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Skagit County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections

  • Contact Information

    Skagit County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections
    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

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division is an around the clock operation and is responsible for providing safe and secure housing of inmates being held in the custody of the Skagit County Jail.

The jail staff are also responsible for inmate movement outside of the jail facility, such as court appearances and medical appointments. Additionally, the jail is responsible for peripheral duties that include Medical Liaison, Jail Billing, Court Security, and Jail Alternatives.

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  
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 X  

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last year(s)
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
PotentialOther 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

Vacancies: 11

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 Corrections Salary:
$49,395.84 - $64,668.41 (Top Step). Incentives are given for education, shift, and premiums. Longevity incentives are paid at years 1 through 5, 10 and 20 years.

Benefit Information

The Skagit County Sheriffs 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. PSERS retirement. Paid training. Excellent advancement opportunities.