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City of The Dalles

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
February 22, 2019
City of The Dalles
The Dalles, Oregon
Years of Experiences
< 1
Career Level
Student (Undergraduate/Graduate), Entry Level, Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
$55,427 - $66,182

About City of The Dalles

The City of The Dalles, Oregon, is situated in the north-central part of the state on the Columbia River, the nation's second largest river. It is the county seat and the largest community in Wasco County. The Dalles is one of Oregon's most historical cities and was known earlier in its history as the town at the end of the Oregon Trail. Archeological evidence suggests the area has been inhabited more or less continuously for more than 10,000 years. The city was first incorporated by the Oregon Territorial Government in 1857 as “Dalles City” and was made the county seat shortly thereafter. Strategically located on the Columbia River and bordered by the Cascade Mountains to the West, The Dalles provides an ideal distribution or manufacturing setting with available riverside locations, as well as bulk container and international shipping options. It has historically been an economic hub of the Pacific Northwest, linking major transportation routes between Eastern and Southern Oregon and Washington State. It offers residents the pleasure of rural living while providing the advantages of access to metropolitan amenities in Portland, only 80 miles to the west. In accordance with the City Charter of 1899, revised in 1998, the City of The Dalles is governed by a City Council. This Council consists of an elected mayor and five council members. The City operates under a council-manager form of government. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS The City's current population is 14,625. The City serves a trading area of about 70,000 persons in Washington and Oregon. Principal economic activities are agriculture, and tourism, along with health care government, and retail services. The major agricultural product of the City is sweet cherries. The Dalles is a producer for both domestic and overseas markets. There are in excess of 6,000 acres of sweet cherry trees around the City. Wheat is another important agricultural product with 50,000 acres currently in cultivation in The Dalles area. Additional agricultural products include cattle, hay and fruits. The City is a strategic home base for year-round recreation. Water sport enthusiasts will find boating, excellent fishing, and one of the finest wind surfing areas in the United States on the Columbia River. To the east are substantial opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and sightsee. To the west, ski enthusiasts have the opportunity to challenge the ski slopes of magnificent Mt. Hood; and there are numerous resorts that lie on Mt. Hood and its base.

Contact name
Daniel Hunter

Job description

February 22, 2019


Police Officer Entry/Lateral

City of The Dalles Police Department


Salary: $4,618.92 to $5,515.32 per month

In addition, a benefit package including medical, dental, vision coverage and a generous retirement program is provided.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled – First Review March 25, 2019

The City of The Dalles is recruiting for a vacant Police Officer position.  This recruitment is open to entry and lateral applicants.  This is a full-time, sworn officer, Union position.

Entry level applicants will need to provide successful test scores for ORPAT and written tests from the previous year, or go through the National Testing Network.

Lateral Officers must have a DPSST graduation, or current DPSST Certification.

One or more final candidates may be selected and required to complete a psychological exam as well as a comprehensive background check before a final offer of employment is extended. 

To apply, please visit the City application portal at

To Test

The Dalles Police Department offers full testing services for the position of police officer through National Testing Network, Inc.  To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Law Enforcement and sign up for The Dalles Police Department.


What to expect at the website:

  • Completion of the application process

  • Review all information related to The Dalles Police Department police officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.

  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry-level test and ORPAT testing.

  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at

  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.

  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.


Upon completion of the entry-level exam and ORPAT testing, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to The Dalles Police Department.  Candidates who attain a passing score on both the entry-level exam and the physical abilities test will be placed on the department’s eligibility list.  The Dalles Police Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.


National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and ORPAT testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace The Dalles Police Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to The Dalles Police Department where the final decisions are made.


The City of The Dalles is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


This recruitment is open until filled; first review will be March 25, 2019.