Law Enforcement Officer Position

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff



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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on March 13, 2024
PST Partner Agency since July 22, 2016

Vacancies: 2

Important Information

All road Deputies are required to live in the County as assigned. 


Lateral candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are not required to take the PST physical ability test.


PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (509)725-3501 and ask to speak to Chief Criminal Deputy Kody Becker.

Community Information

Lincoln County is 2339 square miles in size and is bordered by Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area on the north. This border creates a unique opportunity for many outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, fishing and camping. Lincoln County with its 4 seasons and rural setting offers something for every outdoor sportsman including hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Additionally Lincoln County is an easy 35 miles from downtown Spokane, with its unique shops, malls, theaters, and fine dining.

Department Information

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of two divisions, the Patrol Division and the Corrections/Communication Division. The Patrol Division has 10 patrol deputies and 2 sergeants. Patrol Division responsibilities include deputy coroner, marine patrol, traffic enforcement, and criminal investigations

Area Information

County: Lincoln
Population: 10,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 2 vacancies.

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.  

Salary Information

$4,911 - $6528 per month plus night/weekend differential, longevity pay, holiday pay, specialty pay and more.
Starting salary DOE.

Benefit Information

  • Excellent medical/vision/dental plan. Only $77 per month covers your entire family!
  • Take home cars are assigned to all road deputies.
  • All uniforms and equipment are supplied.
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • 13 paid holidays

Lincoln 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
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Must possess valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read and write the English language.
Vision Requirements Vision no worse than 20/100 w/o correction, correctable to 20/20 – 20/30 with good night vision
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes
Prior Experience Requirement No less than 12 months full time experience as a sworn, paid police officer within the last three years.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Lincoln 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
Potential 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Potential 5 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Potential 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 2 years.
Drug Usage
Potential Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
Potential Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Potential Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Illegal opiate use.
Potential Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 2 uses total.
Potential Illegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Potential Any illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Potential Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Potential Any adult felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Any misdemeanor, 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.
Potential Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Any hate crime.
Potential 2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
Potential Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: criminal conviction or drug usage.
Potential 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.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

404 Sinclair Street
P.O. Box 367
Davenport, WA 99122 Lincoln County


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

Other Lincoln County Sheriff's Office positions

Deputy Sheriff
Corrections Officer / Dispatcher