Law Enforcement Officer Position

Mercer Island Police Department - Police Officer

 

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Mercer Island Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on August 04, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: May 28, 2022.

Important Information

Effective October 1, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a pre-condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. If you have questions or need an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, you can speak to Human Resources for further information.

Community Information

Mercer Island is a unique community that offers serene neighborhoods and a healthy business district. It is approximately 6.2 square miles, and has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. It is situated on Lake Washington, east of Seattle and west of Bellevue. There is a strong sense of community between the City employees and the residents.

Department Information

The Mercer Island Police Department employs 31 commissioned officers, who serve in a variety of capacities to include Criminal Investigations, Street Patrol, and Marine Patrol. The department offers opportunities for career development in a variety of areas. Specialty assignment opportunities are available to all qualified officers. Specialty assignments include but are not limited to: Marine Patrol, Dive Team, Emergency Management, Crime Prevention Officer, School Resource Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Detectives, and Tactical Response Unit. Officers receive a high level of continuous training and may choose specific areas of focus.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 23,000
# of Staff: 34

Hiring Status

Mercer Island Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 28, 2022.

The Mercer Island Police Department currently has 3 vacancies.  

Salary Information

$76,157 - $114,017 (including longevity) , 2% AA / 5% BA Education Incentive, 2% Fitness Premium, 2% Nights Premium, 1% Bi-lingual Premium.

Benefit Information

Medical, dental, and vision coverage; Long-term Disability; Life insurance; Uniforms and equipment provided; Tuition reimbursement; Longevity pay; Deferred Comp Retirement program; LEOFF 2 retirement system.  Max vacation accrual is 16 hrs per month.  Officers also receive 16 hours of sick leave per month, 130 hours of Holiday annually, and 144 hours of Kelly time annually.  

Mercer Island 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 WA State driver's license with a good driving record.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 and 20/30 in lesser eye.
College Requirement No
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores

Mercer Island 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
Driving
Automatic Conviction of 1 DUI in the last 5 years, or 2 convictions in lifetime.
Drug Usage
Automatic

Illegal use of controlled substance within 3 years prior to application.

Marijuana use within 1 year.

Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any domestic assault conviction
Other
Automatic

Effective October 1, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a pre-condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. If you have questions or need an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, you can speak to Human Resources for further information.

Contact Information

Mercer Island Police Department - Police Officer

9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040 King County
206-275-7928

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


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