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Police Officer - Out of State Lateral

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $30.58 - $40.14 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0411-03
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Police Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem's Police Department is hiring for Certified Out-of-State Lateral Police Officers.

As a leading law enforcement agency in the Pacific Northwest, the Salem Police Department is searching for outstanding candidates for the position of lateral police officer. The Salem Police Department has outstanding opportunities to enhance and further your career. Our agency has a full complement of special teams and units to include: SWAT, Bomb Squad, Mobile Response Team (Civil Unrest Team), Tactical Negotiations Team, Strategic Investigations Unit, DEA Task Force, Persons and Property Crime Detectives, Traffic Team, Downtown Enforcement Team, Crash Reconstructionist, Computer Forensics, Behavioral Health Unit, Training Division, Peer Support Team, Civil Investigations Team, Patrol, and Wellness Program.

We are the third largest municipality in the state of Oregon whose responsibilities include providing public safety services and peace of mind to the over 177,000 residents in the capital city. The Salem Police Department provides the largest, state of the art police facility in the state. The facility includes a large workout room, mat room, and training simulator to enhance your job functions and personal wellness.

The Salem Police Department is the recognized leader in our region for technology and training to better serve our community and neighboring smaller agencies. We have a fleet of state-of-the-art patrol cars with the latest computer technology, cameras, license plate reader systems, and weapons platforms. As a Salem Police Officer, you will be issued your needed equipment to include, uniforms, weapons (handgun and rifle), boots, duty gear, iPhone, and more.

The City offers an excellent compensation and benefits package which can be found by clicking here . As part of total compensation package, qualified Lateral candidates may receive up to 80 hours of vacation/sick time. Starting salary step will be based on years of qualified experience.

Only complete applications are considered, and interviews are offered to those who have met the qualifications below.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • High School graduate or have completed a G.E.D. and must already possess a minimum of a Basic Police Certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) or out-of-state equivalent.
  • Currently employed with a minimum of three years of full-time employment as a police officer (jail and most federal law enforcement experience will not be counted toward the three-year minimum).
  • Must pass the NTN Frontline National Test and submit valid test results to the City through NTN's website (valid test results are results that are current or no more than one year old from time of application).
  • Successfully complete the Oregon Physical Agility Test (ORPAT) and submit those results through the NTN website. An ORPAT result is considered valid if the results are dated six months or less from the time the application is submitted. **Please note that at this time, due to COVID-19, the ORPAT is not being offered. You will be required to take and pass the ORPAT as soon as it becomes available.**
  • If you have a valid and current PAT test from another State, you may submit your score by attaching it to your online City application, so long as it is no more than six months old from time of application.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Oregon class C driver's license or other state equivalent and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's standards.
  • Must be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of 24-hour rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Be at least 21 years old at date of hire.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or have the ability to become one within 18 months of hire.
  • Participate in competitive testing including physical fitness testing, reading comprehension, writing skills, written, physical/vision, hearing and psychological examinations, and be able to pass strict Police Department background investigation.
  • Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Submit resume with application.

Oregon's minimum standards to work as a law enforcement officer and background disqualifiers can be found in OAR 259-008-0010-0070.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Police Officer or view by clicking here.

Additional incentives: The City of Salem offers 2%-10% premium pay for a combination of DPSST certification levels, training, and college education. Police Officers who have been with the City for 10 continuous years receive a 3% longevity increase.

There is also 5% bilingual pay incentive for language skills in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Lowland Lao, Cambodian, Highland Lao (Mien), Hmong, or certification in American Sign Language. Qualified bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Career police officers with the Salem Police Department have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of specialized units or special teams. Extra duty pay is paid for SWAT (5%), HAZMAT (5%), Field Training Officer (5%), K-9 (5%), K-9 decoy (2.5%), and TNT (5%). For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, check the current collective bargaining agreement here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

This recruitment is open until filled. A review of submitted applications are scheduled every two weeks until the close of this recruitment.

Selection Process:
Applicants must complete the application and submit valid tests results for NTN and ORPAT (or out-of-state PAT equivalent).

To take the NTN Frontline National Test, select the City of Salem under Law Enforcement jobs by clicking here: NTN's jobs listing.

To take ORPAT, click here: ORPAT

Finalists who successfully meet the qualifications listed above and successfully complete the selection process (video assessment and panel interviews) will, after a conditional job offer, go through an extensive background investigation, medical and psychological assessment and drug testing. City of Salem is a drug free workplace, including marijuana.

Contact Information:
Sergeant Dustin Wann

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



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Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-05-21

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