GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT, CITY OF
1333 NW EASTMAN PKWY
GRESHAM, OREGON 97030
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Updated: January 19, 2021
Classification: Police Officer – Entry Level
The City of Gresham Police Department is accepting applications for Entry Level until December 31st, 2021.
Department Application: Here
Gresham PD does not require a the ORPAT or any physical test to be considered for an Entry Level position. Although we want the applicant to understand that it is a condition of employment to pass the ORPAT at the end of DPSST 16-week academy.
Testing related questions should be directed to National Testing Network Customer Support. Selection questions should be directed to the City of Gresham at 503-618-2729.
Salary Information: $66,948 - $85,500 annually
Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday, Sick Leave, Life Insurace, Long Term Disability, Public Employee Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Heath Reimbursement Account, Employee Assistance ProgramCandidate Contact Person:Catherine ForsytheHuman Resources Specialist503-618-2549HR@GreshamOregon.gov
The Gresham Police Department currently maintains a staff of 130 sworn and 32 civilian full- time personnel, or approximately 1.1 Officers per 1,000 of the City's estimated population. This is not to say that there aren’t plenty of challenges to go around for Gresham’s Police Officers.
Externally, demand for police services continues to grow, as we must keep pace with our population and the issues associated with a major metropolitan area. Since criminals don’t usually recognize City boundaries, Gresham Officers are often called upon to work cooperatively with the City of Portland and Portland Metropolitan Cities to protect the lives and rights of its own citizenry. Thus, Gresham Officers can expect to have a wealth of experience and opportunities to participate in multi-agency task forces and teams, as well as Department specialty assignments and training, throughout their careers.SPECIALTY & INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNMENTS
In addition to specialty and instructor assignments, Police Officers have several promotional opportunities throughout their career, to the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, or even Chief. Do you have the experience and the expertise to serve and lead our agency well into the future? If so, read on, and see what else Gresham offers.
Salary & Benefits
In addition to their base salary, all Officers are eligible to receive overtime pay, as well as premium pay for participation in specialty or instructor assignments, and certificate pay for attaining advanced certification.
Gresham Police Officers also enjoy the benefits of:
Despite its proximity to the major urban area of Portland, Oregon and its own growing population of nearly 110,000, the City of Gresham has managed to maintain that safe, small-town feeling that is rapidly becoming rare, though all too desirable, among western communities. Much of that "safe, small-town feeling" which Gresham’s residents enjoy, can be directly attributed to the community’s leadership and effective implementation of public safety resources.RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIESWithin a short drive of Gresham, the 4th largest city in Oregon, you can:
Age: 21 years of age
US Citizen: Must be a US Citizen within 18 month of date of hire.
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must have valid Driver's license at time of hire.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language.
Vision: Correctable to 20/40
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: For Felony, Criminal Activity, Driving, Drug Use, Employment, Financial or Additional Disqualifiers:
Gresham Uses a complex matrix system to be utilized during initial screening and detailed background investigation to determine eligibility for hire.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has additional knowledge of:
Minimum Qualifications for this position:
Position Description: Police Officers provide emergency aid, security, and protection of life and property for the citizens of Gresham by patrolling business, rural, and residential areas. They respond to requests for information and assistance, investigating criminal activity, subduing combative suspects, making arrests, working with people to solve problems associated with crime and neighborhood problems, and ensuring proper enforcement of laws and regulations.
For a more complete list of job duties, see class specification at https://www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs.