Corrections Position

Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy



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Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy

Last updated on April 05, 2024
PST Partner Agency since April 07, 2023

Vacancies: 6

Community Information

Lewis County is situated in southwest Washington with the largest cities of Centralia and Chehalis located in the western part of the county, halfway between Seattle and Portland. Neighboring counties are Thurston to the north, Cowlitz to the south, Pacific to the west, and Yakima to the east. Lewis County offers just about every recreational opportunity imaginable in the Pacific Northwest while being within a reasonable traveling distance to major metropolitan areas, making it a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

For additional community information, visit Discover Lewis County.

Department Information

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is a professional and progressive full-service law enforcement agency for the unincorporated region of Lewis County. The agency is organized into three bureaus: Operations, Corrections, and Services that are overseen by the Sheriff's Administrative Staff. Relative to other Sheriff's Offices in the state, LCSO is an average-sized agency of 100 employees comprised of Deputies, Corrections Deputies, Support Staff, and Administrative Staff. Numerous career opportunities exist, to include specialty positions within the Operations and Corrections Bureaus.

For additional information, visit the Lewis County Sheriff's Office website.

Job Description

Area Information

County: Lewis
Population: 84,156
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy has 6 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. Panel interviews are 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 and selection as vacancies occur.

For interested lateral applicants, contact the agency directly for application process - Background Investigator Kevin Dickey, 360-740-1350. Lateral applications are not submitted through PST.

Salary Information

Wages are determined by the Corrections Guild Collective Bargaining Agreement

2024 Corrections Deputy: $5,189 - 5,724 Per Month

Educational Incentive: Employees holding an Associate Degree shall be entitled to an additional 3% of their base salary each month, Bachelor's Degree an additional 5%, and Master's Degree an additional 6%.

Benefit Information

Core Benefits Include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D
  • Retirement
  • Long-Term Disability
  • EAP Program

Additional Benefits:

  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Program

Corrections Additional Compensation & Benefits

2023 WCIF Corrections Guild Benefits Rate Sheet

Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy 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 19
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy 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
Potential Multiple traffic infractions (i.e. no liability insurance, no driver’s license or speeding), reckless driving or negligent driving.
Potential DUI (Driving while under the influence) conviction.
Potential Driver’s license suspension or revocation.
Drug Usage
Potential Use of hallucinogenic drugs such as mushrooms, PCP, and LSD within three (3) years of application.
Potential Being under the influence of and/or unlawful possession of a controlled substance while working in any safety or security sensitive position.
Potential Knowingly or willingly used any illegal narcotic drug.
Potential Deriving income through the possession, sale or importation of illegal narcotic drug.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any un-vacated felony conviction(s) as an adult (over 18 years of age).
Potential Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential Convicted of any misdemeanor involving theft, sex offenses, moral turpitude, or violence. Any act of domestic violence.
Potential Incarceration for any reason.
Potential Criminal conduct as an adult.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions and/or juvenile felony convictions.
Potential Knowingly involved in the illegal trafficking (sale, transportation for sale or manufacture) of marijuana or any other narcotic or controlled substance.
Potential Use of a prostitute.
Potential Resigning in lieu of termination.
Potential Fired from any law enforcement agency.
Potential Significant non-judicial punishment in the military (i.e. Article 15 or Captains Mast).
Potential Significant history of disciplinary or corrective action, including being late to work and abuse of unscheduled leave.
Potential Unexplained frequent job turnover.
Potential Dishonorable discharged from the US Armed Forces.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Unresolved credit accounts or items sent to collection agencies.
Potential Financial or fiscal irresponsibility.
Automatic Prejudice or bigotry towards a class of people.
Automatic Falsifying official documents or knowingly giving false information.
Automatic Intentional deception in the selection process for any law enforcement agency.
Potential The applicant’s association with persons having notoriety for involvement in criminal activity.
Potential The commission of any act evidencing unfairness, untruthfulness, cheating, dishonesty, or disrespect for the rights of others.
Potential The commission of acts evidencing recklessness or irresponsibility.
Potential Ever participated with individuals or groups that were involved in criminal activities.
Potential Negative personal or professional references.
Potential Intentional misrepresentation on an employment application.
Potential History of behavior demonstrating anger control problems.
Potential Pattern of fighting (verbal or physical).
Potential Discriminatory action, including sexual harassment.
Potential Untreated alcohol or substance abuse.

Contact Information

Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Deputy

28 SW Chehalis Avenue
Chehalis, WA 98532 Lewis County


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

Other Lewis County Sheriff's Office positions

Deputy Sheriff