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Court Protection Marshal Job - King county Sheriff's Office - Seattle, Washington




January 16, 2014

King county Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Court Protection Marshal
Position Type: Sheriff
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description

KING COUNTY SHERIFF
516 THIRD AVENUE
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104

Updated: December 17, 2013

www.kingcountysheriffjobs.com

KCSO is currently hiring for County Marshal.

For more information see the King County Sheriff’s Office website at:
www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Careers/Deputy.

Classification: County Marshal

Benefit Information

King County pays for medical/vision, dental and basic life insurance for you and the eligible family members you enroll, plus basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for you. You may purchase additional/enhanced life insurance for yourself. Uniforms and equipment are provided.

Current Hiring Status:

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from NTN with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

KCSO hires continuously.

Applicant Contact Person:

Name: Recruiter
Email: kcso.recruiter@kingcounty.gov

Department Information:

KCSO's 1070 employees (660 commissioned, 410 non-commissioned) function under four core values:

  1. leadership
  2. integrity
  3. service
  4. teamwork.

We are a full-service law enforcement agency for unincorporated King County, 12 cities and towns, the local and regional transit systems and the King County Airport. Marshals currently work at any of the following:
King County Courthouse, Youth Services Center, Harborview Mental Health Court, Regional Justice Center (Kent), Office of Public Defender and the King County Veteran's Program.

City/County/Area Information:

Located on Puget Sound in Washington State, and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 1.8 million people, it also ranks as the 14th most populous county in the nation. King County (and the county seat, Seattle) is home to four professional sports teams, several concert and theater venues, ten colleges and universities, Starbucks, Boeing, 25,000 acres of parks and 175 miles of trails.

Population: 500,000

Department Size: 1070 (660 commissioned, 410 non-commissioned)

Special Requirements

King County - County Marshals are specially commissioned employees who ensure safety in King County courthouses and other county buildings. They assist the weapons screeners at the Courthouse entrances, respond to calls for assistance in courtrooms, provide safety escorts in problematic situations, and arrest people when necessary. They have full powers of arrest while on duty.

Job duties include:

  • Observing courtroom proceedings and intervening to prevent escalation of problem situations.
  • Respond to all types of calls for assistance in an assigned facility.
  • Perform walk-through or hand-held security scanning and hand searches at various building sites or courtrooms; and confiscate illegal items or refuse entry when warranted.
  • Monitor, assist and oversee Security Screeners to ensure that screening of the public is done in a professional manner.
  • Patrol courtrooms, buildings and other areas to discourage unacceptable and unlawful behavior in and around assigned areas.
  • Remove, restrain or physically arrest individuals who may be loitering or disturbing the peace, or who have no lawful business to conduct in the building or surrounding areas. Use of force may be required.
  • Respond to fire alarms, bomb threats and other safety concerns; and assist with building evacuations.
  • Provide information, direction and assistance to the public at assigned facility.
  • Provide safety escorts and assist other law enforcement agencies as needed.
Additional Information

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. Contact Susie Patten at 425-423-9922 to schedule your Court Protection PAT or if you have any questions about the testing process. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Job Requirements
  • Age : 21 at date of hire
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : No more than a 3 year break in service from last law enforcement employment.
  • Additional Requirement :

    US Citizen: Yes

    Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Valid Washington Driver’s License at time of hire.

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Vision:
    Normal color vision (based on the Ishihara standard range of normal color vision as determined by the medical exam)

    Uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better, correctable to 20/30 with the use of glasses, hard contact lenses or soft contacts you have worn for less than one year (OR)

    Corrected vision to 20/30 or better with soft contact lenses you have worn for at least one year (in this case there is no uncorrected vision standard) (OR)

    Uncorrected vision of 20/30 or better.

    College: None

    Prior Experience:
    No more than a 3 year break in service from last law enforcement employment.

    Academy Certification:
    Graduation from a certified law enforcement academy that meets or exceeds the Washington State standards AND two years work experience as a full time commissioned police officer OR four years of continuous experience as an active reserve police officer with qualifications standards and work duties similar to the King County Sheriff's Office.

    Multiple Scores from Same Applicant: We consider the highest score received within the past one year.

    Physical Abilities Test:
    County Marshal candidates will take the County Marshal Physical Abilities Test (PAT). A description of the County Marshal PAT can be found here.

    This is a separate test from the standard Law Enforcement PAT.

    *IMPORTANT*
    County Marshal candidates will need to contact Susie Patten at 425-423-9922 to schedule their County Marshal Physical Abilities Test prior to testing.

    If you sign up for King County, County Marshal and another Law Enforcement job that requires a regular PAT, you will need to take both the regular PAT and the County Marshal PAT.

    Special Qualifications:

    • Must have graduated from a certified law enforcement academy that meets or exceeds Washington State standards, and currently possess, or be able to obtain a valid Washington State Peace Officer Certificate.
    • Must have A at least 2 years of recent work experience as a full-time commissioned police officer (recent means within the last 3 years) (OR)
    • Must have 4 years of continuous service and currently serving as a reserve police officer with qualification standards and work duties similar to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
    • Out-of-state hires must complete a 2-week equivalency academy within the first year of employment.
    • Good verbal skills and obvious experience defusing interpersonal conflicts and maintaining orderly conduct in public group situations.
    • Able to qualify with a KCSO-issued firearm at least twice a year.
    • Able to successfully pass a written and physical exam and a complete background investigation to include a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation and a medical exam.

    If you do not meet these qualifications, do not apply for this job.

    Required Certification:

    Graduation from a certified law enforcement academy that meets or exceeds the Washington State standards AND two years work experience as a full time commissioned police officer OR four years of continuous experience as an active reserve police officer with qualifications standards and work duties similar to the King County Sheriff's Office.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $28.12   hourly
    Top Pay: $30.92   hourly

    Contact Information

    Chad Andrews
    candrews@nationaltestingnetwork.com
    King county Sheriff's Office
    516 Third Ave.
    Seattle, Washington 98104
    ph: (425)423-9922


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