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Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on October 16, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: November 20, 2020.
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.
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.
# of Staff:
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
Basic entry level starts at $5,362
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...|
|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|
|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.
Ocean Shores Police Department - Police Officer
Ocean Shores, WA 98569 Gray's Harbor County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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