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Washington State Special Agent (Federal Way) in Federal Way, Washington

Description The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is recruiting for a full-time Special Agent within our Regulation Unit. Special Agents are limited jurisdiction law enforcement officers and are exempt from state civil service rules. This position is responsible for conducting regulatory and criminal investigations under RCW Chapter 9.46 and WAC Title 230 throughout Washington in coordination with federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies. This position will be assigned to our Federal Way field office. As a Washington State law enforcement officer, Special Agents are required to complete a basic law enforcement academy. If you do not currently hold a law enforcement certification, you will have the opportunity to attend Basic Law Enforcement Academy through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center. Special Agent starting salary ranges from $56,772 - $72,696 annually, depending upon your education and experience, with steady increases up to a maximum of $80,256 annually. NOTE: 5% Premium Pay will be added to salary above for duty stations in King County Who We Are The Washington State Gambling Commission is a state accredited, limited-jurisdiction law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest. We are the second oldest gambling agency in the country and the only statewide agency that licenses and regulates an estimated $3.5 billion gambling industry comprised of Tribal, commercial, and nonprofit businesses. Why join our team? When asked to provide a few words to describe our agency, our employees used these: * Flexible * Supportive * Family Oriented * Variety * Teamwork * Fun * Unique * Collaborative * Professional * Work-life Balance * Strong Sense of Community * People First * Opportunities to learn Our employees are our most important asset and we are looking for highly talented individuals to join our team. We offer: * Interesting and challenging work, including a wide range of criminal investigations and working with local, state and tribal agencies; * Paid law enforcement training and tuition reimbursement programs; * Flexible work schedules, 160 hours within a 28-day work period; * A working environment that supports diversity; * Agency furnished equipment, including a take home vehicle and firearm; Of course, we offer EXCELLENT employment benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, paid leave, and several retirement options. Our core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Diversity are integrated in all aspects of every position. We are a tightknit agency of 119 employees when fully staffed. If you are interested in working in an environment where employees matter, are recognized for their contributions, and wish to make a difference, this may be the Agency for you! To learn more about our agency, we invite you to visit our website at WSGC. Duties Special Agents are based throughout the state and are assigned to a geographic area. Special Agents travel within their assigned region on a daily basis as they conduct Gambling Commission business. Special Agents investigate criminal cases for the prosecution of illegal gambling activities and gambling related crimes. Illegal gambling activities include, but are not limited to, cheating, theft, crimes related to fraud, professional gambling, unlawful ownership of a gambling device, unlicensed gambling, sports betting, illegal card games, and other illegal contests of chance. Special Agents regulate licensed gambling and provide technical assistance to gambling operations while working with numerous licensee groups and law enforcement agencies. The common licensed forms of gambling that Special Agents regulate are Card Rooms, Pull Tabs, Raffles, Bingo, Fund Raising Events, and Amusement games. Special Agents also respond to complaints submitted to the agency and provide education and training to both the public and licensees. Qualifications _Required Education & Experience * A Four Year Degree (BA/BS), OR * AA Degree, with two (2) or more years of related work experience*, OR * Four (4) or more years as a commissioned law enforcement officer with a High School Diploma or GED. *Related work experience must be in auditing, accounting, regulatory work, a commissioned law enforcement officer, investigating fraud, or investigative work specific to government or the gaming industry. Required Competencies We will be looking for evidence of the below in your application materials and as you proceed through the hiring process: * Superior oral and written communication skills * Relationship building and influence * Ethics and integrity * Diversity * Accountability * Good judgment * Tact and diplomacy * Conscientious * Flexible/adaptable * Self-management * Assertiveness/confidence * Use of information technology We may give preference to the candidates with the following qualifications: * Current Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) * Active or Retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) * Certifications that are job related * Advanced degree’s that are job related * Successful completion of the WA State Basic Law Enforcement Academy, or equivalent law enforcement academy. * Documented fluency in Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Russian or Spanish languages. Supplemental Information READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY_ * We recommend you carefully review your application before submitting. * The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "Work Experience" section of your application in careers.wa.gov; the completeness of the application material submitted; and the responses to the supplemental questionnaire. * A resume will NOT substitute for completing the "Work Experience" section of your application. * Include in your application a minimum of three professional reference with current telephone numbers. *All information may be verified, and documentation may be required. The act of submitting application material is considered affirmation that the information provided is complete and truthful. If materials are submitted electronically, applicants do not need to sign the application. We will conduct a background check, psychological and polygraph exams, medical examination and drug screening prior to any new Agent appointment into the Washington State Gambling Commission. *TO APPLY FOR THIS RECRUITMENT: DO NOT apply for this position through careers.wa.gov until you are directed to do so. The hiring process begins at Public Safety Testing Public Safety Testing. The *WSGC* has four phases to our hiring process: Phase 1 Physical fitness test and written test (conducted by Public Safety Testing) Phase 2 Panel interview Phase 3 Background Investigation Phase 4 Polygraph exam, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, Drug test. Phase 1 Hiring process for applicants _without_ a Basic Law Enforcement certification: * Apply online with Public Safety Testingand schedule the Law Enforcement Written Exam and Physical Ability Test on your scheduled test date. 1. Complete on your scheduled test date. Phase 1 Hiring process for applicants _with_ current Basic Law Enforcement certification OR *equivalent: * Apply online with Public Safety Testing(be sure to choose the Lateral option) and schedule the Law Enforcement Written Exam. 1. Complete on your scheduled test date. All Phase 1 applicants will need to complete your Personal History Statement (PHS) immediately after completing your initial test. Once you have completed your initial test and PHS through Public Safety Testing, your name, score, and applicant profile will be forwarded to us. Once you complete the Personal History Statement, the next step in the process is completing an online application through careers.wa.gov. When you have been directed to do so, you must submit via _careers.wa.gov_: * A completed online application. You can create an application profile on Careers. * A completed Supplemental Questionnaire where all questions are fully answered. * A copy of your Certification of Completion if you have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent. * An unofficial transcript if you have graduated with a degree. If your PHS is not complete and available to us at the time we review candidates for a panel interview, you will not be considered for that hiring cycle. There will be some time that lapses between completing your tests and the panel interview – you should spend that time preparing for the interview and hiring process. _Current Military – Please do not apply until you are within six (6) months of your ETS date_. _Please contact the WSGC Human Resources Division (HRD) if you have any questions._ * * Physical Ability Testing (PAT) – All Gambling Special Agent applicants are required to take and pass the PAT unless you hold a current commissioned law enforcement certification. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Harris, Human Resource Consultant @ recruitment@wsgc.wa.gov Selection Process: The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of: * Your application packet; * The "duties summary" section of your application in Careers.wa.gov; * Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire The Washington State Gambling Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the application process or needing this job announcement in an alternative format should provide contact information via email to recruitment@wsgc.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. For questions regarding this recruitment announcement, email us at recruitment@wsgc.wa.gov or call (360) 486-3459. *Salary: $4,731.00 - $6,058.00 Monthly Location: King County - Federal Way, WA Job Type: Exempt Department: Gambling Commission Job Number: 21-EMS-03 Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov