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Unalaska Police Department - Entry Level


  • Contact Information

    Unalaska Police Department - Entry Level
    29 Safety Way
    Unalaska, Alaska 99685
    Phone: (907) 581-1233
    Department Website

Agency Added: 08/04/2017 | Last updated: 11/02/2017

Community Information

Major Fishing Port located in the Aleutian Island Chain, commonly known as "Dutch Harbor".

Department Information

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of multiple divisions: Police, Corrections, Communications, and Fire & EMS. The Department’s Police Division provides comprehensive police services through proactive police patrols, emergency responses and criminal investigations. Police officers responded to and investigated approximately 2576 calls for service last year. Police Services include traffic enforcement, motor vehicle accident investigations, misdemeanor and felony criminal investigations, civil paper service, commercial vehicle enforcement, City ordinance enforcement and other Public Safety functions as needed. The Division promotes community policing, community safety education and outreach programs, and supports many community functions.

Area Information

  • Population Size:4700 year round residents with an additional 4000 workers coming to the Island during peak commercial fishing periods.

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must be a US Citizen.   X
High School Grad/ GED Must provide certified copy of High School diploma or GED   X
Driver's License Required Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.    
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to communicate effectively in English.    
Current Hiring Status Number of Current Vacancies: Multiple.    
Other Must successfully pass a medical examination, psychological examination and a polygraph post conditional offer.

This agency does not require the Physical Ability Test.

This agency allows Out of State Testing

  X
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant    
Request/ Access Scores Approximately 1-3 positions per year.    

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
Automatic2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 1 year.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticConvicted within the past 10 years of a crime of dishonesty or a crime of moral turpitude.
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.

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 with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.”

Number of Vacancies: Multiple.

Salary Information

$29.47-31.26 per hour Regular Full-Time Position.

Benefit Information

Health Insurance coverage 90/10.
Dental Insurance 80/20.
Vacation days (combined sick and personal):
36 days vacations Years 1 & 2.
42 days of vacation Years 3 & 4.
48 days of vacation Years 5 & 6.
54 days of vacation Years 7 & 8.
60 days of vacation Years 9 and up.
Tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Assistance with paying student loan if possess degree from accredited college.
Retirement through State of Alaska PERS system.
Retention bonuses years 3, 4, & 5 ($3000, $4000, & $5000).
Reimburse up to $10,000 of moving expenses.
Optional enrollment in 457 Deferred Compensation plan.
Annual $1500 airfare bonus.
Employee wellness program.