Law Enforcement Officer Position

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff



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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on July 21, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Community Information

Beautiful Jefferson County is located on the northern end of the Olympic Peninsula, west and across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Population is approx. 26,000 and the county is approx. 480 sq. miles. Historic Port Townsend is the county seat.

Department Information

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is one of the oldest in the State of Washington. The department currently has approximately 60 employees, both commissioned and civilian.

Area Information

County: Jefferson
Population: 26,000
# 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 & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

Starting Salary for Entry Deputy Sheriff is $32.95 per hour and $44.16 post academy.

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees and their families through collective bargaining, Retirement through the State of Washington, Deferred plans are available. Vacation, Sick and holiday leave are determined through collective bargaining.

Jefferson 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 180 days (~6 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 None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
College Requirement Post-secondary education in a law enforcement field is desirable, but not required.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year of employment.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Contact Information

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339 Jefferson County


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

Other Jefferson County Sheriff's Office positions

Corrections Officer
Lateral Corrections Officer
Lateral Deputy Sheriff