s Communication efforts and supervise the City Municipal Court.

Applicants shall have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science or similar field and a minimum of two years local government department head experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.  The employee will exercise considerable independence, initiative, professional skill and judgment.  The work is under direction of the City Manager.

Resumes shall be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than November 5, 2017, to: Matt Zimmerman, City Manager, 415 Elm Grove Ln., Hazelwood, MO, 63042 or by e-mail to mdzimmerman@hazelwoodmo.org.  Envelopes or e-mail subject line shall be marked “CONFIDENTIAL – ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER APPLICATION.”  Click the link below for a full job description.  The City of Hazelwood offers an excellent benefits package and salary is commensurate with the experience.  Salary range is $96,511-$117,267.  (Actual Salary Depends on Qualifications – (DOQ).  Position is open until filled.

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