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Minimum USD hourly rate: 36.00
Maximum USD hourly rate: 48.23

Industry: Police; Police Patrol

Company: City of Beaverton, OR

Salary: $36.00 – $48.23 Hourly

Location : Beaverton Public Safety Center, OR

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: FY23/24-00953

Department: Police

Division: Police Patrol

Opening Date: 05/01/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

The Position

Are you an experienced police officer who enjoys serving others? Do you seek a challenging and rewarding position while fulfilling your passion for law enforcement? The City of Beaverton is accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. Come join a community-supported and accredited agency committed to innovation, compassion, and a dedication to serving the culturally rich community of Beaverton.

Police officers require the ability to learn a considerable amount of factual material such as laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances and procedures, understand sometimes complex oral and written instructions, act effectively and calmly in emergency situations, operate assigned equipment skillfully and safely, prepare clear, concise yet comprehensive reports, analyze situations quickly and objectively, work effectively with the public, other agencies, and other employees.

The selection process:This recruitment is open continuously and applications will be reviewed regularly. Qualified applicants will be invited for a written exam and physical agility test. Eligible applicants who pass the written exam and physical agility test will be scheduled for oral boards. Final applicants will be required to pass a rigorous background examination, and any job offer will be contingent upon passing a medical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

To apply:
Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Beaverton’s online portal. You will need to fill out your work history and respond to several supplemental questions. Your education, skills, and experience will be evaluated using the main application form and supplemental questions; a resume and cover letter are not required and do not substitute for a complete application and work history.

  • Enforce criminal and traffic laws
  • Make arrests
  • Issue citations
  • Investigate accidents
  • Patrol roads, highways and businesses
  • Write reports
  • Appear in court
  • Handle prisoners
  • Communicate by radio
  • Educate public
  • Provide services to residents and community members
  • Contribute to the promotion of organizational values, including personal and professional development; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; actively promote the value of respect in a multicultural society.
  • Additional duties are outlined in the class specification.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
  • Able to obtain Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Certification within 18 months of date of hire.
  • 21 years of age or older by the time of hire.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer.
  • Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) fingerprints must be completed and cleared prior to start date.
  • Able to pass background and reference check, drug screen, medical and psychological evaluation.
  • Able to pass written exam, physical agility test and run a mile under nine minutes.
  • Able to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays.

The City of Beaverton is committed to supporting a culture of accountability, equity and inclusion for all, especially marginalized groups. We pledge to continue the ongoing, difficult and essential work needed to address institutional racism and historical inequities in all forms.

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

Studies have shown that many candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job if they do not believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.

Wage rate: $36.00 – $48.23 hourly
Starting rate will be determined depending on relevant work experience as outlined in the Equal Pay Act. New hires who meet minimum requirements will start at step one. Higher steps may be offered to those who have additional years of directly related experience to the position within the posted wage range.

Total compensation package and benefitsIn addition to competitive pay, the city offers a wide variety of benefits to regular employees which make up an exceptional total compensation package.

The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS including the employee portion; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; makes available a public service loan forgiveness program and tuition reimbursement program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life

Additional benefits include excellent , PTO cash out options, wellness programs and incentives, a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA with 3% employer contributions, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and bilingual pay premiums.

City of Beaverton Compensation Break DownGross cash compensationStarting stepStep 1Step 4Step 7Yearly salary$74,870.88 $86,659.20 $100,325.88 Estimated benefits paid by the city – non-cash compensationPublic Employees Retirement System fully-paid contributions for employee $3,930.72$4,549.61$5,267.11Medical & Dental – Max city contributions for employee +1 (dollar value)$29,819.04$29,819.04$29,819.04Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA; 3% contribution$2,246.13$2,599.78$3,009.78Deferred compensation account; 3% employer contribution$2,246.13$2,599.78$3,009.78No-cost Tri-Met public transportation pass (dollar value)$1,200.00$1,200.00$1,200.00Total estimated non-cash compensation – benefits$39,442.01$40,768.20$42,305.70 Total salary and estimated non-cash compensation value$114,312.89$127,427.40$142,631.58

The City of Beaverton provides a generous benefit package, including excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; and employer-paid PERS retirement. Learn more about your options and employee-based benefits by clicking the link below.


Have you completed a state-certified police academy?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you passed a probationary period of not less than one (1) year with a law enforcement agency as a full-time sworn officer?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you been employed as a full-time sworn officer within the last five years?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a valid driver’s license and ability to meet city driving standards?

  • Yes
  • No


All persons hired as a police officer by the Beaverton Police Department must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire.

  • I acknowledge that I have read this statement.


All persons hired as a police officer by the Beaverton Police Department will be required to verify valid U.S. citizenship or nonimmigrant status legally admitted to the U.S. under a Compact of Free Association, or obtain US citizenship status within 18 months of hire.

  • I acknowledge that I have read this statement.


Have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer?

  • Yes
  • No


What is your highest level of education?

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some College
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • None of the above


Do you possess full professional proficiency to read, write and speak one or more of the city’s priority languages (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, Russian)?

  • Yes
  • No


If you answered yes to the question about languages, which of the City of Beaverton’s priority languages do you speak, read, and write fluently?

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • None of these

Required Question

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