Salary & Benefits
2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 5 years
4 weeks after 10 years
5 weeks after 15 years
6 weeks after 20 years
Vision and Prescription benefits
JOB SECURITY UNDER STATE CIVIL SERVICE
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Civil Service Requirements
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Application must be filed between the ages of 18 and 40.
High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Must comply with West Virginia State code.
The following performance levels are required to pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT).
- Sit-Ups: Twenty-eight (28) bent leg sit-ups completed in one (1) minute.
- Push-Ups: Eighteen (18) conventional straight leg push-ups in one (1) minute.
- One and one-half (1.5) mile run: Fourteen minutes and thirty six seconds (14:36) as the elapsed time to complete the run.
Must successfully complete the examination process.
Applications must be returned to City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, Located at 1501 Pine St. Kenova, WV 25530
PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST:
General physical agility testing to determine strength and mobility.
Validated examination administered by the Kenova Police Civil Service Commission.
Thorough review of work record, academic achievements, criminal record, references, etc.
Review of the applicant’s background and involvement in criminal activity.
Thorough physical examination by a physician.
Battery of psychological examinations.
Personal interview with board of officers and community representatives.
Testing resources – written exam
Police Officer written test study guide:
This resource is provided free by the company that composes our written exam for hiring.
Entry lever police officer practice exam:
This resource is provided for a fee at your election by the company that composes our written exam for hiring.
Additional test preparation resources are available at the Cabell County Public Library’s website. These resources are not required but would be available at each applicant’s discretion or desire.
- Go to www.cabell.lib.wv.us
- Click on “E-COURSES” at the top right area of the main page
- In the middle of that page under “Learning Express” click on the “remote access” link
- This will take you to the “learning express hub” (www.learningexpresshub.com). On this page you will see a search box labeled “find resources”.
- In the search field, simply type and enter the word “police” and several e-books and practice exams can be found. There are many different fields of study available here, in both entry and advanced levels.
- There are also other resources available there for other test prep, civil service tests, literacy, reading, etc. These programs are all free of charge, requiring only that the user create an account and log in.
- These resources are not written to prepare for the Huntington Police entrance exam specifically, but rather are general police vocational materials designed to help with test taking skills and preparation.
- The Cabell County Public Library also offers an adult literacy program for anyone needing assistance in this area, information on this program can be obtained from Megan Shoub at 304-528-5700. The library also offers computers with internet access during normal business hours should anyone need that resource to access the online information.
It is the policy of The City Of Kenova to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The City of Kenova will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.