Veteran's Preference is available to applicants based on military service. Please review the Hiring Process tab for more information.
The basic requirements to be a Deputy Sheriff or Corrections Deputy are:
Candidates who pass the above steps are placed on a ranked Civil Service Eligibility List. Veteran's who have passed an Oral Board examination shall be entitled to credit pursuant to Chapter 41.04.010 RCW that will be used in determining Eligibility List Ranking.
When openings occur, the Sheriff's Office invites select candidates from the eligibility list for further testing, to include:
Qualification as a lateral candidate requires:
Whatcom County offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their family, plus life insurance coverage for employees. Our benefits package includes attractive paid leave provisions, an average of 12 holidays per year, and sick leave.
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