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Posted 05/22/2024

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Rebekah Johnson, B1679

Personnel Specialist

Scottsdale Police Department,

Personnel Section | Recruitment

Phone 480-312-1908  Mobile 602-794-5857

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posted 05/31/2024

King County KCSO Polygraph Examiner

Summary The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking a skilled Polygraph Examiner. This position will administer preemployment and criminal investigation polygraph exams. This position will report to the Human Resources background investigation team and will be an integral member of the KCSO Criminal Investigations unit.

With over 1,200 employees, the KCSO serves the law enforcement needs of over half a million people in unincorporated areas and our twelve contract cities. The KCSO also provides police departments for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport. We are committed to meeting the needs of King County's 2.2 million residents. The King County Sheriff's Office Guiding Principles informs how we do business, and we encourage candidates who share our values of Leadership, Integrity and Service and Teamwork to join our team. Job

Duties This specialized body of work, requiring strict adherence to the highest ethical standards. As a KCSO Polygraph Examiner you will: Administer polygraph exams using current interviewing methods. Conduct intensive pre-test interviews and polygraph exams for deputy and civilian candidates seeking employment with the KCSO. As required, interview and interrogate suspects, victims, witnesses, and other persons involved in KCSO investigations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with KCSO personnel. Communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds or who may have limited English proficiency. Write legally admissible statements on all examinations. Prepares comprehensive and confidential investigative reports, prepare expert testimony for King County District and Superior Court, working with detectives and prosecutors as needed. Score and evaluate polygraph charts for suitability and analysis. Operate, maintain, and calibrate polygraph instruments. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills To qualify for this position, candidates must be certified as a polygraph examiner from a program that meets the American Polygraph Association (APA) or American Association of Police Polygraphers (AAPP) accreditation standards. Qualified candidates will also have: Experience conducting a minimum of 150 polygraph examinations. Knowledgeable of Federal and local laws relating to pre-employment investigations. Knowledgeable of interviewing and interrogation techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication. Skilled in learning and applying new policies and procedures in accordance with changing laws and regulations. Developed interpersonal skills; culturally sensitive and equitable when engaging with all people.

Ideal candidates will have: An associate or full membership with APA or AAPP. Experience in law enforcement or other criminal justice agency. Experience conducting polygraphs for criminal investigations, using current interviewing and interrogation techniques.

Position Information: As a condition of employment, the incumbent will become an associate member of APA or AAPP within a year of hire. The Sheriff’s Office will support the incumbent to meet and maintain standards required to achieve full membership with for APA or AAPP. This position is classified as a civil service, career service, non-exempt (overtime eligible) position. It is represented by Public Safety Employees Union (PSEU) non-commission professional staff. The usual work week for this position is 40 hours per week (weekdays, approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Hours may vary based on business need, and may include some occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours. This position is based at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle with an eventual move to Renton.

Application Process: Complete an online employment application via Applications must be current and include relevant employment history. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed job application. Applications that state see my resume are considered incomplete and will not be considered. The employment history should go back ten (10) years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience). Before completing the application, review the complete list of KCSO Automatically Disqualifying Behaviors. Applications will be evaluated for clarity and completeness. Applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will move forward to the oral board exam.

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