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Lateral Deputy Sheriff Job - Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - Everett, Washington

May 28, 2014

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 10/1/2014
Job Description

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Field Operation Bureau has current openings in our Patrol Division for Lateral Deputy Sheriff’s.

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).

After successful competition of a one year probation period deputies are eligible to apply for specialty units within the Sheriff’s Office. These positions include Major Crime Detective, Special Investigation Detective, General Investigation Detective, Auto Theft Task Force, Collision Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Community Transit, Marine Services, SAR/Air Operations, S.W.A.T., Regional Bomb Unit, Crisis Negation Team, Special Events Team, School Services Unit, Communications/Technology, Directed Patrol, Property Crimes Detective, Financial Crimes Detective, Civil Unit and K-9 unit.



Additional Information

All interested applicants must complete an application, Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and successfully pass the written tests administered by National Testing Network. Applicants must also submit an on-line Civil Service application and supplemental questionnaire through Snohomish County's NEOGOV site.  Applicant must achieve a passing score of at least 70% on the video, writing section and reading sections of the written exam. 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. To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. The PHQ can be accessed through the candidate's NTN account. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support on our website or at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook. 

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Grad
  • Experience 12 of the last 24 months in a commissioned position
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $4,574   monthly
    Lateral: $5,066   monthly
    Top Pay: $5,989   monthly

    Contact Information

    Kevin  Lynch
    Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
    3000 rockefeller Ave MS 606
    Everett, Washington 98201
    ph: (425)508-2867