Application materials may be accessed online. All applicants are required to complete and submit the City of Everett employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
The first part of the testing process is a panel review of your responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, please treat this portion as a TEST. Your responses on the supplemental questionnaire will be source of information used to determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements to continue in this process. The questionnaire is blind-rated, meaning the only identification seen by the raters a computer assigned identification number. Completely answer all questions on the supplemental questionnaire as resumes are not used.
You will be notified by email and/or phone concerning your results – pass or fail.
When you successfully pass the supplemental questionnaire/test with a grade of 70 or higher, you are eligible to continue in the evaluation process. Everett Police Department (EPD) Training division will contact you to schedule a time for an oral panel evaluation. At that time, you will receive a Personal History Statement questionnaire with instructions for completion from Human Resources department. To continue in the process you will need to score a grade of 70 or higher to be eligible to be placed on a list. EPD will be in contact with you to assist you further in the process.
Once you have successfully completed the testing process, the background investigation will begin which will include an initial interview, background check, criminal history check, polygraph (lie detector) exam, and suitability assessment.
Experienced Officers start at the top base monthly wage, currently $94,620 per year.
For 2019, the employer will match up to $2,363.92 annually.
Laterals accrue vacation based on total years of qualifying law enforcement service:
Years of Service
|# of Work Hours Per Month||Hours Per Year|
|3rd & 4th Years||11.333||136|
|6th & 7th Years||12.667||152|
|8th & 9th Years||13.333||160|
|10th - 14th Years||14.000||168|
|15th - 19th Years||15.333||184|
|20th - 24th Years||16.667||200|
|25th year & Beyond||18.667||224|
An experienced applicant who has had continuous commissioned police officer service as recognized by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission will have his/her vacation accrual calculated upon his/her years of continuous police officer service. The employee needs to provide the City with proof of the years of continuous service as a commissioned police officer. Lapse of continuous service over 4 weeks will not be considered continuous service. Upon approval by Human Resources, the officer will begin accruing the appropriate level of vacation beginning the next pay period.
In lieu of holiday time off, employees receive a holiday bank of 120 hours each year. If the bank hours are not used during the year, the employee can cash-out for the unused hours in December. Employees hired after January 1st will have their hours prorated.
Officers have the option of receiving either the longevity or college incentive, but not both of the following:
|After the completion of 4 years with EPD||2.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 8 years with EPD||3.5% per month additional|
|After the completion of 12 years with EPD||5.5% per month additional|
|After the completion of 16 years with EPD||7.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 20 years with EPD||9.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 24 years with EPD||11.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 28 years with EPD||13.0% per month additional|
|45 credits (one year)||2.0% per month additional|
|90 credits (two years)||3.5% per month additional|
|135 credits (three year)||5.5% per month additional|
|B.A. or B.S. Degree||7.0% per month additional|
|Master's Degree||9.0% per month additional|
|Ph.D. or Doctorate||11.0% per month additional|
Medical: The City provides the following two (2) plans.
Dental: Delta Dental of Washington
Vision: HMA Vision Coverage
Specialty assignments are paid 4% above the first class officers Base Monthly Wage.
|Bomb Technician||Motorcycle Patrol Officer|
|Tactical Team Member||ACT Team Member|
|Dive Team Members||Video Forensics|
|Canine Handlers||Training Officer|
|Hostage Negotiators||Range Master|
|Tactical Team Coordinators||Background Investigations Officer|
|Investigations Detective||School Resource Officer|