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Mount Vernon Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on August 14, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
***Lateral Officer Candidates do not need to test with PST, a completed City of Mount Vernon application is all that is needed. The application can be found at https://www.mountvernonwa.gov/Jobs.aspx ***
All official communication with the applicants regarding the testing process will be done through email.
# of Staff: 64 FT
Mount Vernon Police Department - Police Officer has 9 vacancies.
Number of current vacancies: Effective March 15, 2023, we are actively recruiting for 5 open positions
Salary January 1, 2023
0-1 year $7469
1-2 years: $7824
2-3 years: $8184
3-5 years: $8534
5+ years: $8890
City matches 3% employees base wage in a 457 deferred compensation account.
Incentive and Special Duty Pay
- Bilingual Pay - 4% of Base Salary
- Longevity incentive - 1%-6% of base salary.
- Education incentive (BA/MA) - 4% of base salary/4% of base salary + $100/mo.
- Special duty pay - 3%-4% of base salary.
- Paid vacation: 10 - 25 days per year.
- Sick leave: earn 10 hours per month - maximum of 120 days.
- Disability leave: earn 8 hours per month - maximum 120 hours.
- Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
- $50,000 Life Insurance Provided by City
- Health club membership reimbursement program (up to $40 per month).
- LEOFF II state retirement plan.
- Compensatory time available.
- Educational costs (continued education): $1,500 per calendar year.
- Funeral leave: up to 6 days.
- Police professional liability insurance.
- Union security: Police Services Guild.
- Quartermaster: provide all required uniforms, associated equipment and accessories.
- Clothing allowance: $800 initial year; $750 second year; $450 per year for investigators.
- Dry cleaning provided.
- Minimum 24 hours annual training.
- 12-hour shifts (2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off)
Mount Vernon Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions or domestic violence conviction.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||No felony convictions or domestic violence conviction.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|College Requirement||90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university.|
|Other||Successfully complete a thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, and medical examination and pre-employment drug & alcohol screening.|
Mount Vernon Police Department - Police Officer
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5625 Skagit County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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