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City of Corvallis Oregon Police Officer

City of Corvallis Police Department - Corvallis , Oregon

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$4,389.00 monthly
Academy Graduate:
$4,389.00 monthly
$5,080.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$6,705.00 monthly

Job Description

Corvallis Police Officers work both independently and cooperatively to provide proactive police protection and crime prevention consistent with community policing objectives. Responsibilities include ensuring the safety of the community in an orderly, efficient, and professional manner and conducting investigations of crimes which lead to identification, apprehension, and prosecution of criminals. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Additional Information

Ability to collect, process, and evaluate complex material and information. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in situations which may be stressful. Ability to work on multiple investigations, as well as perform necessary patrol duties, traffic enforcement, community service, special assignments, and training as required. Ability to resolve situations by making appropriate decisions in highly stressful, rapidly deteriorating, and violent situations. Ability to walk, run, jump, stand, lift, sit, restrain combative individuals, and other physical requirements as determined by Department of Public Safety and Training (DPSST). Ability to safely operate police vehicles. Officers assigned a motorcycle must also have the ability to right the motorcycle to its center stand from a laying position and meet the training requirements of the department. Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must successfully pass the Department of Public Safety and Training (DPSST) medical examination that includes vision and hearing tests and a psychological examination. Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check and obtain an Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Systems clearance. Ability to meet State standards in the use of vehicles, firearms, and other weapons and equipment in stressful, emergency conditions. Ability to learn to use a computer to perform the essential functions of the position in a timely manner. Strong interpersonal skills and respect for diversity. Ability to write for and work with diverse groups. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Ability to prioritize work load, do multiple tasks, coordinate with other law enforcement agencies, service agencies, and departments and cope with competing and changing priorities. Ability to be flexible, adaptable and creative. Ability to maintain the standards identified in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Ability to speak effectively in public. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and protocols. Considerable cooperation and collaboration skills, investigative abilities and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrable commitment to sustainability required.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : 90 quarter/60 semester hours
  • Experience: : None
To qualify for consideration, applicants must have a High School diploma or GED certification and ninety quarter or sixty semester hours of documented education from an accredited college or university. Law enforcement experience will be considered in lieu of education; however at least 45 quarter or 30 semester hours of documented education from an accredited college or university is required. Required Certificates and licenses:
  • Basic DPSST Certificate following completion of training, within 12 months of employment.
  • Intoxilyzer certification within 12 months of employment.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Valid Oregon driver's license and driving record that meets the standards set by the City of Corvallis.
  • Additional assignments may require additional specialized training as defined by the Police Department.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen; at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; no felony convictions or convictions of domestic assault misdemeanor; resident within 25 miles of Corvallis city limits. (May be waived by the Police Chief). Ability to meet/maintain Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation standards.

Contact Informaton

Terry Buhr

City of Corvallis Police Department
PO Box 1083
Corvallis , Oregon 97339
phone: 541-766-6975

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