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San Juan County Sheriff's Office - DISPATCHER

  • Contact Information

    San Juan County Sheriff's Office - DISPATCHER
    350 Court Street
    Suite 9
    Friday Harbor , Washington 98250
    Phone: 360-378-4657
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 11/28/2018

Community Information

San Juan County is a beautiful island community located the in the extreme northwest portion of Puget Sound on the Canadian border. It is a popular destination area for boaters from all over the world, and more importantly, is a perfect place to raise a family. The San Juan Islands consist of 174 islands. Most are uninhabited or privately owned. There are four main islands, San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Islands, all linked to the mainland by the Washington State Ferries out of Anacortes. The majority of San Juan County citizens live on these four islands. The county seat is located in the only incorporated town in the islands, Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. San Juan Island has the largest population concentration with over 6,000 islanders.

Department Information

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office provides the 9-1-1 center for San Juan County. All emergency calls for service for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services are received and dispatched through this center, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The 9-1-1 center also provides after hours dispatch services to the local electrical utility, and public works. Dispatch has E-911 technology, with Spillman CAD and Records Management software.  There are 8 dispatchers, typically working in pairs and a dispatch supervisor.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 15,900
  • County: San Juan

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/30 X  
Other Be able to type 35 WPM with 85% accuracy.

Minimum qualifications: one year experience in an emergency services, law enforcement or public safety agency; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted quarterly. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Current Openings: 1

Salary Information

2018  Step A $4,220.11; Step F $5,134.41; Longevity Step at  25 yrs is $5,776.21/month

There is a pay incentive for education and foreign language.

Benefit Information