Seeking Two Experienced Police Officers

City of Medford, Oregon - Medford, Oregon

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$60,521.00 annual
Top Pay:
$77,297.00 annual

Job Description

The City of Medford seeks two (2) experienced Lateral Police Officers which is the first level in a four level police series. This position is responsible for performing police activities as a sworn office and has the duty to protect life, property, and maintain public safety. The primary responsibility is to deter crime by enforcing local, state, and traffic laws under the jurisdiction of the Medford Police Department. This position may be required to work variable shifts. Non-probationary officers receive up to an additional 10% differential for college credits and DPSST certifications.

Exciting full-time opportunity with a generous comprehensive benefit package including:

** Additional vacation balance may be negotiable upon selection.

•Medical, vision, dental with minimal or no monthly premium cost for family coverage

•Life and long-term disability insurance

•Paid vacation and sick leave

•HRA-VEBA medical savings account contributions

•Oregon PERS retirement contributions

•457 Deferred compensation for retirement planning

•Medical and dependent care flexible spending (FSA)

•Aflac and LegalShield voluntary products

•24 fitness center and wellness program

Medford is one of the most beautiful areas of the Pacific Northwest and is located in Jackson County, Oregon. Situated in the heart of the scenic Rogue Valley, Medford, population 81,000, is the hub of Oregon's fourth-largest metropolitan area. Located along I-5 in southern Oregon, just 20 miles from the California border, Medford is surrounded by breathtaking mountains in a region featuring world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, including Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Coast. As the largest city between Eugene and Sacramento, Medford is a growing city with a high quality of life, a growing economy and a moderate climate.

This is a lateral only recruitment and is for two (2) full-time openings and to establish an eligibility list for filling future openings in the Medford Police Department.

**In order to be considered you must be a experienced certified Police Officer. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge or ability to learn use of firearms. Ability to learn, understand, and interpret laws, ordinances, policies, regulations and rules, write clear and accurate reports, remember names, faces, and details of incidents, understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions, analyze situations and adopt a quick and reasonable course of action, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Additional Information

This position:

•Prepares and disseminates reports and makes recommendations on actions to be taken.

•Investigates local, state and federal crimes which may include:

•Responds to calls for service, which may include:

•Enforces local, state and federal laws; cites and/or arrests individuals who have violated applicable laws.

•May train and mentor peers.

•Provides credible court testimonies.

•Investigates traffic offenses and vehicular collisions, instructs public safety classes, conducts emergency traffic control activities, and participates in specialty details.

•Gathers intelligence information, identifies local gangs, and investigates narcotic activities and violations.

•Investigates a variety of in-depth cases, conducts interrogations, and processes evidence.

•Scope of assigned area will depend on departmental structure and is at the discretion of the Police Chief.

•Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation

•Must have the ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.

•Must be honest and truthful in all tasks and responsibilities.

•Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.

•Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.

Job Qualifications:

•Must be a certified Police Officer.

•Significant years of experience to perform the job effectively and graduation from high school and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

•Must be 21 years of age with no felony convictions.

•Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession.

•Requires possession of a valid driver's license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).

•Requires completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the City.

Special Requirements:

•U.S. Citizen or the ability to become a citizen within 18 months.

•Good physical condition.

•Must meet DPSST standards of speech, hearing and vision.

•Smoking prohibited in all City buildings and Police vehicles.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21 years of age
  • Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Experience: Must be a certified Police Officer

**To Apply: **City of Medford employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed online via the City's website at by 4:00 p.m. deadline on Monday, April 29, 2019. The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and desire assistance in the application process, please contact Human Resources Department by telephone: (541) 774-2010 or email:

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Police Department. Candidates most closely meeting the City's needs will be invited to interview with final appointment by the City Manager. Hiring subject to favorable extensive background investigation, physical examination, drug screen, and psychological exam. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country. Candidates will be notified of interview times. Selection procedure and time lines subject to change.

Contact Informaton

Sunny Roland

City of Medford, Oregon
Medford, Oregon 97501
phone: 541-774-2010

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