Job Details

Police Officer - Entry Level

City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro

Job - Law

Close Date: 06/01/2020

In-House Job Posting: HP #2020-121
Position: Police Officer - Entry Level
Department: Police

Pay Range: $5,559 to $7,001 per month
Full-time regular position with benefits
Close: June 1, 2020

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The Police Department is recruiting for Police Officer Entry Level utilizing the National Testing Network (NTN) as the first step in the hiring process. (Please see below for NTN directions.) NTN testing and the City of Hillsboro application must be completed by Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

General Description of Duties
A professional, sworn position that performs law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol and investigation; apprehension of criminals, preservation of peace and protection of life and property; enforces Federal, State and local laws; practices the principles of Community Policing; does related work as required. The Police Officer position is covered under the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

Experience and Training
• High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by college-level coursework;
• Some experience in law enforcement, military or other fields (for example, psychology, social service, customer service) that demonstrates desired knowledge, skills and abilities; OR
• Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work will be considered.

• Be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment;
• Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Oregon Driver's License;
• Have a safe driving record;
• Be a United States citizen at time of appointment;
• Be able to possess a Basic certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) within 12 months of employment;
• Be in good physical and mental health as determined by a medical and psychological examination;
• Must pass an extensive background investigation and be free of felony conviction.

Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the position must follow the selection process instructions listed below. If you have any questions regarding the information in this announcement, please contact Katie Jensen, Recruitment Manager at 503-858-2715.

Selection Process

City of Hillsboro application and National Testing Network Directions:

Step 1 - Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the positions must login and sign-up with the Select Police Officer and sign up for City of Hillsboro Police Department, Remote Proctoring. NTN testing must be completed and scores released to Hillsboro Police Department by the closing date of Monday, June 1st.

Step 2 - Schedule and pass the written exam with the National Testing Network. Minimum passing score for NTN is: Video 65%, Writing 70% and Reading 70%. (Test must be completed prior to submitting application). National Testing Network (NTN) help desk: 866-563-3882, 8 am – 5 pm, PST.

Step 3 – The City of Hillsboro/Hillsboro Police Department will review the applications of those who have successfully passed NTN and supplied a completed City of Hillsboro Application which includes a resume. Applications will be evaluated based on minimum and required work experience, training and skills presented in the employment application.

Step 4 - Applicants who successfully pass the application review phase will be invited to participate in the Oregon Physical Agility Test (ORPAT). If an applicant has taken ORPAT and passed within 12 months of June 1st, 2020, you will not need to retest. Prior ORPAT scores may be attached to your application.

Step 5 - Selected applicants will be invited to participate in other stages of the selection process including oral board interview, extensive background investigation, and Executive Staff interview. All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application.

Step 6 – Any applicant who receives a conditional offer of employment will be subject to passing a pre-employment physical, drug screen and psychological evaluation.

Completed Applications
Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position. Applications received after the filing deadline, by email or without a resume and supplemental responses will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application. Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.

City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
503-615-3459 fax

The closing date for this position is Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Hillsboro Police Department

Actively and effectively working with the community through the strength of our humanity, the principles of integrity, loyalty and our progressive spirit.

• To work with the community to prevent and suppress crime.
• To develop a creative, diverse and professional workforce
• To serve people sincerely and professionally
• To earn and hold the public trust.
• To build valued partnerships.
• Honor justice through fairness.

• Justice
• Diversity
• Trust
• Innovation
• Service
• Courage

Disqualifiers and Eliminating Factors for becoming a police officer in Oregon
****The below list is not all-inclusive, it is meant as a guide****
According to State & Federal Law - You cannot be a police officer in Oregon if:
• You cannot obtain a valid driver's license in your state of residence.
• You will not be a U.S. citizen within one year of being hired. NOTE: Citizenship application requires 5 years of residency.
• You have been convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants (D.U.I.I.) within the past 3 years or have 2 or more D.U.I.I. convictions. A diversion or similar action is considered the same as a conviction.
• You have been convicted of Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude, Hit and Run (Failure to perform the duties of a driver....), or Felony Driving While Suspended or Revoked within the last two years. DPSST has a 10-year look back period for which they review convictions to evaluate if a candidate will be approved for state police certification.
• You have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Assault.
• You have been convicted of a felony.
• You have been convicted of any crime involving controlled substances.
• You have a dishonorable discharge from the armed services.
Oregon will not certify as a police officer anyone who has been convicted of:
For complete details of disqualifiers to receive state certification as law enforcement - please visit the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) website for the Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) #259-008-0070 Denial/Revocation.
• ORS 162.065, Perjury
• ORS 162.075, False Swearing
• ORS 162.085, Unsworn Falsification
• ORS 163.408, Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object II
• ORS 163.411, Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object I
• ORS 163.435, Contributing to Sexual Delinquency of a Minor
• ORS 163.445, Sexual Misconduct
• ORS 163.575, Endangering Welfare of Minor
• ORS 163.670, Use Child in Display Sexually Explicit Material
• ORS 163.684, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I
• ORS 163.686, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II
• ORS 167.065, Furnishing Obscene Materials to Minors
• ORS 167.070, Sending Obscene Materials to Minors
• ORS 167.075, Exhibiting Obscene Performance to a Minor
• ORS 167.080, Displaying Obscene Materials to Minors
• ORS 162.335, Rape III
• ORS 162.365, Rape II
• ORS 163.375, Rape I
• ORS 163.385, Sodomy III
• ORS 163.395, Sodomy II
• ORS 163.405, Sodomy I
• ORS 163.415, Sex Abuse III
• ORS 163.425, Sex Abuse II
• ORS 163.427, Sex Abuse I
• ORS 163.515, Bigamy
• ORS 163.525, Incest
• ORS 167.007, Prostitution
• ORS 167.017, Compelling Prostitution
• ORS 167.012, Promoting Prostitution
• ORS 163.465, Public Indecency
For the most up-to-date information on state certifications recognized by DPSST and to answer any other specific certification questions, please contact DPSST directly at
The following standards have been adopted by the Hillsboro Police Department as AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS from a police department hiring process. Additional information related to the items listed below or otherwise discovered through subsequent investigation may also disqualify a candidate.
1. Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Ability to possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Ability to drive safely. Ability to control a motor vehicle at high speeds. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in all types of weather conditions.

• Receipt of two or more moving violations within three years prior to application may be disqualifying depending on the nature of the violations. A moving violation for which there is a factual finding of innocence shall not be included.
• Involvement as a driver in two or more chargeable collisions within three years prior to date of application shall be disqualifying.
• Conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within three years prior to application shall be disqualifying.
• Suspension of a driver’s license once within the past three years shall be disqualifying.

2. Integrity
Refusing to yield to temptation of bribes, gratuities, payoff, etc. Refusing to tolerate unethical or illegal conduct on the part of other law enforcement personnel. Showing strong moral character and integrity in dealing with the public. Being honest in dealing with the public.

• Any material misstatement of fact or significant admission or omission during the application or background process shall be disqualifying.

3. Credibility as a Witness in a Court of Law
Ability to give testimony in a court of law without being subject to impeachment due to his/her character for honestly or veracity or due to prior felony conviction.

• Conviction of two or more misdemeanor offenses under Oregon Law as an adult shall be disqualifying.
• Conviction of any offense classified as a misdemeanor under Oregon Law while employed as a Police Officer shall be disqualifying.
• Commission of any act while employed as a Police Officer involving untruthfulness, falsification of any official report or document, or theft shall be disqualifying.
• All male U.S. citizens and male aliens born after 1960 and residing in the United States who are 18 through 25 years of age are REQUIRED to register with the Selective Service. Failure to have registered is an automatic disqualifier.

4. Dependability
• Missing any scheduled appointment during the hiring process without prior permission shall be disqualifying.
• Having been disciplined by any employer as an adult for abuse of leave, gross insubordination, dereliction of duty or persistent failure to follow established policies and regulations shall be disqualifying.
• Having been involuntarily dismissed (for reasons other than lay-off) from two or more employers as an adult shall be disqualifying.

5. Illegal Use or Possession of Drugs
The following types of illegal drug use or possession will be considered an automatic disqualification in the pre-employment selection process for police personnel, with no exceptions:
• Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of an illegal drug within the last five years.
• Illegal use of marijuana within the last year.


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