Deputy Sheriff-Entry Level (Civil Service)

Spokane, WA
Spokane County Sheriff

$49,871.54 – $91,915.20 Annually

Job Summary
The Deputy performs varied first-level law enforcement duties involving the protection of life and property; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; the maintenance of order and the investigation of crime.

Examples of Duties

Perform the following work with minimal supervision:

Patrol a designated area of the county in a patrol car, bicycle, or boat and/or on foot to deter and discover crime, conduct on-scene investigations at crime scenes, aid persons in trouble and render other public services as needed.

Enforce traffic and parking ordinances and investigate accidents; operate a radar unit to discover speed violations; issue citations to violators; serve warrants of arrest, arrest persons and secure their custody; complete necessary reports concerning alleged crimes, circumstances of arrest and available evidence and witnesses.

Serve civil processes, including writs of attachment, writs of restitution; and writs of execution. Conduct address checks on registered sex offenders. Document attempts and other pertinent information.

Respond to reports of possible crime and take action as the situation requires to secure the scene; interview victims, witnesses and suspects; gather evidence, locate, interview and arrest suspects;  investigate persons suspected of being engaged in crime, locate and secure evidence pertaining to alleged crime, and arrest suspects based on probable cause.

Minimum Requirements
Must be a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language; minimum age of 21 at the time of appointment, however, may test at age 20, as long as applicant turns 21 during the life of the eligibility list; high school graduate or GED; no felony convictions as an adult; must hold a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and during employment; good health; see, hear, feel, smell, touch, speak and move about (with or without corrective devices) to perform the duties, responsibilities, tasks and essential functions required or assigned to this position.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants must have:
-at least 60 semester credit hours or 90 quarter hours from an accredited college institution OR
-an A.A. degree or higher from an accredited college institution OR
-an equivalent to at least 2-years full-time work experience (Military experience qualifies as professional work experience)