TUKWILA POLICE DEPARTMENT
15005 Tukwila International Blvd
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON 98188
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Updated: June 11, 2021
Job Classification: Entry-Level Police Officer
The Tukwila Police Department is recruiting for Entry Level Police Officer. Upon completion of the entry level exam and WAPAT testing, all applicants scores are automatically forwarded to the Tukwila Police Department.
All applicants must take the entry level exam as well as the WAPAT prior to July 31, 2021. The Tukwila Police Department will accept WAPAT scores from other agencies for further review and considerations.
Applicants who attain a passing score on both the entry level exam and the physical abilities test, the Tukwila Police Department will contact applicants upon reviewing application materials and scores to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.
The Tukwila Police Department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. We encourage you to complete the PHQ as soon as possible. The PHQ must be completed or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $75,600 Yearly, $6,300 Monthly
Contact Information: Recruiting Officer206firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Community:A unique city, Tukwila is one of the most diverse communities in the country, with more than 80 languages spoken in its schools. Tukwila is also home to Southcenter Mall, which is the largest retail mall in the Pacific Northwest. The population of Tukwila is just over 20,000, however, more than 47,000 people work in the City every day and the daytime population increases to over 150,000. The City has 325 full time employees, 90 temporary extra labor and nine labor unions. Tukwila is a full-service city, with its own Police and Fire departments, as well as a robust Public Works department.
Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests.
All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:
Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.
Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.
Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.
About the Tukwila Police Department:The members of the Tukwila Police Department are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. We recognize our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. Our mission is improve quality of life for all through community partnerships and problem solving to promote safe, secure neighborhoods.
Selection and Civil Service Testing Guidelines: Civil Service Testing for entry consists of complete online application (including transcripts), a telephone interview, written exam, oral board, background investigation, polygraph examination, written/oral psychological exams, and a medical exam. The testing is scheduled at your convenience. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to email@example.com.
US Citizen: Yes, or legally authorized to work in the US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Applicant must have normal color vision. Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. Applicants wearing eyeglasses or hard contacts must have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Applicants wearing soft contacts must be able to:
Additional Requirements: Initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "education" and "work experience" section of your application.
In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply on-line and complete the entire Application. Please include related work experience in law enforcement and any other additional educational or volunteer experience related to the field.
Submit a one (1) page letter of interest to the Police Chief addressing your values and why you choose the Tukwila Police Department as a choice of employment.
Attach a current chronological resume and if applicable copies of college degree transcripts.
Automatic Disqualification barring employment in the City of Tukwila PD:
Veteran's Preference Points: City of Tukwila follows the guidance given by the State of Washington regarding applying veteran's points.
Please attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB Form 22 to your online application if you are eligible to claim these points.