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Des Moines Police Department - Animal Control Officer



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Des Moines Police Department - Animal Control Officer

Last updated on November 20, 2019
PST Partner Agency since May 29, 2019

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Department and ask to speak to Taria Keane.

Community Information

The City of Des Moines is a waterfront community, situated on the shores of Puget Sound. It has a large city-owned Marina in the downtown core. Two additional city-owned waterfront parks, and a State-run waterfront campground, help make Des Moines a beautiful community. Des Moines is situated midpoint between Seattle and Tacoma on the I-5 corridor, immediately south and adjacent to the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Des Moines is home to Highline Community College.

Department Information

Employing 32 full-time commissioned Police Officers and 10 civilian support employees, the Department has two divisions: Support Services and Operations. Dispatch and jail support are contracted through regional service providers. The Community Oriented Policing concept has been adopted and is vigorously applied to day-to-day operations. The mission of the Des Moines Police Department is being committed to relentlessly fighting crime with trust and care.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 32,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

A current eligibility list is being established. Scores will be received from PST with oral boards being conducted to determine final placement on the eligibility list. Vacancies are filed by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

Starts at $50,808 annually

Benefit Information

The City provides an attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, Washington State PERS retirement, 401(a) Social Security replacement plan, 457 retirement plan contribution, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Des Moines Police Department - Animal Control 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 Yes, valid Washington driver’s license at time of appointment
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Per LEOFF Standards
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Des Moines Police Department - Animal Control 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 One (1) or more traffic crime convictions in last five (5) years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past five (5) years.
Automatic Three (3) or more moving violations in past two (2) years.
Automatic Two (2) or more at-fault accidents in past five(5) years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 7 years. No more than 0 uses total.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic Any use or possession of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic 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 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 Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Automatic Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Des Moines Police Department - Animal Control Officer

21900 11th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198 King County
(206) 870-7610


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

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