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Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher

  • Contact Information

    Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher
    Post Office Box 1307
    Issaquah, Washington 98027-1307
    Phone: 425-837-3200
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 01/28/2019

Community Information

Issaquah is a residential community located on I-90 approximately 18 miles from downtown Seattle, at the south end of Lake Sammamish. The City's proximity to the greater Seattle area provides cultural and educational opportunities typically available in larger urban areas. The Puget Sound beaches and numerous lakes provide many recreation opportunities, Snoqualmie Pass is a 45-minute drive, and the many trails in the Issaquah foothills have earned the City the title of "Trailhead City". Schools are managed by the Issaquah School District, which has an excellent reputation for the programs, which serve students in its 100 square mile jurisdiction in and around Issaquah. Issaquah was incorporated in 1892, and operates with a Mayor/Council form of government. The City has approximately 27,000 residents with a day time population that swells to approximately 50,000. The City encompasses 10.65 square miles, and is experiencing growth as a result of economic and residential development. Issaquah is a full-service City with 240 regular employees. The City anticipates continued residential and commercial expansion, as well as the potential for substantial annexations, including a sizable master planned community and is a great place to raise a family and experience the variety of outdoor activities within the area.

Department Information

There are 64 full time police department employees with 33 Commissioned Officers. The City has it's own jail and a communications dispatch center. A new police station housing all Police staff and functions was opened in April 2000. The City is in constant growth and the police department is expected to grow larger in the next few years.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 34,000
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 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 X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
Other Candidates must be able to type 35 WPM with 90% Accuracy Rate.

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

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Drug Usage
AutomaticHave used marijuana within the past year.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 3 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticThe use of ANY illegal drugs, except marijuana, within the past 3 years
AutomaticHave ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
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
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: DISHONESTY IN APPLICATION PROCESS/BACKGROUND.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.

Current Hiring Status

Number of current vacancies 1

Salary Information

Hourly minimum Salary: $23.23 per hour

Hourly maximum Salary: $29.65 per hour

Benefit Information

100% paid medical and dental premiums for employees and 80% for dependents or domestic partner
Vision insurance
Deferred compensation investment plan with $100 a month match by City
Employee assistance program,
Orthodontia pool
Eight hours sick leave per month
Eleven days vacation per year (increases with longevity)
Tuition assistance program
Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System
Social Security
Salary increases based on merit
Education merit pay
$30,000 life insurance