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Skamania County Sheriff's Office - Corrections - LATERAL

  • Contact Information

    Skamania County Sheriff's Office - Corrections - LATERAL
    200 Vancouver Ave
    Skamania, Washington 98648
    Phone: (509)427-9490
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/11/2016 | Last updated: 07/12/2016

Community Information

Skamania County is a rural county with the Columbia River being its southern border. The Columbia Gorge National Scenic area and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are both located within its borders. The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area is 50 miles to the west. The county itself is just over 1600 hundred square miles and encompasses Mt. St. Helens and the west side of Mt. Adams. Our area is a highly acclaimed recreational paradise, with hiking, windsurfing, kite boarding, mountain biking, boating opportunities, camping, and many other outdoor activities. There are two incorporated cities within Skamania County, Stevenson and North Bonneville. The Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services to both communities.

Department Information

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency. We are the only law enforcement entity in the county and serve a population of 11, 500 year round residents. Our office consists of a jail, dispatch, civil, and patrol/investigative divisions.

Area Information

  • County: Skamania
  • Population: 11,500
  • # of Staff: 35

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 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 No adult felony convictions at any time.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
College Requirement No    
Basic Corrections Academy Certification Graduated from an accredited basic law enforcement training academy. X  
Prior Experience Requirement 2 years experience in the field of law enforcement/corrections. X  
Other This agency allows out of state testing.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
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 2 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 2 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticOther: Marijuana usage within 12 months of testing.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic2 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: Failure of polygraph or psychological testing.
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
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.

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.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

$44,984 – 49,002.

Benefit Information

Full medical/Dental/Vision provided by the employer.