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County has 19 openings for custody staff at jail

A hiring fair is planned today for people who want to be custody officers at the Snohomish County Jail. There are 19 openings.

The fair begins at 9 a.m. at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett. Initial testing, interviews and physical ability tests begin at 10 a.m. Only a picture ID is required. Jobs range from $43,500 for entry-level workers to $58,000 for experienced officers, plus benefits.

Job candidates must be at least 21 years old and pass job-related tests, a background check, a polygraph and a psychological exam.

More information: Go to www.snoco.org and click on “job opportunities” or call 425-388-3231.

Security boosted at garbage sites after thefts

Snohomish County is further boosting security at garbage drop-boxes after thieves tried to steal auto batteries last week.

The batteries can fetch $5 a piece at recyclers. County deputies said they arrested thieves who were trying to steal batteries after break-ins at two county drop-boxes in Snohomish and Sultan.

The county collects batteries from residents for free and takes them to recyclers.

The drop-boxes have alarms and surveillance cameras. Any suspicious activity can be reported to 911.

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