Okanogan County is offering a one-time $10,000 signing bonus for lateral/certified and a $5,500 signing bonus for entry level newly hired Patrol Deputies!
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking quality applicants for selection to serve as a law enforcement officer. Patrol Deputies perform law enforcement duties throughout the unincorporated areas of Okanogan County, the largest geographical county in Washington. Deputies work independently and must be good communicators and problem solvers.
Employment as a Patrol Deputy offers a competitive benefit package that includes excellent health, dental and vision insurances, deferred compensation account options, LEOFF 2 retirement plan for Law Enforcement, short- and long-term disability options, basic life coverage, annual and sick leave accrual. Wage is $27.63-$34.10 DOE.
Background investigation, psychological and polygraph exams conducted on successful candidates. Hiring is provisional, based on outcome of completed psychological evaluation.
Lateral or Certified Entry Incentives
- Time in Service Allowance – New hire presently employed with a public LE agency when hired shall receive annual leave accrual time credit based on years of continuous service. Additionally, time in service credit will be applied to step increase computation for wages.
- Annual Leave Front-load – New hire shall be awarded one week of annual leave upon hire. Regular annual leave begins accruing immediately.
- Sick Leave Front-load – New hire shall be awarded two weeks of sick leave upon hire. Regular sick leave begins accruing immediately.
*Academy trained/certified – A candidate who does not meet the Lateral Entry requirements (currently employed as a certified peace officer and at least two years with that employer) but who has a current/valid peace officer certification or equivalent from a state certification authority.