TUKWILA POLICE DEPARTMENT
15005 Tukwila International Blvd
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON 98188
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Updated: June 11, 2021
Job Classification: Entry Level Police Support Officer (PSO)
The Tukwila Police Department is recruiting for Entry Level Police Support Officer (PSO). 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 WAPAT, 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 Tukwila PHQ. You can access the questionnaire here. We encourage you to complete the Tukwila PHQ as soon as possible. The Tukwila PHQ must be complete or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $5,373.00
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.
Area Information: Tukwila/ King County
US Citizen: US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: No
Prior Experience: No
How To Apply: Fill out application online completely. We do not accept incomplete applications, attached resumes are not accepted as an online application.
**Please read the educational and experience requirements on this posting. Ensure to include on your application: name(s) of basic law enforcement academy attended, credits completed, which State or Territory you have fulfilled your training, and attach your WSCJTC Correction Academy Certification.
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.
The City of Tukwila is an equal opportunity employer and strives to employ a diverse workforce reflective of the community it serves. Qualified applicants with multicultural experience and/or backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Click here for more information about Tukwila PD recruitment process: City of Tukwila Police Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Receives into custody persons arrested by officers; conducts full search of arrested persons, completes records, fingerprints and photographs prisoners; receives prisoner property for safekeeping, transport, or evidence; transports prisoners to jail or holding cell; provides courtroom security.
Transports persons in custody to the court(s), and provides security and control over prisoners.
Takes person(s) into custody, when necessary, under the authority of a limited commission, for violations of the law associated with courtroom security or the movement of prisoners.
Maintains order of prisoners and/or courtroom, including: breaks up fights between two or more persons; applies handcuffs or other restraints, when appropriate; subdues physically attacking persons; grips persons tightly to prevent escape; draws a weapon, and if necessary, discharges the weapon to protect self or life of another.
Safely operates City of Tukwila motor vehicles in accordance with applicable state/local laws and departmental policy.
Keeps holding facility clean, organized, and supplied with necessary forms and equipment.
Ensures department AED and other equipment receives regular maintenance by coordinating the repair with the appropriate entity. Documents maintenance or service conducted as required.
Assists with traffic control at accident scenes, community events, and broken traffic signals, as needed.
Moves or relocates heavy equipment, supplies, and/or property.
May respond to calls for assistance of a non-criminal nature (i.e. citizen/motorist assists).
Assists Support Operations in covering phones, retrieving records, assisting the public, and performing fingerprinting duties as assigned.
Maintains CPR and First Aid certifications.
Become familiar with, follow, and actively support the mission, vision, values, policies and procedures of the Tukwila Police Department.
Transports evidence to and from the crime lab.
Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the assigned work week hours.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (Position requirements at entry)::
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/REQUIREMENTS: Physical ability required sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position.
Other Requirements - Automatic Disqualification barring employment in the City of Tukwila PD: