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Our Candidate Selection & Hiring Process

So, you have applied for a position, now what?

We have two types of positions – Non-Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement. Please carefully review the job announcement of the job for which you wish to apply.


What happens after I apply for a job opening?

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.


What does the Law Enforcement hiring process include?

Step 1 – Apply ( & Test (Public Safety Testing)

Step 2 – Interview

Step 3 – Polygraph

Step 4 – Background Investigation

Step 5 – Pre-Employment Exams (Physical, Drug Screening, Psychological)


Need More Information?

Contact the Human Resources Office at


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. People with disabilities who need help with the application process may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-252-9964 or 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).