Law Enforcement Officer Position

Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced Police Officer

 

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Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced Police Officer

Last updated on April 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since November 07, 2019

Vacancies: 4

Important Information

Candidates will need to apply for this position directly through the City's website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/issaquahwa

Testing through PST is NOT REQUIRED for the Lateral/Experienced Police Officer position.

Community Information

Issaquah, named Best Burb by Sunset, one of the Best Towns for Families by Family Circle and one of the Best Towns by Outside, is a great place for residents and visitors alike.

Our community of more than 37,000 is conveniently located off the Interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle.

Issaquah — nicknamed Trailhead City — is centered within the Issaquah Alps (Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains). It's a destination for countless outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers and paragliders.

In town, Issaquah features a Saturday farmers market, a nationally-recognized theater and a seasonal ArtWalk.

In addition, the historic salmon hatchery and Cougar Mountain Zoological Park attract regional visitors.

Every October, more than 150,000 people also visit Issaquah for the annual Salmon Days.

Department Information

We are a community-oriented department represented by dispatch, jail, police and records personnel who provide outstanding services to Issaquah.

Our Mission is to uphold the public trust by working with all citizens to protect lives and property while sustaining a high quality of life and encouraging individual responsibility.

Our vision is to be a recognized leader in local law enforcement services through professionalism, dedication, innovative solutions and positive changes.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 36,000
# of Staff: 260

Hiring Status

Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced Police Officer has 4 vacancies.

Actively recruiting for 4 positions with authority to overhire for anticipated separations

Salary Information

Salary Schedule:

*Starting salary is negotiable for most lateral officers.

*Longevity and Specialty incentives are not shown in this table, as laterals will not qualify immediately for these add-ons.

Salary Add-Ons:

Education Incentive Pay

January 1, 2021, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay:

AA/AS 1%

BA/BS 2%

January 1, 2022, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay:

AA/AS 2%

BA/BS 4%

Physical Fitness Incentive Pay

Employee shall be eligible to receive a Physical Fitness Incentive Pay equal to one percent (1%) of their monthly salary (after successful completion of a physical fitness test).

Longevity Incentive Pay

5th year: 3%

10th year: 4.5%

15th year: 5.5%

20th year: 6.5%

25th year: 8%

Specialty Incentive Pay

Detective:4% of monthly rate of pay

Corporal Pay:6.5% of monthly rate of pay

Range Master:2% of monthly rate of pay

Crime Prevention Officer:2% of monthly rate of pay

Traffic Officer:3% of monthly rate of pay

Special Operations Team:1% of monthly rate of pay

Field Training Officer:4% of base hourly rate of pay for hours when training

School ResourceOfficer:2% of monthly rate of pay


For additional information, see the Issaquah Police Officers Association Contract.

Benefit Information

Medical- choice of 3 plans for employees and eligible family members including low employee premium share. Employees who choose the HDHP with HSA have $0 premiums and up to $6,250 funded annually into an HSA.
Dental/Orthodontia - choice of 2 plans for employees and eligible family members with $0 employee premium share for self and 20% for family members.
Health Reimbursement Arrangement - $750 annually to pay for vision hardware and other eligible out of pocket medical or dental expenses
Optional Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Program
457 Deferred Compensation with up to $100/month Employer match with Employee Contribution
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement
Wellness Program
Bereavement Leave
LEOFF Retirement benefits through WA State DRS
Banked Holiday Leave
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave

The City is a member of the Social Security System.

Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not 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 Disqualifying.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Disqualifying.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements 20/100 corrected to 20/20
College Requirement 2 years of college preferred, not required
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification N/A (LATERAL APPLICANTS)
Prior Experience Requirement N/A (LATERAL - 1 year)

Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced 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
Driving
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 3 years
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years
Drug Usage
Automatic Have used marijuana within the past year.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
Automatic Illegal opiate use
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 3 uses total
Automatic Illegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
Automatic The use of ANY illegal drugs, except marijuana, within the past 3 years.
Automatic Have ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
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 statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
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 certified status, or suspension of current CJTC certified status.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of CJTC certified status, or suspension of current CJTC certified status.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of CJTC certified status, or suspension of current CJTC certified status.
Financial
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Contact Information

Issaquah Police Department - Lateral/Experienced Police Officer

Post Office Box 1307
Issaquah, WA 98027-1307 King County
425-837-3048

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