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Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on May 04, 2023
PST Partner Agency since August 19, 2020
Testing Deadline: May 31, 2023.
Thurston County is located at the south end of Puget Sound. It was created in January of 1852. Currently consists of 774 square miles of which 47 square miles are water. The county seat is Olympia which is the largest city in the county and also the capital of Washington.
For information on the testing and application process, please contact:
Wayne Jones, Chief Examiner
3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia, WA, 98501
# of Staff:
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 6 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 31, 2023.
$6,171 - 7,876
Medical, Vision, sick leave, vacation leave, education incentive
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Lateral 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 or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must pass medical examination as a condition of employment|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||
Must have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy and have the ability to obtain an equivalency certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment by meeting the standards of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
|Prior Experience Requirement||
Have successfully completed the testing process and been hired by another jurisdiction from a civil service commission certified eligibility list or other like process.
Have successfully completed the testing process and been hired by another jurisdiction from a civil service commission certified eligibility list or other like process.Must have at least 12-months continuous work experience and successfully completed any probationary period as a full-time, paid, peace officer with law enforcement authority.
From the most recent law enforcement agency, must have no more than a 12-month break in service.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Thurston 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.
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Olympia, WA 98502 Thurston County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
Other Thurston County Sheriff's Office positions
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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Law Enforcement & Corrections Written and Physical Ability Test
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