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Skagit County Sheriff's Office - LATERAL DEPUTY

  • Contact Information

    Skagit County Sheriff's Office - LATERAL DEPUTY
    600 South Third
    Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
    Phone: 360-416-1911
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/03/2012 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

Community Information

Skagit County is located in the northwest portion of Washington State, USA between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The majestic Cascade Mountains stand to the east, overlooking a fertile valley boasting a variety of agricultural crops. Running through the valley is the powerful Skagit River flowing westward toward the beautiful San Juan Islands. World famous tulip fields blanket the valley in the spring. Flocks of Canadian geese, snow geese and trumpeter swans can be seen here in the winter. Bald eagles soar overhead year round and great blue herons stand along the shorelines.

Additional benefits of working in Skagit County include:
Low cost of living
No Traffic
Abundant outdoor activities
Major shopping mall and outlet center
45 minutes from Seattle

For More Information, please visit www.skagitcounty.net

Department Information

Specialty duty assignments include:
SWAT/HRT, Concrete Detachment, Motorcycle Unit, Forest/Back Country patrol, Traffic Patrol, Proactive/Directed patrol unit, Marine Patrol, Specialty Instructors, K-9 unit, Field Training officer, Search and Rescue, Undercover Narcotics unit, Bike patrol, Neighborhood watch, La Conner Detachment and many more.

Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply

Area Information

  • Population: 120,000
  • County: Skagit

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes 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 Must be able to see with or without corrective lens X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes.
Possess a current Peace Officer Certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
Prior Experience Requirement Successfully completed probation with a Washington State law enforcement agency.

If law enforcement experience is from out-of-state the applicant must meet the Criminal Justice Training Commission's requirements for Basic law enforcement certificate of equivalency (WAC 139-05-210).

Have no more than a 24-month break in service since the most recent law enforcement employer.
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores From Same Applicant We consider all scores from the same applicant    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Current Hiring Status

Current Vacancies: 1

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

Current Deputy Salary:
$60,621-$81,273 (Top Step). Incentives are given for education, shift, and premiums.

Benefit Information

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office offers extremely competitive salaries and the following benefits:
Health, dental, vision and life insurance.
Paid Vacation, sick leave and holidays.
Education and incentive pay.
All uniforms and duty gear provided with no out of pocket costs.
Take home patrol cars.
LEOFF 2 retirement system.
Weekly paid in-service training.
4 day work weeks.