Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
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Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on February 21, 2021
PST Partner Agency since July 13, 2018
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 Sheriff's Office: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish/jobs/2124113/civil-service-deputy-sheriff-lateral-entry
No testing is required for this position.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT Department at 425-388-3192 and ask to speak to Deputy Johnson.
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.
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.
# of Staff: 930
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. 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.
$67,952.28 to $74,644.44. Lateral Deputy Sheriff starting salary will be determined depending on experience.
•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...|
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.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||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.|
|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.|
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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
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