Disqualifiers

Applicant must be of good moral character and habits. An investigation will be made regarding character, habits, previous employment, or other matters necessary to satisfactorily establish good moral character, habits, honesty, truth, and veracity. Credit history and financial condition of the applicant will be reviewed. Credit history will not be sole basis for disqualification.

Applicants must answer truthfully and fully all questions asked of them. Any misrepresentation or omission of any material fact on the application, other department forms, during the background investigation, or in any phase of the selection process may disqualify the applicant.

If an investigation discloses a willful misrepresentation, omission or falsification, the application will be rejected and the applicant will be permanently disqualified from applying in the future.

Traffic and Criminal Records:

Illegal Drug Usage:

Having a history of illegal drug use as an adult that tends to establish a pattern. Illegal drug usage as a juvenile will not be a reason to reject an applicant, if no establish pattern continues as an adult;

Other Disqualifiers:

Military Discharges:

Applicants with military service must submit a certified copy of their most current military history form (DD-214 Member-4 Copy, or NGB-22) with the required forms and documents once they have been approved through the pre-screen process.

Military service will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants who possess an honorable discharge will be eligible for further consideration.
  2. Applicants who possess a general discharge under honorable conditions should be considered; however, all disciplinary action must be thoroughly investigated and an evaluation of military performance must be made in order to determine if the applicant is eligible for further consideration.
  3. Any applicant who possesses a dishonorable discharge or bad conduct discharge shall be rejected and the applicant process will be discontinued.
  4. Applicants whose discharge from military service was for ineptitude, unsuitability, undesirability, or like causes will be rejected.

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1-866-898-7667
or email
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