Application and Testing:
The Port of Seattle is currently contracted with Public Safety Testing
(PST) to conduct our written and physical ability examinations for entry level police officers. You are able to complete your application online and select a testing date, time and location convenient for you. For further information, you may contact Public Safety Testing toll-free at (866) HIRE-911.
Public Safety Testing will validate your test results and send the score to the Port of Seattle directly.Written Exercise:
Prior to your oral board you will be given a written exercise that will be pass/fail.Oral Board:
Based on availability of openings, we will contact you to schedule an oral board.Civil Service Eligibility List:
Based on the oral board, as well as veteran's preference points, qualified candidates will be merged onto the existing entry level list. This list determines the order in which background investigations are conducted.
Application and Testing:
All lateral level police candidates must fill out an application on the Port of Seattle’s website
. You must fill out the application completely and we also strongly encourage all candidates to attach a resume.
All applicants must meet the minimum requirements at the time of application to move forward in the process.
Physical Ability Testing: May 16, 2014 (and May 17, if needed)
Written/Oral Board: May 19 and 20, 2014
After a review of your application/resume and all qualifications are met, you will be contacted with available times for the Physical Ability Testing.
Part 1 – Physical Ability
All qualified candidates will be required to pass a physical abilities test consistent with the test administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. You must meet the minimum standards below in each category. You may retest after you have completed all phases of this test on the push-ups and sit ups positions only.
|Physical Ability Test
|300 Meter Sprint
|1.5 Mile Run
The physical ability test is pass/fail.
Part 2 – Written Test
All candidates will be required to answer questions in writing prior their oral board.
The written test is pass/fail.
Part 3 – Oral Board
All candidates are required to do an oral interview that will determine their rank on the eligibility list.
For Inquiries Contact:
Based on the oral board, as well as veteran's preference points, qualified candidates will be merged onto the existing lateral-level list. The list determines the order in which background investigations are conducted.
Port of Seattle Human Resources
Attn: Cathy Cameron
Uniformed Services Representative
P.O. Box 68727
Seattle, WA 98168