Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level

Shelton, WA
Mason County Sheriff

Salary: $61,351.20 – $78,541.68 Annually.

Position Summary:

Perform police and custodial services in accordance with the mission, goals, objectives and policies of the department, and in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws, perform related duties as required and assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Receive requests from citizens and others for police assistance and inform appropriate personnel.
  • Engage in routine patrol to determine the existence of actual or potentially troublesome crime related situations.
  • Conduct preliminary and extended inquiries regarding possible law violations, obtaining and verifying factual information from involved persons.
  • Determine existence of probable cause, identify and take suspects and offenders into physical custody.
  • Complete all reports in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Present factual information in court on field observations and investigations of criminal cases.
  • Service of civil and court process.
  • Initiate public service activities and respond to requests from persons for information and assistance.
  • Profession development by seeking to maintain or increase both academic and non-academic police related skills.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position


  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws;
  • Knowledge of police related constitution and judicial rulings;
  • Knowledge of the principles of police service;
  • Knowledge of modern investigatory procedures and equipment;
  • Knowledge of care, collection and preservation of evidence;
  • Knowledge of related criminal justice and social services systems and their functional knowledge of emergency service procedures, rules and regulations; knowledge of county character and characteristics; ability to think quickly under stress in a logical and analytical manner;
  • Ability to relate effectively to others in tense and/or hostile situations;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions which require diverse responses;
  • Ability to endure prolonged period of physical and mental stress;
  • Ability to comprehend and apply departmental policies, rules and regulations;
  • Ability to ability to communicate in a clear, accurate, comprehensive and concise manner, both verbally and in writing;
  • Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license;
  • To establish eligibility for deputy list, a grade of 70 percent or better on the written examination through Public Safety Testing and pass the physical examination, also through Public Safety Testing. Applicant must complete or have already successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year from hire date. Subject to background investigations, polygraph, and psychological tests.