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King County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on August 23, 2021
PST Partner Agency since July 02, 2018
Testing Deadline: December 31, 2021.
If you have a verifiable financial hardship, King County may pay all related testing fees. Please complete the following form (King County Sheriff Testing Fee Waiver) and once completed, submit to PST (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please allow 10-14 days for review and notification whether approved or not.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Backgrounds Department at 206-263-2664 and ask to speak to Alexandra Ehlert.
Population: 1.6 million
# of Staff: Sheriff's Office - 1150 (750 commissioned), DAJD - 900
King County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 53 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 31, 2021.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a monthly basis. Those certified on the Civil Service eligibility list will be forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 37 - filled by both entry and laterals.
The 2020 salary range for deputies is $71,363.56 - $99,923.87 annually based on a six-step system (initial hire rate + five increases based on hire date). These are the base rates for which premiums for education, longevity, and specialty assignments are awarded. Cost of living increases are made annually. The current deputy contract will expire December 2021.
•Competitive wages, including special and duty pays
•Paid academy training
•Educational incentives for degrees held
•Longevity premiums for years of service
•Take-home car assigned up completion of training (entry-level)
•Self-paced training program
•100% employer paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents.
•Annual vacation: 0-5 years = 12 paid days; 6-8 years = 15 days; 9-10 = 16 days; 11-16 years = 20 days; 20- 25 years = an additional day per year; 26 years = 30 days
•12 paid holidays
•12 paid days of sick leave annually
•Liberal accrual of compensation time
•Patrol Longevity Pay: An additional 2% of base rate starting after 5 years, up to 16% of base rate after 25 years.
•Take-home car upon completion of training; potential annual savings in time, gas, insurance, maintenance, convenience, etc. of between $3000-$5000.
•Education Incentive up to an additional 6% of base rate
•Deputies assigned to traffic, reactive and proactive patrol for at least one full month receive an additional 1% of base rate
•Numerous other premium pays for specialty units (e.g. Detective, K-9, TAC-30, Skin Diver, etc.)
•Paid academy training
•Self-paced training program
•Basic life insurance for you and the eligible family members you enroll
•Basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for you
•King County provides all uniforms and most equipment, as well as a car per officer program.
You may purchase additional/enhanced life insurance for yourself. Employees also can participate in flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses. Other King County employee benefits include the home ownership, Making Life Easier, and mildly ill child care programs.
King 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.
|Minimum Age||You must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application; age 21 on the date of hire.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||You must have a high school degree or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||You must have a Washington State driver's license, or be able to obtain one by the date of hire.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||You must have the ability to read, speak and write the English language fluently.|
|Vision Requirements||Normal color vision (based on the Ishihara standard range of normal color vision as determined by the medical exam) Uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better, correctable to 20/30 with the use of glasses, hard contact lenses or soft contacts you have worn for less than one year OR Corrected vision to 20/30 or better with soft contact lenses you have worn for at least one year (in this case there is no uncorrected vision standard) OR Uncorrected vision of 20/30 or better.|
King County Sheriff does require their candidates to take the physical ability test with PST.
Able to qualify with a KCSO-issued firearm at least twice a year.
Able to successfully pass a complete background investigation to include a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation and a medical exam.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
King 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
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