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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 December 11, 2015.

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

Application packets must be received at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015.



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