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Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - LATERAL

  • Contact Information

    Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - LATERAL
    M/S 606
    Everett, Washington 98201
    Phone: 425-388-3169
    Department Website

Agency Added: 09/27/2018 | Last updated: 02/04/2019

Community Information

Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County (and Seattle) to the south. Covering 2,090 square miles, it is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington.
Snohomish County's varied topography ranges from saltwater beaches, rolling hills and rich river bottom farmlands in the west to dense forest and alpine wilderness in the mountainous east. Glacier Peak, at 10,541 feet, is the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the highest in Washington State. Sixty-eight percent of the county land area is forest land, 18% is rural, 9% is urban/city and 5% is agricultural.

Department Information

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency providing law enforcement, jail services, court security, and civil processing services to all areas of unincorporated Snohomish County and to the contract cities of Stanwood, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Darrington, Snohomish, Sultan, and Index.

Area Information

  • County: Snohomish
  • Population: 805,120
  • # of Staff: 930

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years old at time of hire, 20 1/2 at time of testing.   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED High School Grad or GED. X  
Driver's License Required Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington state driver's license. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile No felony convictions. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read and write the English language. X  
Vision Requirements Ability to pass medical vision test.   X
College Requirement No    
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes X  
Prior Experience Requirement Must have been employed as a full time, fully commissioned law enforcement officer in a civilian law enforcement agency for at least 12 of the past 24 months. Must provide documented successful completion of a state basic law enforcement academy. Completion of the Equivalency Academy is required within one year from date of hire if the applicant is not already certified in the State of Washington. Experience as a Tribal Officer will be considered provided all of the above requirements are met. X  
Other Snohomish County Sheriff does not require their LATERAL candidates to take the physical ability test with PST.

Able to successfully pass a complete background investigation to include a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation and a medical exam.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On a continual basis.    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
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 statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
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.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. Those certified on the Civil Service eligibility list will be forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Multiple vacancies available. All qualified candidates will be considered.

Salary Information

$67,952.28 to $74,644.44. Lateral Deputy Sheriff starting salary will be determined depending on experience.

Benefit Information

• Salary may include college incentive pay, longevity pay and specialty pay if eligible
• Choice of two medical insurance plans
• Fully paid dental, vision and basic life insurance for you and all of your dependants
• Take home vehicle upon completion of field training
• All uniforms and equipment provided
• LEOFF 2 retirement
• Optional deferred compensation program
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellness Program and flexible spending account
• Access to Snocope Credit Union
• Direct payroll deposit option to various financial institutions
• Long term disability insurance through the Deputy Sheriff Association
• Paid vacation and sick leave