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Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on April 19, 2021
PST Partner Agency since March 26, 2014
Clark County accepts scores from PST on a continuous basis.
Oral Board Interviews will be held as often as possible, on a rolling schedule. (All interviews are conducted via Webex online)
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Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Clark County offers 656 square miles of excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. There is no state income tax. See further information on the website listed below.
Clark County Sheriff's Office is a full service agency with challenging opportunities in law enforcement for deputies of all experience levels. The department is dedicated to a community-oriented policing style. The ideal candidate must have strong skills and abilities in the areas of facilitation, creative problem solving, active listening, motivation, and leadership. The role of Deputy requires the ability to draw upon a broad base of resources and apply those resources to effective problem solving. Deputies are expected to draw out citizens and business owners, enlisting their participation in shaping how law enforcement services are delivered to the community. If you have the skills and abilities required to meet the challenges of community policing, you are encouraged to apply. Entry level deputies are generally appointed to patrol deputy positions.
These positions offer a wide variety of challenging emergency and routine duties including:
• Patrolling assigned areas
• Conducting investigations & interrogating witnesses/suspects
• Responding to radio calls
• Serving civil papers and warrants
• Controlling disturbances & subduing and/or restraining individuals
• Communicating ideas/information to group meetings
• Providing resources/solutions to the public on crime prevention techniques and security
• Developing public relation contact with civil groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood organizations and other law enforcement agencies.
Initial assignments will be patrol, but after two (2) to three (3) years of patrol experience, deputies have the opportunity to apply for special assignments in the following areas:
• Marine Patrol
• Child Abuse
• School Resource Deputy
• Hostage Negotiation
• Bomb Technician
• Computer Forensics.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking qualified minorities, women and veterans to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of the community.
# of Staff: 421
Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 7 vacancies.
This is a continuous recruitment.
Clark County accepts scores on a continuous basis.
Oral Board Interviews will be held as often as possible, on a rolling schedule.
Clark County will interview an applicant once in a 12-month period regardless of updated written scores. Interviews are scheduled on a first come basis, there's no guarantee of an oral board interview.
Once an applicant has been successful in the oral board interview and is ranked on the Eligibility List, no new written scores will be accepted until the applicant is no longer on the current Eligibility List. Candidates must successfully complete a background investigation to be considered eligible for hire. As vacancies occur, positions are filled by Civil Service "Rule of Five" interviews with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for the final selection process.
NOTE: The Clark County Sheriff's Office uses a custom third-party online software for personal history questionnaires. The PST personal history statement will not be accepted.
Number of Current Vacancies: 5 - 7
$29.51/hour to $ 37.64 /hour OR Approx. $5,370/ month to $6,850/month (Plus Longevity steps at 8, 10, 15 and 20 years)
For details on benefits:
The Deputy Sheriff position is represented by the Deputy Sheriff’s Guild. Monthly dues of $102 provide negotiated benefits including:
|• Paid Days Off (18 hrs per
month to start)
Take home vehicles
• Life insurance ($25,000)
• Dry cleaning (3 uniforms per week)
• Uniforms and equipment provided
• Shift Differential and
• Bereavement leave
• Sick Leave(4 hrs per month)
• Kelly Hrs (96 hrs max)
• Comp Time (110 hrs max)
• Paid Military Leave (21 days)
• Paid holidays (6 Days)
• Disability Insurance
• FTO Premium Pay (5%
• Plain Clothes Allowance
• Longevity Pay at 8-10- 15 yrs ( 5% per level)
• Flexible spending accounts
• Medical and Dental coverage plans
• Deferred Compensation programs
• Retirement benefits through Washington State LEOFF
• Specialty Assignment Pay (1.5%)
Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at time of application.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||The Sheriff's Office will send newly hired deputies to the academy for the five (5) months of training.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Any combination of work experience and education which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential mental and physical demands and functions of the position.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||Continuous recruitment, scores accessed as needed.|
Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff 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.
Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
1300 Franklin St PO Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666 Clark County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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