Law Enforcement Officer Position

Woodland Police Department - Police Officer

 

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Woodland Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on February 18, 2021
PST Partner Agency since July 06, 2015

Important Information

The City of Woodland is not hiring at this time.

Community Information

Incorporated in 1906, the City of Woodland, located 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington, is the southern gateway to Mt. St. Helens. The city is located in both Cowlitz and Clark Counties. This growing community, with a population of 6,350 is located at the junction of Interstate 5 and State Highway 503. The greater Woodland area has a population of over 10,000 persons.

Department Information

The Mission of the Woodland Police Department is to preserve a feeling of safety and security for our citizens by protecting life and property, conducting professional investigations, promoting innovative crime prevention strategies, and providing excellent service.

Area Information

County: Clark/Cowlitz
Population: 6,350
# of Staff: 12

Hiring Status

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 three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: None

Salary Information

Entry level begins at $5,594 and goes to step 5 at $7,188 per the WPOA agreement for the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023

Benefit Information

The City offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and retirement plans. The City pays the health insurance premiums for employees per WPOA Contract.

Woodland Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes, within two weeks of appointment.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Uncorrected 20/40, corrected 20/20
College Requirement No
Prior Experience Requirement No
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Woodland 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.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic 4 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 5 years.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential History of domestic violence activity will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Financial
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Woodland Police Department - Police Officer

City of Woodland
230 Davidson Avenue
Woodland, WA 98674 Clark/Cowlitz County
360-841-5287

Website


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required


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