Law Enforcement Officer Position

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)

 

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Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)

Last updated on August 11, 2022
PST Partner Agency since January 10, 2019

Vacancies: 14

Important Information

We are currently accepting applications for Entry Level & BLEA Police Officers. The City of Bothell applies veterans preference points and may also apply additional points for Peace Corps services as well as language skills.

***Lateral Officer Candidates do not need to test with PST, a completed City of Bothell application is all that is needed. The application can be found at www.bothellwa.gov/jobs ***

Community Information

The City of Bothell has a growing population of approximately 46,000 residents and encompasses an area of over 13 square miles. The City is just 11 miles north of Seattle and is located at the northern tip of Lake Washington. Centrally located in the Puget Sound Region, Bothell is within easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and Everett. While the Puget Sound region is legendary for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and cultural enrichment, the City of Bothell prides itself for its high quality of life with excellent schools, beautiful parks, safe neighborhoods, and professional city management. The City is home to several nationally known high-tech and biomedical companies and is also host to the University of Washington/Bothell Campus as well as Cascadia Community College. The City is committed to maintaining its "home town" atmosphere, while managing its growth responsibly to ensure a high quality of life for now and well into the future.

Department Information

The City of Bothell Police Department's mission is to protect life and property through professional service and a proactive partnership with our community. The Bothell Police Department has 77 commissioned officers and 35 civilian employees. The Department is made up of four major divisions, Operations, Investigations, Risk Management and Support Services. Each division is structured with different units providing many specialty services, including the Community Crime Reduction Team, K-9, SWAT, Hostage Negotiations Team, Traffic/Motor Officers, Training, Professional Standards, Snohomish Multiple Agency Response Team, Remotely Operated Aerial System pilots and School/Campus Resource Officers.

Area Information

County: King/Snohomish
Population: 44,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) has 14 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a regular basis.


Number of Current Vacancies: 14



Salary Information

Salaries are bargained for by the Bothell Police Officers Guild. The current (2022) salaries and projected/estimated 2023 salaries are:

Description

 Grade

 2022

 Projected 2023

Officer

Entry Level

$ 83,003.29

$ 90,888.60

Officer Patrol

Entry Level - Patrol

$ 87,408.67

$ 95,712.49

Officer

PO-1

$ 90,350.75

$ 98,934.07

Officer Patrol

PO-1 Patrol

$ 95,146.10

$ 104,184.98

Officer

PO-2

$ 95,797.56

$ 104,898.33

Officer Patrol

PO-2 Patrol

$ 100,882.01

$ 110,465.80

Officer

PO-3

$ 101,537.76

$ 111,183.85

Officer Patrol

PO-3 Patrol

$ 106,926.86

$ 117,084.91

Officer

PO-4

$ 108,374.98

$ 118,670.60

Officer Patrol

PO-4 Patrol

$ 114,126.96

$ 124,969.02

Sergeant

Sergeant

$ 125,544.55

$ 137,471.28

Sergeant Patrol

Sergeant Patrol

$ 132,207.82

$ 144,767.56

Please visit www.bothellwa.gov for the additional salary and benefit information.

Benefit Information

Summary of Benefits Bothell Police Officers Guild

Salary and benefits are bargained for by the Bothell Police Officers Guild and are subject to change. The benefits listed below are the current benefits based on the January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, Bothell Police Officers Guild Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Benefits may be prorated for mid-year hires.

NOTE: Represented employees may receive some or all of the benefits listed below based on the union contract. Those employees should consult their union agreement for specific information about their benefits.


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee and 90% of the premium for spouse and dependents up to age 26.

Administered by Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and employees are offered their choice of medical coverage:

- A High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with an associated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA); the City contributes to the HRA: $4,000/year for employee only or $8,000/year for a family.

- Kaiser Permanente 200 (an HMO Plan); the City contributions to an HRA: $300/year for employee only or $600/year for a family.

Dental Insurance

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee and 90% of the premium for spouse and dependents up to age 26.

Dental coverage is offered through Delta Dental. It is an incentive plan with an annual maximum benefit of $1,500. Orthodontia coverage is also included with a matching benefit.

The plan is administered by Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Vision Insurance

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee, spouse and dependents up to age 26.

Vision coverage is offered through Vision Services Plan (VSP) and is administered by Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Life & AD&D Insurance

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee.

A group term life insurance policy is offered with a $100,000 benefit.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage and a seatbelt benefit are also included.

Supplemental insurance is available for employee, spouse and/or dependents at group rates.

State Pension Plan

Employees are enrolled in the Washington Department of Retirement Systems, Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF) Pension Plan. Disability Protection

Employees are offered a disability policy providing income protection of 66.67% of their pre-disability earnings after a 30-day waiting period.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage and supplemental life insurance are also included. Employee Assistance Program

Confidential counseling assessments and referral services are available to employees and family members for personal and/or work-related issues. Flexible Spending Account

Employees may elect to create two separate tax-free accounts through salary reduction. One account is to pay for health-related expenses and the other account is for dependent care costs. Deferred Compensation Program

A 457(b) program is offered in which employees may set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax deferred basis for retirement purposes.

The City provides a match of up to the total of 3.25% of the employee’s base earnings.

Vacation Leave

Lateral police officers shall earn vacation leave commensurate with their years of service as a commissioned civilian police officer as determined by the Chief of Police. Newly hired lateral police officers will be credited with 24 hours of vacation leave than can be used immediately upon hire.

Completed Years of Service Vacation Accrued

1 Year 108 Hours

4 Years 132 Hours

7 Years 140 Hours

9 Years 160 Hours

15 Years 180 Hours

20 Years 196 Hours

Sick Leave

Employees accrue 4 hours of sick leave per pay period, beginning the first day of employment. WA State Paid Leave

Washington workers are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave starting in 2020. Payroll deductions begin in 2019.

Holidays

Employees receive 104 hours of holiday leave annually.

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony conviction.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See Disqualifiers.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English.
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/40
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Applicants for Academy Graduate Entry (BLEA Certified) into the Police Department shall be either a) graduates of the WSCJTC Basic Academy holding a current and valid certification through the WSCJTC; or b) trainees attending the WSCJTC Basic Academy who have successfully completed the mid-term examination and are scheduled for graduation from Academy within sixty (60) days of applying to be placed on the Academy Graduate Entry Eligibility List.
Other Honesty and Integrity are essential traits for a successful career in Law Enforcement. Any false statements, lack of candor, cheating, or failure to fully divulge requested information will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process.

Successfully pass a background investigation that includes a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination, and a psychological examination.

Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Public Safety Civil Service Commission standards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) 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
Automatic One or more traffic criminal convictions in the last three years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, Negligent 1st degree, etc.)
Automatic As an adult, any conviction for Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run within three years prior to application for employment.
Automatic Any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Potential As an adult, any conviction or admission(s) of Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run more than three years prior to application for employment.
Potential All additional driving and moving offenses will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use, sale or distribution of ANY illegal controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity (includes military police)
Automatic As an adult, any sale, manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal controlled substance within five years prior to application for employment.
Potential As an adult, any illegal possession or use of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
Automatic As an adult, any other illegal possession or use of an illegal controlled substance other than marijuana within three years prior to application for employment.
Potential All other uses of illegal drugs, including use as a juvenile will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Potential Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Admission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or anytime while employed as a police officer (including military police officers).
Automatic Any conviction under a domestic violence statute as an adult.
Potential Any unlawful sexual conduct.
Potential Any admissions of having committed any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Pending criminal proceedings or under investigation for a crime.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
Automatic Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
Potential Employment history with pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, terminations, or resignation in lieu of termination.
Financial
Potential Willful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support.
Potential Unfavorable credit history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection.
Other
Automatic Failure to disclose and divulge any potentially disqualifying information on background questionnaire.
Automatic Lying or intentionally failing to disclose potentially disqualifying information during any stage of the hiring process; including all testing phases and the background investigation.
Automatic Falsification of the application, personal history questionnaire or other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Potential Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Potential Applicants who maintain on-going relationships with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.

Contact Information

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)

18410 101st Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011 King/Snohomish County
425-806-6200

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)


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