Law Enforcement Officer Position

Clarkston Police Department - Police Officer

 

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Clarkston Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on June 11, 2024
PST Partner Agency since April 16, 2024

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

This is a Civil Service Position. Qualified Entry Level Applicants will be required to follow the Civil Service Process in order to be considered for employment. 

Lateral Candidates do not need to complete testing with PST. Complete an application for employment with the City of Clarkston at this link:  https://clarkston-wa.com/job-opening/lateral-police-officer/

Successful hires are allowed to live within 30 miles of our jurisdiction AND reside in the State of Idaho if they choose. Clarkston is located on the WA/ID border. 

Community Information

Nestled at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. Beautiful scenic vistas, a mild climate, year-round recreation, an inland seaport, and rich history abound. Named for William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clarkston invites you to follow the footsteps of the famous explorers into an area rich in opportunities. The river valley's warm climate enables residents and visitors to enjoy yearround outdoor activities such as golf, fishing and walking the trails along the beautiful Snake River. Sparkling rivers and creeks beckon you outside where cruise ships, jet boat rides, boating, water skiing, rafting and world-famous steelhead, chinook and trout fishing await. Nearby forest lands provide hunters with deer, elk, and game birds. We invite you to explore all of Clarkston's natural bounty and small-town warmth.

Department Information

The Clarkston Police Department is a Municipal, full-service agency. We offer a variety of investigative, preventive, and community policing programs to both protect and serve the residents of Clarkston in the most effective manner. We have an outstanding group of people who have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life in our community. If you are looking to make a positive difference, then we would love to have you as a part of our team.

Sincerely, Joel Hastings-Chief of Police

Incentive Pay: ▪ 2% Associate degree ▪ 4% Bachelor Degree - 1% SWAT ▪ 3% SRO ▪ 4% Detective Pay ▪ 1% per year/FTO - 1% Technology Specialist

Benefits: ▪ Group medical, dental and vision for employee and family ▪ Deferred compensation program ▪ VEBA program ▪ AFLAC ▪ Ten hours shifts with rotation ▪ Life Insurance ▪ Twelve floating days in a bank ▪ $850.00 per year equipment allowance ▪ Tuition reimbursement

Opportunities: ▪ Patrol ▪ School Resource Officer ▪ Field Training Officer ▪ Narcotics Detective ▪ SWAT Team


Job Description

Job Type

Full- time - Civil Service Position

Shift and Schedule

10 Hour Shifts

Shift work required.

7 days a week - 24 hours a day


Job Description

POSITION OPEN: Entry Level Police Officer

Under general supervision, maintains public law and order, protects life and property, prevents crimes, conducts investigations concerning unlawful activity, apprehends violators of the law, and assists citizens in solving problems.

Minimum Qualifications

· Must be a United States Citizen

· Must be 21 years of age.

· Must be able to read and write English.

· Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

· Must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.

· Must have no adult felony convictions.

· Must be free of convictions of any offense, other than minor infractions, which would violate the expected public trust.

· Must pass a stringent personal background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and a medical physical, including a drug-screening test.

· Must complete the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Academy (or equivalency academy).

Essential Job Functions:

Performs patrol and traffic activities in the City on an assigned shift in a police vehicle, bicycle, or on foot;

Patrol business and residential districts to provide an element of safety by obvious visibility; identifying crimes or potential crimes in progress.

Performs traffic control and enforces traffic laws.

Investigates incidents and prepares necessary reports to required standards. This includes preparing reports on police activity, taking measurements, making diagrams, interviewing witnesses and suspects, maintains proper evidence chain, and other related activity.

Assists the public by giving directions, answering questions and seeking solutions to problems brought to the officer’s attention.

Detains, arrests, and transports prisoners. Activity may require physically subduing suspects, up to and including deadly force to protect self or others.

Prepares criminal cases for prosecution, interacts with the prosecutors, attorneys, and court officials; testifies in court as required.

Attends meetings, seminars, and other training classes to maintain current knowledge of criminal and civil laws, as well as technical skills in order to remain proficient in the performance of duties; may be called upon to train other employees.

Participates in and actively supports department community oriented policing philosophies and related programs.

Operates a patrol vehicle equipped with a police radio, radar unit, mobile data computer, digital in-car video/audio, emergency lights and siren.

Assures that all equipment used is maintained and operating properly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to learn and apply principles and techniques of modern crime prevention, investigation, apprehension, rules of evidence and all other aspects of law enforcement.

Ability to acquire thorough skills in the use of firearms and other police-related tools to include less than lethal technology, and when they should be used.

Ability to perform defensive tactics and control techniques utilizing a variety of tools to include: chemical agent dispersal, batons and other impact weapons, handcuffs and other restraint devices.

Ability to acquire a working knowledge of State and local criminal, civil and traffic laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.

Some knowledge of criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and social, psychological and physical needs of criminals/inmates.

Ability to physically handle persons who may resist arrest.

Ability to obtain all operator licenses, certifications or permits for equipment used such as radar, breathalyzer, and the like.

Ability to express self clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Ability to quickly make assessments of emergency situations, determine appropriate responses and act assertively; copes with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees.

Ability to satisfactorily complete course work and training such as Basic Law Enforcement Academy established under the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and other in-service training methods, procedures, and techniques of police work presented by other officers or supervisors.

Working knowledge of basic computer functions and computerized record-keeping systems.

Skill in observation and ability to remember details, such as names, faces, incidents, and other relevant details.

Ability to learn City and surrounding area locations.

City Paid Benefits Include:
LEOFF 2 Retirement
Short Term Disability Insurance
Longevity Pay
Education Incentive Pay
Tuition Reimbursement
Specialty Pay (SWAT, SRO, Detective, FTO)

Effective Benefits Include:
Deferred Compensation

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $5,427.00 - $6,753.00 per month

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Clarkston, WA 99403: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you a United States Citizen?
  • Are you at least 21 years of age?
  • Are you able to read and write English?
  • Do you have a high school diploma or G.E.D.?

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person



LATERAL APPLICANTS:

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Under general supervision, maintains public law and order, protects life and property, prevents

crimes, conducts investigations concerning unlawful activity, apprehends violators of the law, and

assists citizens in solving problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Performs patrol and traffic activities in the City on an assigned shift in a police vehicle, bicycle,

or on foot;

 Patrol business and residential districts to provide an element of safety by obvious visibility;

identifying crimes or potential crimes in progress.

 Performs traffic control and enforces traffic laws.

 Investigates incidents and prepares necessary reports to required standards. This includes

preparing reports on police activity, taking measurements, making diagrams, interviewing

witnesses and suspects, maintains proper evidence chain, and other related activity.

 Assists the public by giving directions, answering questions and seeking solutions to problems

brought to the officer’s attention.

 Detains, arrests, and transports prisoners. Activity may require physically subduing suspects,

up to and including deadly force to protect self or others.

 Prepares criminal cases for prosecution, interacts with the prosecutors, attorneys, and court

officials; testifies in court as required.

 Attends meetings, seminars, and other training classes to maintain current knowledge of

criminal and civil laws, as well as technical skills in order to remain proficient in the

performance of duties; may be called upon to train other employees.

 Participates in and actively supports department community oriented policing philosophies and

related programs.

 Operates a patrol vehicle equipped with a police radio, radar unit, mobile data computer, digital

in-car video/audio, emergency lights and siren.

 Assures that all equipment used is maintained and operating properly.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 Ability to learn and apply principles and techniques of modern crime prevention,

investigation, apprehension, rules of evidence and all other aspects of law enforcement.

 Ability to acquire thorough skills in the use of firearms and other police-related tools to

include less than lethal technology, and when they should be used.

 Ability to perform defensive tactics and control techniques utilizing a variety of tools to

include: chemical agent dispersal, batons and other impact weapons, handcuffs and

other restraint devices.

 Ability to acquire a working knowledge of State and local criminal, civil and traffic

laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.

 Some knowledge of criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and social,

psychological and physical needs of criminals/inmates.

 Ability to physically handle persons who may resist arrest.

 Ability to obtain all operator licenses, certifications or permits for equipment used such

as radar, breathalyzer, and the like.

 Ability to express self clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

 Ability to quickly make assessments of emergency situations, determine appropriate

responses and act assertively; copes with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees.

 Ability to satisfactorily complete course work and training such as Basic Law

Enforcement Academy established under the Washington State Criminal Justice

Training Commission, and other in-service training methods, procedures, and

techniques of police work presented by other officers or supervisors.

 Working knowledge of basic computer functions and computerized record-keeping

systems.

 Skill in observation and ability to remember details, such as names, faces, incidents,

and other relevant details.

 Ability to learn City and surrounding area locations.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Perform related duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 Must be a United States Citizen

 Must be 21 years of age.

 Must be able to read and write English.

 Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

 Must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.

 Must have no adult felony convictions.

 Must be free of convictions of any offense, other than minor infractions, which would violate

the expected public trust.

 Must pass a stringent personal background investigation, polygraph examination,

psychological examination, and a medical physical, including a drug-screening test.

 Must have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic

Academy, or if certified by Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) of another state,

must qualify to attend the Basic Equivalency Academy.

 Must be currently employed with, or have been employed by an agency within the last two

years and had met the probationary period requirements of that agency.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 Occasional office environment.

 Frequent work in outside weather while on patrol, often in dangerous or emergency situations

that require vigorous physical activity and exertion.

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The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be

performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position

if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the

employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements

of the job change.

Area Information

County: Asotin
Population: 7300
# of Staff: 19

Hiring Status

Clarkston Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

Accepting applications for both Entry and Lateral Police Officer position(s).

Salary Information

Entry Level- $5427-6753 per month

Lateral $5786-6753 per month DOQ and Experience

Benefit Information

Benefits

· AD&D insurance
· Dental insurance
· Disability insurance
· Employee assistance program
· Health insurance
· Health savings plan
· Life Insurance
· Vision Insurance

Clarkston Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Not required for Lateral Applicants

LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

PST Personal History Statement Yes, required within 14 days of passing required exam(s)
Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Current Hiring Status 1 open full-time police officer position
Body Decorations Allowed by department policy
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Clarkston 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.

Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 1 year(s).
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Potential Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Potential 1or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Financial
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Clarkston Police Department - Police Officer

830 5th St
Clarkston, WA 99403 Asotin County
509-758-1680

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

PST Personal History Statement: Yes_14