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Ellensburg Police Department - Police Officer - Entry
Last updated on November 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: December 03, 2022.
*Free testing available* Sign up for a written exam for Ellensburg PD and use code JoinEllensburgPD to receive a discount on your testing fees! A PAT may be included with your in-person written exam, otherwise, the PAT fee will not be covered by the code.
Ellensburg is located in the geographic center of Washington at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the beautiful Kittitas Valley. Ellensburg is home to Central Washington University, the world famous Ellensburg Rodeo, and year round recreation from the Cascades to the Columbia River.
The Ellensburg Police Department strives to build & foster citizen trust through community partnerships as well as proactive and innovative policing strategies. Officers are encouraged to engage and interact with community members to improve our citizen's quality of life.
Population: approximately 20,000
# of Staff:
Ellensburg Police Department - Police Officer - Entry has 2 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 03, 2022.
The recruitment 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.
The next oral board process will be using PST scores from 10/1/2022 through 12/3/2022. Candidates who have tested between 10/1/22 and 12/3/22 will be contacted the week of 12/5 with additional information.
Current Vacancies: 2
Effective 7/1/22 through 12/31/22:
$5,652/month Third Class
$5,977/month Second Class
$6,875/month First Class
In addition, there is incentive pay for physical fitness determined by an annual fitness assessment. There is also an education incentive, longevity incentive, and speciality pay for certain positions (i.e. school resource officer, detective, anti-crime, reserve coordinator.)
Paid Life Insurance, Medical Dental and Vision paid at 90%, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Educational, Specialty and Longevity Pay, Fitness Incentive, Uniform Allowance
Ellensburg Police Department - Police Officer - Entry 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.
|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|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|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||Correctable to 20/20|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Entry Level hires must be able to successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Academy|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Ellensburg Police Department - Police Officer - Entry 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.
Ellensburg Police Department - Police Officer - Entry
Ellensburg, WA 98926 Kittitas County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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