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Island County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections

  • Contact Information

    Island County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections
    P.O. Box 5000
    Coupeville, Washington 98239-5000
    Phone: 360-678-7975
    Department Website

Agency Added: 12/16/2014 | Last updated: 02/21/2019

Community Information

Island County is located in the beautiful waters of the Puget Sound surrounded by the Olympics and Cascades Mountains. Island County consist of Whidbey and Camano Islands accessible by bridge ferry or aircraft. Deception Pass State Park, located on the northern tip of Whidbey Island is the most visited park in the state. Geographically the Islands are two hours north of Seattle and one hour south of Vancouver B.C. Island County is also home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, historic downtown featuring charming bed & breakfasts, quaint shops and flavorful local restaurants and an abundance of beach and park recreational areas. Life as an "Islander" is very good. It's a great place to raise a family, to be involved in the community and to enjoy outdoor recreation. You'll find the citizens warm, accepting, and genuine. Employment in this jewel of the Northwest is a great place you'll be proud to call home.

Department Information

Specialty duty assignments include: Field Training Officer, Electronic Home Monitoring, Specialty instructors, and more.

Area Information


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 Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must meet correctable to 20/20 and meet minimum medical and health standards.   X
College Requirement No    
Basic Corrections Academy Certification Basic Corrections Officer Academy and Field Training Officer training must be completed within one year of hire date.    
Prior Experience Requirement No    
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.    
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 only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic4 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
AutomaticHas been involved in more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding 3 years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "no contest".
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticAny use of L.S.D.
AutomaticUsed (tried) illegally any narcotic or dangerous drug by injection.
AutomaticUsed illegally any other dangerous drugs or narcotics (marijuana included) other than for experimentation within the past 7 years. The use of an illegal drug is presumed to be not for experimentation by the Island County Sheriff's Office if: 1.) The use of marijuana exceeds a total of 10 times or exceeds 5 times in the past 7 years. 2.) The use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, exceeds a total of 2 times in the past 7 years.
AutomaticHad a pattern of abusing prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticHave a criminal proceeding pending or is under investigation for a crime.
AutomaticCommitted any serious violation of Federal, State, City or County Laws.
AutomaticHas a validated history of criminal physical violence, or has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence as defined by 18.U.S.C. 921 (A) (33) (A).
AutomaticMaintains an on-going relationship with individual(s) who have been convicted of felony crimes and who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.
AutomaticAny affiliations 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 professional goals are contrary to the interest of public safety and welfare.
Automatic3 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Dishonesty.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
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.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticA demonstrated unwillingness to honor fiscal contracts or just debts.
PotentialThe following may, upon review by the Island County Sheriff's Office, make you ineligible to become an Island County Corrections Deputy Sheriff: -Alcohol or substance misuse and or abuse. -Commission of a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. -Any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession and the Island County Sheriff's Office. -An inability to perform the essential functions of a Corrections Deputy Sheriff.
PotentialPLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Island County Sheriff's Department at 360-678-4422 and ask to speak to Chief Criminal Deputy Rick Felici or Chief Jail Administrator Jose Briones.

Current Hiring Status

Island County has three openings for Corrections Deputy so don't forget to sent your PST scores to Island County, complete your Personal History Statement and apply at   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/islandcounty .

Salary Information

$21.39 per hour in 2017.  The Guild is currently in negotiations - look for updated information here or on the Island County employment website.

Benefit Information

Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Paid vacations, sick leave and holidays. Uniforms and duty gear provided on initial hire and annual clothing allowance, 4 day work week, PERS 2 Retirement.