Law Enforcement Officer Position

Columbia County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

 

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on October 05, 2019
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Community Information

Columbia County is a rural county with an agriculture-based economy.

Department Information

We are the only law enforcement in the county, serving all citizens of Columbia County; incorporated and unincorporated areas.

Area Information

County: Columbia
Population: 4,500
# of Staff:

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 and selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

$37,540 - $52,710/year

Top out in 7 years.

Benefit Information

Employer pays $816 towards medical, dental, vision, life;

LEOFF II retirement, employee 8.41%, employer 5.23%;

paid holidays, paid vacation, longevity pay, equipment, uniform supplied and maintained by employer.

$500 moving bonus

Columbia County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Columbia 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.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.

Contact Information

Columbia County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

341 East Main Street
Dayton, WA 99328 Columbia County
509-382-1100

Website


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required


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