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Yakima County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on March 24, 2023
PST Partner Agency since December 03, 2015
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Yakima County covers 4,296 square miles and is the second largest land area and 7th largest populated area in Washington State. The population is 247,004 (2013), with the largest city and County Seat being the City of Yakima.
There are over 14 cities and towns located throughout the County. The Yakima River flows through the middle of the County which is bordered by mountains and the Columbia River.
Yakima County business continues to grow yearly. Agriculture ranks as the largest industry in the County with a high production of apples, mint, pears and hops. Additional agricultural products include peaches, apricots, cherries, beef/dairy, wheat and award winning wines. Yakima County offers many post education opportunities. Yakima Valley Community College, Perry Technical Institute, Heritage University, Pacific Northwest Medical University and many extension programs top the list of extending education opportunities.
Yakima County offers a wide variety of recreational activities. With the local weather offering four seasons, there are always plenty of activities available. There are numerous hiking and biking paths throughout the mountains and cities. Fishing, camping, boating, backpacking and skiing are just a few favorites of the citizens and visitors. For additional information about the area visit Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce at www.yakima.org.
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has been serving the people of Yakima County since 1863. Our main office is located in the City of Yakima, with a Precinct Offices in Zillah.
The mission of the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is to enhance public safety, with integrity and professionalism.
The values are –
We are a full service agency with a variety of duties and assignments. YSO currently has 58 commissioned Deputies, 1 Animal Control Officers, 12 Reserve Deputies, 6 Department of Security Officers, 12 Dispatchers and 18 Non-Commissioned Personnel. Our patrol division works 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off. Detectives work an 8 or 10 hour shift. Some of our assignments include Patrol, Detectives, Boating, SWAT, Traffic Unit, K-9, Instructors-(EVOC, Firearms, Less-Lethal, FTO, Taser, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter), Search and Rescue, Pass Deputy, Civil Service Deputy, Reserve Deputy Coordinator, Narcotics and Violent Offender Task Force and Special Operations.
Under the supervision of a
commanding officer, is responsible for the protection of life and property,
suppression of crime, enforcement of laws and ordinances, preservation of
peace, and traffic direction. Work may require performance of hazardous tasks under
emergency and/or arduous conditions, which involve physical and mental stress.
Weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts are required.
# of Staff: 92
Yakima County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff has 6 vacancies.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 6
Beginning Jan 1, 2023 salary is $5,527 Step 1 monthly to $7,701 at Step 6 monthly. We do have premium pay for FTO, Instructor, Bi-lingual, DRE, Education (AA/BA) and Longevity.
Uniform and cleaning provided/ boot allowance
Assigned take home vehicle
PEBB Insurance for medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and family.
100 holiday hours/ 5 premium paid holidays.
Vacation accrual based on longevity.
8 hours of sick leave accrual per month.
We also offer the LEOFF II retirement program and deferred compensation.
Yakima County Sheriff's Office - 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||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||Must have a good command of reading and writing the English language.|
|Vision Requirements||Must have not less than 20/100 in each eye without correction and corrected 20/20 vision in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Must satisfactorily complete within 12 months after hire.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Yakima County Sheriff's Office - 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.
Yakima County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Yakima, WA 98903 Yakima County County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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