Welcome to Universal Emergency Services Recruitment Offices. Here you can find information regarding our hiring process and how to join UES.
"Cadets spend ninety percent of their time partaking in hands-on activities from team-building exercises all the way to interactive scenario training."
Whether you see yourself climbing the ladder or not, there are always opportunities available in UES. The path you take is completely up to you and how you better the community.
Here in UES we encourage that members perform in and out of our patrols and strive to the best of their ability. We look to recruit professionals who are prideful of UES.
Like any other serious organization, Universal Emergency Services is always seeking to hire the best and most qualified members to serve our community. To ensure we are getting exactly that, UES has a sophisticated and rigid hiring process in place for applicants to go through. The mission of Universal Emergency Services is to provide a safe, friendly, realistic and well organized role-play environment for any individual interested in a career in emergency services or for those who simply enjoy the thrill of role-playing. We are looking for professionals who can help us achieve our mission statement and community objectives. With that being said, we want all persons who go through our process to treat our process seriously. Regardless of what path you choose within UES, both hold the same expectations and steps to become a member. Below you will find each phase to our hiring process and a description of each.
Submitting an electronic application is the first step to obtaining membership with Universal Emergency Services. Our applications are lengthy and require time to complete. It is imperative that applicants take their time when filling out their application. The smallest typo or neglecting to read instructions can lead to the dismissal of a persons application. Applications are reviewed thoroughly and reasons for dismissal are the forefront of recruitment staffs focus.
2. Oral Assessment
After an application has been accepted, applicants are invited to phase two of our hiring process. The oral assessment is by far the biggest disqualifier for all candidates. The oral assessment is an assessment of the candidates character, problem-solving skills, and general line of thinking. The oral assessment is also timed and candidates have to be sure that they are not using too little or too much of the time allotted. Responses given by candidates are used as a means to determine their suitability for appointment and continuation onto phase three of our process. All candidates receive a score at the end of their assessment. The oral assessment is pass/fail.
3. Ranking Interview
The ranking interview takes place with UES administrative staff. This is the last phase a candidate will take part in before the eligibility list is established for phase five. This interview follows basic interview principles and does not follow the same rules and guidelines established in the oral assessment. Candidates will be asked a new set of questions and may be asked about answers they provided within the oral assessment. Candidates will receive a score at the end of their interview. This score will be combined with the score they received in the oral assessment.
4. Background Investigation
Upon completion of phase three, all results of previous phases are submitted to Universal Emergency Services Internal Affairs. At this point, our internal affairs agents investigate all information and references provided. The background investigation is pass/fail.
5. Regional Law Enforcement Academy or Introduction to Civilian Operations
Once background investigations are complete, the remaining candidates are selected based on who scored highest to lowest. If UES is seeking to hire a specific amount of people, the first of however many candidates will be selected for training. Any additional persons will be disqualified from the process or be held on an eligibility list for the next process. The choice of disqualification or maintaining the eligibility list is at the discretion of UES Executive Administration. Depending on which path the candidate chooses, he/she will then be sent to attend training with UES training staff.
Training in UES is extensive and requires a high attendance rate if candidates wish to pass. It is important that candidates, now cadets, pay close attention to all that their instructors have to say. Cadets spend hours training and then reviewing information learned within our academies. Officers are trained for a period of 9 days, three hours each day. Civilians are trained for a period of ten days, two hours each day. Training for officers is hands-on and interactive scenario training is at the heart of that experience. Civilians, however, spend a majority of their time in a classroom setting, reviewing expectations of members and roleplaying techniques/methods.
The successful completion of each of the five phases grants an applicant full membership and employment within Universal Emergency Services.
Note: Persons who choose to fill out the police application are also allowed to serve on the civilian team.