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Snohomish County 911 - Dispatcher

  • Contact Information

    Snohomish County 911 - Dispatcher
    1121 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 200
    Everett, Washington 98208
    Phone: 425.407.3911
    Department Website

Agency Added: 02/09/2018 | Last updated: 01/28/2019

Community Information

Snohomish County 911 provides emergency dispatch, communications, and technical services to 45 Snohomish County agencies. Snohomish County 911 processes more than 800,000 incidents annually, answering citizen requests for law enforcement, fire and medical help.

Department Information

Snohomish County 911’s dedicated and professional staff is highly trained to receive and process service requests from the public. Guided by our Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Professionalism and Teamwork, the Snohomish County 911 Team recognizes we are a 9-1-1 lifeline to our community as we execute our goals of protecting human life, preserving property and maintaining the security and safety of our community.

Area Information

  • County: Snohomish

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
Other Able to type 35 WPM with 90% accuracy.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
AutomaticNo use or possession of marijuana/hashish within the last one (1) year.
AutomaticNo injection of amphetamines or methamphetamine, ever.
AutomaticNo possession of non-prescribed stimulants (amphetamine/methamphetamine), such as speed, Ritalin, crank, crystal, ice, speed, glass, etc over 3 times, regardless of time frame. No possession and/or use within the last 10 years.
AutomaticNo possession of hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, PCP (Angel Dust, Wet, Phencyclidine) etc.) over 3 times, regardless of time frame. No possession and/or use within the last 10 years.
AutomaticNo possession of non-prescribed opiates or narcotics (opium, heroin, morphine, and other “prescription painkillers” unlawfully possessed, etc), ever.
AutomaticNo possession of cocaine/crack over 3 times. No possession and/or use within the last 10 years.
AutomaticNo possession of any other illegal drugs within the last 10 years, to include “club” drugs such as Ketamine, GHB, Rohypnol, MDMA (ecstasy), or any other drugs not listed here.
AutomaticNo use of inhaled aerosols such as huffing (paint), whippits (nitrous oxide), sniffing (glues, solvents), or Khat within the last 5 years.
AutomaticNo possession and or use of non-prescribed anabolic steroids within the last two years.
AutomaticNo possession of non-prescribed drugs after submitting an application with any law enforcement agency or public safety dispatch agency within the last 5 years. The type of agency and circumstances of possession with be considered on a case-by-case basis.
AutomaticNo possession of non-prescribed drugs while employed of after having been employed by a law enforcement agency or public safety dispatch agency, regardless of time frame. The type of agency and circumstances of possession with be considered on a case-by-case basis.
AutomaticNo participation in the manufacture, selling, offering to sell, distribution or transportation for sale of any illegal drugs/narcotics, regardless of time frame.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice and/or law enforcement capacity.
AutomaticAny domestic violence conviction.
AutomaticThe candidate is presently the subject of any domestic violence-related protection order, restraining order, or other associated court order.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticThe candidate falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire or any other forms, failed to disclose pertinent information, or lied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticThe candidate has unprofessional or inappropriate work history, including a history of poor attendance, or poor conduct, misbehavior or inappropriate interactions with coworkers, supervisors, managers, customers, or the public.
AutomaticThe candidate does not meet the minimum qualifications required for the position.
AutomaticThe candidate received a dishonorable discharge after serving with a branch of the United States military.
AutomaticThe candidate is in the United States unlawfully or otherwise has his or her immigration, naturalization, or status as a United States citizen in question by the United States government.
AutomaticThe candidate failed to disclose or acknowledge involvement in illegal conduct (both past and present), or associations with known felons.
AutomaticThe candidate failed to appear or participate in any scheduled oral interview, psychological examination, or other component of the hiring process.
AutomaticThe candidate failed to respond appropriately to requests for information during the background process.
AutomaticThe candidate distorted or misrepresented information provided or discovered during the background process or provided intentionally misleading information.
AutomaticThe candidate expresses, either verbally or in writing, they are not able to meet the essential functions of the position, including working the hours required of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. All applicants must successfully pass the background investigation. Please see the Snohomish County 911 website for additional hiring information.

Current Vacancies: 9

Salary Information

Wages are determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Currently starting at $4495/month.

Benefit Information

Snohomish County 911 provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their dependents, as well as participation in the state’s retirement system. Benefits include:

• Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability (LTD), accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and an Employee Assistance Program
• Deferred compensation
• Generous paid leave
• Paid holidays
• Military Leave – an employee may be granted paid leave for 21 workdays during each year beginning Oct. 1 and ending the following Sept. 30 as provided by State Law for the purpose of taking part in military active training duty
• Paid training
• On-going training opportunities
• Employee recognition programs
• Gym discount programs