SALEM, CITY OF - POLICE DEPARTMENT
555 LIBERTY ST. SE. ROOM 130
SALEM, OREGON 97301
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Updated: October 22, 2020
Classification: Police Officer – Lateral
The City of Salem Police Department is Hiring for Lateral-Police Officer.
Salary: $30.13 - $38.40 Hourly
OPEN DATE: 03/26/2020
As a law enforcement leader 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, Riot Team, Tactical Negotiations Team, Narcotics Unit, DEA Task Force, Detectives, Motorcycle Unit, Mountain Bike Unit, School Resource Officers, Crash Reconstructionist, Computer Forensics, Mental Health Unit, Training Division, Peer Support Team, Civil Investigations Team, and Patrol. We are the second-largest municipality in the state of Oregon whose responsibilities include providing public safety services and peace of mind to the nearly 175,000 residents in the capital city. In September of 2020, the Salem Police Department will have the largest police facility in the state and we challenge you to continue your career in this brand-new facility.
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.
Department Information: The Salem Police Department is a full-service professional agency with 190 sworn positions and a full complement of support staff. The department is the 2nd largest municipal agency in the state of Oregon and is located in the capital city of Salem, with a population of over 160,000 residents. Our agency has a full complement of special teams and units to include: SWAT, Bomb Squad, Riot Team, Tactical Negotiations Team, Gang Unit, Narcotics Unit, DEA Task Force, Detectives, Motorcycle Unit, Mountain Bike Unit, School Resource Officers, Crash Reconstructionist, Computer Forensics, Mental Health Unit, Training Division, Trauma Team, Civil Investigations Team, and Patrol.
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.
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.
If you would like more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs.
EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply
This recruitment is open until filled. A review of submitted applications are scheduled every two weeks until the close of this recruitment.
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 years receive a 3% longevity increase.
There is also a 5% bilingual pay incentive for the following languages: Spanish, Russian, American Sign Language (Certified) or appropriate Asian dialect. Qualified bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Salem Police Department also extends extra duty pay ranging between 2.5 to 5% for specialized assignments. For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, check the current collective bargaining agreement here.
How can I apply?
If you would like more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at here, to see if you meet the qualifications outlined in the description and complete the questionnaire, then click on the green "Apply" button and complete the application in its entirety.
This recruitment is open until filled. A review of submitted applications is 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 minimum 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. The city of Salem is a drug-free workplace, including marijuana.
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