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Westport Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on October 10, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: December 15, 2023.
The City of Westport is testing for either a Lateral, Exceptional Lateral or Entry Level Police Officer position. Those applicants who are successful in the testing process will be placed on an eligibility list for potential full-time employment.
Charter boat fishing; surfing; skin diving; bird watching; crabbing off the docks; whale watching; viewing tower; dune trail for walking; cranberry bogs; Maritime Museum; Grays Harbor Lighthouse; tourist shops. Westport is basically a fishing community - both sport and commercial fishing. Westport Shipyard and Ocean Companies are the largest employers of the community. The shipyard specializes in building yachts, and Ocean Companies specialize in fish processing.
The Westport Police Department is a full service police department that serves a small residential population and a large seasonal tourist population. The department consists of 7 full-time sworn personnel and 1 civilian records personnel. We are looking for individuals who would enjoy the challenges of police work in a coastal tourist community.
# of Staff: 8
Westport Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 15, 2023.
Minimum Salary: $ 71,532 per year
Maximum Salary: $ 74,388 per year
Employment type: Full time
Department: Police Department
Open Until Filled
Summary - The City of Westport has an opening for either a Lateral/Exceptional Lateral or Entry Level Police
Lateral - This position is a full-time non-exempt position with a total compensation range of $34.39 to $35.76
per hour plus excellent benefits. To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements: must be a
U.S. citizen; must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a police officer and have worked as such
at least 24 months within the last 36 months serving in a City, County, or State police agency in Washington,
and must have graduated from a State sanctioned police academy. A driver's abstract of records and WA
driver's license are required prior to appointment. To apply, candidates must submit a completed City of
Westport application, personal history statement and waiver to permit background packet in person to City
Hall, or electronically through www.ci.westport.wa.us/jobs.html.
Exceptional Lateral - This position is a full-time non-exempt position with a total compensation range of
$34.39 to $35.76 per hour plus excellent benefits. To qualify, candidates must meet the same requirements
as a Lateral police officer with the exception of time worked as a certified police officer. Current, sworn
Police Officers who work full-time for another police agency, and have completed the Basic Law Enforcement
Academy from a Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission sanctioned or out of state recognized
police academy, but have worked less than the two (2) year requirement may be considered an Exceptional
Lateral applicant. A driver's abstract of records and WA driver's license are required prior to appointment. To
apply, candidates must submit a completed City of Westport application, personal history statement and
waiver to permit background packet in person to City Hall, or electronically through www.ci.westport.wa.us/
Entry Level - The City of Westport conducts entry-level testing through Public Safety Testing. Please visit the
Public Safety Testing website (www.publicsafetytesting.com) for more information, upcoming test dates, or to
apply. To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete your written and PFAT (Physical Fitness
Abilities Test) by end of day December 15, 2023 with Oral boards dates and times, for qualified candidates, to be
Westport Police Department
740 N Montesano Street
Westport, WA 98595
The City of Westport is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate in any
employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital
status, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination
Note: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employment of persons hired by the
City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization of
employment in the United States.
Questions and/or technical issues regarding the on-line application process should be directed to the City of
Westport Human Resources Department at 360-268-0131.
Starting salary: 71,532 - 74,388 per current collective bargaining unit agreement.
A competitive benefit package, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision and disability coverage is also offered. Take home vehicle is also provided to officers that live within 35 miles of city limits.
Westport Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
Lateral/Exceptional candidates do not need to take the written or physical ability test. Go to the city's website and complete a City Of Westport application form, personal history statement and waiver to permit background forms and return to city hall.
|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|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Current Hiring Status||Currently testing to estrablish a list with an opening expected in September|
|Other||Ability to pass extensive background check, including polygraph, medical & psychological exams.|
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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