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Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on June 07, 2023
PST Partner Agency since August 16, 2022
Important InformationLateral Candidates do not need to complete testing with PST. Complete PHS in PST. Complete application for employment with the City of Airway Heights at this link.
# of Staff: 23
We are currently accepting applications to hire one Lateral/Intermediate Lateral Officer.
Lateral Police Officer current range of consideration: $82,824.00 - $87,864.00 Annually DOQ
Intermediate Lateral Police Officer current range of consideration: $78,060.00 - $87,864.00 Annually DOQ
Benefits:Qualified employees are eligible for benefits the first of the month after hire date.
- Medical: The City currently offers two Medical Benefit Plans, Asuris Northwest Health Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente. Both are administered through the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). The City pays up to $1,591.00 for employee and dependent medical coverage.
- Dental: Currently, the City offers two Benefit Dental Plans. One is through Washington Dental Service and the other is Willamette Dental. The City pays for the employees’ premium and the employee pays for their spouse and dependents if they choose that coverage.
- Vision: Provided by VSP.
- Aflac: The City offers its employees the opportunity to purchase AFLAC products through a payroll deduction plan. The entire cost is paid by the employee.
- HRA VEBA: The City offers to pay $425.00 monthly toward dependent Medical or Dental coverage through the VEBA program. If the employee does not have dependent coverage, then the money is put into a VEBA account also on a monthly basis. If the employee wants reimbursement for Medical co-pays, Dental costs, Optical costs, prescriptions or dependent premiums paid by their spouse, they may submit receipts to VEBA for the reimbursement. The employee may leave these monies in the account and use it in the future for retirement purposes.
- Group Life Insurance – Standard Insurance: The City pays for a $10,000.00 life insurance policy for each employee. The employee may choose to increase this amount for additional coverage. Any premium amount for coverage above the $10,000 is taken as a payroll deduction form the employee’s monthly paycheck.
- Vacation Time: Employees will receive the following vacation benefit per year:
Year 1-4 = 8
Year 5-10 = 11 hours/month
Year 11-15 = 13 hours/month
Year 16 and after = 15 hours/month
- Sick Leave: Employees will accrue 10 hours of sick leave every month.
- Paid Holidays: The city offers 11 paid holidays and 4 personal holidays!
- Clothing Allowance: $1,500 per year.
- WA State LEOFF Retirement Plan
- Deferred Comp Plan: City matches 6.2%
- College Credit: 3% pay increase for Bachelor’s degree in related field
- Take Home Vehicle: Upon completion of field training program and reside w/in 35 miles of city limits
Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF II standards.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Yes|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Current Hiring Status||Currently Hiring|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||Once Annually|
Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer 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.
Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
1208 S. Lundstrom St.
Airway Heights, WA 99001 Spokane County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
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