Law Enforcement Officer Position

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff



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Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on May 24, 2024
PST Partner Agency since July 13, 2018

Vacancies: 23

Important Information

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Entry Lateral Deputy. The office will be pulling a list of names on a continual basis. Candidate will need to apply through Snohomish County: 

No testing is required for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Personnel Development Division, Lieutenant Troy Koster at 425.388.3322.

Community Information

Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County (and Seattle) to the south. Covering 2,090 square miles, it is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington.

Snohomish County's varied topography ranges from saltwater beaches, rolling hills and rich river bottom farmlands in the west to dense forest and alpine wilderness in the mountainous east. Glacier Peak, at 10,541 feet, is the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the highest in Washington State. Sixty-eight percent of the county land area is forest land, 18% is rural, 9% is urban/city and 5% is agricultural.

Department Information

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency providing law enforcement, jail services, court security, and civil processing services to all areas of unincorporated Snohomish County and to the contract cities of Stanwood, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Darrington, Snohomish, Sultan, and Index.

Area Information

County: Snohomish
Population: 805,120
# of Staff: 762

Hiring Status

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 23 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. Applicants must also complete an application for Snohomish County via Government Jobs at: Those certified on the Civil Service eligibility list will be forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Multiple vacancies available. All qualified candidates will be considered.

Salary Information

Qualified lateral transfer candidates starting annual wage will be either $101,417.28 (Step 3) or $109,139.16 (Step 4) depending on the qualifications as listed below (language from the Deputy Sheriff's Association Collective Bargaining Agreement)

1. Lateral transfer employees with two (2) or fewer years of services as a peace officer will be hired at Step 3 of the pay range.

2. Lateral transfer employees with more than two (2) years of service as a peace officer will be hired at Step 4 of the pay range.

There are moving reimbursements available for lateral transfer employees as well. Please see the Deputy Sheriff's Association Collective Bargaining Agreement for that information here:

AA Degree = 3.5% additional pay

BA Degree = 7% additional pay

MA Degree = 9% additional pay

Benefit Information

•Salary may include college incentive pay, longevity pay and specialty pay if eligible

•Choice of two medical insurance plans

•Fully paid dental, vision and basic life insurance for you and all of your dependants

•Take home vehicle upon completion of field training

•All uniforms and equipment provided

•LEOFF 2 retirement

•Optional deferred compensation program

•Employee Assistance Program

•Wellness Program and flexible spending account

•Access to Snocope Credit Union

•Direct payroll deposit option to various financial institutions

•Long term disability insurance through the Deputy Sheriff Association

•Paid vacation and sick leave

Snohomish 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 years old at time of hire, 20 1/2 at time of testing.
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED High School Grad or GED.
Driver's License Required Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington state driver's license.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile No felony convictions.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read and write the English language.
Vision Requirements Ability to pass medical vision test.
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes
Prior Experience Requirement Must have been employed as a full time, fully commissioned law enforcement officer in a civilian law enforcement agency for at least 12 of the past 24 months. Must provide documented successful completion of a state basic law enforcement academy. Completion of the Equivalency Academy is required within one year from date of hire if the applicant is not already certified in the State of Washington. Experience as a Tribal Officer will be considered provided all of the above requirements are met.
Other Snohomish County Sheriff does not require their LATERAL candidates to take the physical ability test with PST.

Able to successfully pass a complete background investigation to include a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation and a medical exam.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On a continual basis.

Snohomish 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
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
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 conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
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.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff

M/S 606
Everett, WA 98201 Snohomish County


Other Snohomish County Sheriff's Office positions

Entry Deputy Sheriff
Entry Corrections Deputy