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Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on November 07, 2019
The City of Black Diamond is located in western Washington near the greater Seattle area as well as the scenic and picturesque area of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier. The City is situated in King County and has a current population of over 4,000 people, including the 4th largest recreational lake in King County, Lake Sawyer. The City is anticipating rapid growth with a projected population of 20,000+ within 15 years. A historic mining town, Black Diamond of the new millennium has become an oasis for citizens yearning for a taste of rural Washington, yet only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.
The Black Diamond Police Department is comprised of: Chief of Police, Commander, two Sergeants, and Patrol Officers. Also, we provide marine patrol during the summer months. We are a member of the CSPA (Coalition of Small Police Agencies). The department is committed to the philosophy of community policing and encourages pro-activity.
# of Staff:
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: 0
Monthly Salary: $5,037 (Step 1)- $7,440 (Step 5) + College Incentive of 2% AA- 4% BA- 6% MA
· Medical, dental and vision
· Sick leave, vacation, and holidays
· Education incentives for AA (2%), BA (4%), & MA (6%)
· Retirement benefits with Washington State LEOFF
· Deferred compensation plan
· Take home car program
· 4-10 work schedule
Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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||Considered 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
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