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Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections
Last updated on September 01, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: September 30, 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: 260
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections has 22 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is September 30, 2023.
Thurston County Civil Service Commission is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for entry level Corrections Deputy. Thurston County Sheriff's Office anticipates hiring a number of positions throughout 2023. Eligibility lists of qualified candidates are maintained to fill openings as they become available.
$5,263 - 6,717
Medical, Vision, sick leave, vacation leave, education incentive.
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections 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||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|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|
Acceptable score on an examination based on knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must pass a background investigation by the Sheriff's Office, as well as a medical and psychological examination and polygraph test.
Must meet the Sheriff's Office Standards of Physical Fitness and Employment Standards.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections 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 - Jail/Corrections
Olympia, WA 98502 Thurston County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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