Pre-Employment Physical Agility Test
Part of the pre-employment evaluation includes a competitive Physical Agility Test. Testing consist of 5 individual parts, ensuring all applicants are physically fit for employment consideration. Applicants must pass all segments of this testing to be considered for employment.
AGILITY TEST PART #1 Vertical Jump
Applicant stands with 1 side toward the vertical jump apparatus and reaches up as high as possible to mark his/her standard reach on the apparatus. Applicant jumps as high as possible and marks the spot on the apparatus above his/her standard reach mark. Prior to jump, 1 foot must remain stationary on the floor. The best of 3 trials is the score. This is a measure of jumping or explosive power. It is an important area for pursuit tasks that require jumping or vaulting.
Minimum requirements are: 15 inches.
AGILITY TEST PART #2 Situps
Lie on your back with knees bent so that your feet are flat on the floor, with hands cupped behind your head and fingers laced. The buttocks must remain on the floor with no thrusting of the hips. In the up position the individual should touch elbows to knees and then return until the shoulder blades touch the floor. Any resting should be done in the up position. Your partner will hold your feet and count the number of correct repetitions. This test measures muscular endurance for use of force situations, restraining holds, carrying, and running at full speed.
Minimum requirements for 1 minute duration are: 28 reps.
AGILITY TEST PART #3 300 Meter Dash
This test will be conducted on a measured course. This test measures the applicants anaerobic power. Upon test completion a mandatory cool-down period is enforced. This test will demonstrate an applicant’s ability to chase subjects on foot.
Minimum requirement is: 70.1 seconds.
AGILITY TEST PART #4 Pushups
From the prone position, place your hands palms down under your shoulders, push your body upward until arms are straight, do not lock elbows! From this position when told to start you will lower your body until your chest touches your partner’s fist, keeping your back straight at all times. The rest position is in the up position only! This test measures muscular endurance for use of force, lifting / carrying persons, and restraining struggling individuals.
Minimum requirements for 1 minute duration are: 24 reps.
AGILITY TEST PART #5 1.5 Mile Run
The 1 and a half (1.5) mile run will be on a measured course. This is the best cardiovascular test available. Upon test completion, a mandatory cool-down period is enforced. This test measures use of force beyond 2 minutes.