Police Officer

***Notice - Position is Closing May 31, 2017***

All Application Materials must be received including NTN Written Scores and ORPAT Scores (Oregon Residents Only) by May 31, 2017 to be considered for our last Oral Boards that will be scheduled in June.


The City of Lincoln City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers.  Lateral Police Officer applicants need to be certified police officers with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience. To be considered for employment with the City of Lincoln City, you must apply at.  Candidates must complete the written exam through the National Testing Network.  ORPAT testing is required for Entry Level applicants and can be completed by the National Testing Network once a passing written exam has been achieved.

Testing related questions should be directed to the National Testing Network Customer Support.  Selection questions should be directed to the City of Lincoln City Human Resources Department at 541-996-1201.


Salary Information:

$23.63 ($49,151 annually) to $31.64 (65,811 annually) hourly rate DOE.


Lateral Officers are also eligible for signing bonus and moving allowance of up to $3,000.


Benefit Information:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday, Sick Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Public Employee Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program , Dry Cleaning for Uniforms Allowance, Footwear Allowance and much more.



Applications submitted without being signed or dated will automatically be disqualified.


  1. Please attach a current resume to your online application.

  2. Next please go to and sign up with them.  If you are having any difficulties getting signed up with the National Testing Network, please contact their support desk at 1-866-563-3882.

  3. Once you get to the National Testing Network (NTN) website follow the following instructions:


To learn more about the testing process go to:


Practice test options are available.


  1. Once you have completed your written test, if you have a passing score you will be moved forward to the next step of the hiring process.  A passing score includes dimensional ratings from the video portion of the test.  If you receive anything lower than "good" or "normal" on the dimensional scores you WILL NOT be moved forward in the hiring process.

  2. If you pass the written exam and live in the Oregon area you will need to make arrangements with the NTN to take your ORPAT (Oregon Physical Ability Test).  To pass the ORPAT you must complete the test in 5:30 minutes or less.  If you PASS both your written and ORPAT, you will be invited for and Oral Board interview.

  3. If you live outside of the State of Oregon and PASS your written exam, you will be invited to travel to Lincoln City at your own expense to participate in the Oral Board process and will need to make arrangements to take the ORPAT either before or after your Oral Board.  ORPAT scores must be received within 30 days of an Oral Board.

  4. If a candidate is given a conditional job offer, the candidate will be subject to a background check, physical exam, hearing exam, and a psychological exam.  The successful completion of these steps will result in official job offer from Lincoln City.  If you are successful and are officially offered a job with the City you will be reimbursed by the City for the fees you paid NTN to take the written and ORPAT testing.


Thank you for your interest in our agency.  We look forward to you moving forward through the steps that are required to be considered for a Police Officer position with the Lincoln City Police Department.


General Information
Location  801 SW HWY 101
United States
Base Pay  $24.70-$33.08 / Hour
Relocation Expense Covered  Yes
Employee Type  Full Time
Job Category  Police Department
Required Degree  High School
Manage Others  No
Contact Information
Name  Colleen Scanlon
Phone  541-996-1201

PURPOSE OF POSITION: As a certified police officer, performs a full range of law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol, identification of offenders, investigation of incidents and preparation of reports to enforce state and local laws and maintain order in the community. Oversees police program areas that may require additional specialized training. Frequently interacts with the public.




Patrols streets, businesses and residential areas to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Issues warnings or citations for violations. Performs security checks for suspicious persons or vehicles.


Responds promptly and effectively to calls, including major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, etc., and takes appropriate actions. Directs traffic at accident/crime scenes as necessary.


Performs CPR/First Aid and use of the AED. Assists Fire and Emergency Medical Services as necessary. Assists and aids crime victims as necessary. Makes referrals as needed.


Conducts thorough case/incident investigations and diligently engages in related follow-up activities; gathers and preserves evidence; interviews and takes statements from victims and witnesses; interrogates suspects and prepares related reports. Determines appropriate actions to be taken at each incident. Completes departmental forms, logs and summaries related to the processing of evidence.


Prepares written records and reports regarding investigations, which are reviewed by supervisor and used for crime prevention, prosecution and office activities. Testifies in court as necessary.


Maintains effective working relationship between adjacent law enforcement agencies. Provides assistance and back-up to other law enforcement agencies as requested and assigned. Provides appropriate information to other law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, the media and citizens regarding ongoing investigations, department policies, officer safety information, criminal activity, drug activity, gang documentation, etc.


Performs crime-prevention activities, including surveillance patrols.


Participates in public relations programs that may include speaking to citizen and school groups and other public service and educational efforts.


Makes arrests, conducts searches and transports and releases prisoners as appropriate.


Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with City staff, other organizations and the general public.


Represents the City and the Police Department in a positive and professional manner at all times.


Follows police policy and all safety rules and procedures for work areas.


Other related duties as assigned.


AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides assistance to other staff as workload and staffing levels dictate. Maintains department issued equipment. Maintains proficiency by attending training and meetings, reading materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Work locations are in all types of indoor and outdoor environments. Occasionally exposed to heat and cold extremes and temperature changes. Occasionally exposed to hazards and risks of bodily injury. Regular contact with individuals who may be violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol, mentally ill or who have communicable diseases. Incumbent operates police vehicles and may be required to sit/stand for extended periods while performing various duties. Seldom exposed to loud noises (e.g. weapon firing, car siren); occasionally exposed to moderate noises. Seldom exposed to vibration, toxic conditions, odors, dust and poor ventilation. Position is subject to 24-hour emergency call-back. Must be available for rotating shifts including holiday and weekend assignments. Overtime may be required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to volunteers, students and newly assigned personnel regarding site policies, procedures and practices.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.




MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Proven ability to identify and analyze problems, evaluate solutions and independently exercise sound judgment, including in times of stress. Ability to move quickly and forcefully in response to unexpected situations. Demonstrated professionalism. Good written and verbal communication skills, able to maintain successful relationships with a variety of people including co-workers, other professionals, appointed and elected officials and the general public. Proven ability to manage time effectively. Good memory and recall skills. Knowledge and experience in the use of technical equipment including computers, cameras and/or radar units. 


Proven ability to pass a thorough background investigation that will include a complete review of criminal records, education verification and credit check as well as a physical, drug test and psychiatric evaluation. Ability to pass written and oral examinations. Ability to successfully complete DPSST basic law enforcement training and at least one year of satisfactory experience as a law enforcement officer is required after appointment in order to familiarize incumbent with full scope of job functions and receive the necessary DPSST certification. Ability to pass the Oregon Physical Ability Test (ORPAT). Lateral transfers must meet all entry-level requirements and must have at least completed the Oregon DPSST Academy, or another state’s equivalent of the Oregon Academy, and have successfully completed a probationary period of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction immediately prior to application.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Must be at least twenty one (21) years of age with no criminal record and possess a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record. Attendance and successful completion of the Police Academy and possession of DPSST Basic certificate required within eighteen (18) months of appointment. Must also possess a current CPR/First Aid card or the ability to obtain one within 6 (six) months of appointment and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.


DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: College-level training, other training or experience with a focus in an area that relates to law enforcement, such as social justice, sociology or criminology or any area of focus that demonstrates an interest in a career in law enforcement is preferred. Thorough knowledge of police practices and procedures, investigative methods and techniques, federal, state and local laws, report writing, firearm use and safety precautions is preferred. Knowledge of the community and surrounding area is desired. Previous experience working with the general public is preferred. Previous training related to police equipment or operations, e.g., hazardous materials, firearms training, LEDS General level certification, etc. is a plus.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, communicate, push, pull, hold, reach, and manipulate objects, tools or controls and enter and exit a motor vehicle. The position requires mobility, flexibility, visual and auditory acuity and the strength necessary to respond to unplanned physical tasks which require substantial physical effort, including the restraint of violent and combative individuals or animals, running as fast as possible while chasing, climbing fences or structures and responding to rescue emergencies. It requires the manual dexterity to operate a firearm as well as the ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle during normal and high speed driving. Duties involve moving or wearing materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis and may be required to move adults weighing up to 300 pounds on an infrequent basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, motorized vehicle, gun belt, taser, gun, etc.