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Recruitment

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

* The physical agility test consists of:

  • 21 pushups (no time limit)
  • 30 sit-ups in 1 minute or less
  • 1.5 mile run in 15:00 minutes or less We encourage you to practice at home and make sure you can meet these minimum standards prior to participating in the recruitment process.

We encourage you to practice at home and make sure you can meet these minimum standards prior to participating in the recruitment process.

Benefits

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.
  • 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.

Advanced Placement

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

EMS:

  • EMT 1 Certification, or higher, will qualify you for a single step advancement, with at least 1 year of applicable-EMS experience and use.

Fire:

  • 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

Pyramiding:

  • 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.