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Woodland Police Department

  • All positions have been filled, at this time, in 2017.


  • Contact Information

    Woodland Police Department
    City of Woodland
    230 Davidson Avenue
    Woodland, Washington 98674
    Phone: 360-225-8281 ext. 115
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/09/2015 | Last updated: 05/04/2017

Community Information

Incorporated in 1906, the City of Woodland, located 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington, is the southern gateway to Mt. St. Helens. The city is located in both Cowlitz and Clark Counties. This growing community, with a population of 5695, is located at the junction of Interstate 5 and State Highway 503. The greater Woodland area has a population of over 10,000 persons.

Department Information

The Mission of the Woodland Police Department is to preserve a feeling of safety and security for our citizens by protecting life and property, conducting professional investigations, promoting innovative crime prevention strategies, and providing excellent service.

Area Information

  • County: Clark/Cowlitz
  • Population: 5,695
  • # of staff 10 (7 Officers, 2 Sergeants & Chief)

Agency Requirements:

 
  • Important Information

    All positions have been filled, at this time, in 2017.

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes, within two weeks of appointment.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Uncorrected 20/40, corrected 20/20   X
College Requirement No    
Prior Experience Requirement No    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic4 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 5 years.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialHistory of domestic violence activity will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

Step 1 begins at $4,837 to step 5 at $6,215.

Benefit Information

The City offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and retirement plans. The City pays the health insurance premiums for employees per WPOA Contract.

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