Deadline:  August 21, 2015

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.

The St. Helens Police Department is a progressive and proactive law enforcement agency with an emphasis on its service to the community. The St. Helens Police Department has a sworn staff of sixteen officers and one support staff member. Our staff enjoys work in assignments in patrol, criminal and narcotics investigations, canine, and School Resource Officer.

We are seeking applicants who wish to be a part of a family-oriented community with a commitment to enhancing the livability of St. Helens. There are exciting things happening in St. Helens. Come be a part of the team!

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.   The written test must be completed by September 1, 2015.   The ORPAT test must be completed by September 4, 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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015.


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