134 South Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Civil Service Information

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is a Three (3) member board, appointed by borough council, with each member serving a 6 year term.

Civil Service Members:
Barbara Fischl
Zack Audenried
Harrison Bauman

The Commission meets in a public session and is responsible for:

  • Creating and monitoring rules and policies for the City's civil service
  • Testing and certifying individuals in classified service
  • Managing and maintaining civil service records

Current Open Positions:

Police Officer - Nazareth Borough Police Department, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Nazareth is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. This is a Civil Service position. Applicants must be a US citizen, at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. As part of the civil service process, candidates are required to pass written, oral, and polygraph examinations. Candidates must be physically capable of performing the essential functions and tasks of a police officer. Candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation.

Prior to appointment, every applicant must possess a valid PA Driver's License, have successfully completed Act 120 Academy, be capable of MPOETC certification, and be a resident Northampton County.

Application packets can be obtained at the Nazareth Borough Hall at 134 S Main St. Nazareth Pa 18064 M-F, 8:30 AM-4 PM or downloaded on this page.

The Application deadline is October 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. There is a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, payable in cash or money order.

Completed application packets must be hand-delivered or mailed to Nazareth Borough Hall and include payment of the $35.00 application fee. Nazareth Borough will not accept application packets hand-delivered or post marked after the application deadline or which do not include payment of the application fee.

The written examination will be administered by the Borough of Nazareth Civil Service Commission at Borough Council Chambers, 159 W. Center St., Nazareth PA 18064 on October 15, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Oral Exam will be held on the week of October 25th, 2016 at Council Chambers – 159 W. Center St. Civil service will contact you individually to schedule a time for your exam.

The Physical Fitness Exam will be held at the Nazareth Middle School – 54 Friedenstahl Ave. on November 12, 2016 at 8:00 am – please arrive by 7:30 am to check in and warm up.

Inquiries should be directed to the Civil Service Commission at

The Borough of Nazareth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Borough of Nazareth
134 S Main St.
Nazareth, Pa 18064

Basic Requirements:
US Citizen, over 21 years of age, successful completion of an Act 120 academy, Pennsylvania driver's license.

At a minimum, successful candidates are required to pass written, oral and polygraph examinations, a comprehensive background check and must be physically capable of performing the essential functions and tasks of a police officer

Police Officer Written Test:
Nazareth Borough uses The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) tests entry level police officers on four components: arithmetic, reading comprehension, grammar and report writing. The tests have been developed by Stanard & Associates specifically for law enforcement agencies to assess incident report writing skills and predict training and job success.

The test takes 75 minutes to complete and is proctored by members of the civil service commission and includes volunteer monitors.

Applicant/candidates must score a minimal passing score of 70 on written test.

Police Officer Physical Fitness Ability Test:
Please refer to documentation below for requirements.

Oral Interview:
Oral Interview will consist of a group of 3 experienced law Enforcement professionals asking prearranged and standardized questions relating to police performance and decision making. Oral Interviews are scheduled one (1) hour apart giving the examiners enough time to thoroughly evaluate a candidate.


Necessary Forms For Job Application:

Please note ALL documents below are required when applying for this position. Please refer to the NBPD Check Sheet for additional requested items.

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