Deputies are subject to the direct supervision of the Sergeant assigned to their patrol shift and are responsible for the preservation of the public peace, protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crimes, the arrest of violators of the law, the proper enforcement of all laws and ordinances of the County, State and the United States, and adherence to the Sheriff’s Rules, Regulations and Procedures.

Pend Oreille County Deputies are RESIDENT deputies. Therefore, if offered a position, relocation anywhere within Pend Oreille County at the Sheriff’s request, in accordance with the department’s needs, is REQUIRED. You do not need to be a resident to apply.

Applicants must have been employed 24 months out of the last 36 months as a full time state, county or municipal police officer.  Must have attended and successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy or have an equivalent certification from another state approved basic law enforcement academy.  Any out-of-state applicant who has not completed the Wash. State Criminal Justice Training Academy must successfully pass the state’s equivalency test during the initial 12 months of employment. See details on general minimum qualifications and job description below.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Step 2, $4484.57/month to Step 4, $4842.52/month, DOE.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  Minimum of One (1)


Physical Ability Test (PAT):   Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:00 am in the Civil Service Office, County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th  St., Newport, WA.  See details below.

  > You must pass the PAT to have your application forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office.

Typing Test:  No minimum required and not grounds for disqualification. Your typing score will be added to your application before submission to the Sheriff’s office (if applicable). Test will be administered during the PAT scheduled time or may be scheduled ahead of testing date.

Examination test weight: Physical Ability Test is 90%, education & experience 10%.

TO APPLY:  Civil Service Application Required. See below to print an application (you cannot apply on-line), pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. (509) 447-6480. A $15.00 testing fee is due at time of application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by 4:00 pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail (PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156). Mailed applications must be received by deadline.

911 Dispatchers- Entry & Lateral (Civil Service)

No Experience necessary for Entry. All Training Provided. Dispatchers are responsible for the transmission of radio and telephone messages and requests for law enforcement, emergency medical and fire services. They shall dispatch public safety units and monitor their activity, providing support as required. Dispatchers handle highly stressful emergency requests; calms, negotiates and controls callers to gather essential information to communicate to respondents. They coordinate inter-office telephone traffic and other correspondence. Dispatchers act as a direct representative of the Sheriff when dispatching Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel.

Exam Announcement, Job Description, and Civil Service Application are below. You cannot submit the application on-line.

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS: (up to) Two (2), Full-time. The Communication Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Union. Starting Entry rate: $17.66/hr ($3061.40/month). Starting Lateral rate: $18.36/hr – $19.87/hr ($3183.85/month-$3443.67/month), DOE. Benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, life insurance, retirement plan and medical benefits.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: Typing Test: 40 WPM with a 90% accuracy (a pass or fail 3 minute test). Your keyboarding appointment will be set at the time you file your application (subject to the Chief Examiner’s schedule). Typing & written tests must be taken within 2 weeks of filing your application. You must pass the typing test to take the Written Exam which will be scheduled upon passing the typing test (can be same day). Allow 2 hours for written test. Test location:  County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Office 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA 99156.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. You cannot apply on-line. Print application from below or obtain an application from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 509 447-6480. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee payable to Pend Oreille County Treasurer must accompany the original application packet.  Testing fee may be waived due to financial hardship. Pend Oreille County is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Drop off, fax, or mail application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  by 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156. If mailing: use PO Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 or fax 509-447-0595. This is a continuous posting and applications will be accepted and applicants tested on a continuous basis until all available positions are filled. [/av_textblock]

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Mental Health Counselor

Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Provide professional mental health services. Services include, but are not limited to, outpatient individual, group and family therapy, crisis services and case management. Works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees.  This is an exempt, with designation as a DCR, and subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

Salary: $3,972.14- $4,448.26 DOE Plus Benefits

Mental Health Professional Job Description


  1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in mental health counseling, social work or other closely related field.
  2. Possess a valid State of Washington issued credential to practice as a counselor, without restriction, probation, or limiting condition or threat thereof, or proof of application must be provided within 30 days of beginning employment.
  3. Possess a valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI), or proof of application must be provided within sixty (60) days of beginning employment.
  4. Possess education, training or experience, which clearly demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  5. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in all areas of job performance including adherence to appropriate professional boundaries and strict confidentiality practices in regard to client activities and documentation.
  6. Able to apply clinical judgment, ethics and accountability to formulate and implement treatment plans and other clinical documentation.
  7. Must demonstrate the ability to handle stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately.
  8. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  9. Must successfully pass a background check, a driving record check and a pre-employment physical.
  10. Is not a State or Federal (OIG) and System for Award Management (SAM) excluded provider, in any capacity for the Medicare, Medicaid, and all Federal health Care programs.


  1. Abide by ethical standards developed by the appropriate professional associations, this County and Agency, for counselor, social workers or psychologists. Although not inclusive these standards require you to respect clients, maintain client boundaries and confidentiality.
  2. Maintain professional credentials required for the service being provided. Including CEU credits as needed to maintain credentials.
  3. Complete all training required by the WAC and RCW’s within the required time frames.
  4. Be familiar with and follow the laws of the State of Washington and the Federal government as they pertain to mental health practice.
  5. Be familiar with and follow Agency and County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  6. Be familiar with Interagency Agreements that pertain to clinical practice.
  7. Attend trainings approved by Director of Supervisors. Provide training to staff as requested.
  8. Maintain records in accordance with requirements of law, contractual requirements and Agency policy.
  9. Provide individual, family and group counseling.   Practice standards for managed care as it applies to clinical practice.  Provide consumer driven service in a culturally sensitive manner.
  10. Have fundamental understanding of DSM 5, or its successor, psychiatric disorders, psychotropic medications, brain physiology and demonstrate a working knowledge of the various theoretical models of psychotherapy, behavioral counseling and other Evidenced Based Practices.
  11. Provide mental health assessments, develop and implement treatment plans, provide case management referral and coordination with other mental health professionals and allied treatment providers, to include psychiatrists, IEP coordinators, and other community-based agencies.
  12. Participate as a team member of this Agency by attending staff meetings and actively participating in agency meetings. Develop a positive working environment by treating agency staff members with respect and courtesy. Exercise sound judgment with problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Encourage others to achieve high levels of quality and successful working relationships. Promote team effectiveness, promoting trust, commitment, and Agency pride.
  13. Attend regular supervision with supervisors. Respond to requests from supervisors in a timely manner. Use time effectively.   Keep appointments and be at work and at meetings on time.
  14. Encourage and participate in community networking. Support treatment team meetings developed by other agencies. Attend community meetings as requested and approved by supervisors.
  15. Provide timely crisis response as required by agency policies. Complete DCR training and Provide DCR services (see DCR job description).
  16. Perform other duties and assignments as requested by thesupervisors


Work in a variety of settings supporting individuals, families and groups within the community, to include office, client’s residence, schools, hospitals, jails and other public venues; continuous contact with staff and the public. Standard risks associated with community mental health services to persons with chronic and serious mental health problems, drug and alcohol problems, developmental and physical disabilities, to include possible exposure to violent behaviors and/or contagious diseases, such as hepatitis.  Expect periods of sitting, standing and walking.  Routine travel required throughout the county and region, in all seasons. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machines, as well regular manual signing of name to required documents. This position also requires handling of client charts, up to 30 pounds and variable after-hours crisis services

Please see the job description for a complete list of requirements, qualifications, and working conditions.

Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.