Law Enforcement Officer Position

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer



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Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on January 30, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

To Apply:

The recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for vacancies in 2023. For more information, contact Commander Brian Martinez at

The top candidates with scores from Public Safety Testing will be interviewed throughout 2023. This position is open until filled.

***Please see the attached file for further information.***

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Community Information

The City of Black Diamond was incorporated in 1959 but was first established as a community in the late 1880s for the mining of coal. At the turn of the century the town was a major exporter of coal in the region. The Pacific Coast Coal Company in Black Diamond became the largest coal mining operation on the West Coast. Some historic buildings retain their original locations.

Black Diamond offers a warm and friendly rural, small town atmosphere with spectacular mountain views. The city is nestled in the foothills within miles of the beautiful Green River Gorge and Flaming Geyser Park.

The City is on the verge of growth. At approximately 6,000 citizens, population projections are expected to reach approximately 20,000 over the next 15 years.

Department Information



With our values at the forefront, the Black Diamond Police Department will be an open, friendly, and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We aspire to be a model of character and service. We will emphasize the development of professional knowledge and leadership skills at every level of our organization. We will promote an atmosphere of public trust and confidence through professional conduct, being responsive to community needs, and being accountable to those we serve.

Mission Statement

The Black Diamond Police Department will strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens through pro-active policing and demonstration of our core values.

Our Values


Committed to providing quality service by consistently holding ourselves to the highest moral and ethical principles.


Committed to providing the community with exceptional law enforcement by developing our personnel through effective training and leadership.


Committed to providing innovative solutions to issues by working in partnership with our



Committed to providing a quality work

Area Information

County: King
Population: 6000
# of Staff: 13

Hiring Status

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

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 Five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

Top out in only 4 Years at $108,324

Monthly Salary: $6,849 (Step 1)- $9,027 (Step 4) + College Incentive of 2% AA- 4% BA- 6% MA-

Salary Steps- 

$6,849, $7,589, $8,327, $9,027

***2024 Salary Steps ***

$7,164, $7,938, $8,710, $9,442

Longevity Pay Incentives after 5 years

Benefit Information

·         Medical, dental, and vision

·         Sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Holidays are banked as vacation hours (120 hours per year)

·         Education incentives for AA (2%), BA (4%), & MA (6%) 

·         Retirement benefits with Washington State LEOFF  2

·         Deferred compensation plan - $150 match

·         Take home car program 

·         4-10 work schedule

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Contact Commander Brian Martinez for any questions at

LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License (or ability to obtain one by date of hire)
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements 20/20 Correctable
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy after hire.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic Conviction of one DUI in the previous five years, or two DUI convictions in a life time.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Potential All illegal drug use will be scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Dishonesty.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer

25510 Lawson Street
Post Office Box 309
Black Diamond, WA 98010 King County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required