Corrections Position

Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy



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Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy

Last updated on May 24, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 8

Important Information




Clallam County Sheriff's Office will be reviewing scores the 2nd Friday of every month.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the HR Department at (360) 417-2396 and ask to speak to Brenda Wenzl.

Community Information

Clallam County is located in the state of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The county is separated from British Columbia’s Vancouver Island by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Clallam County is an occupied total area of 1,738 square miles serving a growing population base of approximately 73,486 residents. The mission of Clallam County is to provide services as required by law or mandated by the public. Through effective management of personnel and other resources, the County strives to provide the basic facilities and programs, which promote health, safety, and quality of life for its citizens.

Department Information

Organization Values:

Commitment to Service

• The primary duty of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard lives and property, while respecting the human and Constitutional rights of all.

Commitment to Community Involvement

• Community partnerships are critical elements of our organization. Cooperation and communication with our citizens and businesses is the framework for successful Community Oriented Policing.

Commitment to our Employees

• Our employees are the greatest and most valuable assets of our organization; and that through regular training, education, career development, exemplary leadership and organizational support, our employees will reach the highest standards of performance and professional satisfaction, while serving the needs of our community.

Commitment to Responsibility and Accountability

• The prudent and effective management of our resources is critical to the future of our organization.

Job Description


Area Information

County: Clallam
Population: 80,000
# of Staff: 475 county employees

Hiring Status

Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy has 8 vacancies.

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 five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. There are currently several openings for this position.

Salary Information


$5,084.29 ($29.33/hr) - Entry Level Corrections Deputy 

$5,605.51 ($32.34/hr) - Lateral Corrections Deputy

Benefit Information

Benefit Package: education incentive, medical, dental, vision, and disability benefits as well as participation in the PSERS Retirement Plan. There are also generous annual employer contributions to a deferred compensation plan (2% match) and health reimbursement account.

Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)

A PAT is required to be completed before advancing in the hiring process, and in order to receive an application from our agency. You can complete the PAT two ways: 1.) by scheduling with PST at one of the scheduled test events, OR 2.) If you are a local applicant, please contact Brenda Wenzl @ 360.417.2396 to schedule with a local proctor.

Minimum Age 18
Citizenship US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Possess a valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License at time of employment and have a driving record acceptable to the County's Risk Manager and insurance carrier.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Applicant must have normal color vision. Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20.
Body Decorations Visible body decorations such as, brands, body art, or intentional mutilation shall be covered while on duty. The following body decorations are prohibited: Split or forked tongues; foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern; enlarged or stretched out holes in the ears; dental ornamentation; visible piercings other than those in the ear(s) that present a professional image.
Other Eligibility to possess a firearm and postal under Washington State and Federal Statutes.

Successfully pass a background investigation that includes a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination, psychological examination and any other testing which measures the ability to perform the functions of the job.

Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Clallam County Civil Service Commission standards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores Clallam County Sheriff's Office will be reviewing scores the 2nd Friday of every month.

Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic Any criminal traffic conviction within the past 5 years for:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Reckless Driving
Negligent Driving
Hit & Run Driving
Potential Applicant's driving record shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision making.
Drug Usage

Please note that the use of illegal drugs and the illegal use of prescription drugs, referred to in this acknowledgement, means the use, possession, or distribution of drugs which is unlawful under the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in this state or its equivalent in any other jurisdiction.

The following drug use (or distribution of) will be disqualifying:

  • Any use of illegal drugs and/or narcotics while employed by a law enforcement agency (as defined by the state law where the applicant was or is employed).
  • As an adult, convicted of any felony drug crime.
  • Any instance of illegally using a drug and/or narcotic (as defined by the state law where the applicant resides) after submitting an “in process” application to any Law Enforcement agency.
  • Any participation in the manufacturing, distribution or transporting for profitable sale any illegal drugs and/or narcotics (as defined by the state law where applicant resided at the time of the act) within the past ten (10) years.
  • Illegal use of four (4) or more different controlled substances, excluding marijuana, in the last ten (10) years.
  • Use of hallucinogens (includes GHB & ecstasy; excludes mushrooms), cocaine, methamphetamine, or opiates within the last five (5) years.
  • Use of mushrooms within the last three (3) years.
  • Use of any other illegal drug, including steroids, within the last five (5) years.
  • Obtaining a prescription under false pretenses.
  • A history of alcohol or controlled substance abuse which has hampered job performance at any time during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.

Criminal Activity
Automatic • Any adult felony conviction.
• Any juvenile felony conviction within the past five years.
• Conviction of any felony crime of violence or misdemeanor domestic violence.
• Conviction of any sexual offense.
• Any conviction of a felony crime at any time while employed in any capacity with a Law Enforcement Agency (including volunteer, intern, and reserve positions).
• Any single theft of property or money in excess of $100 value within the past five years.
Automatic A recent or current affiliation 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 professed goals are contrary to the interest of public safety and welfare.
Potential Applicant maintains an on-going relationship with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.
Potential An applicant's criminal record, including all arrests, prosecutions, deferred prosecutions, "Alford" pleas, and non-conviction information will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
Potential • Commission of a felony crime (non-conviction)
• Applicant has criminal proceedings pending or is under investigation for a crime.
• Applicant has been involved in significant misdemeanor activity.
• Applicant's history shows a pattern of thefts.
Potential An applicant's employment history, including a pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, any terminations, or leaving an employer in lieu of termination, will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
Automatic Any willful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support is disqualifying.
Potential An applicant 's financial history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
Potential Any discharge from any military service other than honorable will be evaluated on a case by-case basis.
Automatic A dishonorable discharge from any military service remains an automatic disqualifier.

Contact Information

Clallam County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy

223 E. 4th St
Port Angeles, WA 98362 Clallam County
(360) 417-2396


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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