The City of Paris is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer in the Paris Police Department.  Applications are being accepted until 4:30 p.m.  December 31, 2020.  Applications and a full job description may be obtained at www.paristn.gov or the City Business Office, 100 North Caldwell Street, Paris, Tennessee, 38242.  The City of Paris is an equal opportunity employer.  The successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug-screening, a physical by a Doctor and physical fitness test that includes running, pushups and sit ups. Employees of the Paris Police Department must establish residence in Henry County within 6 months of their hire date.

If accessibility assistance is needed contact ADA Coordinator Jennifer Morris @ 731-641-1410.

Kim Foster

City Manager





Nature of Work


This is general duty police work in enforcing laws and ordinances.

An employee of this class is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order.  Work involves an element of danger and may be performed either in plain clothes or in uniform.  The Patrol Officer is engaged in constant and varied contact with the public which requires the exercise of individual initiative.  Specific assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established rules and procedures.  Employees must, however, be able to react with discretion, dispatch, and authority in meeting emergencies.  Work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observation of results obtained.  In the absence of, or at the direction of, a higher ranking officer, the Patrol Officer II will assume supervisory responsibility for the shift.


Illustrative Examples of Work


Patrols the city to preserve law and order; enforces traffic laws and issues citations or warnings to violators; patrols school zones and high-activity areas; directs traffic; investigates traffic accidents, gives first aid to injured, and prepares reports.

Establishes traffic controls and police protection at fires and other incidents; performs police and escort duties at parades, processions, and special events; controls school crossing traffic; checks and reports on deficient street lights, signs, and road surfaces; investigates citizen complaints, checks person engaged in suspicious activities.

Checks doors and windows of business establishments and, as assigned, private homes; gives information to motorist concerning location of streets, routes, and buildings; answers miscellaneous service calls for citizens.

Visits the scenes of crimes and accidents; searches for and preserves evidence; investigates clues; interviews principals, suspects, and witnesses; searches for and apprehends violators.

Logs and safeguards property held as evidence; takes and develops photographs; takes fingerprints; checks criminal records.

Apprehends persons, including juveniles, suspected of committing crimes or misdemeanors; confers with parents of juvenile delinquents and makes or suggests referrals to resource agencies.

Participate in departmental training programs.

Performs related work as required.


  Desirable Knowledges, Abilities and Skills


Thorough knowledge of the geography of the City, the location of important buildings, and of the street system.

Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest and evidence.

Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of citizens.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper courses of action.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to write and speak effectively.

Ability to acquire skill in the use and care of firearms, and in first aid practices.

Ability to professionally and effectively testify in court.

Ability to be courteous to the public.


Desirable Training and Experience


Graduation from high school, supplemented by specialized training in law enforcement; and some experience in work involving public contact.  Candidates for this position must:  1) be 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States, 2) maintain a valid Tennessee Driver’s License; and 3) graduate from the State Law Enforcement Academy within one year.  Candidates for the position of Patrol Officer II must have served a minimum of three years as a Patrol Officer and attend supplementive supervisory training courses.




The City of Paris will be accepting applications for Mechanic I in the Public Works Department.  Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.   An application and complete job description may be obtained at the City Business Office, 100 North Caldwell Street, Paris, Tennessee 38242 or online at www.paristn.gov.  The City of Paris is an equal opportunity employer.  Employees of the City of Paris must establish residence in Henry County within 6 months of their hire date.


If accessibility assistance is needed contact ADA Coordinator Jennifer Morris @ 731-641-1410.  All interested persons are invited to attend.


Kim Foster

City Manager




Nature of Work


This is semi-skilled work in servicing and assisting in the maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy construction, and related equipment.


Work involves responsibility for servicing and assisting in the repair and maintenance of automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, and other standard and special equipment operated by the City.  Although the primary responsibility of an employee in this class is to help Mechanic II, the employee is often required to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks on an intermittent basis, and some of the less skilled tasks without close supervision.


Illustrative Examples of Work


  • Assists in the repair and general overhaul of automobiles, light and heavy trucks, graders, mowers, heavy construction equipment, and other automotive equipment by performing the semi-skilled and less skilled tasks.
  • Installs and adjusts brakes; changes spark plugs and changes tires.
  • Sweeps outs, washes, and waxes vehicles; maintains automotive service area in proper order.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Responds to emergencies and extreme weather conditions so must be able to be reached by phone at all times.


Desirable Knowledges, Abilities and Skills


  • Knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and methods of the automotive mechanic and heavy construction equipment trade.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Knowledge of the less complex mechanical parts of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to perform semi-skilled mechanical duties.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in the use of automotive servicing equipment and tire repair tools.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions for long periods of time; must be able to lift up to 80 pounds on a regular basis. Must be able to perform repetitive duties using arms, hands, shoulders and legs.  Must be able to stand or walk on all surfaces for extended periods of time.





Desirable Training and Experience


Graduation from a standard high school, successful completion of GED, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job will be considered.  Experience in the operation and servicing of light and heavy duty equipment.


Upon employment with the City the probationer must obtain a valid Tennessee Class B Commercial Driver’s License with N Endorsement.  If the probationer does not obtain the appropriate CDL in the normal probation period of six (6) months, the probationary period may be extended up to an additional six (6) months by the City Manager, but no further extension shall be made.  (Res. # 1495, 12/01/11)