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Current Opportunities


Police Accreditation Manager

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Regular, Full-time $4,814.00 - $6,221.00 Monthly

Responsible for management and oversight of the Police Department accreditation process to include planning and coordination of accreditation activities; researching, drafting, and maintaining agency general orders and policies; integration of policies with the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). 

NOTE: This is a newly established position with an anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2017.


Police Clerk

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Regular, Full-time $2,903.00 - $3,699.00 Monthly

This position will work Monday - Friday, and will be assigned to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The position is assigned to the front reception counter and answers all non-emergency phones call and helps customers face-to-face while seated behind security glass at the Albany Police Department. This is not a typical receptionist position.  This position deals with various types of people ranging from victims of crimes, sex offenders, mentally and emotional disturbed and those who make repeated contact with the Albany Police Department.  On average, this position may receive up to 50-60 phone calls not counting the customers who come to the front counter.

NOTE: This is a newly established position with an anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2017.


Police Communications Specialist

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Regular, Full-time $3,677.00 - $4,670.00 Monthly

Responding to the needs of Albany citizens by performing a variety of duties related to emergency and non-emergency call taking; dispatching police units; responding to public inquiries, records processing and other clerical duties as assigned.

Currently recruiting to fill vacant positions, and establishing an eligibility list for future vacancies.  

NOTE:  Preference may be given to current Oregon DPSST telecommunicator certified Police Communications Specialist applicants, or applicants currently certified as a Telecommunicator/Police Communications Specialist in another state.


Police Officer (Non-Lateral)

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Regular, Full-time $4,519.00 - $5,691.00 Monthly

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Recruiting March - May 2017

Police Officer (Lateral)

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Regular, Full-time Depends on experience See below for more information n/a


2016 lateral police officer brochure* A lateral police officer is someone who has completed at least 3 years of continuous service and is in good standing with his/her current/most recent police agency as a sworn police officer (responsible for 9-1-1 calls) for a recognized state, county or city (municipal) entity.

Lateral New Hire Incentives:

  • $4,000 incentive paid on the first regular payroll after start date
  • $4,000 incentive paid after completion of two years of employment

Salary Range:

$4,519 to $5,691 per month  (Salary placement contingent upon qualifications to include years of service as a certified police officer, and any training/assignments in special law enforcement areas.) 

Salary Incentives: 

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

  • 2% incentive for successfully passing ORPAT *
  • 6% incentive for Bachelors Degree **
  • 3% incentive for Associates Degree **
  • 6% incentive for DPSST Advanced Certification
  • 3% incentive for DPSST Intermediate Certification
  • 5% incentive for Spanish Advanced Level
  • 3% incentive for Spanish Intermediate Level
  • 5% incentive for Field Training Officer assignment 
  • 5% incentive for Detective assignment
  • $4,000 incentive paid on the first regular payroll after start date
  • $4,000 incentive paid after completion of two years of employment
  • Forty-eight (48) hours of Sick leave upon hire
  • Forty (40) hours of Vacation leave upon hire

* Must complete ORPAT within 5 min 30 sec 2X annually to maintain incentive. To view ORPAT information, click here. To view the ORPAT video, click here.
** Degree may be in any field of study.
NOTE:  Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, total education and DPSST certification incentive combined will not exceed eight (8%) percent at one time.

Additional Incentives: 

  • Fronted sick and vacation leave may be considered upon hire at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
  • City-provided uniforms, duty weapon, equipment, and uniform cleaning. 
  • Officers with canine assignment shall receive 10 hrs of overtime credit per month.
  • Annual firearms range membership paid by City. 

Screening Process:

Upon review of application materials, successful candidates will be invited for a full-day screening process to include the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) and formal oral board interview.  Successful candidates will then be placed in an eligibility pool and considered further upon a position becoming vacant.  Prior to a formal offer being extended, selected candidates will be extended a conditional offer of employment contingent upon a successful preemployment background investigation followed by a successful psychological and medical evaluation including drug screen.

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Job Title: Police Officer
Salary: $24.44 - $30.79 Hourly
$4,430.00 - $5,579.00 Monthly **plus incentives if applicable
Job Type: Regular, Full-time
Location: Albany, Oregon

 **Example: If you have a Bachelor’s degree and pass ORPAT, you will receive an 8% increase in pay.  This will bring your starting pay up to $54,911 annually, plus any overtime you work.

Pay StepStep BStep CStep DStep EStep F
Base Pay Per Hour $27.30 $28.54 $29.94 $31.38 $32.84
*Lateral Experience 3 Years 4 Years 5+ Years    
Two-Year Degree (3%) + ORPAT (2%) $28.67 $29.97 $31.44 $32.95 $34.48
Four-Year Degree (6%) + ORPAT (2%) $29.48 $30.82 $32.34 $33.89 $35.47
Successful candidate will be credited 40 hours of vacation leave and 48 hours of sick leave.  Applicants may also be eligible for up to 6% DPSST certification pay with a combined education and certification maximum of 8% of applicant's base rate of pay. *Dependent on experience. 


The Albany Police Department’s Hiring Process:

  1. Initial Application Review
  2. Speed/Video Conference Interview: Five (5) minute face-to-face interview for invited applicants. Applicants living more than approximately 150 miles away, will be given the option for a video conference interview.
    • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): Obstacle course consisting of jogging, jumping, crawling, climbing stairs, crossing a balance beam 6 inches wide by 15 feet long, manipulating a push and pull station, controlling 80 lbs or weight, and dragging a 165 lb. dummy 25 feet , as required by DPSST in 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
    • Written Evaluation/Test: (Ergometrics)
  3. Oral Board Interview: Formal face-to-face interview with interview panel.
  4. Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  5. Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluation
  6. Pre-Employment Medical Evaluation
* NOTE: Test scores for the written and physical abilities tests will not be accepted or shared from/with other law enforcement testing agencies. In addition, test scores from this testing process will not be provided to applicants or other testing law enforcement agencies.