Employment Opportunities 

Patrol Officer: 
Characteristics:  Works on rotating shifts to perform patrol and/or investigation work to serve public, enforce laws, prevent crime, and protect life and property, in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.  See attached job description for complete listing of duties.
Salary Range: $4,277-$5,061 /month + 3% intermediate and 5% advanced certificate incentive pay and longevity pay incentives.  Lateral candidates may be placed in the salary range D.O.E. In addition, vision, dental and medical insurance and retirement are added benefits. 
Minimum qualifications: Meet all DPSST standard minimum qualifications for police officer.  Must receive basic certification from DPSST within one year of appointment as police officer; attend police academy within 90 days after appointment; pass physical agility, written exam, a complete background check and psychological exam. Current drivers' license. Preference may be given to certified police officers. Must be at least 21 years of age.
How to apply/questions: Complete the patrol officer packet and return to Julie Smith, Human Resources, Baker City Hall, 1655 First Street, PO Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814, phone # (541) 524-2033 email: juliesmith@bakercity.com. 
First Review of Applications: January 18, 2019 4pm PST
Selection Process:  Qualified applicants will be invited to a physical agility and written testing process. Applicants must receive a 75% or better on any exam in order to be considered for the position.  Applicants who pass the physical agility test will continue with the written test. Must pass ORPAT within a minimum of 5:30. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the first round of the interviewing process. Certified Police Officers, depending on experience, may advance directly to the interview process. Certified applications will also be reviewed as received. 

Baker City operates under an affirmative action policy, and urges all qualified applicants, especially women, disadvantaged, handicapped, veterans, and minorities to apply.  Employment offer is contingent upon background checks, passing a physical, psychological exam and drug test.  Baker City is EEO employer. 



Police Lieutenant: 
Characteristics:  Supervises all sworn officers in the patrol of the community, enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, life and property protection; acts as training officer and crime prevention officer; performs in personnel administration capacity; acts in capacity of the police chief in the absence of the chief. 
Salary Range: $4,800-$5,617/month. In addition, vision, dental and medical insurance and retirement are added benefits.
Relocation Pay: Competitive relocation costs may be provided to the selected candidate.
Minimum qualifications: Associates degree or vocational school training in police sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a closely related field; certified police officer of the State of Oregon or certified in current state; completion of supervisor DPSST course within 1 year of appointment; minimum of seven years of police experience, to include three years of supervisory experience;  or any combination of experience and educational training that demonstrates provision of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the position description.
How to apply/questions: To receive an application packet, please go to www.bakercity.com or contact Julie Smith, Human Resources, Baker City Hall, 1655 First Street, PO Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814, phone # (541) 524-2033 email: juliesmith@bakercity.com.
First Review of Applications: Applications will be reviewed as they are received; open until filled.
Selection Process:  Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; post offer background check, physical exam, and drug test; other job related tests may be required.

Baker City operates under an affirmative action policy, and urges all qualified applicants, especially women, disadvantaged, handicapped, veterans, and minorities to apply.
  Employment offer is contingent upon background checks, passing a physical, psychological exam and drug test.  Baker City is EEO employer.





The Human Resources Department is dedicated to the recruitment of diverse and talented candidates looking for career opportunities with the City of Baker City. HR works directly with all City departments providing guidance and support through hiring, performance management, professional development, training, classification, compensation, contract administration, collective bargaining, benefits administration (including health promotion) and compliance with state and federal regulations. Additionally, HR assists with risk management as part of the Administration Department wherein staff assists with health and safety, workers’ compensation and ADA accommodation. HR strives to create an environment that builds lasting employee relations while demonstrating excellent public service.




The City of Baker City provides employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, Oregon, or local law.  Our EEO policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship—including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, recall, and termination of employment.

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