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Other Job Opportunities

We are pleased to offer you other Public Safety opportunities!

PST supports our agencies in the recruitment of qualified candidates whether they require a pre-employment exam or not! Please view the list below for additional opportunities to get involved and start (or continue) a career in public safety.


Lateral Police Officer

City of Winlock Police Department

The Winlock Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full time Lateral Police Officer. The position will be open until filled. Applicant must have worked on a full-time basis for at least 12 months of the last 24 months as a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer. Post-Police Academy Graduates will be considered.

Applicants must also have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy with an understanding they must achieve certification by the Washington State Equivalency Academy within one year of employment. Retirement, family healthcare, vacation, and sick leave. Wages range from $16.43 to $20.42 per hour. The City of Winlock has a population of approximately 1500 people.

Applicants must have the ability to pass a background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a polygraph.Applicants will be contacted with the date, time, and location of oral board interviews.

Lateral Deputy

Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office

Are you ready to work in a county where trees, open spaces, wildlife, and the Columbia River are everywhere you turn? Are you ready for the slower pace that a small county has to offer?  Do you prefer to know the community you work in and serve a county that supports your Sheriff’s Office? The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Lateral Deputy. Candidates must successfully pass a background check, oral board, physical and psychological evaluation, and polygraph examination.  Preference points for veterans and reserve deputies.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary

  • Deputy salary range $4050-4734/mo.
  • Longevity pay for years of service
  • Shift differential premium
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation days
  • Paid sick leave

Benefits

  • Take-home car assigned
  • All uniforms and most equipment provided
  • Medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents
  • Basic life insurance
  • Basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance available
  • Additional/enhanced life insurance available
  • Flexible spending accounts available for health and dependent care expenses
  • Pension - Washington State Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Retirement System.
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Plan

Basic Qualifications

  • You must be a United States citizen at the time of application;
  • You must have the ability to read, speak, and write the English language fluently;
  • You must have completed the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy or Basic Equivalency
  • Academy or have the ability to obtain an equivalency certificate prior to completion of one year’s Probation;
  • Applicant must provide copy of current certification and training records;
  • You must have a Washington State driver's license or obtain one at the time of hiring;
  • You must have a high school degree or GED; associate degree or higher preferred;
  • You must be able to pass the background investigation;
  • You must meet medical standards, as determined by a medical exam following an offer of employment

PSTi Investigator

PSTI Investigations

PSTi Investigator expertise includes pre-employment background investigations, third-party investigations, workplace investigations and internal affairs investigations. PSTi is actively seeking applications for part-time Pre-Employment Background Investigators. PSTi Investigators enjoy flexible schedules/workloads, working mostly from home, and full time office support. PSTi provides additional paid training and Washington State Private Investigator licensing.

Police Officer

City of Redmond, Washington

The City of Redmond in Washington is seeking experienced Police Officers to join our force. Qualifying candidates shall have completed the WA Basic Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent, 90 quarter/60 semester hours from a nationally accredited college or university, and have been employed as a full-time, sworn, law enforcement officer within the last five years.

Police Officer

Kirkland Police Department

Lateral candidates interested in applying to the Kirkland Police Department do not need to test with Public Safety Testing. Lateral applicants will need to fill out a city application at the website below. Once completed you will be contact by the Kirkland Police Department to schedule an interview.

Police Officer

City of Puyallup

Employees in this classification performs variety of duties related to the suppression and prevention of crime, the protection of life and property and the preservation of the public peace. Police Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and for giving aid and information to citizens in the community.

Police Officers report to the Police Sergeants and are directly responsible to the Sergeants for the effective operation of assigned functions.

Details

  • Job Title: Police Officer (Experienced: Lateral-Entry)
  • Closing Date/Time: Continuous
  • Job Type: Regular Full-time
  • Location: Police Department 311 W Pioneer, Puyallup, Washington

Salary

  • $36.50 - $38.43 Hourly
  • $6,327.48 - $6,660.52 Monthly
  • $75,929.76 - $79,926.24 Annually

Essential Functions

  • Patrols a designated area of the City during an assigned shift, to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce traffic regulations. Patrols an assigned area in a patrol vehicle, on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fire, traffic accidents, domestic situations, robberies and other misdemeanors, disturbances and felonies and takes necessary police action.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions witnesses.
  • Apprehends, interviews, and arrests suspects; restrains suspects if necessary.
  • Interviews witnesses and/or complainants; collects material evidence and performs crime scene work; performs surveillance; testifies as a witness in court.
  • Prepares and submits reports; operates computers utilizing a variety of software programs, including database, word processing, and other applications, to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Assists other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Participates in undercover investigation of narcotics, gambling, vice, and other activities, violations and crimes.
  • May be called on at any time for emergency duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Lateral Deputy

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

Contact Angela Weston, Chief Examiner, to apply for a Lateral Position with Walla Walla County at aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us. You will be provided with the assessment via email. Please return the completed assessment including a $15 processing fee via check or money order to:

Angela Weston
Chief Examiner/Secretary
Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission
PO Box 1506
314 W. Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us
(509)524-2506

Once the assessment is scored you will be notified of the date for the oral board interview. If you have any questions please call Angela Weston at 509.524.2506.

Requirements

  • Applicant must have graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy (CJTC) for law enforcement or be able to challenge the process for an equivalency certification consistent with the requirements stated in WAC139.05.210.
  • Lateral applicant as defined in WAC139.05.210.
  • You must complete an application provided by the commission.

Lateral Officer

Kent Police Department

For application and other information please refer to Kent PD's job posting, linked below.

Requirements

  • The applicant shall have successfully completed a state law enforcement academy training program.
  • The applicant shall have been employed as a commissioned full-time general authority law enforcement officer with a municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid Driver License, and have no felony convictions.
  • There is no minimum experience necessary and there are no written or physical agility tests.

Lateral/Experience Officer

Mercer Island Police Department

For application instructions, please refer to the Mercer Island PD's employment process, linked below.

Requirements

  • A lateral officer is a person who, within the last 36 months has been employed as a full time commissioned law enforcement officer for a municipal, county or state law enforcement agency for 24 consecutive months. An experienced officer is a person that has completed the academy but does not have the 24 months of law enforcement experience.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid WA Driver License, and have no felony convictions.
  • Candidate must possess an AA Degree or equivalent credit hours from an accredited school.

Lateral Officer

Mill Creek Police Department

For application instructions, please refer to the Mill Creek PD's employment process, linked below.

Requirements

  • Must have already successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
  • The term "lateral entry" means an applicant who: (i) has worked for at least 12 months as a full-time, commissioned, police officer within the last 36 months, for a city, county or state law enforcement agency, or (ii) has worked for at least 12 months as a full-time, general authority Washington peace officer, as defined by Washington state law, within the last 36 months.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid Driver License, and have no felony convictions.

Lateral Deputy

Okanogan County Sheriff's Office

For application instructions, please refer to the Okanogan County's employment process, linked below.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently employed as a full-time employee of a public law enforcement agency in a comparable position to that being applied for; have successfully completed that agency's required probationary period; and if applicable for the position, have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be qualified to take the one week Washington Equivalency course; and must have been employed continuously for the past 24 months in the public law enforcement agency where he/she is currently employed.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid WA Driver License, and have no felony convictions.

Lateral Deputy

Thurston County Sheriff's Office

For application and other information please contact Thurston County Sheriff's Office by phone at: 360-786-5249.

Requirements

  • Applicant must have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy and have the ability to obtain an equivalency certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment by meeting the standards of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Must have at least 12-months continuous work experience and successfully completed any probationary period as a full-time, paid, peace officer with law enforcement authority.
  • Must have successfully completed the testing process and been hired by another jurisdiction from a civil service commission certified eligibility list or other like process.
  • From the most recent law enforcement agency, the applicant must have no more than a 12-month break in service.
  • Must meet the Sheriffs Office Standards of Physical Fitness and Employment Standards.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid WA Driver License, and have no felony convictions.