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Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services Officer



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Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services Officer

Last updated on November 22, 2023
PST Partner Agency since November 01, 2023

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Important Information

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted as vacancies occur.

Community Information

The City of Hoquiam (2021 Population 8,860) is located along the north shore of Grays Harbor and is the Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.  There is easy access to the ocean beaches, Quinault Rain Forest, and Olympic National Park.  Outdoor adventure opportunities abound,  with fishing, hunting, clam digging, beachcombing, and hiking being popular pastimes.  Hoquiam is known locally as the Friendliest City in Grays Harbor.

Department Information

The Hoquiam Police Department consists of 29 full-time positions in four basic functions: PATROL, ADMINISTRATION, POLICE SERVICES, and INVESTIGATIONS. The department is a member of the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force and currently has a detective assigned to the multi-agency unit.

The backbone of the department is the PATROL function. Most calls for service and law incidents are handled by the 14 sworn officers assigned to Patrol. Officers and sergeants assigned to Patrol work three 12-hour days followed by three days off. Minimum patrol officer staffing is two officers on-duty at all times, except for three officers at night from 6 PM to 2 AM.

Patrol shifts are covered 24-hours a day, 365-days per year to provide immediate assistance to resident calls for service, as well as to accomplish the department’s mission and focus points.

Most members of the division also maintain collateral duty assignments on a regular basis. These additional responsibilities include the Aberdeen Regional Crisis Response Unit (tactical team and crisis negotiations team), canine officer, Force Training Unit (firearms, defensive tactics, less lethal tools), field training program,, evidence function, arson investigation, emergency vehicle operations instructor, department quartermaster, computer networking, Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, gang investigations, and special patrol/ grant projects (such as county-wide traffic safety patrols).

Job Description

The Police Services Officer provides a variety of routine and specialized public safety work relating to the care and custody of prisoners in the city jail; conducts transports of prisoners between the city jail, the court and other correctional facilities; provides specialized clerical support to the department’s criminal records and evidence function; and supports limited code enforcement functions under a special limited police commission. This position may also assist patrol officers by screening and responding to requests for service from citizens who arrive at the police lobby (generally for non-criminal incidents), directing traffic at accident/ emergency scenes and performing other generally non-sworn police service functions.

Area Information

County: Grays Harbor
Population: 8,860
# of Staff: 29

Hiring Status

Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services Officer has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is June 30, 2024.

The Hoquiam Police Department currently has one opening for Police Services Officer.

Salary Information

The Police Services Officer salary is $4,643 - $5,544 monthly (2023 rates) with a COLA in 2024 of 2% - 4% based on the CPI-U Olympia.

Benefit Information

The City of Hoquiam officers excellent Health and Welfare benefits to employees and their immediate family.  Police Services Officers are members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employee union (AFSCME).

Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services 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
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 on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services 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
Potential _1__ or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Potential Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 year(s).
Potential Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons:
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Hoquiam Police Department - Police Services Officer

215 10th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550 Grays Harbor County
(360) 532-0892


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