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The City of Poulsbo is seeking applications for an experienced police officer to become a member of the Poulsbo Department.  Please click the following link to view the job duties in the Police Officer opens in a new windowJob Description. opens PDF file   We currently have one vacancy.  

Hours and Compensation:  The position is full-time and most shifts work four 10 hour days.  The starting salary is $41.80 – $45.67 per hour depending on experience.  There is also a opens in a new windowLateral Hiring Bonus Programopens PDF file  of up to $5,000.

Benefits:  Employees receive 8 hours per month of vacation accrual (increases in 3rd year), 96 hours of sick leave accrual per year, and a holiday bank.  After six months of employment, employees receive one floating holiday and after one year, two personal leave days are provided.  Employees also receive an additional 1.25% longevity pay after five years (longevity increases every five years thereafter with a 5.75% cap).  Educational incentive pay includes a 2% premium for 90 credit hours or an AA degree, a 4% premium for a Bachelor’s degree and a 6% premium for a Master’s degree.  This position is eligible for retirement benefits with the State of Washington’s LEOFF system.  The City pays 95% of medical and vision premiums and 100% of dental insurance premiums.  The employees’ portion is $75.68 per month for full-family medical, vision and dental insurance coverage.  Additionally, the City contributes $200.00 per month to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA_VEBA) that can be used for out-of-pocket health expenses.  There is a $45,000 life insurance policy paid for by the City.

To apply:  Candidates are invited to submit an Employment Application,opens PDF file Resume and Letter of Interest to:  City of Poulsbo, Attn:  Human Resources, 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo, WA  98370 or via e-mail to dkingery@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email.  The position is open until filled.

Contract information:  Deanna Kingery, HR Manager, opens in a new windowdkingery@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email or 360-394-9705.


The City utilizes Public Safety Testing (PST) to conduct the initial screening for entry-level candidates.  Test scores are downloaded from PST’s website only at the time of a hiring process and candidates will be contacted at that time.  Currently, we have two open positions.  opens in a new windowClick here to learn more.