Law Enforcement Officer Position

Grant County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff



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Grant County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on April 19, 2024
PST Partner Agency since February 22, 2022

Vacancy: 1

Community Information

Grant County is in the heart of the Columbia Basin in Central Washington State about 100 miles west of Spokane and 130 miles east of Seattle.

This is the high desert of Washington. Residents enjoy arid summers and mild winters. It is home to about 98,000 people and covers nearly 2,800 square miles. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, golf, off-road vehicle fun and other great recreation.

The Sheriff's Office answers more than 16,000 calls for service per year. Our response area includes densely populated suburban, large agricultural farms, lakes and rivers, and remote wilderness.

Department Information

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 123 full time employees, 3 contract employees and 10 volunteers. There are 57 commissioned law enforcement officers, 46 correctional staff, and 25 support staff. Of the 10 volunteers there is 1 Reserve Deputy, 4 Mounted Posse Members, 4 Public Information Officers, and 1 Chaplain. 

Our agency provides service through patrol, ORV unit, marine patrol unit, traffic unit, major crimes unit, drug enforcement unit, gang unit, and four K9 teams.

Area Information

County: Grant
Population: 98,000
# of Staff: 123

Hiring Status

Grant County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 1 vacancy.

With the recent .3% tax increase for Law and Justice, the Grant County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the building of a new Law and Justice Facility.  This area will be designated for a new Jail, Sheriff's Office, K-9, and Training Facility.  With the increased support from our community, we have been approved to increase our staffing levels.

Salary Information

Salary Range: $6,234.80 to $10,091.47 per month

Benefit Information

  • 11 Paid Holidays (Holiday pay added if the holiday is worked)
  • Sick leave 
  • Current Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • LEOFF II retirement
  • Longevity Pay
  • Take Home Vehicle Upon Hiring
  • Veteran's Benefits from the GI Bill during training
  • And more!

Grant County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

To be considered for this position with the Grant County Sheriff's Office, you must pass the Written Examination and Physical Ability Test (PAT) and complete a county application at

LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language yes
Veterans Preference Points Yes

Grant 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
Potential 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 year(s).
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
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.
Potential Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

A conclusion by any physician, psychiatrist or psychologist which questions the applicant’s suitability to perform the duties of a peace officer.


Any other factor, or combination of factors, which would limit or prohibit the applicant from functioning successfully as a member of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, or which would be detrimental to the Office.

Contact Information

Grant County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

35 C St NW
PO Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823 Grant County
509-754-2011 ext 2001


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

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