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Police Officer – Lateral

Seattle, WA
Sea-Tac International Airport

We are currently recruiting Lateral Police Officers and have multiple positions available.

PURPOSE:
To provide law enforcement services to Port-owned and operated properties with a primary emphasis of working at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle Maritime properties.

$38.10 to $52.96 DOE ($79,248 to $110,157 annual equivalent)

Responsibilities:

Patrol designated areas to deter and discover crime; enforce applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations; respond to citizen calls for assistance; provide emergency services; detain and/or arrest persons charged with crimes; issue citations; provide traffic control; investigate accidents and assist motorists and pedestrians; investigate crimes; write reports and testify in courts of law; work with tenants, residents, businesses, and the community. This position may require the use of force, including deadly force.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must have the willingness and the ability to communicate and work with diverse groups; act independently; rapidly analyze and solve problems; be able to cope with stressful situations; apply policies, rules, and regulations and take appropriate action. Excellent leadership, teamwork, and communications skills are required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications:

In-State Applicants:
• At least 21 years of age;
• A U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident with the ability to read and write in the English language;
• High School Diploma or GED Certificate;
• Must have a minimum of 24 consecutive months as a full-time, paid commissioned officer assigned to patrol or investigative duties, and no more than a 24 month break in service;
• Special agents from the Washington State Gambling Commission and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife are eligible to apply as a lateral;
• Federal law enforcement officers/agents, correction officers, and military police officers do not qualify for lateral positions;
• Applicants who currently hold a Law Enforcement Certification, and who have less than 24 consecutive months experience as a full-time, paid commissioned officer may qualify for exceptional consideration upon review and authorization from the Chief of Police.

Out-of-State Applicants:
• At least 21 years of age;
• A U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident with the ability to read and write in the English language;
• High School Diploma or GED Certificate;
• Must have successfully completed a state-certified police academy granting them a full authority certificate, and must hold a current and active full authority law enforcement certification;
• Must not have a break in service longer than 24 months;
• A full authority certification refers to a fully commissioned state peace officer, with full powers of arrest and unrestricted enforcement powers of criminal and traffic statutes within the state of issuance while acting in an individual capacity;
• The holder of a full authority certificate must have completed a state authorized and sanctioned law enforcement training academy for its full duration. All out-of-state lateral applicants must also meet the requirements outlined in Washington Administrative code 139-05-210 "Basic Law Enforcement Certificate of Equivalency" and be qualified to attend the Washington State Equivalency Academy.
• The successful out-of-state candidate must successfully complete the Washington State Equivalency course, or must successfully complete the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy as deemed necessary by Police Department Command.