The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is recruiting
for two (2) full-time Special Agents within our Criminal
Enforcement Unit. Special Agents are limited jurisdiction law
enforcement officers and are exempt from state civil service
The Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU) is dedicated to
investigating gambling connected criminal activity and dismantling
criminal organizations engaged in gambling connected crime. As a
CEU Special Agent, you will:
- Join this statewide proactive law enforcement team
investigating a variety of crimes including, but not limited to:
Criminal profiteering, loansharking, extorsion, animal fighting,
illegal gambling, sports wagering, money laundering, and the
seizing of assets.
- You will regularly work in partnership with federal, state,
local and tribal law enforcement agencies providing your
- You will develop probable cause through all legally available
means, including working in an undercover role and managing
confidential informants. CEU Special Agents do not have a "desk
job," working all aspects of the criminal case that allows you the
freedom and flexibility to use your imagination and skills to
investigate a variety of crimes. This includes field interviews,
physical and electronic surveillance, drafting and serving search
warrants, tactical entry and making custodial arrests.
CEU Special Agents have an industry reputation of excellence,
specializing in unique areas of criminal law. Our Special Agents
receive extensive training, internal and external, and attend
conferences across the country.
The positions may be assigned to our Federal Way field office or
a home office located in close proximity to the assigned case
Special Agent starting salary ranges from $56,772 ($4,731 mo) -
$72,696 ($6,058 mo) annually, depending upon your education and
experience, with steady increases up to a maximum of $80,256
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
Why join our team?
When asked to provide a few words to describe our agency, our
employees used these:
- Flexible Supportive
Family Oriented Variety
- 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
- Interesting and challenging work, including a wide range of
criminal investigations and working with local, state and tribal
- Paid law enforcement training and tuition reimbursement
- Flexible work schedules, 160 hours within a 28-day work
- A working environment that supports diversity;
- Agency furnished equipment, including a take home vehicle and
Of course, we offer EXCELLENT employment benefits including
medical and dental, life insurance, paid leave, and several
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 http://www.wsgc.wa.gov/.See
information at the beginning of this recruitment announcement.Three
(3) years paid, full-time related work experience*
One (1) year of college level coursework (30 semester
credits or 45 quarter credits) in any major or discipline and two
(2) years of related work experience*
Two (2) years college level coursework (60 semester credits or
90 quarter credits) in any major or discipline and one (1) year of
related work experience*
Bachelor's degree involving major study in criminal
justice, accounting, finance, political science, public or business
administration, computer science, or closely related
- Related work experience is described as experience in any of
the following areas:
- Work experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer as a
state, municipal, county, federal or tribal officer.
- Work experience in complex criminal, financial, and/or
- Work experience conducting complex investigations to include
writing reports, conducting interviews, interpreting and applying
complex policies, rules and laws.
- Work experience in the gambling, accounting and or fraud
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
- Good judgment
- Tact and diplomacy
- Use of information technology
We may give preference to the candidates with the following
- Current Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Active or Retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certifications that are job related
Documented fluency in Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean,
Japanese, Russian or Spanish languages.READ THE FOLLOWING
- We recommend you carefully review your application before
- 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
- 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
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
TO APPLY FOR THIS RECRUITMENT:
DO NOT apply for this position
through careers.wa.gov until you are directed to do
The hiring process begins at Public Safety Testing Public
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
Phase 4 Polygraph exam,
Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, Drug test.
Phase 1 Hiring process for applicants without a Basic Law
- Apply online with Public Safety Testingand schedule the
Law Enforcement Written Exam and Physical Ability Test on your
scheduled test date.
- 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.
- 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
When you have been directed to do so, you must submit via
- A completed online application. You can create an
application profile on Careers.
- A completed Supplemental Questionnaire where all questions are
- 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
- An unofficial transcript if you have graduated with a
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 @ email@example.com
The initial screening will be solely based on the contents
and completeness of:
- Your application packet;
- The "duties summary" section of your application in
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com or call (360) 486-3459