The recruitment process could span up to six months, and includes:
- Online Application
- Background Application
- Physical Agility Test*
- Oral Board Interview
- Truth Verification Testing
- Background Investigation
- Psychological Fitness Test & Interview
- Medical Exam
- Chief’s Interview
*Test requirements are detailed on the FAQ page. This test is demanding – please review requirements and practice at home prior to participating in the recruitment process.
Upon hiring, you’ll be eligible for a stellar collection of benefits.
- Competitive pay. Starting pay $30.07 and $37.51 after five years. https://doa.alaska.gov/dof/payroll/sal_sched/0721apw.pdf
- Excellent medical coverage: officers can select one of four options for whichever plan best suits the officer and his/her family.
- Leave accrual
- Less than two years of service: 6:27 per pay period, for a total of 168 hours per year.
- More than two years but less than five years of service: 8:04 per pay period for a total of 210 hours per year.
- More than five years but less than 10 years of service: 9:41 per pay period for a total of 294 hours per year.
- More than 10 years but less than 15 years of service: 11:18 per pay period for a total of 294 hours per day.
- 15 years or more of service: 12:55 per pay period for a total of 336 hours per year.
- 25-year retirement plan, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
- Seven days off in every two-week period
- Work one week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, off Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- Following week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, off Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- Outstanding training and certification programs
- Continuous training opportunities
- Educational incentives
- Up to $3,000 in educational reimbursements
Those with previous experience or certifications could be eligible for advanced step placement.
Law Enforcement Officer:
- APSC Basic Certification minimum to qualify
- Each full year of police experience beyond the first year, with arrest powers and activity, will qualify as a step, up to 6+ years, which would cap at Step F.
- LEO Experience Steps: 1:A 2:B 3:C 4:C 5:E 6:F
- EMT 1 Certification, or higher, will qualify you for a single step advancement, with at least 1 year of applicable-EMS experience and use.
- Firefighter I minimum to qualify
- IFSAC Firefighter 2 certification with AFSC will qualify for a single step above A, with at least 1 year of applicable firefighting experience and use
- IFSAC ARFF certification with AFSC will qualify for an additional single step, with at least 1 year of applicable ARFF firefighting experience and use
- Fire certifications and LEO years of experience will not pyramid, i.e. you will receive the highest of either the 2 areas. The EMT I certification will pyramid onto either.