Salary: $26.77 to $34.17/hour.
A Police Officer is charged with performing law enforcement and crime prevention work including discovery, investigation, report preparation and patrol to enforce federal, state and local laws. Provide public information and education activities which may require additional specialized training.
- The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of police practices and procedures.
- Investigative methods and techniques, federal, state and local laws, and firearm use and safety precautions.
- The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public administrations, City government, Police policies, procedures, and common personnel policies.
- Knowledge of the principles of Police administration as well as reporting and disclosure requirements of government entities.
- This person must have an understanding the operations of the Police Department to achieve established goals and maximize efficiency.
- Must have skill in implementing work methods and procedures which promote a safe working environment and ensuring proper staff training in work safety, as well as skill in interpreting, understanding and applying technical reports, statutes, rules and regulations.
- Must be able to evaluate work priorities, procedures, and processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency as well as provide outstanding customer satisfaction (internally and externally).
- This position also requires proficient use of Microsoft Office and applicable specialized law enforcement software.
- Equivalent to high school graduation plus completion after hire of DPSST basic law enforcement training.
- At least one year experience as a law enforcement officer is typically required after appointment in order to familiarize incumbent with full scope of job functions.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Pass a criminal record and background investigation, psychological screening, and pass a test at the twelfth grade reading and writing standard.
- Meet DPSST requirements for attendance at the police academy and possession and maintenance of DPSST Police Basic Certificate required within one year of appointment.
- Possess and maintain a valid Oregon operator’s driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
- Pass a test at the twelfth grade reading and writing standard (POST) and pass ORPAT with a time of 6:20 minutes.
- At time of application candidate is currently certified or certifiable at the basic level as a police officer through DPSST.
- Previous college level training or experience in law enforcement.
- Knowledge of the community and surrounding areas.
- Previous training related to police equipment or operations, e.g., first aid, CPR, hazardous materials, firearms training, LEDS entry level certification is desirable.
- Bi-lingual (Spanish/English).