Job description
Veterans’ Preference Form

The St. Helens Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Both entry-level applicants and Police Officers currently certified by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 years of age; a United States citizen; a high school graduate (or equivalent), however, college is preferred; possess a valid Oregon driver’s license at the time of appointment; able to be certified by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or, for laterals, be a certified police officer with a minimum of one year experience as a police officer within the last two years; and meet department physical ability standards.

Salary: The position offers a base wage scale of $3,826 to $5,148 and an excellent benefits package, including financial incentives for education and physical fitness. The maximum salary with incentives (at step 6) ranges from $5,574 to $5,960.

Applicants must submit a completed City application, detailed resume and cover letter to be considered for employment. Entry-level applicants must test through the National Testing Network by May 20, 2016.

City applications forms are available at City Hall, 265 Strand Street, St. Helens, or you may download an application by clicking on the link above. The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check.

Application packets (application, cover letter, resume) must be received at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016.  If you are a veteran and would like veterans’ preference points, please complete that form also.

Please send application packets to:

City of St. Helens
Attn:  Kathy Payne
PO Box 278
St. Helens, OR  97051


The City of St. Helens is an equal opportunity employer.