Law Enforcement Officer Position

Goldendale Police Department - Police Officer



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Goldendale Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on May 09, 2024
PST Partner Agency since November 02, 2022

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

The Goldendale Police Department is currently accepting applications for full time entry/lateral police officers. There  will be 1 position open . Lateral applicants must have worked on a full-time basis for at least 12 months of the last 24 months as a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer. Post-Police Academy Graduates will be considered.

Lateral applicants must also have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state approved academy with an understanding they must achieve certification by the Washington State Equivalency Academy within one year of employment.

Applicant must have the ability to pass a background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a polygraph. Applicants will be contacted with the date, time, and location of oral board interviews.

Community Information

Small hometown atmosphere with multiple markets, shops, businesses and schools. There are multiple tourist attractions such as the open to the public Observatory, historical homes, and city parks. Has the Little Klickitat River running through it. Goldendale is the largest city in Klickitat County and is the county seat.

Department Information

We are a department with 9 full time police officer positions and two administrative record/evidence assistants. Each officer is assigned a take home patrol vehicle. Duty schedule consist of 4 ten hour shifts with 3 days off. 

Area Information

County: Klickitat
Population: 3524
# of Staff: 9

Hiring Status

Goldendale Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

Have 2 full-time LEO positions open until filled.

Salary Information

Entry level $5,205.01 - $6341.80

Lateral $5468.52 - $6,341.80 *Starting salary could be higher depending on experience*  $15,000 Sign on bonus available until Dec 2024 for lateral officers

Benefit Information

Yearly raises & cost of living increases, overtime pay, PTO, Sick Time, Medical, Dental, Vison, $7000 +Employer contributed HSA, Take home vehicle, Uniforms/Equipment provided, paid training, LEO friendly community.

Goldendale Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

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

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Required for lateral applicants.
Prior Experience Requirement Only lateral officer applicants. At least 1 year experience post probation. 
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Goldendale 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

1 or more traffic crime convictions in last _5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).

Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic 1 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons:
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.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Goldendale Police Department - Police Officer

1505 S Grant St
Goldendale, WA 98620 Klickitat County


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