FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What are the requirements for Police Officers?
A. Police Officer candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 45 and must have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates do not have to be a resident of the City of Muskogee.
Q. What are the requirements for Firefighters?
A. Firefighter candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 45. All candidates must also be a nationally certified First Responder or EMT Basic at the time of application. Candidates do not have to be a resident of the City of Muskogee.
Q. How are police officer and firefighter candidates selected?
A. Candidates must pass both a written and physical agility test. Candidates also appear before a selection board. Once selected, candidates also must pass a state pension board physical. All candidates serve in a probationary capacity for one year.
Q. Besides police and firefighters, what other jobs does the city have frequently open?
A. The City typically has available entry level public works and park department positions. These require a high school education, drivers’ license, and ability to pass a physical and drug screen. In addition, the City hires seasonal employees during the summer for certified lifeguard and park department positions. Seasonal candidates must be 16 for certified lifeguards and 18 for other park department positions. Entry level clerical positions only occasionally are available. Very few non-entry level positions are filled with outside applicants. The City of Muskogee has a policy of promoting wherever possible from within its workforce.
Q. Where can I find out information on current job openings?
Contact the Personnel Office at 684-6220. Applications are available in the Personnel Office located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Resumes may be sent to the address located under contact us located to the right. When mailing in resumes, please indicate the type of employment you are seeking.