Port Townsend Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
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Port Townsend Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on September 20, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Must complete a City of Port Townsend online employment Application - To apply: https://cityofpt.applicantpool.com/jobs
For more information contact Human Resources:
Port Townsend is a historic seaport community on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington, two hours from Seattle by car and ferry. The town's 9,545 citizens enjoy spectacular views of the water and mountains. Port Townsend's natural beauty and access to nearby Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center, Olympic National Park, beaches and rain forests attract over a million visitors each year. Residents and visitors enjoy a small-town atmosphere and numerous cultural opportunities.
The department handles approximately 10,000 calls for service each year. Between incidents, officers enjoy time to pursue special projects, manage professional growth, and interact with residents, business owners and visitors. The department's 15 commissioned officers and 4 support staff members maintain strong partnerships with area law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hospital staff, and mental health officials.
# of Staff: # of Staff: Total City of Port Townsend employment, 130 staff
Port Townsend Police Department - Lateral Police Officer has 3 vacancies.
Port Townsend maintains a Civil Service employment list. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service “rule of five” with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.
Lateral Hiring Range $ 71,243- $78,817/year
5 step annual pay system, plus education incentive pay and longevity pay.
Hiring bonus of $12,500 for lateral candidates
The City of Port Townsend provides a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
The City pays 90% of the premium for employee, spouse and dependents up to age 26. This plan is administered by WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Fund.
Life & AD&D Insurance
Plan A which provides $30,000 for each Officer and Life of $3,000 for each dependent.
Short Term Disability (Time Loss) Plan C which provides benefits of $200 per week for each Officer.
- Disability Waivers which provide for an additional 9 mos. of contribution waivers under the medical plan.
Deferred Compensation Match Program
A 457(b) program match is offered in which employees may set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax-deferred basis for retirement purposes.
The City provides a 50% match of up to the total of 4% of the officer’s base earnings.
State Pension Plan
Officers are enrolled in the Washington Department of Retirement Systems, Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF) Pension Plan.
- The City uses a graduated vacation accrual schedule based on completed years of service. Eighty hours of vacation leave is earned after the first full year of service.
Officers accrue 4 hours of sick leave per pay period, beginning the first day of employment.
The City recognizes ten holidays and one “floating” holiday each calendar year.
Port Townsend Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
To apply, please complete an online application: https://cityofpt.applicantpool.com/jobs
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|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||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must be able to perform all essential job functions.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Graduation from a basic law enforcement training academy as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||At least 12 months experience as an active, sworn municipal, county or state law enforcement officer, and have not been separated from law enforcement for more than 24 months..|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
Current first aid card at time of hire.
No convictions for misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
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