Law Enforcement Officer Position

McCleary Police Department - Police Officer



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McCleary Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on November 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since April 15, 2022

Vacancy: 1-2

Community Information

The City of McCleary is a 2.073 square mile city, 15 miles west of Olympia off Highway 8. The city was founded as a logging camp in late 1898 and was incorporated on January 6, 1943. After coming to the area to log cedar, Henry McCleary built his first mill in 1906. In 1923 the plant broke all records by producing over 300,000 doors in sixty days, an average of six boxcars a day. The Simpson Door Company, as it's known today, is in the center of town and produces high end doors that are shipped worldwide. The McCleary School is a K-8 single school district at the top of the hill when first entering town. The McCleary Historical Society has moved into the former Unitarian church which has now become the McCleary Museum and Visitor Center mere blocks from the school on 3rd Street. Our largest event is the second weekend of July when the city hosts the Bear Festival with a variety of vendors and activities, as well as the always welcomed bear stew!

Department Information

The McCleary Police Department has one Chief of Police, one part-time police clerk and four police officer positions. We have also maintained one reserve officer.

Area Information

County: Grays Harbor County
Population: 1,869
# of Staff: 7 Police Department Staff

Hiring Status

McCleary Police Department - Police Officer has 1-2 vacancy.

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 three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

$4,881-5,939 per month.

Benefit Information

LEOFF and Teamsters (vision).

McCleary Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

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

Written exam only required for entry level candidates, not lateral officers.

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 21
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Entry level candidates must complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy if hired. Lateral officers must posses BLEA Certification before hiring.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant

McCleary 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 3 uses total.

Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s), except marijuana.

Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential 2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Potential 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

McCleary Police Department - Police Officer

100 S 3rd St
McCleary, WA 98557 Grays Harbor County County
(360) 495-3107


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

Other McCleary Police Department positions

Lateral Police Officer
Reserve Officer

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