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<b>Entry-Level Sheriff's Deputy</b>

<b>King County Sheriff</b> - <b>Seattle, Washington

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KING COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 516 THIRD AVENUE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104 Web Site: www.kingcountysheriffjobs.com King County Sheriff's Office is now actively testing for Deputy positions to be filled starting in 2012. Candidates should start testing immediately with National Testing Network in order to be processed and become eligible for these positions. Classification: Entry-Level Sheriff's Deputy Salary Information: Base salary range from $5,023 per month (entry) to $7,033 per month after five years. Education incentives, longevity pay and premium pay apply depending upon assignment. Benefit Information:
  • Medical insurance funded (90%) after meeting annual deductible and attaining gold status
  • Fully paid dental, vision and basic life insurance for you and all of your dependents
  • Take home vehicle upon completion of probation
  • All uniforms and equipment provided
  • LEOFF 2 retirement
  • Optional deferred compensation program
  • Paid vacation and sick time
Current Hiring Status: 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 Department Information: KCSO's 1170 employees (730 commissioned, 440 non-commissioned) function under four core values: leadership, integrity, service and 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. KCSO has four divisions: Field Operations (all uniformed patrol functions), Special Operations (SWAT, K9, Marine Unit, Helicopters, Search & Rescue), Criminal Investigations (detective positions investigating a wide variety of crimes) and Technical Services (911 call center, computer services). Deputies may choose from a variety of work environments ranging from urban to suburban and rural. Commissioned deputies assigned to patrol work eight hour shifts on a 5-2, 5-3 schedule. 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: 1170 (730 commissioned, 440 non-commissioned)

Additional Information

Testing Fee Waiver: King County Sheriff's Office offers a testing fee waiver. Click here to see if you meet the criteria. To sign-up for King County and/or other NTN departments, go to: www.NationalTestingNetwork.com and select the main category of jobs-- "Law Enforcement," and then select the department(s) by clicking on to the box at the left of each position. Read all the department information and job requirements and if qualified click on to "I Qualify" at the bottom of each of their page(s). Select the location of your test and schedule your test date(s) and time(s) on our calendar (different calendars for each facility). Testing is now available once a month in both Burien, WA and Tacoma, WA. We provide the P.A.T. immediately after the computer (situational video)/written/reading exams. Read all the testing instructions carefully and be at the testing facility 30 minutes prior to test time for some paperwork and briefing. The written/computer test takes about 2 hrs/10 minutes and the P.A.T. takes about an hour. Wear your P.T. attire for all testing. If you have any questions, please call us at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922 and leave a message with your phone number (say it twice). There is a Google Map to our location on our site. If you have never taken an Ergometrics situational video test, you may want to take the Practice Test. The test provides sample questions and some explanations. Please DO NOT send in resumes; they are not required.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21 years of age at date of hire
  • Education: : High School Grad
  • Experience: : High School Grad
US Citizen High School Grad/GED Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License Ability to Read and Speak the English Language 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 Multiple Scores from Same Applicant: We consider the highest score received within the past one year. SPECIFIC DISQUALIFIERS/BEHAVIORS: PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 205-7625 and ask to speak to speak to the recruiter. THE FOLLOWING ARE BEHAVIORS THAT WILL BE GIVEN CASE-BY-CASE CONSIDERATION. Drugs: As a juvenile, convicted of any drug crime Huffing of commercial chemical agents (glue, paint, etc.) Trafficking (selling, offering to sell, or transporting for sale) any illegal drug. Criminal Activity: All criminal activity not listed as an automatic disqualification, whether discovered or not, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Any solicitation, or pattern of solicitation of prostitute(s). Any juvenile convictions (felony or misdemeanor). Driving:
  • 2 or more at fault collisions within the last 5 years.
  • 3 or more moving violations within the last 5 years.
  • Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.
Military: Any discharge from any military service under other than honorable circumstances. Law Enforcement Certification: Any suspension, revocation, or denial of a Law Enforcement certificate (CJTC/POST) in any state. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS The following are automatic disqualifiers - applicants should not apply to our agency if any of the following apply: Driving
  • Have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol within the last 10 years.
  • Have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol more than once.
  • As an adult, any conviction for Attempting to Elude, or Hit and Run.
  • As an adult, any conviction for Reckless Driving, or Negligent Driving 1st degree in the last 5 years.
Drug Use
  • As an adult, convicted of any drug crime, felony or misdemeanor.
  • Have used marijuana or mushrooms within the last 5 years (if last used after the age of 21).
  • Have used marijuana or mushrooms within the last 3 years (if last used under the age of 21).
  • As an adult, have used marijuana more than 25 times in the last 10 years.
  • Used hallucinogens (other than mushrooms), cocaine, methamphetamine, or opiates within the last 10 years.
  • Used any other illegal drug, including steroids, within the last 5 years (does not include marijuana, if last used as a juvenile, see above).
  • Have illegally used 4 or more different controlled substances, including marijuana, in the last 10 years.
  • Have at any time manufactured or cultivated illegal drugs for the purpose of sale or distribution.
  • Have used any illegal drugs while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Have ever obtained a prescription under false pretenses.
  • Have ever illegally injected amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, barbiturates, or valium.
  • Have ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
Criminal Activity
  • Any adult felony convictions.
  • Any adult misdemeanor conviction for crimes involving theft or crimes of violence.
  • Conviction of Minor In Possession of Alcohol within the last 3 years.
  • Any conviction for a sex related crime.
  • Ever having been required to register as a sex offender, regardless of conviction status.
  • Any conviction for solicitation of prostitution.
Domestic Violence Any conviction for any crime classified as a Domestic Violence offense. Employment Lied during any stage of the hiring process. Military Any dishonorable discharge from any military service.

Contact Informaton

<b>Jim </b> <b>Patten</b>

<b>King County Sheriff</b>
<b>Seattle, Washington
phone: (866)563-3882</b>

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