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How do I apply for a Police Officer position?
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If you are interested in applying for a position that is currently open, you must complete and submit a City of Lake Stevens application form and/or other materials during the filing period. The opening and closing dates are listed on the job announcement. Applications submitted after the final closing date will not be accepted.
As you complete the application form, make sure you pay close attention to the qualifications, education, and experience needed for the job. Describe the areas of your qualifications, experience, or education that show you meet those requirements. When your application is reviewed, our staff will match the qualifications, experience, and training on your application with the requirements given on the announcement to determine if you qualify for the position.
We don't accept resumes or applications for positions that aren't open. If you'd like to be notified of future employment opportunities, use our "Notify Me" feature to be notified of employment opportunities and other news and alerts.
You must complete and submit application materials for each open position for which you want to be considered. Remember that every job classification will have different qualifications. Include information about your educational background, experience, and relevant licenses you hold that show how you meet the stated qualifications on the announcement.
Our Human Resources team is committed to ensuring that the application process is easy and user-friendly. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and we're available to assist you in several ways:
During non-business hours, you may contact:
The turn around time for notification varies depending on the number of applications received for a position. Typically, applicants are notified of their status within three to four days after the closing date on the job announcement.
All appointments to vacancies shall be made solely on the basis of job-related qualifications. These qualities shall be determined through careful and impartial evaluation of the following: