Law Enforcement Officer Position

Washington State Gambling Commission - Special Agents

 

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Washington State Gambling Commission - Special Agents

Last updated on June 18, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 17, 2019

Overview

Who We Are

The Washington State Gambling Commission is a state-accredited, limited-jurisdiction law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest.  We are the second oldest gambling agency in the country and the only statewide agency that licenses and regulates an estimated $3.5 billion gambling industry comprised of Tribal, commercial, and nonprofit businesses.

Why Join Our Team?

When asked to provide a few words to describe our agency, our employees used these:

  • Flexible
  • Supportive
  • Family-Oriented
  • Variety 
  • Teamwork

Our core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Respect, and Diversity are integrated in all aspects of every position.  We are a tightknit agency of 119 employees when fully staffed.  If you are interested in working in an environment where employees matter, are recognized for their contributions and wish to make a difference, this may be the Agency for you!

There are three divisions in this profile:  Regulation Agent, Criminal Enforcement Agent, and Tribal Gaming Agent. Please view the details of each position below. 

Contact Information

Washington State Gambling Commission - Special Agents

4565 7th Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503 N/A County
3604863459

Website


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


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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent

Last updated on July 11, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 11, 2019

Vacancies: 10

Important Information

The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is recruiting for Four (3) full-time Special Agents within our Regulation Unit. Special Agents are limited jurisdiction law enforcement officers and are exempt from state civil service rules.

Special Agents of the Regulatory Unit are responsible for conducting regulatory and criminal investigations under RCW Chapter 9.46 and WAC Title 230 throughout Washington in coordination with federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Position #1 - Spokane

Position #2 - Federal Way (2)

As we receive applications for the current vacancies they will be forwarded to the hiring authority for review. Applicants that pass this review may be contacted for an interview.

Community Information

N/A

Department Information

Regulation Unit - Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state.  Agents regulated licensed gambling and provide technical assistance to gambling operations, and work with numerous licensee groups and law enforcement agencies.  Agents also investigate criminal cases for the prosecution of illegal gambling activities and gambling related crimes.

Area Information

County: N/A
Population: N/A
# of Staff: 119

Hiring Status

Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent has 10 vacancies.

As a Washington State law enforcement officer, Special Agents are required to complete a basic law enforcement academy. If you do not currently hold a law enforcement certification, you will have the opportunity to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $61,591 - $82,865 annually, depending upon your education and experience.

The WSGC has four phases to our hiring process:

Phase 1 - Physical fitness test and written test (conducted by Public Safety Testing)

Phase 2 - Panel interview

Phase 3 - Background Investigation

Phase 4 - Polygraph exam, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, Drug test.

Once you complete the Personal History Statement, the next step in the process is completing an online application through careers.wa.gov. You can create an application profile on www.careers.wa.gov by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.

If your PHS is not complete and available to us at the time we review candidates for a panel interview, you will not be considered for that hiring cycle. There will be some time that lapses between completing your tests and the panel interview – you should spend that time preparing for the interview and hiring process.

Current Military – Please do not apply until you are within six (6) months of your ETS date. Please contact the WSGC Human Resources Division (HRD) if you have any questions.

Physical Ability Testing (PAT) – All Gambling Special Agent applicants are required to take and pass the PAT unless you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification. If you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification, please choose and apply for the Lateral position.


Salary Information

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $61,591 - $82,865 annually, depending upon your education and experience.

Benefit Information

Of course, we offer EXCELLENT employment benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, paid leave, and several retirement options.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Gambling Special Agents have the following benefits:

  • Agency furnished equipment, including firearm and take home vehicle. 
  • Flexible work schedule of 160 hours within a 28-day work period.
  • Paid law enforcement training and broad developmental opportunities, including a tuition reimbursement program.


Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent 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
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Must have a valid license accepted by Washington State.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification

No

Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent 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

Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.

Drug Usage
Automatic

Not use or possess illegal narcotics or controlled substaces:

  • Drug Free - No use of any drugs within the three year period immediately preceding appointment.
  • Marijuana - No use within the last 12 months.
  • Amphetamines, Cocaine, and Opiates - No use within the five year period immediatley preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
  • Hallucinogens - No use within the ten year period immediately preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Have no felony convictions.
Automatic Have no misdemeanor convictions related to controlled substances, theft, moral turpitude, fraud, larcey, or crimes of violence within the last five years.
Automatic Have no convictions for any crime associated with domestic violence.
Automatic Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.
Potential Refrain from excessive alcohol consumption.
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.
Financial
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent

Multiple locations
, N/A County

Website
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn


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


Other Washington State Gambling Commission positions

Tribal Gaming Agent
Intelligence Officer (LEO)
Intelligence Officer (Non-LEO & Lateral LEO)


PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Washington State Gambling Commission - Tribal Gaming Agent

Last updated on July 11, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 17, 2019

Vacancies: 6

Important Information

The Gambling Commission is recruiting for one (1) full-time Special Agent within our Tribal Gaming Unit.

Special Agents of the Tribal Gaming Unit are responsible for enforcing gambling laws and the regulation of tribal-state compacts through onsite visits to tribal casinos throughout the state.

Central District:

Position #1 - King, Pierce or South Snohomish County.

As we receive applications for the current vacancy they will be forwarded to the hiring authority for review. Applicants that pass this review will be contacted for an interview.

Community Information

N/A

Department Information

Tribal Gaming Unit - Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state and partner with Tribal representatives.  Agents work cooperatively with each Tribe's Tribal Gaming Agency to monitor Class III (Nevada/casino style) Tribal gaming activities, conduct criminal investigations, and ensure compact compliance.  Agents also provide training to regulators from within the state and across the country.

Area Information

County:
Population: N/A
# of Staff: 119

Hiring Status

Washington State Gambling Commission - Tribal Gaming Agent has 6 vacancies.

As a Washington State law enforcement officer, Special Agents are required to complete a basic law enforcement academy. If you do not currently hold a law enforcement certification, you will have the opportunity to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $61,591 - $82,865 annually, depending upon your education and experience.

The WSGC has four phases to our hiring process:

Phase 1 - Physical fitness test and written test (conducted by Public Safety Testing)

Phase 2 - Panel interview

Phase 3 - Background Investigation

Phase 4 - Polygraph exam, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, Drug test.

Once you complete the Personal History Statement, the next step in the process is completing an online application through careers.wa.gov. You can create an application profile on www.careers.wa.gov by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.

If your PHS is not complete and available to us at the time we review candidates for a panel interview, you will not be considered for that hiring cycle. There will be some time that lapses between completing your tests and the panel interview – you should spend that time preparing for the interview and hiring process.

Current Military – Please do not apply until you are within six (6) months of your ETS date. Please contact the WSGC Human Resources Division (HRD) if you have any questions.

Physical Ability Testing (PAT) – All Gambling Special Agent applicants are required to take and pass the PAT unless you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification. If you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification, please choose and apply for the Lateral position.

Salary Information

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $61,591 - $82,865 annually, depending upon your education and experience.

Benefit Information

Of course, we offer EXCELLENT employment benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, paid leave, and several retirement options.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Gambling Special Agents have the following benefits:


  • Agency furnished equipment, including firearm and take home vehicle. 
  • Flexible work schedule of 160 hours within a 28-day work period.
  • Paid law enforcement training and broad developmental opportunities, including a tuition reimbursement program.


Washington State Gambling Commission - Tribal Gaming Agent 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 Must have a valid license accepted by Washington State.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification

No

Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Washington State Gambling Commission - Tribal Gaming Agent 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

Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.

Drug Usage
Automatic

Not use or possess illegal narcotics or controlled substaces:

  • Drug Free - No use of any drugs within the three year period immediately preceding appointment.
  • Marijuana - No use within the last 12 months.
  • Amphetamines, Cocaine, and Opiates - No use within the five year period immediatley preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
  • Hallucinogens - No use within the ten year period immediately preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Have no felony convictions.
Automatic Have no misdemeanor convictions related to controlled substances, theft, moral turpitude, fraud, larcey, or crimes of violence within the last five years.
Automatic Have no convictions for any crime associated with domestic violence.
Automatic Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.
Potential Refrain from excessive alcohol consumption.
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.
Financial
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Washington State Gambling Commission - Tribal Gaming Agent

Website
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn


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


Other Washington State Gambling Commission positions

Regulation Agent
Intelligence Officer (LEO)
Intelligence Officer (Non-LEO & Lateral LEO)


PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Washington State Gambling Commission - Criminal Enforcement Agent

Last updated on May 26, 2022
PST Partner Agency since February 04, 2022

Vacancies: 8

Important Information

The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is recruiting for four (4) full-time Special Agents within our Criminal Enforcement Unit. Special Agents are limited jurisdiction law enforcement officers and are exempt from state civil service rules.

The Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU) is dedicated to investigating gambling connected criminal activity and dismantling criminal organizations engaged in gambling connected crime. As a CEU Special Agent, you will:

  • Join this statewide proactive law enforcement team investigating a variety of crimes including, but not limited to: Criminal profiteering, loansharking, extorsion, animal fighting, illegal gambling, sports wagering, money laundering, and the seizing of assets.
  • You will regularly work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies providing your specialized skills.
  • You will develop probable cause through all legally available means, including working in an undercover role and managing confidential informants. CEU Special Agents do not have a “desk job,” working all aspects of the criminal case that allows you the freedom and flexibility to use your imagination and skills to investigate a variety of crimes. This includes field interviews, physical and electronic surveillance, drafting and serving search warrants, tactical entry and making custodial arrests.

CEU Special Agents have an industry reputation of excellence, specializing in unique areas of criminal law. Our Special Agents receive extensive training, internal and external, and attend conferences across the country.

Position #1 - Two (2) positions may be assigned to our Federal Way field office or a home office located in close proximity to the assigned case load.

Position #2 - Two (2) positions assigned to our Spokane field office.

As we receive applications for the current vacancies they will be forwarded to the hiring authority for review. Applicants that pass this review will be contacted for an interview.


Community Information

N/A

Department Information

Criminal Enforcement Unit - Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state.  Agents are responsible for investigating illegal gambling activities that occur at licensed and unlicensed facilities and individuals or organizations involved in crimes involving gambling or have a gambling nexus.  Agents are also responsible for cybercrimes involving gambling or cybercrimes related to gambling.  In addition, agents assist the Regulation Unit and the Tribal Gaming Unit with investigations and enforcement of gambling laws and gambling related crimes.  Agents in this unit also assist local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement with criminal investigations involving gambling related crimes or crimes connected to gambling.

Area Information

County: N/A
Population: N/A
# of Staff: 119

Hiring Status

Washington State Gambling Commission - Criminal Enforcement Agent has 8 vacancies.

As a Washington State law enforcement officer, Special Agents are required to complete a basic law enforcement academy. If you do not currently hold a law enforcement certification, you will have the opportunity to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $56,772 - $72,696 annually, depending upon your education and experience, with steady increases up to a maximum of $80,256 annually.

The WSGC has four phases to our hiring process:

Phase 1 - Physical fitness test and written test (conducted by Public Safety Testing)

Phase 2 - Panel interview

Phase 3 - Background Investigation

Phase 4 - Polygraph exam, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, Drug test.

Once you complete the Personal History Statement, the next step in the process is completing an online application through careers.wa.gov. You can create an application profile on www.careers.wa.gov by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.

If your PHS is not complete and available to us at the time we review candidates for a panel interview, you will not be considered for that hiring cycle. There will be some time that lapses between completing your tests and the panel interview – you should spend that time preparing for the interview and hiring process.

Current Military – Please do not apply until you are within six (6) months of your ETS date. Please contact the WSGC Human Resources Division (HRD) if you have any questions.

Physical Ability Testing (PAT) – All Gambling Special Agent applicants are required to take and pass the PAT unless you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification.



Salary Information

Special Agent starting salary ranges from $56,772 - $72,696 annually, depending upon your education and experience, with steady increases up to a maximum of $80,256 annually.

Benefit Information

Of course, we offer EXCELLENT employment benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, paid leave, and several retirement options.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Gambling Special Agents have the following benefits:

  •  Agency furnished equipment, including firearm and take home vehicle. 
  • Flexible work schedule of 160 hours within a 28-day work period. 
  • Paid law enforcement training and broad developmental opportunities, including a tuition reimbursement program.

Washington State Gambling Commission - Criminal Enforcement Agent 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
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Must have a valid license accepted by Washington State.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification

Yes

Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Washington State Gambling Commission - Criminal Enforcement Agent 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 Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.
Drug Usage
Automatic

Not use or possess illegal narcotics or controlled substaces:

  • Drug Free - No use of any drugs within the three year period immediately preceding appointment.
  • Marijuana - No use within the last 12 months.
  • Amphetamines, Cocaine, and Opiates - No use within the five year period immediatley preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
  • Hallucinogens - No use within the ten year period immediately preceeding appointment and use limited to experimentation.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Have no misdemeanor convictions related to controlled substances, theft, moral turpitude, fraud, larcey, or crimes of violence within the last five years.
Automatic Have no convictions for any crime associated with domestic violence.
Automatic Have no DUI convictions within the last three years, or a substantial accumulation of driving violations which indicates a disregard for rules and regulations.
Potential Refrain from excessive alcohol consumption.
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
Financial
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Washington State Gambling Commission - Criminal Enforcement Agent

Multiple Locations
, N/A County
3604863459

Website


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


Other Washington State Gambling Commission positions

Regulation Agent
Tribal Gaming Agent
Intelligence Officer (LEO)
Intelligence Officer (Non-LEO & Lateral LEO)