Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Do you accept applications/resumes when there are no openings?
A. No

Q. When will police testing be held?
A. Tests are administered at different times during the year. For inquiries please contact Lynn Floyd, Civil Service Secretary-Examiner at (509) 662-8186 or

Q. How long are jobs posted?
A. The length of time a job is advertised varies, though the average is two weeks.

Q. What is the process once a position closes?
A. Upon closing, applications are then reviewed by Human Resource and department hiring official(s). Candidates with qualifications that match the department’s needs will be considered for interview invitations.  Applicants are notified of their status by phone or email.

Q. Do you accept faxed or electronic resumes and cover letters?
A. Yes, if they are received prior to the application deadline.  The original signed and dated application must be delivered by mail or in person to the Human Resources Department.

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