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Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office - Dispatcher

  • Contact Information

    Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office - Dispatcher
    P.O. Box 65, 64 Main St.
    Cathlamet, Washington 98612
    Phone: 360.795.3242
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/09/2013 | Last updated: 03/14/2016

Community Information

Wahkiakum County is a rural community located on the Columbia River, one hour from the coast in SW Washington.

Department Information

7 Full Time Sworn Law Enforcement Officers, 8 Full Time Sworn Corrections/Communications Officers, 8 Reserve Deputies, 1 Sworn Chief Civil Deputy, 1 Emergency Manager

Area Information

  • Population Size: 4,200
  • County: Wahkiakum
  • # of Staff: 19

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Depends on crime    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Other Candidates must be able to type 35 WPM with 90% Accuracy Rate.


This agency does not allow out of state testing.
X  
Multiple Scores From Same Applicant We consider all scores from the same applicant    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticIllegal opiate use
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 1 uses total
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose in lifetime, and no use within the past 2 years
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct
Employment
Automatic2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status

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. 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.

Full- time Wahkiakum County Dispatchers are also Corrections officers and must pass the PST Corrections/Law Enforcement tests that include a Physical Ability test.  A new hire must also pass the Corrections Academy. 

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