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Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on November 10, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
The recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for vacancies in 2022. For more information, contact Commander Brian Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The top candidates with scores from Public Safety Testing will be interviewed throughout 2022. This position is open until filled. https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/
***Please see the attached file for further information.***
The City of Black Diamond was incorporated in 1959 but was first established as a community in the late 1880s for the mining of coal. At the turn of the century the town was a major exporter of coal in the region. The Pacific Coast Coal Company in Black Diamond became the largest coal mining operation on the West Coast. Some historic buildings retain their original locations.
Black Diamond offers a warm and friendly rural, small town atmosphere with spectacular mountain views. The city is nestled in the foothills within miles of the beautiful Green River Gorge and Flaming Geyser Park.
The City is on the verge of growth. At approximately 6,000 citizens, population projections are expected to reach approximately 20,000 over the next 15 years.
DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT AND VALUES
With our values at the forefront, the Black Diamond Police Department will be an open, friendly, and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We aspire to be a model of character and service. We will emphasize the development of professional knowledge and leadership skills at every level of our organization. We will promote an atmosphere of public trust and confidence through professional conduct, being responsive to community needs, and being accountable to those we serve.
The Black Diamond Police Department will strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens through pro-active policing and demonstration of our core values.
Committed to providing quality service by consistently holding ourselves to the highest moral and ethical principles.
Committed to providing the community with exceptional law enforcement by developing our personnel through effective training and leadership.
Committed to providing innovative solutions to issues by working in partnership with our
Committed to providing a quality work
# of Staff: 13
Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.
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 Five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 4
Yearly Salary- $66,672- $98,472 + incentives
Monthly Salary: $5,556 (Step 1)- $8,206 (Step 5) + College Incentive of 2% AA- 4% BA- 6% MA-
Longevity Pay- 5 to 9 years 1.5%, 10 to 14 years 2.5%, 15 to 19 years 3.5%, 20+ years 4.5%
******* IN JANUARY 2023, THE ABOVE PAY RATES WILL INCREASE BY 10% *******
· Medical, dental, and vision
· Sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Holidays are banked as vacation hours (120 hours per year)
· Education incentives for AA (2%), BA (4%), & MA (6%)
· Retirement benefits with Washington State LEOFF 2
· Deferred compensation plan - $100 match
· Take home car program
· 4-10 work schedule
Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
Contact Commander Brian Martinez for any questions at email@example.com
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License (or ability to obtain one by date of hire)|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||20/20 Correctable|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Must successfully complete Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy after hire.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Black Diamond 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.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
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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