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Police Officer (Experienced/Lateral)

Company: City of Renton Washington
Location: Renton
Posted on: November 16, 2022

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1055 South Grady Way Renton WA 98057, WA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Police - Patrol Operations

Job Number

2022 PD Lateral Officer

Job Description

  • Laterals receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus paid in two increments
  • Laterals also receive 250 hours each of personal and sick leave, which will be available upon employment
    Base Salary: $88,801 to $107,931 Annually
    • The potential salary amount based on base pay and 6% education premium listed below is: $94,129 to $114,407.
    • Additional Education Premium of 4% for Associate or 6% for Bachelor's or Master's Degree
    • City contributes 3% of base wage towards deferred compensation plan. An additional 3% is available for passing the annual Physical Fitness Test
    • City contributes 1% into a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) VEBA Plan
    • A 3% interpreter premium is available
    • Take Home Car Program: Officers are issued a take home vehicle after completion of FTO
      WE'RE HIRINGRenton Police DepartmentCore Values: Integrity, Service, Valor, and

      About the City of Renton:
      The City of Renton embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce and prides itself on promoting collaboration and teamwork in a positive environment while providing high quality services to the community.

      Renton, with a population of 105,500 (2020), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, and the Seattle Seahawks.

      The Renton Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency with 163 personnel, comprised of 129 commissioned officers and 34 non-commissioned. It is our mission, through collaboration, to provide professional and unbiased law enforcement services to our community. Our officers work diligently, in partnership with the public, to protect life and property, the suppression of crime, apprehension of criminals and enforcement of laws. We fulfill our commitment to the community with pride, while adhering to our core values of: Integrity, Service, Valor and Professionalism.

      JOB SUMMARY:Perform general duty police work involving the protection of life and property; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; prevention and investigation of crimes and maintenance of order, and positively engage with community members on an assigned shift. Work is performed independently and as part of a team. Tasks are completed with general guidelines and require independent judgment. Contribute to the Department and City's vision, mission, and goals in the performance of all job duties. SUPERVISION:Reports To: Police Sergeant, Police Commander, or Police Deputy ChiefSupervises: None ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
      • Contribute to an environment of respect and teamwork.
        • Foster a culture of equity and inclusion by recognizing the diverse needs and perspectives of groups and individuals.
        • Respond to emergency and routine dispatched calls as directed.
        • Patrol the City on an assigned shift in a police vehicle, on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot; patrol business and residential districts occasionally on foot to provide an element of safety by obvious visibility; look for crimes or potential crimes in progress.
        • Answers 911 calls and complaints involving criminal and noncriminal activities.
        • Administers emergency first aid to injured or incapacitated persons as required.
        • Stop traffic violators, identify suspicious individuals, and take appropriate lawful action; apprehend violators or offenders of the law, sometimes involving a substantial element of personal danger and lawful, reasonable use of physical force.
        • Use de-escalation techniques to increase likelihood of compliance.
        • Utilize and maintain a variety of specialized equipment such as firearms, police vehicles, radios, batons, handcuffs, pepper spray, Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) breath testing equipment and others according to established procedures; maintain skill and proficiency in driving, the use of firearms, and other issued weapons
        • Enforce all applicable laws.
        • Manage situations professionally with respect for the rights of others.
        • Accountable for actions and dealing with violations of rules, policy, or procedures on an impartial basis.
        • Maintain a high standard of physical fitness.
        • Search for lost or wanted persons.
        • Direct traffic when required.
        • Determine when a lawful search or arrest can or should be attempted; determine when physical force should be used on an individual and the extent of such force as governed by state law or department policy.
        • Develop knowledge about known offenders and correlate reported offenses; recover lost or stolen property; prepare affidavits and search warrants; interview witnesses and suspects; use informants and other investigative aids.
        • Appear in court to present evidence and to testify against persons accused of crimes.
        • Write police and other related reports.
        • Provide assistance and direct citizens to appropriate resources as necessary.
        • Take direction from a police supervisor.
        • Participate in community engagement activities including attend community events and meetings, and conduct business checks
        • Participate in training programs as required.
        • Remain current with legislation, court rulings, department policy, and relevant technological advancements as it relates to assignment.
          • Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
          • Perform related work as required. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
            • High school degree or equivalent
            • Not less than 21 years of age at the time of examination
            • Ability to read and write the English language
            • Lawful permanent resident or US citizen
            • Ability to pass entrance examination successfully and meet the minimum medical and health standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission
            • Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire
            • Stringent personal background investigation;
              • Polygraph examination
              • Psychological evaluation
              • Medical physical, including a drug-screening test
              • Driving record check.
              • Must be able to qualify for the ACCESS Certification POLICE OFFICER - LATERAL:
                • At least 12 months experience, within the last 36 months, as a full time paid Police Officer.
                • The 12 months of experience will be waived if the applicant has successfully completed a state law enforcement academy that is recognized by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and was released due to budgetary constraints and eligible for rehire by that former agency.
                • Lateral Police Officers with experience in Washington state must have successfully passed a WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent recognized by the WSCJTC.
                • Lateral Police Officers with experience not attained at an agency in Washington State are required to pass the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Course. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
                  • Commitment to racial, social and economic equity issues and working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
                  • Knowledge of adult and juvenile judicial procedures and the criminal justice system and laws of arrest, search, and seizure.
                  • Techniques of investigation and interrogation.
                  • Criminal case preparation and procedures.
                  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
                  • Maintain control in stressful and hazardous situations.
                  • Enforce all applicable laws with professionalism and respect.
                  • Determine level and scope of police response.
                  • Make rapid and accurate decisions under stressful conditions.
                  • Attention to detail.
                  • Communicate effectively.
                  • Customer service focus.
                  • Positive interactions with all individuals.
                  • Build collaborative relationships.
                  • Anticipate problems and develop contingency plans.
                  • Show initiative while performing job tasks.
                  • Remain flexible to changing priorities.
                  • Determine priorities and take prompt action.
                  • Meet deadlines and respond timely to achieve common goals.
                  • Be receptive to the attitudes, feelings or circumstances of others and aware of influence of one's own behavior on them.
                  • Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.
                  • Social awareness.
                  • Make difficult decisions in a timely manner.
                  • Conflict-resolution skills.
                  • City ordinances, applicable federal and state laws, WAC rules and department policies.
                  • Knowledge of geography and street locations.
                  • Knowledge of department's policies and procedures. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
                    • Drive and perform field work.
                    • Work in dangerous or emergency circumstances requiring vigorous physical activity and exertion.
                    • Lift or move items weighing up to 20 pounds on occasion.
                    • Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques.
                    • Climb and work from ladders, climb stairs, ability to navigate a variety of different terrains.
                    • Run, jog, or walk for extended periods of time.
                    • Bending, stretching, sitting, and standing for extended periods.
                      WORK ENVIRONMENT:
                      • Work is performed in a typical office environment and/or performed outdoors in all weather conditions and may involve moving throughout the facility and community.
                      • Work assigned shift.
                      • Noise level out in the field is moderately loud and noise level in the office is moderately quiet. Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
                        Selection Procedure

                        An oral board interview may be scheduled for the top qualified candidates. Candidates must obtain a 70% passing score in the oral board to be placed on the eligibility list. Candidates who are invited to an interview and are requesting Veterans Points should provide any supporting documentation to the HR Department prior to their interview.

                        Communication from the City of Renton:
                        We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

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