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Elma Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on February 13, 2020
PST Partner Agency since January 23, 2020
The City of Elma is looking for possibly two Lateral Police Officers. Elma is a great place to live, play, work and invest in. The City of Elma is actively seeking an individual for a Lateral or Entry Police Officer position. It’s our people that make us great and we would love to have you join our team. With a population of over 3300, which is growing quickly, Elma has small town charm with supportive community members. We are located 25 miles west of Olympia and serve as the Gateway to Grays Harbor. It is also centrally positioned south of the beautiful Olympic Mountains and east of the ocean beaches.
Take a look at our website, www.cityofelma.com and discover how the City of Elma can make your next career move a great one.
Salary range $ 5,184 - $6,047 with educational incentives available. The City of Elma provides a competitive benefit package which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, and vision coverage. Applications for Lateral Level only are available at the Elma City Hall, 202 W. Main in Elma and also on the website at www.cityofelma.com. Entry Level candidates will need to test through Public Safety Testing.
If you have any questions for our Police Chief, please contact the Elma Police Department at 360-482-3131. Position open until filled.
Elma has also been called the "Gateway to the Olympic Mountains & Pacific Beaches" which affords lots of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and hunting. Elma is located in Grays Harbor County about 30 miles west of Olympia and about 30 miles east of the coast. Elma is a growing rural city with a close knit atmosphere which provides affordable housing. Close enough to the 1-5 Corridor to commute and far enough away to provide a rural family environment. The Elma Schools have experienced teachers, small class sizes, and many advanced educational opportunities for children.
The Department is a proactive, community oriented, full service agency. We have assigned patrol vehicles and take home car program. We provide continuous advanced training opportunities and educational incentives. Patrol Officers work 8 and 10 hour shifts. Elma Police Officers have opportunities to conduct thorough investigations and participate in active criminal interdiction through traffic enforcement activities.
# of Staff: 8 including Chief
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 three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. Once certified, the list will be in effect for one year and may be extended for one additional year.
Number of Current Vacancies: 1 vacancy at this time to be filled by lateral/entry
$5,184 to $6,047
Full Medical Insurance for employee--Family coverage 90% paid, 10% paid by employee. Vision and Dental insurance are also covered by employer.
Elma Police Department - Lateral 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.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Yes|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions of any kind as an adult.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Not as a rule, but will consider on a case by case basis.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF standards.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Elma 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
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