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Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on July 27, 2023
PST Partner Agency since January 04, 2019
FREE - Test Fee paid by agency!
Join Kitsap's Finest Family! Kitsap County Sheriff's Office offers a $15,000 lateral hiring incentive!
Kitsap County's Sheriff's Office is looking for the best and the brightest to join our family and serve our community!
Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism
Kitsap County offers challenging and exciting careers for Deputy Sheriff Officers at one of the most beautiful areas in Washington State. When you become part of the team, you are welcomed into our close-knit family. Our department is progressive and prides itself on keeping up with the latest technology and equipment. Our personalized approach to your future growth includes progressive job-related training, development of leadership skills and on-the-job training. The Sheriff's Deputy enforces state and local laws related to public safety and welfare, respond to emergency calls, patrol an assigned district investigating complaints, crimes, accidents and enforcing laws. The Sheriff’s Office is looking for individuals who are ethical, have integrity, who can handle difficult, serious or unusual situations all in an effort to provide a safe community for the citizens of Kitsap County!
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Kitsap County Human Resources Department at 360.337.7185 and ask to speak to Carol Mackie or Keri Sieckowski.
*There is no COVID-19 vaccination requirement to work as a deputy with the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.
Welcome to Kitsap County and the Kitsap Peninsula; a great place to begin or continue your law enforcement career with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and to raise a family. Our residents enjoy the Kitsap Peninsula's friendly local profile, fresh air, excellent school systems, natural beauty, virtually non-existent traffic, fine parks and trails, low crime rate, 228 miles of shoreline, diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, and limitless regional attractions. It's a quick ferry ride on one of four Washington State Ferry routes to downtown Seattle, West Seattle or Edmonds, or take one of our picturesque bridges to either the Olympic Peninsula to the west, or Tacoma to the east. Families enjoy diverse housing choices from established neighborhoods, rural homes, downtown condos and apartments, to new construction developments. Whether you love gardening and the country life, or want to live next to a golf course, on the waterfront, or near shopping, business, and world-class medical care, there is a home waiting for you in one of our communities.
The Kitsap Peninsula is known for its world class natural beauty and provides a convenient, central location for exploring quaint waterfront communities. The combination of Native American, Scandinavian, military and pioneer attractions are close by, as well as the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas. Our residents enjoy easy access to the Olympic Peninsula; Victoria and Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada); Portland, Oregon; and three National Parks (Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades)—all within easy travel distance and making it a natural setting for a wide range of adventure sports including world-class kayaking, cycling, running and mountain biking trails and events.
Kitsap County was founded in 1857, and was originally named Slaughter County. The people of Kitsap County are represented by three County Commissioners and are served by a variety of local elected offices, including the Kitsap County Sheriff, and other county departments. Kitsap County occupies a unique portion of the State of Washington, directly between the urban areas of Seattle and Tacoma and the wilderness of the Olympic Mountains. It is bounded by the Hood Canal on the west, Puget Sound on the east, and Mason and Pierce Counties to the south.
The current population of Kitsap County is estimated at a little over 250,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The County seat is located in the town of Port Orchard. Kitsap County is situated along the western shore of the central Puget Sound region. It comprises a total land mass of 393 square miles (or 0.6 percent of the state's total land mass). As such, Kitsap County ranks 36th in size among Washington counties and is the 3rd most densely populated county in the state.
The following link is a profile of the labor market and economic characteristics of Kitsap County.
For additional information concerning the vibrant community of Kitsap County, please visit the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is committed to...
Being a dedicated team, approachable and responsive to our citizens. We are committed to safeguarding our diverse communities and consistently exceeding the expectations of our citizens. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that will instill trust, respect and pride.
We are a full service agency employing 114 Commissioned Deputies, 91 Corrections Officers and 31 support personnel that are supplemented by well over 150 volunteers providing exceptional law enforcement services for the citizens of Kitsap County.
As a full service law enforcement organization, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office provides the following services to our citizens:
• Uniformed Police Response Service
• A 451-Bed Adult Correctional Facility
• Alternative to Incarceration Program
• Traffic Enforcement and Collision Investigations
• Criminal Records and Civil Service Process Services
• Property and Evidence Security
• Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Processing
• Court Security Unit
• Specialty Enforcement Programs
• Marine Patrol
• Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
• Kitsap Nuisance Abatement Team (KNAT)
• Bicycle Patrol
• Bomb Disposal Unit (WSP)
• K-9 Tracking and Drug Dog Program
• Search and Rescue Coordination
• Host Agency for Criminal Justice Services
• Regional Training Center for State Criminal Justice Training
• Traffic Safety Program Coordinator
• Home Land Security Response Vehicle and Analytical Services
Please visit our website at: www.kitsapsheriff.com for more information
# of Staff: 225
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 1 vacancy.
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 five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
- Base Salary for eligible lateral candidates ranges from $82,680 - $95,721
- Deputies receive assignment pay for special duty (Detective, Investigator, K9, Bomb Tech, S&R, FTO, Traffic Collision Specialist, SWAT, SRO, CRO, Drug Recognition Expert, Crisis Negotiation Team, Crisis InterventionTeam, Agency Lead Instructor)
- Shift differential for approved schedules
- Deputies receive longevity pay
- Deputies receive bilingual pay (2%) for certified ability in Spanish or ASL
- Educational incentive (AA = 1%, BA/BS = 2%)
- KCSO may, at its discretion, offer one or more of the following lateral hiring incentives:
- Recognize prior service time as a full-time commissioned law enforcement officer for purposes of calculating longevity and annual leave accrual rate
- One week (53.3 hours) of annual leave and one week of sick leave in addition to determined accrual rate
- A sign-on bonus not to exceed $15,000 with half to be paid upon hire and half to be paid upon completion of the probationary period
There are a wide variety of benefits available to Kitsap County employees. These benefits include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, State Retirement system, and deferred compensation. Benefit information available at: http://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Benefits/EmployeeBenefits.htm
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
FREE - Test Fee paid by agency
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Must have a valid driver’s license for at least one year. NOTE: You must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License by time of appointment.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||
Because of the nature of employment with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office a candidate must be in good standing with the community and the criminal justice system. The following is the maximum allowable contact with the criminal justice system.
Automatic Disqualifier - Any Felony convictions, Domestic violence conviction of any kind, Since turning 18, 3 or more misdemeanor convictions, and misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years.
Felony and Misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Felony and misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Read, write and speak the English language, so as to be easily understood by others.|
|Vision Requirements||Visual acuity cannot be worse than 20/100 in each eye without correction and corrected to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy or possess a valid Peace Officer’s certification (RCW 43.101.095).|
|Prior Experience Requirement||
* One year of employment as a full-time (full police powers) commissioned law enforcement officer for a state police/patrol, county sheriff’s office or municipal police agency;
* Successfully completed an agency’s law enforcement patrol FTO and probationary program;
* Applicants must be currently employed or not be separated from employment for more than one year as a full-time, commissioned law enforcement officer by a state police/patrol, county sheriff’s office or municipal police agency at the time of application.
* Applicants will be disqualified if they have resigned in lieu of being terminated for cause or were discharged for disqualifying misconduct from a full-time commissioned law enforcement position, in accordance with RCW 43.101.
|Current Hiring Status|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Kitsap 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.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
614 Division Street MS #37
Port Orchard, WA 98366 Kitsap County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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