Law Enforcement Officer Position

Longview Police Department – Entry Level - Police Officer

 

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Longview Police Department – Entry Level - Police Officer

Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

Join our growing team, we have a few immediate openings!  Thank you for your interest in a career in law enforcement with the Longview Police Department.  We encourage you to consider the Longview Police Department for your future.  

Candidates will need to complete the PST written, Physical fitness test, Personal history statement and submit application to the City of Longview for oral board consideration. Click here to view application.



Entry Level Minimum Qualifications:

Selection is based upon civil service rules. Testing includes a written exam, physical agility test, and oral interview. Applicants testing for entry level police officer positions must be at least twenty and one half (20 ½) years of age and twenty one years (21) years of age at time of appointment, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, have a High School Diploma or GED, possess a valid driver's license, successfully complete the 720 hour basic training academy during the initial period of employment; possess a current State Department of L&I Basic First Aid Card or ability to obtain within 90 days, and be certified by the Washington State Toxicologist in operation of the breathalyzer or ability to obtain within 90 days.

*Applicants testing for entry level police officer positions must be at least 20 1/2 years of age.

*Have a High School Diploma or GED

Officers who are appointed will be required to obtain an associate degree within a four-year study period after the first day of completion of his/her probationary period (first 18 months) with the Department.

Community Information

Department Information

See City Website, www.mylongview.com

Area Information

County: Cowlitz
Population: 36,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Longview Police Department – Entry Level - Police Officer has 3 vacancies.

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 five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.


Number of Current Vacancies: a few

Salary Information

Patrol Officer - Training (first 6 months) $5,734 per month
Patrol Officer - Base Salary (after 6 months) $6,036 - $7,419 per month

Benefit Information

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is predominantly employer-paid for full family coverage, which includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, long-term disability insurance, and employee basic life insurance with buy-up options for the employee, employee's spouse and dependents. All employees are required to participate in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems programs and have the option to participate in a 457 deferred compensation program. Other benefits include generous paid leave such as vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and voluntary participation in a tax-deferred medical or dependent 125 plans.

Vacation:  Upon hire 54 hours per year (2.25 hours per pay period), 2-4 yrs of service 96 hours per year (4 hours per pay period), 5-9 yrs of service 132 hours per year (5.50 hours per pay period), 10-14 years of service 156 hours per year (6.50 hours per pay period), 15-19 years of service 180 hours per year (7.50 per pay period), 20+ years of service 204 hours per year (8.50 per pay period).   

Holidays:  96 hours of annual holiday leave bank 

Sick Leave:  Upon hire 96 hours, then 8 hours per month.

Education Premium:  Employees with BA/BS Degree earn 4% per month.

Spanish Bilingual Premium:  $75 per month

Equipment/Clothing Allowance:  $350 per year

Longevity Pay:  2% at 5 years of service, 4% at 10 years of service, 6% at 15 years of service, 8% at 20+ years of service.  

Medical Plan:  95% of medical premiums are paid by the City for employee's and dependents.  A waiver of coverage into a VEBA account is provided at $750 per month for those with qualifying coverage.

Dental/Vision plans:  100% of dental and vision premiums are paid by the City for employee's and dependents.

Life Insurance:  $50,000 of basic life insurance is provided for employees and paid for by the City. 

Long Term Disability Insurance:   A Long Term Disability policy is provided by the City for employees.       

 

Longview Police Department – Entry Level - 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 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age Applicants testing for entry level police officer positions must be at least twenty and one half (20 ½) years of age and twenty one years (21) years of age at time of appointment.
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Required and an acceptable five-year driving record.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Acceptable personal background.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Acceptable personal background.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement Hired employees will need to complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of completion of the probationary period. 
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Contact Information

Longview Police Department – Entry Level - Police Officer

1525 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632 Cowlitz County
360-442-5004

Website


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


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