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Tigard Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on July 16, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 25, 2017
The City of Tigard will accept applications from candidates who have not yet passed a physical abilities test or ORPAT. Candidates may provide proof of successfully completing an ORPAT within the prior 12 months when submitting documentation directly to the department. Applicants who have not passed the ORPAT within the previous 12 months will be required to pass the ORPAT prior to appointment and an opportunity to do so will be provided. The City of Tigard will provide instructions on how to provide proof of a passing ORPAT after you complete your PST testing. All applicants with passing LST test scores will be invited by the City to submit a supplemental application and schedule an oral board interview.
Applicants may submit proof of passing the ORPAT by uploading their ORPAT completion certificate through the online application process once invited to do so.
With a diverse economy, strong schools and outstanding parks, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Since its incorporation in 1961, the city has grown to become a desirable and affordable community in the Portland metro area. Residents enjoy access to 18 miles of trails and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces.
Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Other amenities include shopping at Bridgeport Village and Washington Square Mall as well as easy access to multiple full-service medical facilities. The Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s famed beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all accessible as day trips.
The Tigard Police Department is a progressive and professional police organization. The department is committed to a community policing philosophy and works very closely with the public providing a wide range of programs and information. We are dedicated police professionals committed to the community, sensitive to the needs of our citizens while holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and achievement.
# of Staff: 95
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a monthly or quarterly basis. Applicants with passing test scores of will be invited to submit a supplemental application as and participate in the next scheduled oral board.
$66,620 – $83,005 annually (base pay)
The City of Tigard offers an excellent benefits package including cafeteria-style health, dental, and vision, employer-paid VEBA, life insurance, and participation in Oregon PERS with employer-paid employee contribution. Tigard provides a generous paid leave program including vacation, sick leave, and 96 hours of paid holiday time.
For more detailed information: http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/human_resources.php
Tigard Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
Opportunities to take the ORPAT will be provided throughout the selection process.
|Minimum Age||Must be 21 years or older at the time of application.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must be a U.S. Citizen.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Must possess a high school diploma or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver license by time of hire.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Disqualified|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Disqualified|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Must be able to read and write the English language.|
|College Requirement||Prefer college degree in related law enforcement field. Incentives available to those holding 2- or 4-year degrees.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Must possess a DPSST Basic Police Officer certification within one year of hire. Agency pays for the academy.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|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|
Tigard 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.
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.
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