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Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

  • Contact Information

    Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
    223 E. 4th St
    Port Angeles, Washington 98362
    Phone: (360) 417-2241
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/15/2019 | Last updated: 01/10/2019

Community Information

Clallam County is located in the state of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The county is separated from British Columbia’s Vancouver Island by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Clallam County is an occupied total area of 1,738 square miles serving a growing population base of approximately 73,486 residents. The mission of Clallam County is to provide services as required by law or mandated by the public. Through effective management of personnel and other resources, the County strives to provide the basic facilities and programs, which promote health, safety, and quality of life for its citizens.

Department Information

Organization Values:
Commitment to Service
• The primary duty of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard lives and property, while respecting the human and Constitutional rights of all.

Commitment to Community Involvement
• Community partnerships are critical elements of our organization. Cooperation and communication with our citizens and businesses is the framework for successful Community Oriented Policing.

Commitment to our Employees
• Our employees are the greatest and most valuable assets of our organization; and that through regular training, education, career development, exemplary leadership and organizational support, our employees will reach the highest standards of performance and professional satisfaction, while serving the needs of our community.

Commitment to Responsibility and Accountability
• The prudent and effective management of our resources is critical to the future of our organization.

Area Information

  • County: Clallam
  • Population: 73,500
  • # of Staff: 575 county employees

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Possess a valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License at time of employment and have a driving record acceptable to the County's Risk Manager and insurance carrier.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Applicant must have normal color vision. Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20. X  
Body Decorations Visible body decorations such as, brands, body art, or intentional mutilation shall be covered while on duty. The following body decorations are prohibited: Split or forked tongues; foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern; enlarged or stretched out holes in the ears; dental ornamentation; visible piercings other than those in the ear(s) that present a professional image.    
Other This agency allows the Remote Testing Process

Eligibility to possess a firearm and postal under Washington State and Federal Statutes.

Successfully pass a background investigation that includes a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination, psychological examination and any other testing which measures the ability to perform the functions of the job.

Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Clallam County Civil Service Commission standards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores Clallam County Sheriff's Office will be reviewing scores the 2nd Friday of every month.    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticAny criminal traffic conviction within the past 5 years for:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Reckless Driving
Negligent Driving
Hit & Run Driving
PotentialApplicant's driving record shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision making.
Drug Usage
AutomaticPlease note that the use of illegal drugs and the illegal use of prescription drugs, referred to in this acknowledgement, means the use, possession, or distribution of drugs which is unlawful under the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in this state or its equivalent in any other jurisdiction.

The following drug use (or distribution of) will be disqualifying:
• Any use of illegal drugs while employed by a law enforcement agency.
• Any use of illegal drugs by free-basing or needle injection.
• Any participation in the manufacture, selling, offering to sell, distribution or transporting for sale any illegal drugs and/or narcotics within the past ten (10) years, or as an adult (age 21 or older).
• Any use of hallucinogenic drugs (mushrooms, LSD, PCP, etc.) within the past ten (10) years.
• Use of marijuana or any cannabis related products within twelve (12) months of application date.
• Knowingly, or willingly, used within ten (10) years of date of application or more than ten (10) times over any period of time, the following drugs: Speed, methamphetamine, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, MDMA, or any other illegal narcotic drug.
• Any other use of an illegal drug or pattern of prescription drug abuse within the last three (3) years.
• A history of alcohol or controlled substance abuse which has hampered job performance at any time during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.
Criminal Activity
Automatic• Any adult felony conviction.
• Any juvenile felony conviction within the past five years.
• Conviction of any felony crime of violence or misdemeanor domestic violence.
• Conviction of any sexual offense.
• Any conviction of a felony crime at any time while employed in any capacity with a Law Enforcement Agency (including volunteer, intern, and reserve positions).
• Any single theft of property or money in excess of $100 value within the past five years.
AutomaticA recent or current affiliation with, and/or support of, any organization or group which advocates the violent overthrow of the State or of the United States Government, or whose professed goals are contrary to the interest of public safety and welfare.
PotentialApplicant maintains an on-going relationship with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.
PotentialAn applicant's criminal record, including all arrests, prosecutions, deferred prosecutions, "Alford" pleas, and non-conviction information will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
Potential• Commission of a felony crime (non-conviction)
• Applicant has criminal proceedings pending or is under investigation for a crime.
• Applicant has been involved in significant misdemeanor activity.
• Applicant's history shows a pattern of thefts.
PotentialAn applicant's employment history, including a pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, any terminations, or leaving an employer in lieu of termination, will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
AutomaticAny willful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support is disqualifying.
PotentialAn applicant 's financial history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
PotentialAny discharge from any military service other than honorable will be evaluated on a case­ by-case basis.
AutomaticA dishonorable discharge from any military service remains an automatic disqualifier.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

$4,769.91 to $5,797.93 per month

Benefit Information

Benefit Package: education incentive, medical, dental, vision, and disability benefits as well as participation in the LEOFF Retirement Plan. There are also generous annual employer contributions to a deferred compensation plan and health reimbursement account.