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Police Officer - Lateral Entry
$47,627 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $81,327
Opening Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until further notice.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and others; uses force, including deadly force, in approved circumstances; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Requires physical condition, agility, and coordination to allow performance of the essential tasks of a police officer as prescribed by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Employee may be assigned to rotating shifts and may work other than a normal work week.
OPEN REQUIREMENTS:(All requirements must be met at the time of application.)
Applicants must possess a state issued Basic Law Enforcement certificate and have two years of sworn, non-military, patrol officer experience. Applicants must be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer, OR have been laid off or retired, in good standing, within the past 12 months. Applicants must have completed 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Two additional years of experience as a police officer may be substituted for the college education requirement. Applicants from states other than Washington must have the ability to obtain Basic or Equivalency Law Enforcement certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission within the probationary period. Proof of a valid driver s license must be submitted. Applicants must be certified by the Police Physician as physically fit to perform the prescribed duties. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
NOTE:Before applying, please read the Spokane City Police Department s Hiring Standards, found on the Spokane City Police Department s jobs page athttp://www.spokanepolice.org/jobs/default.aspx; click on the hiring standards link.
The examination will consist of a Training and Experience Evaluation form. Weight is assigned as follows: Training and Experience Evaluation form 100%25.
Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
NOTE:Under continuous testing policy, additional examinations may be scheduled with results merged into one eligibility list according to final ratings.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of a service animal by a person with disabilities. Unless otherwise stated, the minimum age for entry employment is 18 years.
The City of Spokane strives to satisfy all requests for reasonable accommodation from persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations should be made in advance and should be addressed to the Human Resources Department at 625-6363.
All applications must be filed in the Civil Service Office, 4th Floor, City Hall. All questions on the application must be answered completely and accurately. Any application may be rejected for cause and the applicant will be so notified. Any license, degree or other document required by the announcement must be presented at time of application. Any originals or copies of such documents will be returned if so requested by the applicant.
Eligible applicants will receive a notification card indicating time and place of examination, and authorizing admittance to the examination. The names of candidates who have passed the examination will be placed on the eligibility list according to their final score.
VETERAN S PREFERENCE:
A candidate who attains a passing score on the examination may be awarded additional credit for military service in accordance with state law, provided a claim is made on the application and evidence of such service is furnished.
All persons on original entrance must pass a medical examination by a City designated physician before they may be employed.
For original entry into City employment, selection will generally be made from the top ten eligibles. The top name must be selected from a uniform promotional list, except for reasonable cause. Selection will be made from either the top three eligibles on a non-uniform promotional list or the top three eligibles from the department that has the vacancy. An eligible passed over for employment five times will be removed from the list. Any appointee who fails to report for duty within four days of employment date will be stricken from the list unless reasonable cause is presented. Declining an appointment will result in removal from an eligibility list. Under certain conditions, eligibles may obtain a waiver of certification.
Original entrance appointees shall have a probation period of one year; promotional appointees shall have a probation period of six months.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
Applicants and those on eligibility lists are responsible for promptly notifying the Civil Service Commission of any address or telephone number change. If any eligible cannot
be located because of failure to report change of address, the eligible s name shall be stricken from the eligibility list.
Promotions are made by competitive examination; major medical and life insurance policies are available at group rates to employees and families; paid vacation; paid sick leave; paid holidays; social security participation; City retirement program; uniform allowance for certain designated classifications; hazardous duty and/or shift differential pay; tuition reimbursement program.
Americans with Disabilities Act and the federal regulations regarding the act and its applicability to the service, programs or activities of the City are available upon request from the Human Resources Department at 625-6363.
To apply online or download and print an application, select a link below. To request an application packet be mailed to you, call the Civil Service office at (509) 625-6160. If mailing your application, submit to Civil Service Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3315.
Download the Civil Service Job Applicationand mail it in.
Download the Training and Experience Evaluation Form
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Civil Service Office, City Hall, 4th Floor, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.,
Spokane, Washington 99201-3315, or call (509) 625-6160.
24-HOUR JOB INFORMATION LINE 625-6161
FAX number: (509) 625-6077
TDD number: 625-6681
By order of the SPOKANE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, dated at Spokane, Washington, this 3rd day of January, 2013.
Chair GLENN KIBBEY
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