Law Enforcement Officer Position

Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer



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Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 16, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 2

Testing Deadline: November 20, 2020.

Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores, Washington is 1 ½ hours west of Olympia, Washington and is located right on the ocean. Ocean Shores is nationally known for having an excellent atmosphere for relaxation, maintaining an exceptional quality of life, a low crime rate, and a fantastic area for fishing and hunting. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of beachfront and 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. Ocean Shores has approximately 6000 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.

Department Information

The Ocean Shores Police Department is a proactive, professional organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The department consists of a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, two sergeants, seven patrol officers and one Records Clerk. Dispatch is accomplished in a regional setting. Patrol officers work rotating shifts with a 12-hour shift plan. Rotation is every four months. The department operates under a department wide community policing philosophy with neighborhood watch presentations. Specialized assignments are available on the Fresh Waterways Marine Patrol, Detective and as an FTO. The Department utilizes 4 wheel drive vehicles and has a take home patrol car program.

Area Information

County: Gray's Harbor
Population: 6,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer has 2 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is November 20, 2020.

All interested candidates should have their testing and PFAT completed by the 20th of November, as the Ocean Shores Police Department will draw its list from PST on November 23, 2020.  The top twenty (20) candidates for Entry Police Officer with a Written Test score of 70% of higher will be invited to attend an Oral Board Interview. The Oral Board Interviews date is TBD.

Current Number of Vacancies: 2

Salary Information

Basic entry level starts at $5,362

Benefit Information

11 paid holidays: vacation 8 hrs per month with increases based on years of service; sick leave 8 hrs per month with max accrual of 1320 hrs. -100% cash out on retirement; Medical/dental; Life insurance; Uniform - initial uniform provided and $700 per year uniform allowance; Longevity, shift differential, and education reimbursement plan; Deferred compensation plan; and LEOFF retirement plan.

Ocean Shores Police Department - 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 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes, good reading, comprehension and writing.
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF standards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Ocean Shores 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 Suspension of driver's license within past 2 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 20 years. No more than 0 uses total (never used).
Automatic Illegal use of 2 or more different controlled substances.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor convictions, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer

577 Point Brown Ave NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569 Gray's Harbor County


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

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