Law Enforcement Officer Position

Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer



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Black Diamond Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on November 07, 2019
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Community Information

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.

Department Information

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.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 4,200
# of Staff:

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

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

Monthly Salary: $5,037 (Step 1)- $7,440 (Step 5) + College Incentive of 2% AA- 4% BA- 6% MA

Benefit Information

·         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...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 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 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.

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

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