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Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on February 25, 2021
PST Partner Agency since July 11, 2017
Testing Deadline: March 31, 2021.
Please submit an Application Packet to the City of Unalaska consisting of the attached documents: Unalaska DPS City Application, Unalaska DPS Release of Information and Unalaska DPS APSC F-3 Personal History. Please be sure to review the applications and provide all the required supporting documents.
Additionally, a complete job description and these required forms can be downloaded from http://ci.unalaska.ak.us/hr/page/employment-application-forms.
The Physical Fitness Abilities Test (PFAT) is not required if the Unalaska Police Department is the only agency you are testing for.
Unalaska is located just 50 miles from the North Pacific Great Circle Route, the City of Unalaska is 800 miles southwest of Anchorage in the heart of the North Pacific and Bering Sea fisheries. Our community is a vibrant mix of industry and history connected by 40 miles of roads linking our port, harbors and private docks with local businesses and our thriving residential community. The City is located on the coast of Unalaska and Amaknak Islands and is home to one of the busiest and most prosperous stretches of coastline in Alaska. Our Aleutian Islands community is commonly known as "Dutch Harbor".
City of Unalaska recreational opportunities center around the PCR and local events. The PCR operates the Aquatics Center, Burma Road Chapel, Community Center, Library, and eight parks. The Aquatics Center, located in the Unalaska City School, includes a six‐lane 25‐yard pool with a two‐story slide, warming pool, sauna, and locker rooms. The Aquatics Center also features a multipurpose room and fitness center with cardio equipment, hand weights, and a punching bag. The Burma Road Chapel facility is a multipurpose space used for fitness classes, instructional classes, birthday parties, and small community gatherings. The Community Center includes a full‐size gymnasium, indoor track, two racquetball courts, and a fitness center with cardio, stretch, and weight rooms. A commercial kitchen, conference room, multipurpose room, outdoor playground, and specialized rooms for art, pottery, music, teen activities, and kids programming round out the areas of the Community Center. There are eight parks totaling 22 acres spread out across Unalaska and Amaknak Islands. Park amenities include playgrounds, basketball courts, a tennis court, a softball field, a soccer field, a skate park, open space, walking trails, memorial monuments, a fire pit, gazebos, grills, picnic tables and restrooms.
There is nothing boring about the weather in Unalaska, and the weather is often a topic of conversation for those who live and work here. We cherish days when the sky is clear and the sun is shining, whether the mountains are emerald green or covered in pristine snow. On those bright and beautiful days, we marvel at the natural beauty of our surroundings. Being on an island with the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean on the south, we have more than our fair share of clouds, wind and rain. But you simply dress accordingly and go about your life and activities!
The Police Department is comprised of multiple divisions: Police, Corrections and Communications. The Department’s Police Division provides comprehensive police services through proactive police patrols, emergency responses and criminal investigations. Police officers responded to and investigated approximately 2353 calls for service last year. Police Services include traffic enforcement, motor vehicle accident investigations, misdemeanor and felony criminal investigations, civil paper service, commercial vehicle enforcement, City ordinance enforcement and other public safety functions as needed. The Division promotes community policing and community safety through education and outreach programs to support many community functions.
Population: 4700 year round residents with an additional 4000 workers coming to the Island during peak commercial fishing periods.
# of Staff: 27
Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer has 4 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 31, 2021.
The eligibility list is maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
$32.31-34.39/hour starting wage for Regular Full-Time Position.
If applicable, relocation bonus of $5,000 upon successful completion of ALL pre-employment screening.
If applicable, reimbursable moving expense up to $5,000.Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents).
Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents).
Free enrollment and coverage of self and dependents for membership of LifeMed.
Vacation days (combined sick and personal):
- Years 1 & 2: 36 days.
- Years 3 & 4: 42 days.
- Years 5 & 6: 48 days.
- Years 7 & 8: 54 days.
- Years 9 and up: 60 days..
Eligible for Public Employees Retirement System retirement.
Optional enrollment in 457 Deferred Compensation plan.
Partial tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Assistance with paying student loan if possess degree from accredited college.
Retention bonuses years: 3 ($3,000), 4 ($4,000), 5 ($5,000), 8 ($8,000), 10 ($10,,000) and 12 ($12,000)
Education incentive (paid monthly) dependent on degree: Associate $200, Bachelors $300, Masters $400.
Travel allowance $1,500 every year on your date of hire.
Free Parks, Culture and Recreation membership (employee only).
Work out incentive pay up to $450 /month.
Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
Applicant must score 70% or higher on their written exam.
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must be a US Citizen or US National.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Must provide certified copy of High School diploma or GED|
|Driver's License Required||Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Must be able to communicate effectively in English.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Request/Access Scores||Approximately 1-3 positions per year.|
Unalaska 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.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
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