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  • Police Officer

    Posted: 04/23/2021

    As a member of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety you have an opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic department where your law enforcement skills will help protect and serve nearly 38,000 citizens. Our career avenues are wide open. Opportunities include Patrol, Motors (Traffic), Detectives, K-9's, Crime Prevention and School Resource Officer. There are opportunities for career advancement. You can go as far as your ambition and skills take you. We will provide the training and opportunities. There has never been a better time to join the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety!

    This position works rotating shifts including days, nights and weekends. High call volume and a fast paced environment are part of being a City of Grants Pass Police Officer.

    Written exam and PFT is scheduled for Thursday, May 13th followed by oral boards on the afternoon of May 13th and Friday, May 14th.

    In addition to base salary, incentives available to Police Officers include:
    • Associate Degree 2%
    • Bachelor Degree 4%
    • Second language 1.25%
    • DPSST Intermediate Certificate 2.25%
    • DPSST Advanced Certificate 2.25%
    Note:  Associate Degree is not cumulative.

    The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture. We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of our community's goals. We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements. We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

    If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!



     Minimum Qualifications:
    • Graduation from High School or GED and 1 year of work experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job as those listed. The Police Officer job description can be read in full here.
    • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
    • Meet physical standards as set by the Department of Public Safety on Standards and Training (DPSST).


     How to Apply:
    Application  materials must be turned in by the closing date in order to be considered for this position. Any application missing required materials will not be considered.

    Required materials to be turned in for this recruitment are:
    1. City Application
    2. Supplemental Questionnaire
    3. Resume
    4. Cover Letter


     Ranking and Selection:
    The ranking and selection of applicants to proceed in the process for our Public Safety Department includes: experience, education, responses to supplemental questionnaire, and meeting minimum qualifications of the position.

    The initial selection process includes the following steps:
    1. Application review
    2. Driver's License and criminal history inquiry
    3. Written examination, PFT and Report Writing Test
    4. Oral interview
    5. Chief's interview

    The final selection process following interview includes the following steps:
    1. Tentative offer
    2. Extensive background investigation
    3. Psychological evaluation
    4. Physical examination and drug testing
    5. Final offer of employment
    Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request prior to the application deadline to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application process.
    The City's Veterans's Preference Form is available on the City's website and you may attach your documentation to your application.
    All candidates will be notified of the status of their application after the closing date.

    In & Around Grants Pass
    The recreational opportunities of the Rogue River are many: jet-boats, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, tubing/swimming, gold panning and the 37-mile Rogue Hiking Trail. In addition to our world famous white water Rogue River, nearby mountains provide high-mountain recreational experiences, including snow skiing at Mt. Ashland, multiple access points to the Pacific Crest Trail, snow-shoeing, and ATV trails.  Cultural activities center around the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the historic town of Jacksonville. Other scenic attractions include: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, and the northern portion of the Redwoods. Grants Pass' year-round calendar of events offers something for everyone. And once the sun goes down, the region takes on a life of its own with fine restaurants, theatres and a performing arts center.
    Visitor information:  https://travelgrantspass.com/

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