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Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on October 11, 2019
Please submit an application packet to the City of Unalaska consisting of the City's Application for Employment form, a Release of Information form, and an original, notarized APSC F-3 Personal History form with all its supporting documents. A complete job description and the necessary 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.
Major Fishing Port located in the Aleutian Island Chain, commonly known as "Dutch Harbor".
The Department of Public Safety is comprised of multiple divisions: Police, Corrections, Communications, and Fire & EMS. 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 2576 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, community safety education and outreach programs, and supports many community functions.
Population: 4700 year round residents with an additional 4000 workers coming to the Island during peak commercial fishing periods.
# of Staff:
“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.”
Number of Vacancies: Multiple.
$32.31-34.39/hour starting wage for Regular Full-Time Position.
Health Insurance coverage 90/10.
Dental Insurance 80/20.
Vacation days (combined sick and personal):
36 days vacations Years 1 & 2.
42 days of vacation Years 3 & 4.
48 days of vacation Years 5 & 6.
54 days of vacation Years 7 & 8.
60 days of vacation Years 9 and up.
Partial tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Assistance with paying student loan if possess degree from accredited college.
Retirement through State of Alaska PERS system.
Retention bonuses years 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 12
Reimburse up to $10,000 of moving expenses.
Optional enrollment in 457 Deferred Compensation plan.
Annual $1500 airfare bonus.
Employee wellness program.
Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must be a US Citizen.|
|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.|
|Current Hiring Status|
|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.
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