City of Portland Police Officer in Portland, Oregon
$32.18 - $47.18 Hourly
1111 SW 2nd Ave, OR
Portland Police Bureau
6/30/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is for Entry-Level and Lateral Police Officers. This recruitment will close at 11:59 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
This is a sworn law enforcement position with an emphasis on Community Policing, focused on crime prevention, organizational excellence, community engagement, and inclusion. Portland Police Officers work with diverse communities within the City of Portland to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility as well as community commitment. A Portland Police Officer functions and communicates effectively within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. The Portland Police Bureau provides excellent training, pay and benefits. Officers serve the community in many unique and rewarding ways.
New officers will work various shifts and geographical areas as assigned. Additional information is available at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/faq/.
External applicants start at the entry salary rate unless you qualify as a Lateral Police Officer. The Portland Police Association (PPA) represents this classification. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS
At the time of application:
Must be 20.5 years old.
Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
LATERAL POLICE OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS
Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
Must have three (3) years of continuous service in another police agency as a sworn police officer for a recognized state, county, or city (municipal) agency, to include sworn Indian Tribal Police, AND must have been employed there within the last two (2) years.
Military police, Corrections and Parole/Probation DO NOT QUALIFY as a Lateral Police Officer. Federal Law Enforcement experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
ALL APPLICANTS must meet each of the following conditions:
Must be a U.S. Citizen within one (1) year of employment, or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association https://cann.us/work/hb-2594/. Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application. (Application for U.S. citizenship requires 5 years of residency).
Must possess a valid driver's license (in current state of residence) at the time of application. Have no excessive traffic violations.
Have no felony convictions.
Have no conviction of a crime involving domestic violence.
Have not used any marijuana products within the last year.
Have no dishonorable discharge from any branch of military service.
Cannot have any offensive forms of body art or tattoos. Tattoos above the collar may be considered case by case. More information can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/faq/.
Must have vision correctable to 20/30. Additional information on medical requirements can be found on the DPSST F-2 at http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/SC/pages/cjforms.aspx.
The Recruitment Process
FRONTLINE WRITTEN EXAM (Pass/Fail)
Lateral applicants and applicants who possess a bachelor's degree are NOT required to take the NTN Frontline Written Exam.
Applicants requiring the NTN are encouraged to schedule and take the National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Written Exam prior to applying to the City of Portland. Test and scheduling information can be found at https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/. While you are not required to have this test completed prior to application, you will be asked to complete all three (3) components of the exam prior to hire. The following minimum scores for the NTN are required: Reading ability test- 70, writing ability test- 70 and Video-based human relations- 65.
Additional information can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/entry#phase-1-the-test.
Applicants will complete the on-line application and supplemental questionnaire. Applicants who are disqualified from the supplemental questionnaire will not be able to reapply until the next recruitment cycle, so please read and understand the questions prior to answering.
Veteran's Preference. Upload and attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability rating (if applicable) with your application. You must also check the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.
Applications will be processed for placement on an equally ranked eligibility list approximately every two (2) weeks.
ONCE ON AN ELIGIBLE LIST, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL ON THE ADDITIONAL STEPS IN THE POLICE OFFICER SELECTION PROCESS WHICH INCLUDE:
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. Further information can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/documents/.
PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (PASS/FAIL) (IF REQUIRED)
IN-DEPTH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
QUALIFYING PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM QUALIFYING MEDICAL EXAM
COMMAND INTERVIEW PANEL (PASS/FAIL)
Additional Information on the recruitment process can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com. The Portland Police Bureau offers free monthly hiring process workshops to assist applicants in the selection process. Workshop information can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/workshops/.
This recruitment will close at 11:59 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. All applications for this position must be submitted online and in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau of Human Resources no later than this date and time.
If you need any assistance please contact our recruiting officers at (503) 823-0333 or PPBRecruiter@portlandoregon.gov or https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/contact. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joinpdxpolice.
Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass
Teresa Dahrens, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Wages & Benefits Information:
Additional Information Regarding This Recruitment:
Frequently Asked Questions:
A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits
This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.
The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.
More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.
Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)
A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.
Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.
For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.
The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.
We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,
discounts to local fitness clubs,
smoking cessation benefits,
chronic care coaching programs,
worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.
Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.
Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.
Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves
up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.
up to $25,000 for dependent children.
This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.
Long Term Disability
Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.
The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.
Preexisting condition limitations do apply.
Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.
Employee Assistance Plan
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.
Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)
Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.
Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)
Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program.
80 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.
Sick leave typically accrues at the rate of 104 hours each year
10 paid holidays each year
three personal days accrue each year
Family Medical Leave
In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.
- City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)
The Portland Police Bureau values truthfulness highly. An omission is considered the same as a false statement. The following supplemental questions may cause this application to be rejected and you will not be able to reapply for a period of six (6) months. Responses to the following questions will be verified through a variety of sources. I hereby swear or affirm I will answer the supplemental questions truthfully and accurately and there are no willful misrepresentations, omissions, or falsifications.
Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)
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My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.
You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.
I am at least 20.5 years old and possess a High School Diploma or GED.
I am applying as a Lateral Police Officer and have three (3) years of continuous service in another police agency as a sworn police officer for a recognized state, county or city (municipal) entity, to include sworn Indian Tribal Police, and have been employed there within the past 2 years.
As a community police officer, would you be willing to use deadly force?
Have you used marijuana within the last twelve (12) months?
Are you a United States citizen, a non-immigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association, or will you be a U.S. citizen within one (1) year of employment with the Portland Police Bureau? Note: Applications for U.S. citizenship requires 5 years of residency.
Do you currently have a valid driver's license?
Have you ever been convicted of a Domestic Violence related crime of any kind (mark "no" if record has been expunged)?
Do you currently have three or more traffic convictions within the last three years (date of current application)?
Are you currently delinquent on any court-mandated child support payments?
Are you currently in default on any student loans?
Have you had any misdemeanor or convictions within the last three years of this application?
Have you been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of intoxicants, including diversion, in the past three (3) years?
Have you been convicted of Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude, Hit and Run (Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver), or Felony Driving While Suspended or Revoked within the past three (3) years (mark "no" if record has been expunged)?
Do you have a felony conviction on record (mark "no" if record has been expunged)?
Have you ever received a Bad Conduct or Dishonorable discharge from the military?
City of Portland
1120 SW 5th Ave, 404
Portland, Oregon, 97204