City of Mukilteo Police Officer - Exceptional Entry Level in Mukilteo, Washington

Police Officer - Exceptional Entry Level



Police Officer - Exceptional Entry Level


$5,443.22 - $7,030.95 Monthly


Mukilteo, WA

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2019 Pay Scale: $5,553.82 - $7,173.31 per month

Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or are currently attending a Basic Law Enforcement Academy (not a Reserve Officer Academy).

  • Out of state candidates, who have previously certified in another state, must pass the CJTC equivalency examination.

Job Summary

Performs the functions of law enforcement necessary to maintain public peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, apprehend violators of the law and otherwise assure proper enforcement of the laws and ordinances of the City of Mukilteo and the State of Washington. Commissioned officers must be able to work varying shift schedules and are subject to recall and call backs as needed.

The Mission of the Department is to provide professional, high-quality police services; to ensure a safe, secure community through citizen involvement; and to promote the career development of its members. The responsibilities associated with this mission include enforcement of City Ordinances, State and Federal Laws, generally assisting citizens in time of need and preservation of the peace. In joining the Department, Officers shall adopt this mission and are expected to carry out these responsibilities diligently and courteously, taking pride in themselves and the services they provide.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is an Entry Level Police Officer position in the Police Officer job series that differs from a typical Entry level candidate by the requirement of being BLEA (Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certified) certified and/or having some FTO training from another Law Enforcement agency.

Essential Duties

Examples of Work Performed (* denotes an Essential Job Function)

• Contributes to the preservation of peace and protection of life and property by patrolling an assigned area primarily by car, and occasionally on foot, bicycle and motorcycle. Responds to a wide variety of calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, burglaries, theft, robberies, domestic disturbances, assaults and other misdemeanors and felonies.(*)

• Contributes to the apprehension of criminal suspects by conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations to include contacting and interviewing witnesses and victims of a crime; photographing a crime scene; dusting for latent fingerprints; and properly collecting other evidence. The position prepares criminal investigation reports and testifies in court.(*)

• Contributes to the smooth and safe movement of traffic on City streets by performing traffic and parking enforcement functions and conducting accident investigations. This would include observing traffic movement, operating radar speed detection units, directing traffic, and issuing traffic citations.(*)

• Contributes to the enforcement of City laws and ordinances by apprehending violators. The subduing and arresting of violators could range from simply advising the suspect that he/she is under arrest to a physical confrontation involving the use of force up to and including the use of a firearm.(*)

• Contributes to the prevention of crime by giving talks and maintaining a high degree of visibility. This involves knowing the layout of City streets; extensive knowledge of federal, state, and municipal law; patrolling key problem areas, and knowing the routines of the City and its citizens in order to identify unusual or abnormal activities.(*)

• Contributes to a favorable image of the Department.(*)

• Performs various other duties as assigned, including the transportation of prisoners to county jails, and serving misdemeanor and felony warrants for arrest.(*)

• Working at a desk; working at a computer terminal.(*)

• Working special assignments, detective, crime prevention, training officer, SWAT team, or gang unit.

• Attends work on a regular and dependable basis.(*)

• Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with city staff and the public.(*)

• Ability to pass required training, including emergency vehicle operations and weapon(s) qualification.(*)

• Other duties as assigned.(*)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Must have, or be able to attain a good working knowledge of City of Mukilteo laws.

• Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to deal with the public in a fair and equal manner.

• Must be able to operate motor vehicles and be able to exit the vehicle quickly to affect an arrest.

• Ability to participate in the use of physical force and training for such on a continuing basis.

Job Location, Equipment Utilized and Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Duties are primarily performed in a patrol vehicle in a variety of weather conditions where traffic control can be potentially dangerous. The employee is required to work in a sitting position for eight to twelve hours a day while operating a patrol vehicle.

Contact with irate and combative citizens may occur. Must be able to physically and verbally respond appropriately to combative citizens. Must be able to occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Must have the physical ability and willingness to affect an arrest or restrain a hostile prisoner.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Employees must be able to perform multiple work tasks at the same time, perform well with frequent interruptions and tolerate a fairly high level of stress.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Minimum Qualifications

• Must be a United States citizen or a lawfully permanent resident

• Must be at least 21 years of age

• Must possess at least a high school diploma or G.E.D.

• Must possess a current and valid driver's license at time of hire and be able to obtain a Washington State driver's license within 30 days

• Be able to read and write the English language at a skill level commensurate with general law enforcement duties and responsibilities.

• Pass job related performance aptitude and physical ability tests.

• Successfully pass psychological and truth detection examinations

• Satisfactorily pass examinations by licensed healthcare providers to ensure that no physical, emotional, sensory, or mental conditions exist which could adversely affect performance of duties, including a drug screen

• Driving history free of conduct or record of violations that show a disregard for the safe and effective operation of motor vehicles.

• Criminal record free of any convictions which relate to fitness to perform the job of Police Officer.

• No felony convictions.

• Other requirements identified by the Mukilteo Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations.

License or Certification:

• Washington State Driver License and driving record acceptable to the City

• Must have successfully completed, or is actively attending, the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy

• Those who have successfully completed a basic law enforcement academy must still hold a current and valid peace officer certificate

• Successfully pass examinations as required.

Supplemental Information

This is a Civil Service position.

The City of Mukilteo is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities m provided upon request.

This position is represented by and requires membership in the Mukilteo Police Guild.