Law Enforcement Officer Position

Milwaukie Police Department - Police Officer



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Milwaukie Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on March 01, 2024
PST Partner Agency since January 31, 2024

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

The City of Milwaukie is actively hiring police officers. To be considered, candidates must have valid written exam test scores on file with PST and will be invited via email to submit a city job application. Once an application is submitted and reviewed for completeness, an invitation will be extended to schedule an interview.

The City of Milwaukie will accept test scores from candidates who have not yet passed a physical abilities test or ORPAT. Applicants who have not passed the ORPAT within the previous 12 months will be required to pass the ORPAT before appointment. Candidates who have passed an ORPAT within the prior 12 months will submit documentation directly to the City of Milwaukie. The City of Milwaukie will provide instructions on how to provide proof of a passing ORPAT after you complete your PST written examination.

Community Information

Nestled along the banks of the Willamette River and steeped in a rich history, Milwaukie enjoys the comforts of a small town, as well as the benefits of its close location to Portland. The pioneering spirit and determination that inspired Milwaukie’s founders is still felt today from the people that make up this unique city.

Milwaukie strives to stay true to itself and the spirit of the community, even if that’s unconventional at times, while upholding a strong sense of optimism that keeps everyone persistent in their pursuit for shared successes. Woven through the fabric of the community is the value placed on ingenuity. Milwaukie prizes creativity to get things done by finding innovative solutions, and residents embrace originality to find new ideas that better the community.

Together, these strengths have contributed to the recently-completed visioning process that received an outpouring of support from the community, and led Milwaukie to receive the 2017 Award for Public Involvement and Participation from the Oregon chapter of the American Planning Association. They can also be found in the city’s robust and thriving business community. With more than 1,500 companies, including Blount International, Bob’s Red Mill, Dark Horse Comics and Precision Castparts Corporation, Milwaukie is home to several of Oregon’s largest and most iconic employers.

These same values drive events in Milwaukie each year. The Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting, Winter Solstice and Christmas Ships Party, Earth Day Clean-Up, Sunday Farmers Market, First Fridays, and neighborhood concerts combine creativity and positivity to help bring the community closer together.

Like the founders before them, the people of Milwaukie know the city is destined for great things, and all are welcome to join with the community as it forges its own path to success.

Department Information

We serve over 20,000 residents nestled within approximately five square miles, along the banks of the Willamette River. It is our goal to make this community as safe and welcoming as possible for all those who live, work or travel here.

Job Description

Area Information

County: Clackamas
Population: 22,000
# of Staff: 43

Hiring Status

Milwaukie Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

Now hiring

Salary Information

$63,213 - 88,860 annually plus overtime

Detailed Salary Schedule

Benefit Information

Summary of Employee Benefits

(actual plan documents, policies and bargaining agreements prevail)

The City of Milwaukie offers a generous benefits package to all regular status employees working at least 20 hours per week (benefits are pro-rated for employees working less than full-time). Temporary employees, seasonal workers and part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for benefits. Medical/dental insurance is effective the first of the month following date of hire.

Medical Insurance: You may choose between a traditional indemnity plan (Regence Blue Cross PPO) or a health maintenance organization (Kaiser HMO). Coverage includes you and your dependents. Each plan includes a vision and prescription drug benefit.

Dental Insurance: You and your dependent family members are eligible for a dental insurance plan which includes preventative, routine and major dental care as well as orthodontic benefits. You will have the choice to be covered by either Delta Dental, Willamette Dental or Kaiser's dental plan.

Flexible Spending Account: The City offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). FSAs allow eligible employees to pay for non-covered health related expenses and childcare expenses with tax-free income. Additionally, the employee paid portion of the City's medical and dental insurance premiums are paid through the FSA with pre-tax dollars.

Retirement: The City participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Benefits paid by PERS are funded from two sources,

- Member contributions paid on your behalf by the City (immediately vested); and

- Employer contributions (vested when contributions have been made in each of five calendar years)

Additionally, the city offers a 457 deferred compensation retirement plan. The city makes a contribution of 3.5% to your 457 plan with no contribution required from you. You may contribute additional pre-tax dollars to the 457 plan up to federal limits.

Life Insurance: The city pays for your basic life insurance in the amount of your annual salary to a maximum of $100,000 and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) to a maximum of $100,000.

Long Term Disability Insurance: The city provides you with a long term disability (LTD) plan which provides up to 50% of your salary, up to a maximum benefit of $3,000 per month for qualifying disabilities following a 90-day waiting period.

Employee Assistance Program: Benefit eligible employees and their family can receive up to five free counseling sessions per incident per year from Canopy EAP (formerly Cascade).

Workers' Compensation Insurance: You are provided worker's compensation insurance in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (SAIF Corporation).


MPEA Members receive 8 hours of time off in lieu of holidays per month plus 4 hours of annual floating holiday time.

Paid vacation time accrues on a yearly basis as follows:

- 1-48 months (up to four years) 8.67 hours per month

- 49-108 months (4-9 years) 10 hours per month

- 109-168 months (9-14 years) 12 hours per month

- 169-228 months (14-19 years) 14 hours per month

- 229 or more months (over 19 years) 16.67 hours per month

Vacation leave may be taken after you have completed six months of employment and may be accrued to a maximum of two years.

Sick Leave: New employees receive 48 hours of sick leave at hire. After six months, sick leave accrues at a rate of eight (8) hours per month.

Milwaukie Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)

Proof of a passing ORPAT within the previous 12 months is required before appointment to the position. 

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Veterans Preference Points Yes

Contact Information

Milwaukie Police Department - Police Officer

3200 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222 Clackamas County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)