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City of Prineville

Police Officer


Salary: $4,627.00 to $5,421.00 Monthly (Union pay scale as of July 1st)

Opening Date: April 10, 2018

Closing Date: May 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Start Date:  7/1/2018


This position performs law enforcement and crime prevention duties including patrol and investigations.  Enforces federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances.  Assists in EMS and provides public assistance; performs other duties as necessary for the proper functioning of the department. Must be willing to work 8, 10 or 12-hour shift assignments. Officers must be willing to work day shift, swing shift or graveyard shift assignments including weekends and holidays.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email only. Please check your email for recruitment information.


Salary Range: $4,627.00 to $5,421.00 per month for a 173.34 hour work month. (Salary placement contingent upon qualifications to include years of service as a certified police officer, and any trainings/assignments in special law enforcement areas)

Excellent City benefit package when eligible.

Salary incentives: The following salary incentives shall be applied to month base salary upon hire if applicable/approved, and /or as received and assigned/approved.

ORPAT – Physical Fitness        2.5%  *

Intermediate Certificate         4%

Advance Certificate                6%

Bi-Lingual                                5%

Field Training Officer             2.5%

*ORPAT must complete within 5 min 30 sec annually to maintain incentive.



Work is normally performed under the general supervision of the Patrol Sergeant or assigned shift commander who assigns and reviews work for conformance to laws and departmental rules and regulations.  Ultimately under the command of the Chief of Police and Captain.


Patrol Officer does provide direct supervision of any cadet or reserve officer, or citizen rider currently assigned to or riding with the officer.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities, which are listed in no particular order of importance;

Patrol streets, alleys, roads, business and residential areas of the City, enforcing parking, traffic and criminal laws and ordinances; checks suspicious person and vehicles.

Responds to wide variety of service and investigative calls including but not limited to crimes, violations, juvenile complaints, family disputes, barking dogs and takes appropriate action.

Investigates accidents, deaths, and criminal complaints; makes arrests and issues citations and warnings when appropriate; handles prisoners as required by law.

Prepares full and comprehensive reports on activities performed.

Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances; aids stranded motorists; checks road conditions, street signs and street lights; gives other assistance to the public as needed.

Testifies in court, serves warrants and subpoenas.

Provides miscellaneous field services; assists other officers, including communications and corrections, in their duties.

Makes security checks on business and public buildings.

Interviews witnesses and suspects, takes photographs, collects evidence, processes latent prints rolls fingerprints, and conducts follow-up investigations.

Directs traffic and generally provides traffic control at scenes of fires, parades, and other special events, malfunctioning traffic signals, motor vehicles collision scenes, etc.

Makes recommendations to superior officers concerning departmental policies, procedures, and activities.

Maintains working liaison with other law enforcement agency personnel.

Performs animal and ordinance officer duties as needed or assigned.

Maintains assigned patrol vehicle and work station in clean, orderly and working conditions.

Jointly responsible with all other employees for the overall cleanliness and order of the police facility.

Demonstrates consistent, regular and reliable work attendance of duties in vary shifts and assignments.

Performs related work as required.


Organize and plan own work schedule to meet workflow demands in a timely and efficient manner.

Knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, ordinances, and resolutions as applies to the Police and Emergency Dispatch departments.

Reds, analyzes, and interprets reports, and other related documents.

Knowledge of modern principles, practice and methods of law enforcement.

Ability to respond to inquiries from the general public and members of the business community in a professional, well-informed manner.

Knowledge and use of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and composition.

Works well with others in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.

Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment.

Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees, the City Council, the media and the general public.

Self-motivated worker with strong sense of honor and integrity.

Ability to make reasonable and sound decisions in stressful situations.

Special Requirements/Licenses:

Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with acceptable driving record.  (Or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within two weeks of hire.)

Requires certification through Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training within one year.

Requires successful completion of the Field Training Program.

Must be as least 21 years of age and be a US citizen or be able to obtain citizenship within 18 months after date of appointment.

Applicants must pass a medical exam and psychological evaluation prior to appointment. Applicants must pass a physical agility test.

Vision may not be less than 20/20 in one or both eyes or correct 20/20 in both eyes.

Must be free of conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation.

Education/Experience Required

Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.  Prior law enforcement and/or college degree in related field preferred; OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires the ability to carry out the full scope of the position. Ability to exercise sound judgement when acting in routine situations. Ability to operate handgun, rifle, shotgun, cameras, automotive, and radio equipment; to obtain information through interrogations and observation; and to prepare information suitable for court cases. Ability to cope with stressful situations with respect to individual rights. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with citizens’ from varied backgrounds.

Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate police equipment, weapons and apparatus; visual acuity necessary for performing necessary functions of the job; ambulatory ability to walk while at work; ability to subdue a resistive or combative individual. Requires speech and auditory abilities sufficient to carry on conversations and project voice among large crowds. Sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and recognize words and numbers.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Computer, including word processing, data base, Internet, and spreadsheet programs; telephone system, copy machine, fax machine. The safe operation of law enforcement equipment including handgun, rifle, shotgun, automotive, two-way radios, camera, and MDT units.

Work Environment:

Work is performed both in an office and outdoor setting, depending on the nature of the assignment. Certain aspects of work assignments can result in significant legal ramifications if not performed properly.

The noise level in the office environment is quiet and usually moderate in the field environment.

This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed but does not include other occasional work which may be similar, related to, or logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Location: Prineville, OR
Apply for this Position Job code: 2018-08-04
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