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Oak Harbor Police Department - Corrections Officer
Last updated on May 04, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 24, 2017
Testing Deadline: June 30, 2021.
We are continually testing for Corrections position. When a position becomes available we will email an application to candidates on our PST list.
In order to qualify for an open position, you must complete the PHS and pass the written test and PAT at the time of application for employment. When an opening occurs and you are on our list with PST and have met the minimum qualifications, you will be sent an application for employment with the City of Oak Harbor. The top applicants will be invited to an oral board interview which must be attended in person.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Human Resource Department at 360-279-4518 and ask to speak to Kim Andrews
The City of Oak Harbor (population 22,000 plus) is situated on the northern portion of Whidbey Island, approximately two-hours drive north of Seattle, and is accessible by both land and ferry. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island experiences half the annual rainfall of Seattle.
Whidbey Island is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and with the presence of several nearby state parks, and nearby San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker recreational areas, and easy access to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains there is a host of recreational activities for an active outdoor lifestyle. You can enjoy boating, whale watching, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, beach combing, and much more.
Oak Harbor also offers excellent small town ambiance, a local play house, outstanding dining, antique shopping, and within minutes of Oak Harbor, the opportunity to visit unique garden and vineyard settings, or simply enjoy the quietness of watching eagles soar.
Oak Harbor has a vibrant downtown, an expanding commercial and retail base, and growing secondary education opportunities. In summary, the lifestyle, convenience of services and location make Oak Harbor an outstanding place to live, work and raise a family.
The City of Oak Harbor was incorporated in 1915 and operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor and City Council are elected at-large for four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the development of budgets and related financial plans, and the overall operation of the City. The Mayor directly supervises the City Administrator, City Attorney, Police Chief and Fire Chief. The City Administrator directly supervises the Development Services Director, Finance Director, Human Resources Director and Public Works Director.
The City of Oak Harbor employs approximately 130 full-time personnel and operates with an overall budget of $138 million ($16.4 million General Fund).
For more information on the City of Oak Harbor, please visit our website at www.oakharbor.org.
The Oak Harbor Police Department is comprised: Administration, Patrol, Detectives and Special Operations. The authorized force consists of 26 Commissioned Personnel and 12 Non-Commissioned Personnel. The department is known for its successful community involvement and problem solving approach to law enforcement. Additionally, the Police Department has a city jail as part of its responsibility, which is staffed by City Correctional staff.
The department is proud of its increased commitment to training, including an internal bi-monthly training program, inter-agency training, as well as outside training opportunities for staff. Other areas the department participates in include; a Community Advisory Board, Reserve Officer Unit, Explorer Post and Citizens Volunteers.
The Department has strong cooperative relationships with local agencies and participates in regional law enforcement, communications and emergency management task forces and organizations. The department enjoys continued quality relationships with the U.S. Navy and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station located in and adjacent to the City of Oak Harbor. We take pride in providing services for our community and the variety of events which occur in the City each year, including; Holland Happenings, 4th of July, National Night Out and the Whidbey Island Marathon.
Officers work on a 3/12 schedule, rotating two months on days and two months on nights schedule.
We also offer education and longevity pay and great benefits!
We are a progressive department, anticipating department and community needs now and for the future!
# of Staff: 36
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is June 30, 2021.
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 interviews, background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 0
• Starting wage- $4507 per month
• Education incentive pay 1.5% - 6% depending on education level
• Longevity pay 3%-5% starting at 10 years of service
• Washington State LEOFF Retirement
• Accrue one day vacation per month, with longevity increases.
• Education and longevity increases.
• Accrue one day of sick leave per month
• Ten paid holidays plus two floating holidays
• 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision for employee
• 75% employer paid medical, dental and vision for employee’s dependents
• Health Savings Account fully funded by the City with HDHP ($3,500 individual, $7,000 family per year)
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• 100% employer paid group life insurance and long-term disability for employee
• Opportunity to participate in two Deferred Compensation Plans, optional health care and insurance plans
Oak Harbor Police Department - Corrections 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||Yes: Washington State|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No Felony Convictions|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||No Felony Convictions|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF II minimum medical and health standards.|
|Basic Corrections Academy Certification||WCJTC - Corrections Officer Academy (COA) must be completed within 6 months of hire date.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Oak Harbor Police Department - Corrections 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
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