WOODBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT
1060 MT. HOOD AVENUE
WOODBURN, OREGON 97071
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Updated: February 22, 2021
Job Classification: Lateral Police Officer
The Woodburn Police Department is currently hiring for Lateral Police Officers to perform a variety of law enforcement duties, such as responding to and investigating diverse incident scenes; patrolling assigned areas; enforcing laws and ordinances; making arrests; preserving crime scene evidence; summarizing events in report format; and performing preventative community policing for culturally diverse neighborhoods and may be assigned to specialized units or teams in department.
Members of the Woodburn Police Department work closely with our culturally dynamic community. Each member of our organization is a vital component in providing leadership and confidence to our citizens through education as well as enforcement. WPD Officers are equipped with the tools and training necessary to be effective and contemporary when serving the community. Many members of the department are instructors and leaders not only in the law enforcement arena, but in service and community organizations.
Salary Information: $28.21 - $47.44 HourlyBenefits Information:
Lateral Police Officers are offered the following:
Employment incentive of $2,000 with first $1,000 paid upon hire, and additional $1,000 paid upon successful completion of probation
Department Overview: Members of the Woodburn Police Department work closely with our culturally dynamic community. Each member of our organization is a vital component in providing leadership and confidence to our citizens through education as well as enforcement. WPD Officers are equipped with the tools and training necessary to be effective and contemporary when serving the community. Many members of the department are instructors and leaders not only in the law enforcement arena but in service and community organizations.
Area Information: Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon. Incorporated in 1889, the community was platted in 1871 after the arrival of the railroad. The city is located in the northern end of the Willamette Valley along Interstate 5 between Portland and Salem. Oregon routes 211, 214, 219, and 99E also serve the city, as do Union Pacific and Willamette Valley Railway freight rail lines.Woodburn is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the third most populous in that metropolitan area after Salem and Keizer. Those who identify as Hispanic or Latino make up a majority of the population in the city. The Woodburn area also has a significant population of Russian Orthodox Old Believers.
Population: 25,135 (2019)
Out of state candidates: Out of state candidates: If you have a valid and current PAT test from another State, you may submit your score by attaching it to your City application. Military PATs are also accepted.
Per Oregon Revised Statutes 408.225 and 408.230, the City of Woodburn grants preference in hiring and promotion of veterans and disabled veterans as defined by state law. If you are eligible and wish to claim Veterans' preference points, please indicate so on your application. Please note that you need to submit documentation of your eligibility at the time of your application.
City of Woodburn is an Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerWomen, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply
Selection Plan: Applications are reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are offered. Applicants who successfully complete the selection process will, after a conditional job offer, go through an extensive background investigation, medical and psychological assessment and drug testing. City of Woodburn is a drug free workplace, including marijuana.
Lateral Police Officers are subject to 12 month probationary period. Premium incentive pays are available depending on assignment. For more information on benefits and incentives, WPA contract can be found here.
How to Apply: 1. Complete online application at the City's website by clicking on the apply button, AND
2. Complete the ORPAT testing provided by the National Testing Network (NTN) by following instructions below. Applicants are responsible for contacting NTN and arranging for their own testing. DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, TESTING AVAILABILITY MAY BE IMPACTED. PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ANYWAY.
To schedule ORPAT, go to ORPAT testing link and schedule a test. If you already have a current ORPAT score (taken within the last 6 months), you may submit it instead of taking ORPAT again by attaching it to your application at the City's website.
Equal Opportunity Employer: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT. It is the policy of the City that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and benefits regardless of race, religion, color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), marital status, political affiliation, national origin, or any other classification protected by law. Discrimination on the basis of age, relationship, or mental or physical disability is also prohibited except where a particular position requires a valid occupational qualification.APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.ci.woodburn.or.us
LATERAL POLICE OFFICER
270 Montgomery St.
Woodburn, OR 97071