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Sheriff's Deputy

Pierce County Sheriff's Office - Tacoma, Washington

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Entry Level Salary:
$4,720.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$6,243.00 monthly

Job Description

PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 930 TACOMA AVENUE S TACOMA, WASHINGTON 98402 Pierce County Sheriff's Jobs Updated: May 16, 2013 Classification: Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff Pierce County Sheriff's Department is now hiring! There are currently 5-7 vacancies with more anticipated. All testing through National Testing Network must be completed by June 12, 2013 to be considered for this round of hiring. Salary Information: $4,720 - $6,243 Benefit Information: Vacation, Sick leave, 12 paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Retirement, and Social Security and Industrial Insurance In Addition: Pierce County offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program which includes legal service access, Deferred Compensation, a Wellness Program, access to a credit union, commute assistance including transit subsidies, a variety of on-going training programs, direct payroll deposit, access to long term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts. Department Information: The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is a "full service agency" that provides law enforcement, jail, court security, civil processing services to all areas of unincorporated Pierce County and the contract cities of Edgewood and University Place. We serve the second largest county in the State of Washington with over 795,245 residents county wide, 375,545 of which live in unincorporated areas. Unincorporated areas in Pierce County include Parkland, Spanaway, Graham, South Hill, Frederickson, Purdy, Vaughn, Key Peninsula, and many of the areas surrounding the cities of Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Eatonville, and Roy. Our department consists of 300 commissioned officers that serve unincorporated areas, plus 6 commissioned officers in the City of Edgewood and 16 commissioned officers in the City of University Place. Our department is also comprised of 309 commissioned corrections officers and 61 civilian employees. Work as a patrol deputy in an urban area or in a rural wilderness. Compete for a wide variety of specialized assignments:
  • Canine unit
  • Civil unit
  • Community support team
  • Domestic violence unit
  • Fugitive warrant unit
  • Gang unit
  • Juvenile investigations
  • Narcotics investigations
  • Special investigations
  • Traffic enforcement
Plus many, many more! In addition, we offer opportunities with additional duty assignments:
  • Marine services
  • Search and rescue
  • SWAT
  • Swift water rescue
  • Air operations
  • Bicycle unit
  • Clandestine (meth) lab team
  • Dive team
  • Hazardous devices (bomb squad)
Job Description: This is responsible, general duty and investigatory law enforcement work involving the protection of life/property and the preservation of the peace for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Work is performed in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Sheriff's Department, and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws. See Core Job Description at the end of this document.

Additional Information

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to National Testing Network and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the department information, requirements and disqualifiers, and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date to test on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: Entry
US Citizen: Yes (at time of application) per RCW 41.14.100 Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Valid Washington Driver’s License at time of appointment and be able to provide proof of insurability Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes, able to read and write English per RCW 41.14.100
  • Ability to successfully complete Pierce County Sheriff's Department background investigation.
  • Condition of continued employment: Ability to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission physical fitness requirements at time of entrance to the Basic Law Enforcement Academy
  • Condition of continued employment: Entrance to and successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy as required by RCW 43.101.
Pierce County will consider reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, if requested. Notify the Chief Examiner at (253) 798-6250, at least one week prior to the need. Selection Procedure:
  • All interested applicants must complete an application, personnel history questionnaire and successfully pass the written and physical fitness tests administered by NTN.
  • Applicant must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher 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).
  • Individuals will be ranked and placed on the Civil Service register according to their score on the video section of the written examination.
  • Veterans’ scoring criteria will be granted in accordance with RCW 41.04.
  • The Civil Service register will be good for one (1) year.
  • The top candidates on the register will be notified by the Background Unit to begin the background investigation process.
  • Candidates will receive a letter in the mail from Civil Service with their score and rank on the Civil Service register. Please allow several weeks for delivery. Civil Service cannot give exam information over the phone.

Contact Informaton

Jim Patten

Pierce County Sheriff's Office
930 Tacoma Ave. S
Tacoma, Washington 98402
phone: (866) 563-3882

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