FLORENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT
250 HWY 101
FLORENCE, OREGON 97439
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Updated: February 24, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer - Entry or Lateral
All applicants must complete an online employment application in order to be eligible for consideration. Start the application process here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/florenceor
The City of Florence is currently hiring for a Police Officer – Entry or Lateral. All testing for the next round of recruitment must be completed by December 31, 2019. All candidates must take the FrontLine National test OR the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). 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. All tests must have been completed within one year of your application date.
This is an open/continuous process and the recruitment can be closed at any time. An eligibility list will be established, which will be retained for 1 year, or until the list has been exhausted or discarded at the sole discretion of the City.
Salary Information: $24.79 - $36.02 / hour - Depends on CBA and Qualifications
Benefit Information: https://www.ci.florence.or.us/hr/benefit-highlights
Department Overview: The Florence Police Department is a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers from the community we serve whose commitment to excellence is reflected in everything we do.
The Florence Police Department has the responsibility to provide the public safety protection services, including the operation of a city jail, to serve the community whose population can swell up to 15,000-20,000 people during the summer season.
The Florence Police Department has 24 positions authorized that consist of a Police Chief, Police Commander, three Sergeants, an Executive Assistant, 1 Detective, 9 Police Officers, 1 Corrections Officer and 7 Communications Officers. We currently have 1.46 sworn police officers per 1000 population. The FY 2014/2015 operating budget for the Florence Police Department is $2,600,196 with the operating revenue of $333,496.
The Florence Police Department provides supplemental policing services to the Confederated Tribes Three Rivers Casino and Hatch Tract. Additionally, the Florence Police Department also maintains the Florence Municipal Jail and provides police services as needed for the Florence Municipal Court. The Police Department is also home to the West Lane Public Safety Answering Point 911 Dispatch Center, responsible for dispatching Police, Fire, and Ambulance throughout an approximate 540 square mile area.
Area Information: Florence is located on the central Oregon coast, about an hour west of Eugene. We’d best be described as rural, but not remote. With several restaurants, grocery stores, major hospitals, casinos, and several indoor and outdoor activities, Florence is a year-round destination.
US Citizen: Possess or be able to obtain US citizenship per OAR.
High School Grad/GED: Possess High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Possess or obtain a valid Oregon driver's license by hire date with an acceptable driving record.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Read, write, and speak the English language with high school level proficiency.
Vision: Require vision consistent with Police Standards set by the State of Oregon.
College: Any higher-level education degree with an emphasis in criminal justice or related field is desirable, but not required.
Academy Certification: Posses or obtain a Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) Basic Police Officer Certification within 12 months of appointment.
Prior Experience: Desirable, but not required.
Additional Requirements: No felony convictions
No recent DUI's, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run
No recent illicit drug usage
Oregon's minimum standards to work as a law enforcement officer and background disqualifiers can be found in OAR 259-008-0010-0070.
For a complete list of the essential duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description.
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