Law Enforcement Officer Position

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff



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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on September 28, 2023
PST Partner Agency since May 11, 2015

Important Information

The Physical Fitness Abilities Test (PFAT) is not required if you are testing for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Lateral only!

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

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

Starting Salary for Lateral Deputy Sheriff is $32.95 and $44.16 per hour.

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 - Lateral Deputy Sheriff 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)
Minimum Age 21
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 be a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Academy, certified as eligible to hold a police commission in the State of Washington, or must be able to meet Washington State Equivalency requirements within six months of hire.
Prior Experience Requirement Must have at least two years of law enforcement experience as a full time police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency and have been employed within the last 12 months.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Lateral 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
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 2 uses total.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
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.
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.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339 Jefferson County


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

Other Jefferson County Sheriff's Office positions

Deputy Sheriff
Corrections Officer
Lateral Corrections Officer