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Police Officer - Lateral - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 20-0002)

Minimum Salary: $5,700.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,619.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Closes: August 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



The Snoqualmie Police Department is currently accepting applications to establish a Civil Service eligibility list of applicants.

The City of Snoqualmie is located about 30 miles east of Seattle, and less than 25 minutes travel time from the suburban centers and amenities of the Puget Sound communities. The Snoqualmie Police Department is committed to service, professionalism, teamwork, and pushing the boundaries of making a positive impact at every opportunity while serving both the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Under the direct supervision of Police Sergeant and general supervision of the Police Captain, the incumbent patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order in the protection of life and property.  Work varies requiring individual judgment within prescribed standards and procedures; adjusts work methods to meet task requirements.


  • 100% paid medical, dental, orthodontia and vision insurance coverage for employees and dependents
  • Membership in the LEOFF2 Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation investment plan with up to $200 a month match by City of Snoqualmie
  • Monthly educational incentive for approved fields of study
  • Longevity pay
  • $300,000 life insurance
  • Ten days vacation per year (increases with longevity)
  • Employee Assistance Program



  • Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations.
  • Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; conducts crime scene investigations.
  • Notes and reports traffic hazards.
  • Assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies.
  • Investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses and damages to property.
  • Gives directions and information, makes arrests, issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Gives verbal warnings.
  • Prepares reports on arrests and property impounded.
  • Directs traffic.
  • Observes and tries doors to determine that buildings are secure.
  • Inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.
  • Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order.
  • Appears in court as arresting officer.
  • Transports prisoners; performs initial and follow-up investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles.
  • Investigates complaints.
  • Interrogates victims, witnesses, and persons whose actions are suspicious.
  • Issues citations for parking and moving violations.
  • Speaks before school and civic groups as required.
  • Impounds and tags evidence.
  • Escorts parades and processions.
  • Continues to train in law enforcement areas and subjects.
  • Contact with the public and fellow employees is frequent and in which considerable tactfulness is required.
  • Position requires employee to perform a multitude of movements and occasionally requires substantial physical efforts.
  • Does work requiring occasional contact with undesirable physical conditions.
  • Hazards are moderate requiring care and use of proper safety equipment and procedures to prevent injuries.


These responsibilities are normal for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 


Education & Experience:  High School graduation or GED.  Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license or possess WA State Drivers License within 2 weeks of employment with the City of Snoqualmie. Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate. No domestic violence or felony convictions.

Must meet required physical, psychological, and medical standards. 

Background investigation will include a polygraph, driving history, criminal record check, drug history, work history, physical and psychological examination.

LATERAL- Must have 12 or more months experience as a full-time Commissioned Officer from any state, with no break in service of more than 24 months. Must have successfully completed a State Certified Law Enforcement Academy and hold current certification. Officers from outside Washington State must successfully complete the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Equivalent Academy and Examination within one year of appointment. 

EXCEPTIONAL ENTRY- Applicants must have been employed for less than 12 of the past 24 months (post academy experience) as a full-time, paid Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Tribal Officer, or State Trooper who possess full police powers and duties. Must be certified via attendance at the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) or an equivalent academy to Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) training academy.

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and associated terminology and limits of own authority.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to communicate effectively with persons in physical and/or emotional distress. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, fellow employees and the general public. 
  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and appropriate course of action. 
  • Ability to overcome and restrain violent persons if necessary.
  • Ability to administer First Aid and CPR
  • physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assignments. 
  • Ability and knowledge for computer operation. 
  • Ability to follow guidelines and use good judgment in dealing with confidential criminal records and information.

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential position functions.

Work environment may consist of; emergency peace control environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards, communicable diseases and inclement weather conditions; extensive public contact.  Incumbents require mobility to restrain or subdue individuals; above average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting; good balance and hearing; discharge firearms and utilize various other law enforcement equipment; operate a motorized vehicle.  Incumbents in this class require vision consistent with Law Enforcement Academy standards.

Other Factors:  Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.


Your application packet/material will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted. 

Applicants must score at least seventy percent (70%) on the oral board interview to be certified for appointment.

Please send copies of current/valid academy certification to:

Mandy Bossard, Civil Service Chief Examiner/Secretary





Police Department
34825 SE Douglas Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065