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Auburn Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on November 23, 2022
PST Partner Agency since February 20, 2014
The City of Auburn was incorporated in 1891 and has grown into a diverse community including citizens living in both King County and Pierce County. In addition, parts of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation are also within the boundaries of the City of Auburn. With a population of approximately 87,000 people covering almost 30 square miles, the City of Auburn is the 14th largest city in the state of Washington. The City of Auburn is home to residential, commercial and warehousing areas.
Join the Auburn Police Department where you can make a difference in the community you serve, that’s small enough where you can be a part of cases from start to finish, and busy enough to challenge you, keep you constantly learning, and provide professional fulfillment!
Being a part of the Auburn Police Department isn’t just another job - it’s an opportunity to start and build your career in policing and public safety. Earn a spot on (and get pay incentives for): Civil Disturbance Unit, Crime Scene Team (incentive Pay of double time when called), Community Response Team (2%), TAC Officer (2%), Motorcycle Patrol (3%), Collision Investigator (3%), K-9 Officer (3%), Bicycle Patrol (3%), Hostage Negotiator (3%), Valley SWAT (3%), Certified Bi-lingual (3%), Detective (4%), Field Training Officer (5%), and Defensive Tactics Instructor (6%).
Initial assignment will be to the Patrol division where patrol officers work a 10 hour shift; 4 days on, 3 days off, with days off rotating every four months. The days off rotate in a way that allows you to have a portion of the year with weekends off, or having holidays off with family. Officers bid for shifts on an annual basis.
We are committed to helping our Officers grow through continuous training opportunities, including at our outdoor firearms range, a mentoring program, shadowing Detectives or other specialties, and promotional track. A new Officer’s base salary starts at $87,530 per year, and will increase to $106,415 after five years (with longevity). We also offer pay incentives if you have an Associates Degree (4%), Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (6%) or if you want to continue your education while on the force we offer tuition reimbursement.
The Auburn Police Department is state accredited with WASPC, and has 139 employees.
# of Staff: 139
Auburn Police Department - Police Officer has 12 vacancies.
Number of Current Vacancies: 12
Candidates who pass the written test with Public Safety Testing (PST) with a score of 70% or higher, will be invited to interview.
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.
Applicants who can furnish evidence of having been awarded a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice (Law and Justice, Society and Justice), Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Business, Political Science, Public Administration or other police related degrees as reasonably determined by the Chief Examiner from an accredited four-year college will receive 5% credit to their final examination score, provided the applicant has received a minimum passing grade in such examination
$87,530 - $104,328 annually
WHY CHOOSE THE CITY OF AUBURN?
- Competitive salary with scheduled step increases on an annual basis
- Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid by the City
- Employer contributions to the State Retirement System pension plans
- Officers receive 13 Paid holidays per year as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
- VEBA (tax-free health savings account)
- Optional Flexible Spending benefit plan
- Deferred Compensation plan options; both pre-tax and Roth (post-tax) plan options; includes up to a 2% city match on pre-tax plans
- Employee Wellness Program
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- $5,000 HIRING BONUS!
- Officers have opportunities to receive the following additional compensation and pay incentives:
- Education (4% police-related Associate's degree; 6% Bachelor's or higher degree)
- Longevity Pay
- Overtime opportunities
- Specialty Assignment pay ranging from 2% to 6%
- And more!
For more information about what benefits the City provides, please visit:
Auburn Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|Minimum Age||20 1/2 years old.|
|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||Disqualifier|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Auburn Police Department - 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.
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.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
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FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
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