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.