Entry Level Police Officer

Updated: May 19, 2015
Job Classification: Entry Level Police Officer (Recruit)
The Woodburn Police Department is currently hiring for Entry Level Police Officer (Recruit). All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by June 30, 2015. A department application is due by June 16, 2015.
Salary Information: Entry Level/Recruit officers begin at a starting hourly wage of $22.42. Upon the successful completion of an 18 month probationary period and attaining a Basic Police Certificate through DPSST, education/certification incentives, language incentives, longevity pay and premium pay available depending on assignment is available.
Benefit Information:
oChoice of two (2) medical, dental, and vision programs
oAll uniforms and equipment provided
oPublic Employees Retirement System (PERS)
oOptional deferred compensation program
oPaid vacation and sick time
Department Overview: Members of the Woodburn Police Department work closely with our culturally diverse community. Each member of the organization is a vital component in providing leadership and confidence to our citizens through education as well as enforcement. WPD officers are provided with the tools and training necessary to be effective and contemporary when serving the community. Many members of the WPD 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: 24,223 (2012)
Job Requirements:
o21 years of age;
oPossess a high school diploma or equivalent;
oUnited States citizen without prior criminal conviction except for minor traffic violations
oCandidates will be subject to a background investigation, including but not limited to, criminal and driving histories;
oPossess of a valid Class C Oregon Driver's license and an acceptable driving record;
oAbility to pass a physical, hearing, visual, and psychological exam.
oAbility to read and write English
oAbility to type by touch; knowledge of and experience using a computer keyboard; and
oAbility to work rotating shifts, subject to call back or other alternative work schedules.
Preferred Qualifications: Bi-lingual skills in Spanish or Russian
ORPAT is scheduled separately from the NTN home page. You must schedule both a FrontLine National and ORPAT test for this position. Testing for both FrontLine National and ORPAT is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College.
Candidates must also fill out a department application found at www.ci.woodburn.or.us and then click on HR/Careers and apply online. Applications are due by June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate NN account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
To schedule Frontline National testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. An ORPAT can also be scheduled on the website by clicking on the ORPAT link and following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

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