Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level – Civil Service

Everett, WA
Snohomish County Sheriff

Salary: $83,349.96 – $109,139.16 Annually.

Position Summary:

The primary duties of this class are in support of the County’s Sheriff’s Office law enforcement functions. Responsibilities include protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, and investigating crimes throughout Snohomish County.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrol unincorporated Snohomish County to deter and discover crimes; conduct crime scene investigations; enforce laws and ordinances; render public assistance as needed.
  2. Respond to reported crime scenes; take action to secure the scene; interview victims and witnesses; gather and preserve evidence; arrest suspects; prepare required reports.
  3. Investigate and report accidents; administer emergency first aid until aid car arrives.
  4. Issue notices of infraction and citations to violators of state laws and county ordinances; serve warrants of arrest.
  5. Interview and investigate citizen complaints; respond to inquiries; provide information to the public on laws and ordinances; assist in resolving problems; make referrals to appropriate agencies as necessary.
  6. Guard prisoners at hospitals and/or in court; transport prisoners to and from jail and court.
  7. Prepare required reports and maintain necessary records.
  8. Testify as a credible witness in court as required.


  • High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • An associate of arts degree or 90 credits of college level course work including courses in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Must be a lawful permanent resident or United States citizen.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • No maximum age.
  • Must pass job related tests.
  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License, unrestricted except as to vision, is required prior to appointment.
  • Must pass a Civil Service examination; AND pre-employment examinations including, but not limited to, a complete background investigation, fingerprinting, criminal record check, polygraph examination, a medical examination and a psychological evaluation.
  • Employees must be armed at all times while on duty and must carry official office identification when armed.
  • Must qualify with a firearm on a regular basis.