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Job Title: Lateral and/or Entry Level Police Officer
Closing date: 11/02/2021
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Postmarks NOT accepted. 
Job Class: Full-time, Union (Teamsters), Civil Service Classified
Job Hours: as assigned

City of Centralia
Job Title:  Entry Level/Lateral Police Officer
  Currently recruiting for 1 vacancy, Centralia PD will take a first look at ALL ENTRY & LATERAL applications and test scores by November 2, 2021.
Job Class:  Full-time, Union (Teamsters)
Job Hours:  as assigned
Salary:  $4,608 per month for entry level police officers during Basic Law Enforcement Academy
$5,760 - $6,846 per month (2020 rates)
The role of the Police Officer is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, reduce crime and enhance security and quality of life. This classification provides emergency services, security and protection of the citizens of the city by patrolling businesses and residential areas,
responding to requests for information and assistance, investigating criminal activity and otherwise ensuring the proper enforcement of all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
1.         The employee must be at least 21 years of age.
2.         The employee must meet the required physical, medical and civil service requirements,
including polygraph, psychological and background screening.
3.         Be a U.S. citizen,
4.         Have no convictions for a felony offense,
5.         The employee must possess a high school diploma or GED.
6.         The employee must have or be able to obtain basic law enforcement certification from the
            Washington State criminal Justice Training Commission.
7.         The employee must have a valid Washington State driverís license and a driving record
acceptable to the City and the Cityís insurance carrier.
Lateral applicants must also possess the following: a minimum of one year law enforcement experience, satisfactory completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy or possess any stateís equivalent academy certificate, and have employment as a full-time law
enforcement officer within twelve months prior to testing for this position.
Application Process:
  1. ALL ENTRY LEVEL APPLICANTS - must apply and test through National Testing Network at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com .  Once testing is complete applicants will be placed on an
Entry Level Register for future consideration to progress to the next step under Civil Service
Rules.  Any questions may be directed to Civil Service Secretary, PO Box 609/118 W Maple, Centralia, WA  98531 (360-623-8251). (Last test to be considered in first round will be
Tuesday, November 2, 2021.)
  1. ALL LATERAL APPLICANTS -  must complete a City of Centralia Employment Application available at www.cityofcentralia.com or at City Hall 118 W Maple/PO box 609, Centralia, WA  98531.  Once your application is received you will be placed on a Lateral Entry Register for
future consideration to progress to the next step under Civil Service Rules.  Any questions may
be directed to Civil Service Secretary, PO Box 609/118 W Maple, Centralia, WA  98531 
(360-623-8251). (All lateral applications to be considered in the first round must be turned
in by Tuesday, November 2, 2021  by 5 pm, no postmarks will be accepted)
The City of Centralia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, religion, creed,
color, national origin, age, sex, disabled veteran status, veteran status, physical, mental or sensory disability.  Women, minorities, veterans and persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The city will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process, if requested.  Please notify Personnel of the accommodation needed, preferably at the time of applying.
Only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States are eligible for employment.  All new employees will be required to complete and sign an Employment Eligibility Verification form and present documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility.

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