November 20, 2014

The St. Helens Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Lateral Police Officer.  Police Officers currently certified by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply.  This is not an entry-level position.

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; be a certified police officer with a minimum of one year experience as a police officer within the last two years; be eligible for the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Career Officer Development course if the certification was in another state; and meet department physical ability standards.

Salary:  The position offers a base wage scale of $3,725 to $5,012 and an excellent benefits package, including financial incentives for education and physical fitness.  The maximum monthly salary with incentives ranges from $5,427 to $5,803.

Applicants must submit a completed City application, detailed resume and cover letter to be considered for employment.

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

To be considered in the first review, applications must be received
at City Hall by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015.


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