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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Springfield.

We strongly encourage prospective applicants to review the City of Springfield's Recruitment and Selection Process before applying for a position with the City. 

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Police
Posting Number: 2018-23
Job Title: Detention Officer (Female Only)
Closing date: 07/09/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: $24.19- $29.42 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.(Grade: 231 SPA, steps 1 to 5)
 Full benefits including Police/Fire PERS plus an additional 5% for a Bachelor's Degree and/or 2.5% for intermediate Spanish ability.
Description:  
       Effective July 2017, the Springfield Municipal Jail began housing female inmates.  Due to limits in cross-gender searches, the Jail needs female employees to meet such standards.  In accordance with the 2003 Federal PREA Act and the City of Springfield’s correctional policies, this is a female only recruitment. 

The City  of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Springfield Municipal Jail began accepting inmates on January 29, 2010. The 100 bed facility is the largest municipal jail in the State of Oregon. For more great information about the City of Springfield Municipal Jail, check this out:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/Police/jail.html

Please note that this recruitment will require written and physical testing.  Tentatively, the written test and the ORPAT are scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018. Please reserve this date, in the event you are invited to test. All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.


In order to prevent unnecessary time spent in applying for this position, the following elements will disqualify you for this position.  Therefore, you will not be considered for this position if any of the following applies:
  • You are not a female.
  • You are not a United States Citizen, or cannot become a Citizen in less than one year.
  • You are not 21 years of age, or you will not be 21 years of age by time of appointment.
  • You have not earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school.
  • You do not have a valid Oregon Driver's license, or can't obtain a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.
  • You have any felony convictions.
  • You can't refrain from using tobacco products while on duty.
  • You are unable to work rotating shifts and assignments; unable to report for duty at any time an emergency arises; or unable to work overtime with little or no notice.

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of a Detention Supervisor, controls, directs, and monitors inmates within the Springfield Municipal Jail, and when escorting inmates off institution or facility grounds.

Application, Testing and Selection Process:
The department is establishing an eligibility list from which it will choose candidates for consideration as Detention Officers. The eligibility list will be established by a series of screening tools and tests, to include an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire, Written Test, Physical Ability Test, Psychological Exam, Comprehensive Background Investigation, Medical Examination to include drug screening for controlled substances, and Oral Interviews. 

Aptitude, personality profile, mental and physical fitness, and communication skills will all be evaluated.

Education and Experience:
We are interested in finding applicants who have the education and experience necessary to be successful as a Detention Officer for the City of Springfield.  The educational requirement is two years college education, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience or training.  We invite you to consider how your experience can be transferred to meet the requirements for the Detention Officer position. We are looking for applicants with any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

Qualifications:
•Ability to learn and apply principles of municipal jail operations

•Skill in meeting with and dealing with a wide range of people

•Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and to present findings in an objective and professional manner

•Ability to effectively deal with behavior and adjustment problems of adult offenders

•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

•Ability to maintain complete and accurate records

•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients

•Ability to make decisions in accordance with established police and procedures

•Ability to use initiative and good judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities


Required Special Qualifications:
•DPSST Certification as a Corrections Officer or successful completion of the State of Oregon DPSST Corrections Officer Certification within twelve (12) months from the date of appointment.

•United States citizenship, or obtain citizenship in less than one year

•21 years of age or older by time of appointment

•Earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school

•Must have no felony convictions that could have resulted in a sentence to a federal or state penitentiary

•Must meet minimum physical and psychological requirements as determined by a physician.

•A valid State of Oregon Driver's license at the time of appointment, or have a valid Driver's license from another state that allows you to drive in Oregon while you obtain an Oregon Driver's license (see Oregon DMV rules)

•Must refrain from the use of tobacco products on duty

*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov 

Testing:
Written testing and physical testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018.  Applicants selected to test will be contacted via email with additional testing details.  Please be sure we have a valid email address so that we may contact you with information.  All applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00 at the time of the written exam, to cover testing and scoring costs.  You will also be required to show picture identification at the time of the written exam.

The physical test will consist of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).  Review the 'ORPAT' document:
Oral Boards:
Oral Boards (Interviews) will be held for applicants who successfully pass written and physical testing.   Tentatively, Oral boards will be scheduled for Sunday and Monday, July 22 and 23, 2018.

ORPAT PRACTICE SESSION

There will be a practice session for female applicants on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 3pm.  The session will be located at Agnes Stewart Middle School (900 S. 32nd St., Springfield). For those candidates who pass the ORPAT during the practice session, we will accept these ORPAT scores in lieu of testing on July 21st (assuming the candidate meets the minimum job qualifications and passes the written test).

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying
page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov  for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
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Police
Posting Number: 2018-19
Job Title: Police Dispatcher
Closing date: 07/02/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: Minimal starting pay rate $24.63/hour, Step 1 of 5 step scale, depending on qualifications. Full Benefits, including PERS.
 Grade 218, SPA Represented, Non-Exempt.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has an exciting opportunity in our Police Department for a Police Dispatcher. We are searching for applicants who would like to join our team to help protect and serve our community. The City of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for maintaining the communication network between the Springfield Police Department and its officers, city residents, and other agencies. It is a technical position requiring multi-tasking capabilities in a stressful environment.

A professional Dispatcher is a highly responsible, multi-functional public servant who must handle many tough requirements, often in crisis situations. The nature of the job includes these key elements:
 
• Operate telephone, radio and computer equipment, often simultaneously
• Answer 9-1-1 emergency calls, public inquiries, and dispatch police units
• Usually routine call taking and dispatching, but periodically high-stress during emergencies
• Work a 9-hour shift
• Work with a team of one to four other Dispatchers
• Occasionally work overtime
• Mostly sedentary

Essential Duties:
The duties listed below are a typical sample; position assignments may vary.
1.  Maintains an ongoing awareness of the location and activity of field personnel via radio communication and computer-aided dispatch equipment.
2.  Responds to emergency and non-emergency phone contacts to include TDD's, with City residents and the public, and provides information, referral service, or police assistance; monitors intrusion alarms.
3.  Enters and retrieves criminal justice information using local, state, and national computer systems in response to operational needs and policies; makes determinations and relays information to
duty officers from 9-1-1 and teletype information received; uses computer-aided dispatch system to create a permanent record of police response activity.
4.  Receives varied information via telephone and determines priorities and need for both police response and reports; writes police reports from information received.
5.  Distributes police related information to other law enforcement agencies via telephone, FAX, radio and/or computer communications systems.
6.  Assists in the processing of individuals who have been detained for legal processing.
7.  Assists in the training of new dispatch personnel and the orientation of other personnel in proper communication techniques and dispatch procedures.
8.  Actively supports an inclusive and respectful work environment.
9.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training & Experience:
Four years’ experience in an office environment with frequent public contact, multi-task functions, and occasional stress, OR two years of experience in a public safety communications, or equivalent dispatch operation. Formal training/coursework in law enforcement may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for half of the required experience.

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Degree & Licensing and/or Certification Requirements:
Appointees must have a Basic Telecommunicators certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), or the ability to obtain a certificate within twelve months of the date of hire.

Knowledge & Skills Required:
• Communicating with a clear, audible voice
• Performing duties efficiently in an operation with varying degrees of stress
• Obtaining sufficient, accurate information at all times
• Interacting tactfully and effectively with coworkers, other agencies, and the general public
• Maintaining concentration while shifting quickly from one subject to another
• Working on rotating shifts, and irregular hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime, as needed.

Please see attached Job Addendum for additional information about this position.

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Please complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire before applying for this job. It is intended to help you determine how closely this position aligns with your job preferences.

***It is suggested that you contact the Springfield Police Department and observe Dispatchers on duty. This will give you a much better understanding of what the position requires. Please call Wendy Polen at 541-726-3729 and request assistance in arranging an observation.***

In order to prevent unnecessary time spent in applying for this position, the following elements will disqualify you for this position.  Therefore, you will not be considered for this position if any of the following applies:

• You do not have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school.
• You have a felony conviction.
• You have been convicted of any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug.
• You cannot refrain from the use of tobacco products while on duty.
• You do not meet the educational and/or experience requirements outlined in the attached job description.


*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov 

You must have a valid email address included in your application in order for us to contact you. If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application, check your spam filters.

Testing & Selection Process:

Video and Written Testing:
Testing for qualified candidates is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Tuesday and/or Wednesday, July 10 and 11, 2018 (depending on the number of applicants).  Please reserve these dates in the event you are invited to testing- notifications may be sent within 48 hours of testing! Testing will cost $25.00; cash or check only. Applicants invited to test will receive email confirmation with the exact date/time/location for the testing event. Those candidates invited to test will be asked to provide identification and proof of 45 wpm, net typing speed.

Free typing tests are available between 8:00am and 5:00pm at Lane Workforce Network, 2510 Oakmont Way in Eugene (541/686-7601). Check in at reception and ask to take the typing to test to get verification for the City Springfield. Typing verification from an Employment Agency may also be used. Online testing scores will not be accepted, unless they are administered by a reputable agency. Free online typing tests such as 'TypingTest.com' are NOT acceptable. The typing test must be dated within the last 6 months.

Additional Testing and Interviews for Top Candidates:
Top qualified candidates may be given the PERFEX test.  This test is a timed dispatch simulation.  It involves answering phones, listening to the radio, memorizing information and accurately recording information.  Date and time of testing and interviews will be determined at a later date.

Candidates considered for the Police Dispatcher position will be identified through a series of screening tools and tests including an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire, Written Test, Physical Ability Test, Psychological Exam, Comprehensive Background, Medical Examination to include drug screening for controlled substances, and Oral Interviews.  All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaire must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaire (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who have submitted a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format


Police
Posting Number: 2018-18
Job Title: Police Officer
Closing date: 06/25/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Note: There is a 3% pay increase effective July 1, 2018. 
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: Minimal starting pay rate $28.91/hour, Step 1 of 5 step scale, depending on qualifications. Full Benefits, including PERS.
 Grade 220, SPA Represented, Non-Exempt. Additional pay may be available according to bargaining unit contract, such as a Second Language Incentive pay.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has an exciting opportunity in our Police Department for a Police Officer. We are searching for applicants who would like to join our team to help protect and serve our community. The City of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm

PLEASE NOTE: There are applicant testings for this position (see below in 'Testing & Selection Process').  Applicants invited to test will be emailed directly with additional information.  Please reserve the dates listed, in the event you are invited to test.  All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.

You must have a valid email address included in your application in order for us to contact you. If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application, check your spam filters.

In order to prevent unnecessary time spent in applying for this position, the following elements will disqualify you for this position.  Therefore, you will not be considered for this position if any of the following applies:

• You do not have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school.
• You are not a United States Citizen, or cannot obtain citizenship within 18 months of appointment.
• You are not, or will not be, 21 years of age or older by time of appointment.
• You do not have, or cannot get, a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.
• You have a felony conviction.
• You cannot refrain from the use of tobacco products while on duty.
• You do not meet the educational and/or experience requirements outlined in the attached job description.


*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov 

Education & Experience:
We are interested in finding applicants who have the experience and/or education necessary to be successful as a Police Officer for the City of Springfield.  Law Enforcement work experience or education can qualify for this position.  A full description of the experience and education for this position can be found in the Police Officer job description linked below.

Skills & Abilities:
Under the supervision of a Sergeant this position enforces state and local laws, and responds to emergencies in an effort to protect life and property. Police Officer duties include responding to life threatening emergencies, investigating crimes, performing community relations and crime prevention functions as well as preparing written and/or typed reports of activities.

The complete Police Officer job description is attached below.

Testing & Selection Process:
Before proceeding with application, please review the 'Oregon Physical Abilities (ORPAT)' document found below.

Candidates considered for the Police Officer position will be identified through a series of screening tools and tests including an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire, Written Test, Physical Ability Test, Psychological Exam, Comprehensive Background, Medical Examination to include drug screening for controlled substances, and Oral Interviews.

Aptitude, personality profile, mental and physical fitness, and communication skills will all be evaluated.

The timelines for testing notifications are very short. Please plan accordingly.

Written and Physical Ability testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018. Applicants will be contacted via email with additional testing details. All applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00 at the time of the written exam to cover testing and scoring costs. You will also be required to show picture identification at the time of the written exam. *This is the only date and location that the written and physical testing will occur.  If you are invited to this stage in the recruitment process, you must be present.

Please note that there is a study guide available for the written test.  Please work directly with the test provider to obtain the materials: IPMA-HR (Entry-level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide). 

The physical test will consist of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).  Please review the 'ORPAT' document below to learn more about the physical ability testing portion. 

Previous ORPAT scores will NOT be accepted.

Oral Boards (Interviews) for applicants who successfully pass the written and physical testing are tentatively scheduled for Sunday and Monday, July 15 and 16, 2018.

*For those candidates who complete the oral board, but who are not subsequently hired, you may be considered for the Reserve Officer position.  This is strictly voluntary on the candidate's part, and will not hinder any future employment opportunities with the Springfield Police Department.  This is merely an opportunity for candidates to build experience for future employment options, if they choose to do so.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaire must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaire (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who have submitted a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:
 

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format


Police
Posting Number: 2018-20
Job Title: Police Officer Reserve
Closing date: 06/25/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: This is a volunteer position. No salary is associated with this position.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has an exciting opportunity in our Police Department for Police Officer Reserves. We are searching for applicants who would like to join our team to help protect and serve our community. The City  of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM3vpZ_PbP0

PLEASE NOTE: There are applicant testings for this position (see below in 'Testing & Selection Process').  Applicants invited to test will be emailed directly with additional information.  Please reserve the dates listed, in the event you are invited to test.

In order to prevent unnecessary time spent in applying for this position, the following elements will disqualify you for this position.  Therefore, you will not be considered for this position if any of the following applies:
 
•You do not have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school.
•You are not a United States Citizen, nor can become a citizen within 18 months.
•You are not, or will not be, 21 years of age or older by time of appointment.
•You do not have, or cannot get, a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.
•You have a felony conviction.
•You cannot refrain from the use of tobacco products while on duty.
•You are unable to afford the cost of this academy program which is approximately $600.00.

(Upon completion of academy and six months of reserving, the Police Department will reimburse the academy program cost.)


*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of a field training officer, regular Police Officer or Sergeant, the Police Reserve Officer participates in a wide range of law enforcement and community policing activities.

Reserve Officers enforce state and local laws, and respond to emergencies in an effort to protect life and property. Included among the duties the Reserve Officer responds to are life threatening emergencies, investigates crimes, performs community relations and crime prevention functions as well as prepares written and/or typed reports of activities.

The Springfield Reserve Officer Program is an opportunity for people to become involved in both their community and law enforcement.  A Reserve Officer is a volunteer position that is not compensated.  However, it is great experience and training for those who are interested or curious about a career in law enforcement and a wonderful opportunity for those who want to help make a difference in their community through assisting in law enforcement avenues.

Reserve officers receive the same training as full-time officers and work alongside them in every aspect of Department operations.  The Springfield Reserve Officer program is designed to allow your success through training; enabling you to become a valuable resource and asset in assisting the full time patrol officers working on the street every day.

The Springfield Police Department provides all required uniforms, equipment (flashlight, web gear, holster, etc.) and a firearm.  You are responsible for your own footwear and any additional approved equipment you see fit to need for duty not provided by the department.

Qualifications:
You must be 21 years of age by time of appointment; be a U.S. citizen or become one within 18 months; have a valid driver’s license; and, have a high school diploma or GED certificate.  You must be free of any felony convictions or domestic violence convictions and be drug free.  You will be required to pass the following steps to successfully become eligible as a Reserve Police Officer candidate:

  • Complete an application
  • Written exam
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Oral Board examination
  • Background interview and investigation
  • Medical examination including drug screening
  • Psychological examination
  • Psychological interview
  • Chief’s interview

If you successfully pass these requirements and are offered a position with the Springfield Police Reserve Officer program, you are also required to attend and pass an approved Reserve Police Academy. You will be responsible for the cost of this academy program which is approximately $600.00. However, upon completion of academy and six months of reserving, the Police Department will reimburse the academy program cost.

The Springfield Police Department is also seeking qualified Reserve Police Officers for lateral entry into its Police Reserve program.  Lateral Reserve Officers will not have to attend another academy, only orientation type training to become familiar with department policies and procedures.  Applicants must have graduated from an Oregon State approved academy.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete the same processing criteria which is required for all Springfield Police Reserve Officers.

Testing & Selection Process:
Before proceeding with application, please review the 'Oregon Physical Abilities (ORPAT)' document found below.

Aptitude, personality profile, mental and physical fitness, and communication skills will all be evaluated.

The timelines for testing notifications are very short. Please plan accordingly.

Written and Physical Ability testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018. Applicants will be contacted via email with additional testing details. All applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00 at the time of the written exam to cover testing and scoring costs. You will also be required to show picture identification at the time of the written exam.

Please note that there is a study guide available for the written test.  Please work directly with the test provider to obtain the materials: IPMA-HR (Entry-level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide). 

The physical test will consist of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).  Please review the 'ORPAT' document below to learn more about the physical ability testing portion.

Previous ORPAT scores will NOT be accepted.

Oral Boards:
Oral Boards for applicants who successfully pass written and physical testing will happen shortly after the written and physical ability testing (date: to be determined)Finalists will be notified individually to schedule interview times.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3786 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:
• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



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Police
Posting Number: 2018-21
Job Title: Police Officer-Lateral
Closing date: 06/25/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Note: There is a 3% pay increase effective July 1, 2018. 
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: See Pay Scale Below in Posting. Full Benefits, including PERS.
 Grade 220, SPA Represented, Non-Exempt. Additional pay may be available according to bargaining unit contract.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has exciting opportunities in our Police Department for experienced Lateral Police Officers. We are searching for applicants who are dedicated professionals, sensitive to the needs and want of our citizens, and adhere to the highest standards of excellence. The City of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Springfield Police Department is dedicated to providing the best available law enforcement and accountability services to our community.  This includes our 100 bed Municipal Jail located in our Justice Center- the largest municipal jail in the State of Oregon.  Because of this tremendous resource, Springfield does not have a capacity-based release program. 

For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm

Education & Experience:
We are interested in finding police officers who have relevant experience in a municipal, county, or state police agency. Those who are currently certified as police officers in Oregon, or able to obtain Oregon DPSST certification if a police officer in another state, are eligible to apply for the lateral police officer position.  Military police, federal officer, reserve officer, security officer and corrections experience do not meet the requirement for relevant experience. 

A full description of the experience and education for this position can be found in the Police Officer job description linked below.

*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov

Skills & Abilities:
Under the supervision of a Sergeant this position enforces state and local laws, and responds to emergencies in an effort to protect life and property. Police Officer duties include responding to life threatening emergencies, investigating crimes, performing community relations and crime prevention functions as well as preparing written and/or typed reports of activities.

Compensation:
Successful lateral candidates will be offered a pay step commensurate with their related experience (or equivalency) as reviewed by the Springfield Police Department according to the following guidelines:
 
•Pay step 2: $30.36/hour, 3-5 years experience
•Pay step 3: $31.88/ hour, 5-7 years of experience
•Pay step 4: $33.48/ hour, 7-10 years of experience
•Pay step 5: $35.14/ hour, 10+ years of experience


Additional Premium pays:
•DPSST Intermediate: 5%
•DPSST Advanced: 10%
•Bachelor's Degree: 5%
•Foreign Language Fluency: 2.5%


Testing & Selection Process:
Candidates considered for the Lateral Police Officer position will be identified through a series of screening tools and tests including an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire (part of the application), Physical Ability Test, Psychological Exam, Comprehensive Background, Medical Examination to include drug screening for controlled substances, and Oral Interviews.  All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.

Aptitude, personality profile, mental and physical fitness, and communication skills will all be evaluated.

Physical Ability testing is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, 2018. If you are invited to this stage in the recruitment process, you must be present.  Applicants invited to test will be emailed directly with additional information.

The physical test will consist of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).  Please review the 'ORPAT' document below to learn more about the physical ability testing portion. 

Previous ORPAT scores will NOT be accepted.

***Please note, Lateral Police Officers (those already DPSST certified in Oregon or another state) will not be required to complete the written test- only the ORPAT will be required. 

Oral Boards for applicants who successfully pass physical testing are tentatively scheduled for Sunday-Monday, July 15 and 16, 2018.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaire must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaire (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who have submitted a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format



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