Police Officer - Out-of-State Lateral
Company: City of Salem
Posted on: January 19, 2023
$31.98 - $41.97 Hourly
The City of Salem's Police Department is hiring for a Oregon
Out-of-State Lateral Police Officer.
Make an impact:
As a law enforcement leader in the Pacific Northwest, the Salem
Police Department is searching for outstanding candidates for the
position of Oregon Out-of-State Lateral Police Officer. Our agency
has a full complement of special teams and units to include: SWAT,
Bomb Squad, Mobile Response Team, Crisis Negotiations Team,
Strategic Investigations Unit, DEA Task Force, Detectives,
Motorcycle Unit, Mountain Bike Unit, Crash Reconstructionist,
Computer Forensics, Behavioral Health Unit, Training Division, Peer
Support Team, Civil Investigations Team, and Patrol.
The Salem Police Department (SPD) is the recognized leader in our
region for technology and training to better serve our community
and neighboring agencies. We have a fleet of state-of-the-art
patrol cars with the latest computer technology, cameras, automated
license plate reader systems, and weapons platforms. As a Salem
Police Officer, you will be issued your needed equipment to include
uniforms, weapons (handgun and rifle), boots, duty gear, iPhone,
Only complete applications will be considered. Interviews will be
offered to those who have met the minimum qualifications below.
The Salem Police Department is a full-service professional agency
with 191 sworn positions. The newest, and largest police facility
in the state, with a full complement of support staff. The
department is the 3rd largest municipal agency in the state of
Oregon, and is in the capital city of Salem, with a population of
over 177,000 residents.
The Salem Police Department is a recognized leader in our region
for technology and training to better serve our community and
neighboring smaller departments. We have a fleet of state-of-
the-art patrol cars with the latest computer technology, camera,
license plate reader systems, and weapons platforms, and the
largest police facility in the state. As a Salem Police Officer,
you will be issued your needed equipment to include: uniforms,
weapons (handgun and rifles), boots, duty gear, iPhones, and
Salem is in the heart of the Willamette Valley known for its
temperate climate, world renowned food, wine, and outdoor and
cultural activities. Centrally located, Salem is 1 hour from the
ocean beaches to the west, the Cascade Mountains to the east, and
the city of Portland to the north. The Pacific Northwest is a great
place to live with clean rivers and lakes, and where you can enjoy
all four seasons of the year.
What you will do:
As a City of Salem Police Officer you will be patrolling assigned
areas to enforce laws and ordinances. You will also answer and
investigate citizen complaints, reports, examine crime/accident
scenes and/or preserve evidence as needed. Some other assignments
will include meeting with the public, community meetings and/or
presenting the public with information to keep their household,
property, or themselves, safe.
What can we offer you for all your hard work?
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your
- Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City
- Competitive pay.
- Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
- Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b
- Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
- Voluntary long-term care.
- Employee wellness program.
- Employee assistance program.
- Employee health clinic.
- Free, secure parking.
- Department gym available for employee use.
- The City offers an excellent compensation and benefits package
which can be found by clicking hereAdditional incentives:
The City of Salem offers 2%-10% premium pay for a combination of
DPSST certification levels, training, and college education.
There is also 5% bilingual pay incentive for language skills in
Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Lowland Lao, Cambodian,
Highland Lao (Mien), Hmong, or certification in American Sign
Language. Qualified bilingual applicants are encouraged to
Career police officers with the Salem Police Department could work
in a wide variety of specialized units or special teams. Extra duty
pay is paid for SWAT (5%), Field Training Officer (5%), K-9 (5%),
K-9 decoy (2.5%), Strategic Investigations Unit (5%), Community
Action Team (5%), Mobile Response Team (5%), Traffic Control Unit
(5%), Bomb Squad (5%), Criminal Investigations Unit (5%), and
Crisis Negotiation Team (5%). For a complete list of premium pays
and other benefits, check the current collective bargaining
The City offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. As
part of total compensation package, the City may consider providing
qualified candidates with up to 40 hours of vacation, and 40 hours
of sick leave time from date of hire. Starting salary step will be
based on years of qualified experience using an approved matrix
that utilizes the equity pay act.
What are the minimum qualifications?
- High School graduate or have completed a G.E.D. and must
already possess a minimum of a Basic Police Certification by the
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
or out-of-state equivalent.
- Is currently, or has been within the past 12 months, employed
as an Police Officer with a minimum of three years of full-time
employment as a police officer (jail and most federal law
enforcement experience will not be counted toward the three-year
- Currently employed and certified applicants do not need to take
the NTN Frontline National Test or the ORPAT.
- Possess and maintain a valid Oregon class C driver's license or
other state equivalent and have a driving record that meets the
City of Salem's standards.
- Must be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of 24-hour
rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.
- Be at least 21 years old at date of hire.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or have the ability to become one within 18
months of hire.
- Participate in competitive testing including physical fitness
testing, reading comprehension, writing skills, written,
physical/vision, hearing and psychological examinations, and be
able to pass strict Police Department background
- Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including
- Must pass the pre-employment background check.Additional
- Submit resume with application.
- Oregon's minimum standards to work as a law enforcement officer
and background disqualifiers can be found in OAR
259-008-0010-0070.Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for
Police Officer or view by clicking here.
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visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs.
How can I apply?
The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities
and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we
strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem
is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and
has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We
believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and
views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better
able to serve the community.
To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your
application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the
qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above
but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility
list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists
are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to
eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please
ensure your email settings accept our system generated email
EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.
This recruitment is open until filled. A review of submitted
applications are scheduled every week until the close of this
Finalists who successfully meet the minimum qualifications listed
above and successfully complete a city application, will, after a
conditional job offer, go through an extensive background
investigation, medical and psychological assessment and drug
testing. City of Salem is a drug free workplace, including
Sergeant Jeff Wiedemann at 503-588-6212
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