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Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (Entry)
Last updated on May 14, 2020
Although the Bothell Police Department currently has police vacancies, we are not actively hiring at this time. 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 ***
The City of Bothell has a growing population of approximately 44,000 residents and encompasses an area of over 12 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 responsibily to ensure a high quality of life for now and well into the future.
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, Special Operations, Investigations and Support Services. Each division is structured with different units providing many specialty services.
# of Staff:
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: 10
Please visit www.bothellwa.gov for the current salary and benefit information.
Please visit the City of Bothell's Benefits Page for more info!
Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (Entry) 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||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|
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 (Entry) 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.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
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