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Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy
Last updated on July 16, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Whatcom County is nestled along the Canadian border, beautifully positioned between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range, this safe, scenic community is nationally recognized for its quality of life and diverse recreational opportunities. Visit www.bellingham.com for more information about our community.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has a staff of 190 employees under the leadership of Sheriff, Bill Elfo. The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of three bureaus: Law Enforcement and Investigations, Corrections, and Civil and Support Services. In addition the Division of Emergency Management serves to enhance the safety of citizens in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
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Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy has 5 vacancies.
As of July 6, 2021 Whatcom County has 5 vacancies for the position of Patrol Deputy.
Whatcom County's Civil Service Commission continuously maintains eligibility lists of entry-level, lateral entry and certified entry Patrol Deputy. We establish new eligibility lists after each oral board.
Please check our employment web page for information on our hiring process.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to review our list of Automatic Disqualifiers before applying.
For more information about the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office and the Patrol Deputy position, please review our Recruitment Brochure.
After completing your PST testing: Please watch your email for an invitation to complete a Whatcom County employment application. An application must be completed before you are considered eligible for participation in the Oral Board. Oral Boards will be scheduled periodically, based on need. Candidates will be contacted in priority order based on written exam score.
Questions about the application or hiring process, please contact HRCS@co.whatcom.wa.us.
Questions about the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, please contact Community Programs Coordinator Deb Slater at DSlater@co.whatcom.wa.us.
Entry-level Patrol Deputy starts at $35.23 per hour and receive annual step increases for the first five years. Deputies earn longevity increases every three years beginning in their 6th year through their 24th year.
Whatcom County offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental and vision coverage for employees, spouses and eligible dependents. Our benefits package also includes attractive paid leave provisions. Employees participate in the Washington State Retirement System and may also enroll in an optional deferred compensation program.
Detailed benefit information is available on our website.
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy 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. Possession of valid driver's license at time of hire and throughout employment.|
|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||Correctable to 20/20|
|College Requirement||None. College-level coursework in corrections, law enforcement, law and justice, police science or social services is desired.|
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy 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.
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy
Bellingham, WA 98225 Whatcom County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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