Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level

Ephrata, WA
Grant County Sheriff

Salary: $35.97 – $58.22.

Closing Date: June 30, 2024.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing law enforcement, investigation, and crime prevention work while patrolling the county. The primary responsibility is for the protection of life and property by enforcing statutes and laws. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in a designated area of the county on an assigned shift in a patrol vehicle. Employees may be assigned to temporary duty as Officer in Charge requiring prior experience or supervisory skills.

The work involves an element of danger and personnel must use great discretion and individual judgment while handling emergencies and enforcing ordinances and laws.

Assignments may include investigation of crimes, crime scene photography, lifting of latent prints and gathering of statements and other physical evidence which may be present at crime scenes. Assignments and general instructions are provided by an area Sergeant, and calls-for-service will be given by the dispatch staff by use of radio.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrolling area of the County in a marked Patrol vehicle;
  • Issuing citations to traffic law violators;
  • Arresting persons who committed crimes in the County; securing prisoners;
  • Rendering assistance to disabled motorist;
  • Investigating criminal activity;
  • Submitting reports on case assignments;
  • Assisting other agencies who require the help of the department;
  • Giving first aid to injured persons;
  • Investigating motor vehicle accident, interviewing suspects and witnesses;
  • Intervening in family disputes;
  • Working with social service agencies for the protection of minors;
  • Investigating both adult and juvenile violators, and appearing in court and giving testimony on cases handled;
  • Personnel assigned also issue citations to persons violating the criminal laws of the State and County, and arrest and detain felons;
  • Personnel must be able to learn and use investigative techniques and procedures, observe, and remember details and learn and give first aid treatment.


  • Deputies must possess good moral character.
  • Be free from criminal violations of the law.
  • Have sufficient strength and agility to be able to perform the job.
  • Be 21 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • New hires will be required to successfully pass a polygraph, physical exam, drug screen, and psychological test and will also be required to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary period may also be completed.