Job Title:

Lateral Police Officer

Salary:

$25.78 - $35.46 Hourly
$4,468.20 - $6,146.78 Monthly
$53,618.40 - $73,761.36 Annually 

Job Type:

Regular > Full Time

Location:

City of Olympia, Washington

 

 Description

NOTE: Special Application Instructions

  • Entry Level Police Officer candidates. The City of Olympia uses Public Safety Testing (PST) as the initial step for hiring entry-level police officers. Persons interested in applying for police officer positions should visit the PST website athttp://www.publicsafetytesting.com/ to begin the process. Payment of a fee is required.
  • Advanced Entry candidates submit an online application, by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top right above. 
  • The Olympia Police Department is currently hiring for four vacancies and will continue to take applications until the positions are filled.

 

 

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Under general supervision, performs general duty police work to enforce the law, preserve public safety and order, and apprehend offenders.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Cope with a variety of situations with tact, discretion, courtesy and respect.
  • Prepare accurate, timely, and comprehensive reports.
  • Speak to individuals and groups.
  • Maintain composure and take responsible action during stressful and dangerous situations.
  • Follow both, written and verbal instruction.

 

Contact Information
If you have questions about the position and/or requirements, please contact Sergeant Rich Allen, at (360)753-8419 or via email at rallen@ci.olympia.wa.us.

 Examples Of Essential Duties:

The information contained in this classification specification is a representative sample of essential and other functions performed in this classification.  Specific essential functions are identified for position recruitment or other administrative procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Police Officers are employed at three distinct levels:
    • Police Officer - Recruit
    • Police Officer - Academy Graduate 
    • Police Officer - Advanced Entry 
  • The levels are distinguished as follows:

Police Officer - Recruit:

  • Requires no prior Police experience.
  • Police Officer - Recruits are employed at a rate 10% below step A of the salary range for Police Officer.
  • When recruits complete FTO training and are capable of independently performing assigned police duties, they advance to step A of the salary range.
  • As a condition of employment Police Officer Recruits are required to attend and successfully complete the law enforcement training academy approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) within 6 months of hire.

Police Officer - Academy Graduate:

  • Requires graduation from an approved law enforcement training academy prior to appointment.
  • Police Officer - Academy Graduates are employed at a rate 10% below step A of the salary range for Police Officer.
  • When Academy Graduates complete FTO training and are capable of independently performing assigned police duties, they advance to step A of the salary range.
  • Graduation from an approved law enforcement training academy and ability to meet standards prescribed by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for equivalency is required.

Police Officer - Advanced Entry:

  • Requires prior police experience and graduation from an approved law enforcement training academy prior to appointment.
  • Police Officers - Advanced Entry who complete their FTO training are expected to independently perform assigned police duties.
  • Candidates who completed a law enforcement academy outside of Washington State are responsible for establishing equivalency, according to standards prescribed by the WSCJTC after appointment.

Examples of Duties:

  • Patrols designated area of the City during an assigned shift in a patrol car, on a motorcycle or on foot.
  • Responds to calls for police assistance or investigation; establishes and maintains control of persons and traffic at the scene; provides protection of life and property, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, takes statements, issues citations and makes arrests.
  • Prepares written reports in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, including case, complaint and shift reports.
  • Appears personally in court and testifies as witness or arresting officer.
  • Prepares and presents oral presentations as a public service to schools, community action groups and the general public.
  • Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.