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- Entry-Level Officers
The Everett Police Department is currently accepting new entry-level applications.
Information about career opportunities can be found on the City of Everett's Government Jobs website.
To start the application process, visit PublicSafetyTesting.com to complete your application online then select the testing date, time, and location most convenient for you. For further information, call toll-free 1-866-HIRE-911. Applicants must also complete their Personal History Statement (PHS) via PublicSafetyTesting.com by the close of the filing window in order to be placed on the eligibility register.
- The screening process will consist of a written test weighted 100% (pass score 70.00 and above) AND successful completion (Pass) on the Physical Ability Test (PAT) within the six months prior to the closing date. Public Safety Testing conducts the City of Everett’s written and PAT examinations.
All portions of the process are designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Additional screening prior to appointment to the Police Officer (Entry-Level) position includes an employment and general background investigation as well as medical, drug testing, psychological and polygraph examinations.
Please visit Public Safety Testing to learn how you can best prepare yourself for a successful testing process.
Once you have successfully completed the testing process, applicants will be ranked on a list which will be approved by the Civil Service Commission. Starting from the top of the list, applicants will then begin the background investigation which will include an initial interview, background check, criminal history check, polygraph (lie detector) exam, and suitability assessment. You can view a list of automatic and potential disqualifiers here.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
Entry level officers start at a base wage of $89,390 per year.
Second year officers have a base wage of $98,152 per year.
*College incentive pay applies as noted below.
Third year officers have a base wage of $117,468 per year.
*Pay increases with longevity, college incentive pay and additional opportunities as noted below.
City Match on Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
For 2022, the employer will match up to $3,200 per year.
|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|
In lieu of holiday time off, employees receive a holiday bank of 132 hours each year. This bank can be used as additional time off or be cashed out at the end of the calendar year.
*Employees hired after January 1st will have their hours prorated.
Longevity & College Incentive
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, Dental and Vision Plan for Officers & Dependents
Medical: The City provides the following three (3) plans.
- HMA (City Self-Insured PPO Plan)
- HMA (Consumer Driven Health Care Plan)
- Kaiser (HMO)
Dental: Delta Dental of Washington
Vision: HMA Vision Coverage
For more information contact the City of Everett HR Benefits Coordinator at 425-257-7035.
Specialty Pay for Specialty Assignment
Specialty assignments are paid 4% and above the first class officers Base Monthly Wage.
|ACT Team Member||K-9 Handlers|
|Background Investigations Officer||Motorcycle Patrol Officer|
|Bomb Technician||Range Master|
|Community Outreach & Enforcement Team||School Resource Officer|
|Dive Team Members||Tactical Team Coordinator|
|Gang Response Unit Member||Tactical Team Member (SWAT)|
|Hostage Negotiators||Training Officer|
|Investigations Detective||Video Forensics Detective|
- College tuition reimbursement program
- LEOFF II Pension plan
- Take-home car program
*All uniforms and required equipment are provided by the department.