Job Title:

Deputy Sheriff - In-State Lateral

Opening Date/Time:

  Fri. 01/01/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time


$28.75 - $38.05 Hourly

Job Type:

Civil Service


Pierce County, Washington


Sheriff - Police Protection



Pierce County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for In-State Lateral Deputy Sheriff. We anticipate a large number of retirements in the next one to two years.  Please apply and test as soon as possible.

         Please apply and test online at National Testing Network. Testing may be scheduled at any National Testing Network location.

         Applicants for Deputy Sheriff are required to pass a video based scenario, reading section and report writing examination and pass a physical fitness test through National Testing Network.

         Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the video and reading sections of the written exam.   Applicant must pass the report writing section and the physical fitness test.  The Physical Fitness Test includes: a mile and a half run, a 300m sprint, push-ups and sit-ups (minimum 160 points needed for a passing score).

         Based upon the results of the National Testing Network scores, applicants will be ranked and placed on a civil service employment register. Applicants who rank high on the civil service register will be selected to undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.

         For additional information, please read the job announcement on the National Testing Network website.



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 Position Summary:

This is responsible, general duty and investigatory law enforcement work involving the protection of life/property and the preservation of the peace for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Work is performed in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Sheriff's Department, and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws. For more information, please read and refer to the class description - Deputy Sheriff



         High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.

         At least age twenty-one (21) at time of appointment.

         Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment and be able to provide proof of insurability. 

         Must be a United States citizen and ability to read and write the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.

 In-State Lateral Qualifications: At the time of application, current full-time employment with a City, County or State law enforcement agency in a general law enforcement capacity that includes patrol experience;

         Minimum one (1) year experience with the current agency and not on probation; and

         Have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission basic law enforcement academy for police officers, or its equivalency academy, and be currently certified as a law enforcement officer in Washington State.

         Ability to successfully complete Pierce County Sheriff's Department background investigation.