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Entry Level Deputy Sheriff

Pierce County Sheriff's Department - 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 www.piercecountywa.org/sheriffjobs Updated: Sept. 24, 2013 Classification: Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff Pierce County Sheriff's Department is currently building an eligibility list for future positions. Pierce County requires candidates to test through National Testing Network and complete the Personnel History Questionnaire (PHQ). Salary Information: $4,720 - $6,243 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. 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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Required physical activities include walking, standing, sitting, digital dexterity, talking, hearing and seeing. A Deputy Sheriff will assist in any emergency situation, and must maintain physical ability to affect a forcible arrest or deal with physical, confrontational or combative situations including use of reasonable force up to and including deadly force. Required physical activities during those times are running, jumping, balancing, climbing, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, twisting, crouching, reaching, lifting, carrying, dragging, throwing, pushing/pulling both objects and people. A Deputy Sheriff must be able to clearly distinguish and identify colors, accurately and safely discharge a firearm (either hand) with unassisted vision, safely drive a vehicle with unassisted vision, clearly discriminate electronic, mechanical and human sounds, and operate other required equipment in a safe and lawful manner for the protection/safety of the public, self and of other employees. Contact Information: Sherry Hieb
Civil Service Chief Examiner

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To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com 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. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21 at the time of hire
  • Education: : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: : Entry Level
Job Requirements Age: At least age 21 at time of appointment US Citizen: Yes (at time of application) per RCW 41.14.100 High School Grad/GED: Yes 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.

Contact Informaton

Susie Patten

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

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