Law Enforcement Officer Position

Mason County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff



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Mason County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on November 07, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 15, 2012

Vacancies: 2

Important Information

MCSO is expecting numerous vacancies for entry/lateral Patrol Deputy positions for 2022.

Community Information

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Department Information

The Mason County Sheriff's Office is a Washington State Accredited, full service Sheriff's Office. We take pride in what we do. We work together, provide excellent community service, and with a combination of vision and hard work have a reputation for getting things done.

Area Information

County: Mason
Population: 70,932 (2022 est.)
# of Staff: 46

Hiring Status

Mason County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 2 vacancies.

Eff. 10/18/2022 -- Number of Current Vacancies: 2

Mason County maintains a continuous eligibility list for Entry Level Deputy Sheriff.

Salary Information

A new contract is being negotiated to replace the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021.

2021 Salary is $5112 - $6545, per month

See link to CBA -- Deputy Sheriffs 2019-2021

Education Incentive; AA=1.5%, BA= 3.0%, and a Master’s=4.5%

Longevity Pay

Fitness Incentive

Bilingual Pay

Accreditation Premium of 6.0%

Specialty Unit/Assignment pay of 3.0%

Benefit Information

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

MCSO works an 11-hour shift with 4 days on and 4 days off. This schedule will allow all employees to have some of the weekends every month.

Paid Vacation leave

Paid Holiday time

Paid Sick leave

Comp time


WA State LEOFF2 retirement and HSA

Uniform Cleaning allowance

1 floating holiday off

4 premium days off

Mason County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff 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 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Mason 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic DUI conviction within the last 5 years.
Potential More than one DUI conviction in a lifetime.
Potential Multiple traffic infractions within the last 5 years (e.g., no liability insurance, no drivers license, or speeding).
Potential Knowingly driving without a valid drivers license or without car insurance for an extended period.
Drug Usage
Automatic Use of any illegal drugs within the past 5 years.
Potential Pattern of illegal use of drugs in the past 10 years.
Potential Excessive illegal use of drugs prior to the past 10 years.
Potential Use of Marijuana in the last 3 years will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential Criminal conduct as an adult.
Potential Any act of domestic violence.
Automatic Unfit for service based on the behavior assessment or manipulation of the behavioral assessment.
Automatic Failing the polygraph examination. Failing the polygraph examination.
Automatic Intentional deception or misrepresentation in any stage of the background investigation.
Automatic Use of a prostitute within the last 5 years.
Potential Significant non-judicial punishment in the military (e.g., Article 15 or Captains Mast).
Potential Unsatisfactory work history.
Potential Significant history of disciplinary or corrective action, including being late to work and abuse of unscheduled leave.
Potential Unexplained frequent job turnover.
Potential Misrepresentation on an employment application.
Potential Negative personal or professional references.
Potential Insubordination.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed
Potential History of behavior demonstrating anger control problems.
Potential Pattern of fighting (physical or verbal).
Potential Prejudice or bigotry toward a class of people.
Potential Discriminatory action, including sexual harassment.
Potential History of fiscal irresponsibility.
Potential Falsifying official documents or giving false information.
Potential Untreated alcohol or substance abuse.
Potential Intentional deception in the selection process of any law enforcement agency.
Potential Failure to notify Civil Service or the Sheriffs Office of a change of address.
Potential Failure to show for any Mason County Sheriffs Office appointment or being more than 20 minutes late.
Potential Failure to cooperate with the background investigation process.

Contact Information

Mason County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

322 N 3rd St
Shelton, WA 98584 Mason County
360-427-9670 ext. 313


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

Other Mason County Sheriff's Office positions

Corrections Officer
Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Lateral Corrections Officer

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