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Current Opportunities

Howard County Government

Polygraph Examiner (Police Services Support Specialist) - Police, Administration/Human Resources


$30.60 - $58.91 Hourly

$63,650.00 - $122,531.00 Annually


Columbia, MD


King County Polygraph Examiner

SALARY $48.75 - $61.79 Hourly $101,400.00 - $128,523.20 Annually

LOCATION Seattle, WA JOB TYPE Civil Service, Full Time, 40/hrs Wk JOB NUMBER 2023CBM19638 DEPARTMENT KCSO - Sheriff's Office DIVISION Criminal Investigations

OPENING DATE 08/11/2023 CLOSING DATE 9/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is seeking a professional Polygraph Examiner to administer examinations for criminal investigations and pre-employment background investigations. This specialized body of work requires adherence to the highest ethical standards, the ability to administer exams using current interviewing/interrogation methods. The Polygraph Examiner will report to the KCSO Criminal Investigations Unit and be an integral member of the Human Resources background investigation team. We are looking for professionals who share the Sheriff’s Office Mission and Core Values of Leadership, Integrity, Service and Teamwork. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with other dedicated professionals and further your career with a respected organization. Job Duties Conduct polygraph examinations, intensive pre-test interviews and post-test interrogations for deputy and civilian candidates seeking employment with the KCSO. As required, interview and interrogate suspects, victims, witnesses, and other persons involved in the KCSO related investigations. Write legally admissible statements on all examinations. Prepares comprehensive and confidential investigative reports, prepare expert testimony for King County District and Superior Court. Score and evaluate polygraph charts for suitability and analysis. Operate, maintain, and calibrate polygraph instruments. Interact with detectives and prosecutors on court testimony. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills To be considered for this position, applicants must be certified as a polygraph examiner, and meet the following requirements: Proof of certification as a polygraph examiner from a program that meets the American Polygraph Association (APA) or American Association of Police Polygraphers (AAPP) accreditation standards. Associate membership with APA or AAPP. Knowledge and understanding of Federal and local laws relating to pre-employment investigations. Excellent oral and written communication. Skilled in learning and applying new policies and procedures in accordance with changing laws and regulations. Professional experience operating within a medium to large, complex, and diverse organization. The most competitive applicants will have: Full membership with APA or AAPP. Experience in law enforcement other criminal justice agency. Experience and knowledge of current interrogation techniques and criminal investigations. Experience working in government and/or not for profit organization. Position Information: This position is a civil service, career service, non-exempt (overtime eligible) and 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. Application Process Complete an online employment application via, no later than 11:59 PM, Wednesday, September 6, 2023. All applications must be current and include relevant experience. 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). Applications will be evaluated for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive applicants will advance to the written exam. Applicants who pass the written exam, will move forward to the oral board exam. Exam schedules are subject to available resources. Written/Technical Exam - mid-September. Oral Board Exam (interview) - late September/early October. Before completing the application, review the complete list of KCSO Automatically Disqualifying Behaviors. This is a King County Civil Service position. This recruitment will be administered in accordance with the King County Civil Service Rules. Access to these rules can be found at: Civil_Service_Rules_090315.ashx ( Civil Service Eligibility List - In accordance with Civil Service Rule 9, candidates who pass all required exams will be placed on the eligibility list in rank order, based on the overall examination score. Benefits King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs: Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents Filling Vacancies - King County Civil Rules, Section 10.3, outlines how the King County Sheriff will appoint eligible candidates to vacant positions. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Brannon Mark, Civil Service Administrator 206-263-1885