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Ephrata Police Department - LATERAL

  • Contact Information

    Ephrata Police Department - LATERAL
    121 Alder Street SW
    Ephrata, Washington 98823
    Phone: 509-754-4601
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 03/02/2018

Community Information

Mayor/Council form of government.

Department Information

Please refer to website.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 7,065
  • County: Grant

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Disqualifying. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Disqualifying. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must meet requirement of LEOFF system. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Currently employed as a full-time police officer with public law enforcement. Must be working in a job classification the same or similar to the position applied for. Must have successfully graduated from the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy or meet WACJT standard for equivalency. Must be able to meet medical standards for LEOFF Retirement System.

Preferred two(2) years continuous law enforcement experience.
X  
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 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticIllegal opiate use
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 3 uses total
AutomaticIllegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
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.
Employment
Automatic3 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Polygraph/Psychological testing failure
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. 

Salary Information

Police Officer salary range for 2018: 1-3 years = $5,423.41/month; 4-5 years = $5,633.95; 6+ years = $5,869.26.  Probationary pay will depend on qualifications.

Benefit Information

Full coverage medical/dental/vision; Equipment allowance