Law Enforcement Officer Position

Kittitas County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

 

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Kittitas County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on June 11, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

Kittitas County is hiring highly motivated candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff. The eligibility list is continuous and is maintained as scores are received from PST.

Lateral candidates DO NOT need to complete PST testing. Instead, lateral candidates should email civilservice@co.kittitas.wa.us to request an application packet.

As an employee you will receive advancement opportunities, specialized training, and the ability to expand your duties with other assignments. Some of the specialized areas of our department include: Detectives, SRT, Marine Patrol, Forest Patrol, Water Rescue, K-9, Search and Rescue, or being a Field Training Officer in a specific area. Some of the training you will receive includes verbal de-escalation, non-biased policing, crisis intervention, criminal investigation, supervisory, as well as all other in-house job-specific trainings.

During this process if you have any questions, want to take a tour, or need assistance please go to https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/sheriff/careers/default.aspx and fill out a "Job Interest Card." One of our staff will reach out to you and help you in any way we can to become part of our exciting team. Thank you for choosing Kittitas County and good luck.

Community Information

From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine and unique cultural offerings. In a single day, you can fly fish the Yakima River, take in a music concert at Central Washington University and visit one of historic downtown Ellensburg's wine shops or craft breweries. Or you might want to explore Roslyn's mining history and hike in the Alpine Lake Wilderness. There's boating the Columbia River near Vantage, snowmobile trails near Cle Elum and Roslyn and all kinds of offerings at Suncadia resort. The City of Ellensburg is the county seat and home to our Sheriff’s Office and Corrections Center.

Kittitas County is home to a variety of annual events like the Roslyn Farmer’s Market, Jazz in the Valley, and the Kittitas County Fair and Ellensburg Rodeo which attracts riders and spectators from across the country.

Kittitas County offers a variety of places for horseback riding, camping and shopping. There’s something for everyone in Kittitas County.

To learn more about all that Kittitas County has to offer, visit the sites listed below:

Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

Ellensburg Downtown Association


Department Information

Sheriff Clay Myers is the newly elected Sheriff of Kittitas County. He began his career with the Sheriff's Office 26 years ago as a Patrol Office. Prior to his appointment as Sheriff after the retirement of Gene Dana, Myers held the role of Undersheriff for 15 years. The Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement, corrections, emergency management, search and rescue, and marine patrol.


Sheriff's Message

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office has a long and proud history. Today, the task of law enforcement has never been more challenging—or more rewarding.

We owe our success to the men and women who serve and assist daily with dedication and sacrifice. The citizens and visitors of this large, beautiful county depend on us, and it is our pleasure to live and work with them. Kittitas County is a great place to raise your family.

I appreciate your interest in joining the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information go to: http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/sheriff/default.aspx

Mission statement

The mission of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is to protect all people, keep the peace, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office consists of 75 sworn positions and 18 civil positions, plus volunteers assisting in numerous aspects throughout the department. The 75 sworn positions include Administrators, Line Deputies, Corrections Officers, Detectives, and Courthouse Security. The civil positions include Law Enforcement Clerks, Control Room Operators, a Fiscal Analyst and a Technologist.

The Sheriff’s Office collaborates with local and state agencies, while the Corrections Center houses for local, state and federal agencies.

As an employee you will receive advancement opportunities, specialized training, and the ability to expand your duties with other assignments. Some of the specialized areas of our department include: Detectives, SRT, Marine Patrol, Forest Patrol, Water Rescue, K-9, Search and Rescue, or being a Field Training Officer in a specific area. Some of the training you will receive includes verbal de-escalation, non-biased policing, crisis intervention, criminal investigation, supervisory, as well as all other in-house job-specific trainings.

As a Deputy Sheriff you will have the opportunity to work in many different environments and dynamic situations. You will have the chance to assist other agencies and also work independently as you patrol the county from Snoqualmie Pass to the Columbia River.


Area Information

County: Kittitas
Population: 45,000
# of Staff: 90

Hiring Status

Kittitas County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 3 vacancies.

Kittitas County is seeking highly motivated candidates to continue their career with the Sheriff's Office. Lateral candidates should email civilservice@co.kittitas.wa.us to request an application packet. Thank you for choosing Kittitas County and good luck.

Salary Information

Deputy Sheriff - Lateral

$33.95 - $40.57 per hour. Lateral candidates may start at $35.35 per hour depending on training and experience.

Benefit Information

Ample sick leave, paid vacations, and excellent healthcare benefits. Additional incentive pay available for longevity, relevant education, bilingual Spanish speakers, Field Training Officers and other instructor positions, and physical fitness.

Kittitas County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Must have no felony convictions and/or patterns of misdemeanors.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Same as Washington State Patrol Vision Standards; vision corrected by contact lenses or surgery to 20/25 in each eye. If vision is not corrected by contact lenses or surgery, then uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/25.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Successfully completed a course of Basic Law Enforcement Academy from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, or from another local, State or Federal Law Enforcement Training program recognized by the WSCJTC.

Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum 12 months prior Law Enforcement experience as a Line Deputy, successfully completed a probationary period from a recognized law enforcement entity, and successfully completed a course of Basic Law Enforcement Academy from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, or from another local, State or Federal Law Enforcement Training program recognized by the WSCJTC, and who has not been seperated from full time law enforcement employment for a time greater than 24 months at the time of appointment to the Sheriff's Office.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant

Kittitas 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
Driving
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 2 years.
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
Automatic No conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs or reckless driving within last 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal heroin use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 2 uses total.
Automatic Illegal use of 2 or more different controlled substances.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor convictions, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic 3 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
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.
Financial
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Kittitas County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

205 W. 5th
Suite 107
Ellensburg, WA 98926 Kittitas County
509-962-7082

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


Other Kittitas County Sheriff's Office positions

Deputy Sheriff
Corrections Officer
Lateral Corrections Officer