GERVAIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
592 4TH ST. GERVAIS, OREGON
GERVAIS, OREGON 97026
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Updated: June 13, 2019
Job Classification: Police Officer Recruit and/or Lateral
The Gervais Police Department is currently hiring for recruit and/or lateral Police Officer. This is an open/continuous process and the recruitment can be closed at any time.
All recruit candidates must take the FrontLine National Test or the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) and have a valid passing ORPAT within one year of your application date. Lateral Officers need to only complete an application with the City of Gervais. The position will remain open until filled. A hiring list will also be established for future openings.
In addition to the above testing, all applicants must complete an online employment application at www.gervaisoregon.org
Recruit applicants are responsible for contacting NTN and arranging for their own testing. If you have completed the ORPAT and/or POST with another department, you may submit your results on department letterhead with your application.
Salary Information: $3691.53 - $5672.40/month (44,310.26 - $68,068/year)
Additional generous incentive pay available for: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certifications, Bi-lingual, FTO and Lead Officer.
Benefit Information: An attractive benefit package is provided, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. The City pays 90% of the insurance premium for the employee and dependents and makes a monthly contribution to an employee's Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). This is a PERS position with the 6% employee share paid by the City. The City also offers a 457 deferred compensation plan (employee funded). Employees receive paid vacation and sick leave as well as paid holidays, depending on work schedule. Employees are eligible for qualification-based incentive pay. This position is part of the Gervais Police Association and is bound by the terms of the agreement with the City of Gervais.
Contact Information: Kim Williams, Police Administrative SupportGervais Police Department503-792-4575 firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The dedicated professionals of Gervais Police Department serve a population of about 2500 residents. Our staff includes five sworn police officers, one civilian staff member and a growing number of dedicated volunteers who share their own time in the capacity of reserve police officers and CERT members. The members of the Gervais Police Department are exceptional people who passionately care about their community and enriching the lives of the people they serve.
Area Information: We are just 13 miles north of Salem and 30 miles south of Portland, located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We are surrounded by rich farm land and provide a truly small town feel with the benefits being a short drive to all the big city amenities. There are a variety of activities including, hiking, boating, mountain biking, award winning wineries, coastal trips and flower gardens to enjoy. We love working and living here and believe you will too.
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 license at time of hire.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language. Bi-Lingual is preferred.
Vision: Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as detailed in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259-¬008¬0000, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_200/oar_259/259_008.html
Necessary Certifications: Must be able to be certified as a Police Officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: No Felony, Criminal Activity, Driving records, Drug Use, Poor Employment, Poor Financial or Additional Disqualifiers: Gervais uses a complex matrix system to be utilized during initial screening and detailed background investigation to determine eligibility for hire.
Driving Disqualifiers: Must have an acceptable driving record and the ability to obtain a valid driver's license.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has additional knowledge of:
Additional Requirements: An ethically minded person who has a positive, upbeat attitude and demonstrates humility and compassion for helping people. A strong desire to work with a diverse community. Desire and commitment to help enrich the lives of our youth, and families. Someone who believes in community policing, is supportive of building positive police school relationships and is looking for a department who delivers exceptional service to customers.
Position Description: Police Officers provide emergency aid, security, and protection of life and property for the citizens of Gervais 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.