SAINT HELENS POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 278
SAINT HELENS, OREGON 97051
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Updated: July 08, 2019
Job Classification: Police Officer (Lateral & Entry Level)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 application is available online here.
Entry level applicants must test through National Testing Network prior to submitting an application to the City. If you are a lateral candidate but have not worked as a certified police officer for a minimum of one year in the last two years, you will also need to test through NTN prior to submitting an application to the City.
Applicants must submit a completed City application, detailed resume and cover letter to be considered for employment. City application forms are available online at www.ci.st-helens.or.us/jobs. If you are a veteran and would like veterans’ preference points, please complete that form as well. The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check.
Salary Information: Base salary is $4,174 per month (step 1) to $5,616 (step 6). Maximum salary with incentives (at step 6) is $5,616 to $6,498.
Benefit Information: The City of St. Helens offers a general benefits package that includes the following:
Contact Information: Kathy PayneCity Recorder503firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: 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 nineteen officers and two support staff members. 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!
Area Information: Situated on the beautiful Columbia River, the City offers views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams. A very pleasant hour drive to the west takes you to the Oregon coast while a half-hour drive to the southeast takes you into the Portland metropolitan area. St. Helens is well situated for many outdoor activities to include boating, fishing, walking, running, biking, hiking, golf, disc golf, and much more. St. Helens is the county seat for Columbia County and the largest city in the county with a population of approximately 13,240.The downtown portion of St. Helens, near the riverfront, features a Nationally Registered Historic District encompassing 10 blocks, which includes residences and civic buildings dating back over a century. A recent purchase by the City of over 20 acres of waterfront property promises to enhance the livability of our town with a mix of development encouraging tourism, commercial growth, residential development, and water-related amenities.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Be able to be certified as a police officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training - DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer are located at www.oregon.gov/DPSST (Administrative Rule 259-008-0010).
Application and Selection Process : Applicants must submit a completed City application form, detailed resume and cover letter.
Lateral applicants will be invited to interview. Recruit applicants who successfully pass all phases of the NTN test may be invited to interview depending on your score.
Successful applicants will be subjected to pre- employment testing to include psychological, medical and drug screening, background investigation.