Hiring Information and Process
The City of Sevierville Police Department is always seeking ethical, intelligent men and women to join our department. If you have a good driving record; a personal and professional record showing sound judgement; a work history free of disciplinary issues, poor attendance and/or discharge; and no history of criminal involvement, then the SPD wants YOU!!!
The selection process utilized by the City of Sevierville Police Department is thorough to ensure the best qualified candidates are selected. The following are the components of the selection process which must be completed by every applicant, or time which may be required to be completed by the department. Not all components are applicable to every position. The approximate amount of time required for each segment is also indicated.
|Filling out a City of Sevierville Application||1 hour|
|Written Examination||2 hours|
|Physical Agility Test||1 hour|
|Assessment Center Testing||8 hours|
|Background Investigation||30-45 hours|
|Medical Examination||2 hours|
|Drug Screening||1 hour|
|Psychological Screening||2 hours|
|Chief's Interview||1 hour|
The entire process may take a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 weeks depending on an applicant’s background, number of applicants in the process, number of test slots, etc. All applicants are notified in writing of all scheduled procedures and examinations. Candidates can discuss their denial of employment at any time by making an appointment with the Chief of Police. To make appointment, call (865) 453 5506.
A job description will accompany any application sent or handed out. The successful candidate must be able to meet all of the required skills and abilities.