HILLSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
250 SE 10TH AVENUE
HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123
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Updated: February 08, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer – Entry Level
Hillsboro Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officer - Entry Level. All testing must be completed and shared by 11:59 pm, February 7, 2021.
Candidates must also complete a department application, found at https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/jobs.
Salary Information: $5,712 - $7,194
Benefit Information: The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, employee life, statutory life (if sworn), accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement (PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, education reimbursement program, Bi-Lingual pay program, Voluntary Employee’s Beneficiary Association (VEBA) accounts, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union and deferred compensation programs. Our department also has several specialty assignments such as Detectives, Youth Services Officers, and members of countywide TNT unit, K9 Officers, Traffic unit, Motor Officers, Community Enhancement Officers, Crisis Intervention Team/Homelessness Officers, Honor Guard unit and Background Investigators.
Contact Information: Cindy TuckerPolice Project Coordinatorcindy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Hillsboro Police Department is a growing, progressive agency of budgeted for 141 sworn officers and 54 professional staff in the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest. With a rapidly expanding and diverse population, the Hillsboro Police Department seeks to be an innovative leader in law enforcement in the Pacific Northwest that values justice, service, and courage.
Area Information: Now Oregon’s fifth-largest city with over 100,000 residents, Hillsboro enjoys award-winning urban planning, an affordable cost of living, a strong economic base and one of the state’s most diverse populations. It supports the state’s fourth-largest school district, two higher-education campuses, over 1,500 acres of designated green spaces including the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, and one of Oregon's largest 4th of July parades as well as other key annual events: the Latino Cultural Festival in April, Celebrate Hillsboro in July, and the Oregon International Air Show in August/September. Hillsboro is also home to the Portland metro area’s only professional baseball team—the Hillsboro Hops (Go Hops!).
Population: 109,128 (2019 estimate)
US Citizen: Yes (within one year of employment)
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must have a valid driver license in the state of residence
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20. Applicants with vision worse than 20/100 must wear soft contact lenses to meet the corrected vision requirement.
Academy Certification: Must be able to obtain DPSST basic police certification within 18 months of employment
Hiring Process: City of Hillsboro application and National Testing Network Directions
Step 1 - Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the positions must login and sign-up with the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Select Police Officer and sign up for City of Hillsboro Police Department, Remote Proctoring. NTN testing must be completed and scores released to Hillsboro Police Department by the 11:59pm, February 7, 2021.
Step 2 - Schedule and pass the written exam with the National Testing Network. Minimum passing score for NTN is: Video 65%, Writing 70% and Reading 70%. (Test must be completed prior to submitting application). National Testing Network (NTN) help desk: 866-563-3882, 8 am – 5 pm, PST.
Step 3 – The City of Hillsboro/Hillsboro Police Department will review the applications of those who have successfully passed NTN and supplied a completed City of Hillsboro Application which includes a resume. Applications will be evaluated based on minimum and required work experience, training, and skills presented in the employment application. https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/our-city/departments/human-resources/join-our-team
Step 4 - Applicants who successfully pass the application review phase will be invited to participate in the Oregon Physical Agility Test (ORPAT). If an applicant has taken ORPAT and passed within 12 months of February 7, 2021, you will not need to retest. Prior ORPAT scores may be attached to your application.
Step 5 - Selected applicants will be invited to participate in other stages of the selection process including oral board interview, extensive background investigation, and Executive Staff interview. All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application.
Step 6 – Any applicant who receives a conditional offer of employment will be subject to passing a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Credibility as a Witness in a Court of Law
Ability to give testimony in a court of law without being subject to impeachment due to his/her character for honesty or veracity or due to a prior felony conviction.