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Washington State Patrol


  • Contact Information

    Washington State Patrol
    210 11th Ave SW Room G-12
    Olympia, Washington 98504
    Phone: 360-704-2300
    Department Website


Agency Added: 07/31/2015 | Last updated: 05/22/2018

Community Information

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Department Information

The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.

Vision
To be the best public safety agency in the United States.

Motto
Service With Humility

Values
Every employee is a critical member of a team committed to:
• Strong leadership
• Effective partnerships
• Professional excellence
• Acting with integrity and accountability
• Respecting and protecting individual rights
• Earning the trust and confidence of the public

Area Information

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Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 19 1/2 X  
US Citizen Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required If required by the position description, the applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and non-restricted valid driver's license. History of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None    
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass the medical-physical exam.   X
College Requirement No    
Current Hiring Status This is a continuous list and maintained as scores are received from PST. Upon successfully passing and meeting the minimum standards for the Washington State Patrol you will be invited to apply on NEOGOV and scheduled for an oral board.

Number of current vacancies:100+
   
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

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

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
AutomaticNo DUI regardless of time frame. This includes reduced charges related to DUI convictions.
PotentialHistory of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticNo use or possession of Opiates or Heroin, regardless of time frame.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 5 uses total.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 5 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 3 years.
AutomaticNo drug use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs after submitting an application, while employed, or after having been employed by a law enforcement agency, (including military law enforcement), regardless of time frame.
AutomaticNo use or possession of marijuana/hashish within the last one (1) year, regardless of age.
AutomaticNo use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs (except for Marijuana/Hashish) in the last three (3) years. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule 1-5 drugs.
AutomaticNo use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs (except for Marijuana/Hashish) over five (5) times combined. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule 1-5 drugs.
AutomaticNo injection of any non-prescribed drugs, regardless of time frame.
AutomaticNo trafficking, selling, offering to sell, or transporting for sale of any illegal drugs, regardless of time frame.
AutomaticNo intentional inhalation (huffed) of any aerosol or substance (nitrous oxide, whippets, paint, glue, DXM, etc.) in the last three (3) years.
AutomaticExamples of schedule I-V drugs include, but not limited to:
• Schedule I (RCW 69.50.204) - Examples could include: Codeine, Heroin, Morphine, Ecstasy, LSD, Peyote, GHB, Methaqualone, Marijuana/Cannabis, etc.
• Schedule II (RCW 69.50.206) - Examples could include: Opium, Cocaine, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Depressants, Hallucinogenic substances, etc.
• Schedule III (RCW 69.50.208) - Examples could include: Stimulants, Depressants, Hallucinogens, Ketamine, Anabolic steroids, Hallucinogenic substances, etc.
• Schedule IV (RCW 69.50.210) - Examples could include: Barbital, Diazepam, Fludiazepam, Halazepam, Lorazepan, Phenobarbital, etc.
• Schedule V (RCW 69.50.212). – Examples could include” Codeine, Dihydrocodeine, Ethylmorphine, Diphenoxylate, Opium, Difenoxin, Lacosamid, Pregabalin, etc.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony convictions while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticHave no misdemeanor convictions over the age of 21 involving DUI, use or possession of firearms in the commission of a crime, crimes of violence to include assault and domestic violence, larceny, moral turpitude, or controlled substances.
PotentialOther than those identified above, misdemeanor convictions over the age of 21 may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they did not occur within the last three (3) years. Final approval will be determined by the Human Resource Division Commander.
AutomaticMisdemeanor convictions under the age of 21 may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they did not occur within the last three (3) years. Final approval will be determined by the HRD Commander.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Financial
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

This is a continuous list and maintained as scores are received from PST. Upon successfully passing PST, please complete our agency application online through www.careers.wa.gov.  Once we obtain your passing PST scores, an updated/current PHS and our agency application we will review your eligibility to move on in our process.

TO AVOID A DELAY IN THE HIRING PROCESS WITH OUR AGENCY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHS UPLOADED WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER COMPLETING YOUR WRITTEN EXAM.

Number of current vacancies:100+

Applicants will need to test by August 6, 2018 to be eligible for attending the next class beginning October 15, 2018.

Salary Information

Trooper Cadets - $4,500 per month or $54,000 annually.

Trooper              Monthly       Annually                                   Monthly   Annually
0 – .5 years         $5,126         $61,512         (7/1/2018 +3%) = $5,280      $63,360
.5 – 1.5 years      $5,433         $65,196         (7/1/2018 +3%) = $5,596      $67,152                            
1.5 – 2.5 years    $5,759         $69,108         (7/1/2018 +3%) = $5,932      $71,184
2.5 – 3.5 years    $6,104         $73,248         (7/1/2018 +3%) = $6,287      $75,444
3.5 – 4.5 years    $6,470         $77,640         (7/1/2018 +3%) = $6,664      $79,968
4.5 - 5 years       $6,860         $82,320          (7/1/2018 +3%) = $7,066      $84,792
5 - 10 years        $7,066         $84,792          (7/1/2018 +3%) = $7,278      $87,336

Plus, educational, geographical, shift differential, longevity and career development pay (see website).

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision and Washington State Patrol Retirement System (see website for more information).

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of the Washington State Patrol's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP), please contact the Human Resource Division.