KING COUNTY SHERIFF
516 THIRD AVENUE
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104
Updated: December 17, 2013
KCSO is currently hiring for County Marshal.
For more information see the King County Sheriff’s Office website at:
Classification: County Marshal
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:
KCSO's 1070 employees (660 commissioned, 410 non-commissioned) function under four core values:
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.
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.
Department Size: 1070 (660 commissioned, 410 non-commissioned)
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.