Law Enforcement Officer Position

Washington State Gambling Commission - Regulation Agent

 

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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

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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)