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Police Officer


This position is anticipated to be approved for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

Salary Range: $ 3,691.53-5,672.40

Application Materials:

Application (PDF)

Application (Word) 

Job Description

Authorization to Release Information

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Williams at the Police Department:


Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in applying with the City of Gervais Police Department for the position of Police Officer.  Listed below are the minimum standards and selection process.  We hope this information will assist you in understanding our agency’s process.  The first step in the process is to fill out the employment application and submit it to the Gervais Police Department; accuracy, truthfulness and thoroughness are essential to the application process.

The following are the minimum requirements for becoming a Police Officer at the Gervais Police Department:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must not have been convicted of any felony, or any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic or dangerous drug; domestic violence; or any law involving dishonesty or moral turpitude as identified in Oregon Administrative Rules 259-008-0070

  • Must be of good moral fitness as determined by a thorough background investigation

  • Must possess a high school diploma or demonstrate successful completion of a General Education Development (GED) test

  • Must have valid driver’s license

Other Consideration:

  • Desirable qualification: Bilingual (Spanish) Currently certified or eligible to be certified will be given preference

Selection Process:

The selection process for Gervais Police Department sworn officer candidates may include the following components (lateral officers only need to submit an application):

  • Application
  • NTN (Written, Video) and ORPAT Testing
  • Oral interview board
  • ​Supplemental questionnaire (on-line Personal History Questionnaire)
  • Authorization to Release Information form
  • Comprehensive background investigation
  • Psychological exam
  • Physical exam (F-2), minimum requirements mandated by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (Oregon Administrative Rules 259-008-0010(8)
  • Drug screen

Physical (medical) and psychological examinations will be conducted as the final step in the selection process after a conditional job offer.

​This position is to create a list for back-filling the SRO position. If approved, will start July 1, 2020 creating a 6th sworn officer position

The City of Gervais is an Equal Opportunity Employer