Patrol Deputy-Entry/Lateral and Academy Trained/Certified

Okanogan, WA
Okanogan County

Salary range: $5,440.00 to $6712.00 Lateral entry is D.O.E.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Enforces laws, performs traffic control functions, maintains peace and provides emergency aid services to protect the lives, property and legal rights of County residents and visitors.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor the public’s activities for compliance with federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances; cite, apprehend and/or arrest violators using a minimum amount of force (often requires making instantaneous decisions in critical or dangerous situations) and act as a deterrent to potential violators by performing routine and commercial and private security patrols in marked cars.
  • Conduct investigations of traffic accidents, crimes and complaints of potentially dangerous (possibly armed) persons, gun shots, disputes or animal cases. This involves such activities as lifting fingerprints, interviewing or interrogating witnesses or suspects and photographing scene.
  • Type, dictate and/or complete incident, accident and investigative reports, as well as the daily log. The position may also testify in court regarding data on those reports.
  • Provide emergency medical treatment to victims of traffic or accidents or natural disasters.
  • Provide traffic control during emergencies or civic functions.
  • Serve criminal and civil papers to residents; may also involve arrests.
  • Provide for personal and equipment effectiveness by demonstrating skill proficiency (weapons, first aid, and high speed chase), completion of the appropriate law officer courses and 40-hour annual review and update courses and by keeping abreast of changes in laws, ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the peace by providing crowd control during civil ceremonies or any time large numbers of people gather.
  • Provide information services to the public regarding road conditions, directions, preventive home and commercial security measures and the availability of public services.
  • Train and possibly test other deputies in procedures (new employees) and/or skills proficiency.
  • Must be able to work in harmony with all fellow employees on a continuing basis.
  • Be aware of and comply with all department policies and procedures.


  • Must be at least 2l years of age at time of employment.
  • United States citizen.
  • High school graduate or equivalent. Proof of graduation (diploma or G.E.D.) must be provided with application
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License at the time of employment.
  • Applicant’s traffic record will be subject to review and approval by the Civil Service Commission, the Sheriff’s Department and Insurance Carrier.
  • Must not have had a conviction for any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution and shall not have been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude, narcotics, drugs or alcohol.
  • Must not be addicted to the excessive use of drugs or intoxicating beverages.
  • Must possess an active First Aid Card and CPR Training.
  • Applicant cannot have been convicted of any felonies. Background investigation, physical exam, psychological and polygraph exams conducted on successful candidates. Hiring is provisional, based on outcome of psychological evaluation.
  • Bilingual.
  • Basic Law enforcement training.
  • Two years law enforcement experience.