Police Officer – New Recruits and Lateral
COMPENSATION: $30.54 – $40.92 per hour (LCPEA 2022-25 Wage Scale)
Open Until Filled, First Look is August 4, 2023
Lincoln City Police Officers are part of the LCPEA Union. Additional testing must be completed prior to the closing date of this announcement in order to be considered. Please see the full summary for details.
The City of Lincoln City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral or Entry Level Police Officer positions.
Police Officer Lateral transfers must meet all entry-level requirements and must have at least completed the Oregon DPSST Academy, or another state’s equivalent of the Oregon Academy, and have successfully completed a probationary period of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction immediately prior to application.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday, Sick Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Public Employee Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program , Dry Cleaning for Uniforms Service, Footwear Allowance and much more.
HOW TO APPLY
The Lincoln City Police Department works with the National Testing Network in an ongoing recruitment effort. If no positions are currently open, applications will be kept on file until an opening occurs.
The process to apply has changed from prior recruitment rounds—please read all instructions carefully and be sure to complete each step.
Application is a two-step process:
The City’s online application must be completed, and all required materials submitted via the web portal by the closing date noted on an open recruitment. You must create an account and fill out all required information, answer supplemental questions, and submit a resume. Go to the City Application to complete this portion of the process.
Lateral Police Officers – must provide DPSST number or a copy of F4 showing completion of the Oregon DPSST Academy, or another state’s equivalent of the Oregon Academy, and have successfully completed a probationary period of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction immediately prior to application. Resume and cover letters can be attached to the application through the online city portal.
Entry level Police Officers – an exam is required and administered by NTN. Full testing services are now offered through National Testing Network, Inc. To schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Lincoln City Police Department.
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
- Completion of the application process for testing with NTN.
- Review all information related to the Lincoln City Police Department officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
- Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and ORPAT testing. (ORPAT not required at time of application.)
- Opportunity to take online practice tests at www.frontlinetest.com.
- Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
- Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.
Upon completion of the entry-level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Lincoln City Police and Human Resources Departments. Candidates who attain a passing score of at least 75% on each of the entry level exams (video, reading, and writing) will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. The Lincoln City Police Department may contact candidates on the list and invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process. Candidates with an average score of 85% or higher will be considered first. The City of Lincoln City requires all portions of the application to be completed and turned in before the closing date on the posting to be eligible for consideration.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Lincoln City Police Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the Lincoln City Police Department where the final decisions are made. Candidates must keep in mind that they have to pass the physical abilities (ORPAT) test at the end of the DPSST training period as part of the minimum qualifications for employment.
Applications must be complete by August 4, 2023 for consideration in this round of applicants.
Questions about the recruitment should be directed to:
Abigail Edwards, Director of Human Resources