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Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on November 09, 2023
PST Partner Agency since March 30, 2023
Testing Deadline: December 31, 2023.
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.
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.
Deputy Sheriff Job Description:
# of Staff: 42 Commissioned Deputies (110 employees agencywide)
Lewis County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 1 vacancy.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 31, 2023.
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.
Wages are determined by the Deputies Guild Collective Bargaining Agreement
2023 Deputy Sheriff Trainee (Entry Level): $5,885 Per Month
2023 Deputy Sheriff: $5,885 - $7,342 Per Month
Educational Incentive: Employees holding an Associate Degree shall be entitled to an additional 3% of their salary each month, Bachelor's Degree an additional 5%, and Master's Degree an additional 7%.
Core Benefits Include:
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- EAP Program
- Flexible Spending Account
- Dependent Care Assistance
- Supplemental Insurance
- Deferred Compensation Program
Lewis 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.
|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|
|Prior Experience 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 - 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.
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FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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