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Entry Level Sheriff's Deputy Job - Snohomish County Sheriff's Officer - Everett, Washington

October 02, 2013

Snohomish County Sheriff's Officer

Position Title: Entry Level Sheriff's Deputy
Position Type: Sheriff
Closing Date: 9/30/2014
Job Description


Updated: October 02, 2013

Job Classification: Entry Level Deputy Sheriff

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Entry Level Deputy Sheriff.

Salary Information:

Current rate is $4,212.77 - $5,516.22
Salary information will be updated as soon as new rate increases are available.

Benefit Information:

    • Choice of two medical insurance plans
    • Fully paid dental, vision and basic life insurance for you and all of your dependents
    • Take home vehicle upon completion of the academy
    • All uniforms and equipment provided
    • LEOFF 2 retirement
    • Optional deferred compensation program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Wellness Program and flexible spending account
    • Access to Snocope Credit Union
    • Direct payroll deposit option to various financial institutions
    • Long term disability insurance through the Deputy Sheriff Association
    • Paid vacation and sick leave

Contact Information:

Sergeant Steve McDonald

Department Overview:

Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County (and Seattle) to the south. Covering 2,090 square miles, it is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington. Snohomish County's varied topography ranges from saltwater beaches, rolling hills and rich river bottom farmlands in the west to dense forest and alpine wilderness in the mountainous east. Glacier Peak, at 10,541 feet, is the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the highest in Washington State. Sixty-eight percent of the county land area is forest land, 18% is rural, 9% is urban/city and 5% is agricultural.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency providing law enforcement, jail services, court security, and civil processing services to all areas of unincorporated Snohomish County and to the contract cities of Stanwood, Gold Bar, Darrington, Snohomish, Sultan, and Index.

Population: 733,036 (2012 estimate)

Additional Information

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the department requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar.

The department requires the candidate PHQ. This questionnaire can be accessed through the NTN candidate account.

For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882 or by clicking on the Support link on the website.

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Job Requirements
  • Age : 21
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements


    Must be 21 at the time of hire and at least 20.5 at the time of application.

    US Citizen: Yes

    Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Selection Process:

      • All interested applicants must complete an application, Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and successfully pass the written and physical fitness tests administered by National Testing Network (NTN).

      • Applicants must also submit an on-line Civil Service application and supplemental questionnaire through Snohomish County's NEOGOV site. Snohomish County Job Opportunities

      • Applicant must achieve a passing score of at least 70% on the video and reading sections of the written exam. Applicant must pass the report writing section and the physical fitness test.

      The Physical Fitness Test includes a mile and a half run, a 300m sprint, push-ups and sit-ups (minimum 160 points needed for a passing score).

      • Qualified individuals will be invited to participate in an oral board interview to evaluate their experience, education and personal preparation for this position. A passing score of at least 70% is required on this portion of the testing process.

      • Veterans' scoring criteria will be granted in accordance with RCW 41.04.

      • Applicant's eligibility on the Civil Service eligibility list will be valid for one (1) year.

      • Candidates on the eligibility list will be certified to the Sheriff to begin the pre-employment portion of the process.

      • Candidates will receive an e-mail from Civil Service with their score and rank on the Civil Service eligibility list.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $4,212.7   monthly
    Top Pay: $5,516.2   monthly

    Contact Information

    Jim Patten
    Snohomish County Sheriff's Officer
    3000 Rockefeller MS 606
    Everett, Washington 98201
    ph: (866)563-3882