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Ruston Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on January 12, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
LATERAL candidates: please visit https://www.rustonwa.org/documents/lateral-officer-position/ for information on how to apply.
Beautiful, historic Puget Sound town adjacent to Point Defiance Park, Zoo, Ferry to Vashon Island, and Ruston Way waterfront. Strong Mayor/Town Council form of government.
24/7 coverage. A professional team of officers who work closely with the community and surrounding agencies. Strong community policing philosophy and values driven organization.
# of Staff:
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 background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of current vacancies: 0
Top step is currently $87,091.46 and entry is $62,352.07.
Our low-deductible medical plan for employees and spouses paid 100% by the employer.
Department-paid PORAC Defense coverage
Employees are eligible to participate in the WA DRS IRS457 deferred tax supplemental retirement account
All equipment is provided
Generous continuing training policy
Schedule which provides routine 4-5 days off between work weeks
We provide full medical dental and vision for the employee and spouse and we also participate in the LEOFF 2 state retirement system. We also provide paid vacation, sick leave, 11 holidays, and compensatory time. We also have an assigned vehicle program and offer supplemental insurance through Aflac.
Ruston 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||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Preferred|
|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|
Ruston 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.
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.
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