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Filing of Application - A Sweet Home Police Department employment application and a resume must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Screening – Only COMPLETED and SIGNED applications that include a resume will be reviewed and evaluated. Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Department’s current needs will be invited to test for the position.

Notification – Persons selected for an interview and/or testing will be notified either in writing or via email.

Not Selected – Formal notifications will not be sent by the Department to applicants not selected for an interview or test. Should the same or another position open for which the applicant wishes to apply, he/she must submit another application form and resume for the new opening.

Essential Functions – The statements contained within the job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge, skills and abilities typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to balance the workload.

Equal Employment Opportunity – The City of Sweet Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Disability – In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability will be considered only in the context of an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions of the job and to determine reasonable accommodation. Accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment will be made upon request with reasonable notice. Please contact the Communications Commander for further information. The physical demands described in this job announcement 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.

Drug-Free Workplace – The City of Sweet Home is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace.

Hours of Work – Police Officer positions require weekend, shift, holiday, overtime and extended shift work.

Identification – Applicants who are offered employment with the City are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States within three days of date of hire, as required by the 1986 Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act. A list of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization work will be provided to those who are offered employment.

Union Affiliation – This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Union security provisions may require union membership dues or payment of equivalent service fees.

Trial Service Period – Regular-status employment is subject to successful completion of a trial service (probationary) period of 18 months, or as specified in the collective bargaining agreement.


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Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386, Ph: (541) 367-5128, Fax (541) 367-5113