Washington State 2016 Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 1 in Washington


Are you looking for:

Excellent benefits?

Career growth opportunities?

  • Opportunities to impact your community?
  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust? As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.

Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

WSP Mission:

The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.

Click here for information regarding the WSP Hiring Standards http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/requirements.htm.

The register established by this recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill vacant Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 1 positions as they occur statewide.



Armed, with limited enforcement powers, officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. This includes physical inspection of the commercial vehicle and load for conformity to size, weight, and load restrictions; safety and mechanical requirements as determined by state and federal laws, rules and requirements.

Also responsible for inspection of commercial vehicle drivers for conformity to licensing, log book, and permit requirements as determined by state and federal laws, rules and requirements.

Required to prepare case and inspection reports to properly document violations and findings in support of legal action in district, superior, and civil courts.

Required to operate radio, computer, weighing systems, and safely operate a motor vehicle. May be required to operate radiological monitoring devices on radioactive loads as required by state and federal laws.

For more information regarding the CVEO 1 positions, please visit: www.careers.wa.gov



Possess a High School Diploma or GED; AND Must be a US Citizen.

Must be 21 years old at the time of hire.

Possess a valid non-probationary, unrestricted Washington State Drivers driver's license at the time of employment.

Candidates can have no felony convictions, nor any convictions felony or misdemeanor carrying a domestic violence caveat.

Candidates can have no more than two convictions of major moving violations (Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving), regardless of time frame.

Failure to successfully pass firearms, defensive tactics, or first aide training qualification is grounds for termination.

Must be willing to work week-ends, holidays, and rotating shifts.

Must be willing to work in all weather conditions.

Vision be correctable by corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) to 20/25 in each eye. If vision is not corrected by corrective lenses, then uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/25.

Must be willing to report to work with little advance notice.


Residency Requirement

Employees Subject to Emergency Call Out But Not Assigned A State Vehicle:

Employees who, because of the nature of their duties, may be subject to emergency call-out, will be allowed to live seventy-five (75) miles from their duty station;


One year experience in one or more of the following: Communications Officer, Vehicle Identification Number Officer, or a commissioned law enforcement officer.

Certification or completion of a vocational training program, or one year of college-level coursework in police science, business administration, public administration.

Supplemental Information


  1. Complete on-line application through www.careers.wa.gov

  2. Attend scheduled written test and interview.

  3. Successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination

  4. Successfully pass a thorough background investigation

  5. A conditional offer of employment is made to the successful applicant(s)

  6. Successfully pass a departmental psychological examination and interview.

  7. Successfully pass a departmental medical examination

You may apply to take this test only twice in a 12-month period with at least 30 days between tests. If you fail the second time, you will not be eligible to test for two years.

Some locations where you may access computer terminals are:

  • Department of Enterprises Services, 1500 Jefferson, Olympia WA 98501

  • Work Source Centers (see locations at: http://www.wa.gov/esd/work/localconnections.htm)

  • Public libraries (see locations at: www.publiclibraries.com/washington.htm

The applicants selected will be required to complete a phased training program designed to ensure the employee is trained on both the requirements for Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), inspection of commercial motor vehicles, as well as those aspects necessary for officer safety. During the training, the employee begins one year of probation from date of hire, and will be required to successfully complete the training and testing. The CVSA training is a federal mandated training program. Candidates who fail this training may be granted one retest, and failure of the retest is grounds for termination.

PHASE ONE of the training will consist of on-the-job-training at the candidate's eventual work site. During this training the employee will work under the direct supervision of CVEO's to develop a basic understanding of the process of inspecting Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV).

PHASE TWO of training will consist of attendance at Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Basic Training. This eleven to thirteen week training program is designed to train the employee on those job skills necessary to perform the duties of a CVEO 1. This training is held at the WSP Academy in Shelton. This includes first aide, firearms training, defensive tactics, as well as training in CVSA inspection procedures. At the successful completion of Phase one and Phase two of the training, employees will graduate and return to the work site.

PHASE THREE of training will consist of supervised inspections at the assigned work site. Upon completion of 32 supervised CMV inspections, the employee will be certified as a CVEO 1.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note:Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

NOTE: Veterans may qualify for VA benefits while training.

* We thank you and are grateful for your service *


Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov. Please include a resume and letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.


The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ms. Yvette Fabregas at (360) 704-2308 or Yvette.Fabregas@wsp.wa.gov or Ms. Darlonna Vaughan at (360) 704-2313 or Darlonna.Vaughan@wsp.wa.gov


For candidates that make it through the initial testing, a background investigation and a polygraph exam will be required due to the nature and security requirements of the job. Applicants will be required to sign releases of information and shall not have access to any investigative materials or files. The Polygraph Examination (PE) and Background Investigation are part of the pre-employment selection process and are not a commitment to employment. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited, to personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc. During the PE, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify the candidates' responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or applicant specified required education listed in your application materials will be verified in advance. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.


This position is in a collective bargaining unit and as a condition of employment you will be required to become a union member or pay a fee as outlined in the Master Agreement.


Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-07295 E-List

Department: Washington State Patrol

Closing: 12/30/2016 12:00 AM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,348.00 - $4,365.00 Monthly

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA