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Entry Police Officer - City of Redmond ( Job # 10-0052)

Minimum Salary: $5,629.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,521.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

Redmond police officers participate in activities that support the department's mission statement: "To provide quality policing in partnership with the community." Officers perform patrol functions which include enforcing laws, community problem solving, leading crime prevention meetings, making arrests and booking defendants, writing reports, enforcing traffic laws, responding to routine and emergency calls, testifying in court, and assisting the public. Physical demands of the position require aerobic capacity, anaerobic power, muscular strength and endurance to sufficiently perform assignments.


Application Process

For Entry Level Police Officer positions, the City contracts with Public Safety Testing to provide testing. Application can be made by applying with Public Safety Testing www.publicsafetytesting.com or by clicking "Apply Now" for this position.  Successful candidates will then be contacted by the City of Redmond Police Department for further testing. This is a continuous recruitment and applications will be screened as openings occur.

Qualifications:

• Must be a United States citizen.
• Must be 21 years of age by date of eligibility list certification.
• Must possess a valid, current WA state driver's license at time of appointment.
• Must meet City driving record insurability standards.
• Must have completed 90 quarter or 60 semester hours of course work from an accredited college or university.
• Must satisfactorily complete the selection process.
 

Benefits:

The City of Redmond provides a generous benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; retirement; and life insurance.

Special Requirements:

Fulfillment of bargaining unit agreement membership is required within 30 days of hire. The City of Redmond has adopted a "no smoking" policy in all buildings and vehicles.
 

Written Examination:

Qualified applicants will select the test date and location via Public Safety Testing. The written exam consists of reading and writing skills relevant to police work. A passing score of 70% is required.

Physical Ability:

Applicants receiving a passing score on the written exam will continue on to the physical ability test. This test measures aerobic capacity, anaerobic power, muscular strength and endurance. The physical ability test will be administered by Public Safety Testing. 

Oral Interviews:

Top applicants who successfully complete the written exam and physical ability exam will be invited to an oral board interview. The Redmond Police Department's Administrative Systems Division will arrange the date and time. A passing score is 70% is required. 

Written Exercise:

As part of the oral board interview process, applicants will be given a writing assignment to complete. The exercise will evaluate the candidates' writing skills. A passing score is 60% is required.

Background Process:

Polygraph, psychological, drug screening, medical exam and extensive background investigations will also be required of selected candidates being considered for hire.

Expected Duration of Selection Process:

From the time of application with Public Safety Testing, candidates should anticipate the length of the selection process to last anywhere from six (6) weeks to six (6) months. This includes the actual testing process and on-site background investigation.

If an applicant has questions or concerns during or after any portion of the selection process regarding information on review, re-test, or an appeal on a decision made, a written request must be submitted. The written request from the applicant will be forwarded to the Redmond Civil Service Commission for review.

Reapplication:

Applicants who fail one of the phases of the testing process are eligible to reapply for this position after six (6) months from the date of examination. Applicants who fail a component of the background process are eligible to reapply for this position after thirty six (36) months from the date removed from the eligibility list.
 

Veteran's Preference

Those requesting "veteran's preference" must complete the appropriate form at the time of the oral interview and provide a copy of their DD214.
 

Automatic Disqualifiers:

The City of Redmond Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time:

  • Been convicted of a felony (or pled nolo contendere to a felony charge) or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Washington State, or has been incarcerated for any crime. 
  • Sold marijuana, narcotics or dangerous drugs. 
  • All illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis. 
  • Had a pattern of abusing prescription medication.
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces. 
  • Received more than two moving traffic violations within the preceding 3 years; or reckless driving violation within the preceding 5 years; or driving while license suspended within the preceding 5 years; or driving while intoxicated within the preceding five years. 
  • Been involved in more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding 3 years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "nolo contendere." 
  • Been previously employed as a law enforcement agent and since has committed or violated federal, state or city laws pertaining to criminal activity. 
  • Committed any serious violation of Federal, State, City or County laws. 
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process. 
  • Falsified his or her personal history questionnaire or application, or failed to disclose pertinent information. 
  • Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue. 
  • Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Discretionary Disqualifiers:

The following disqualifiers may, upon review by the Redmond Police Department, make you ineligible to become a City of Redmond Police Officer:

  • Alcohol or substance misuse and/or abuse.
  • Excessive traffic violations.
  • Commission of a felony.
  • A demonstrated unwillingness to honor fiscal contracts or just debts.
  • Any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.  
  • An inability to perform the essential functions of a Police Officer.
     

Location
Police Department
8701 160th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052