Our hiring process

Learn about our candidate hiring process.

Types of positions

We have two types of positions:

  • Non-law enforcement
  • Law enforcement.

Please carefully review the job announcement for the position that you wish to apply for.

After you apply

If you are selected to interview and are then selected to move forward in the process, all candidates (non-law enforcement and law enforcement) are required to pass a comprehensive background check, which includes:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal history check
  • Credit check
  • Reference check

Law enforcement candidates (aka Gambling Special Agent or Special Agent) must also meet the Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment. The application, selection, and hiring process for our law enforcement positions can take three to six months to complete.

Law Enforcement hiring process

  1. Apply (careers.wa.gov) and test (Public Safety Testing)
  2. Interview
  3. Polygraph
  4. Background investigation
  5. Pre-employment exams (physical, drug screening, psychological)


The Washington State Gambling Commission vigorously pursues diversity in the workforce. We encourage women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans to apply.

Accommodation requests

People with disabilities who need help with the application process may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-252-9964 or recruitment@wsgc.wa.gov.

If you need this application in an alternative format (such as Braille or audio) please call 360-486-3614 or 360-486-3637 (voice/TDD).