Required pre-employment testing for candidates interested in Whatcom County Corrections Deputy positions is currently FREE!
Visit Public Safety Testing for more information and to schedule testing!
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:
Corrections Deputy and Sheriff's Deputy
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:
Top candidates are then given job offers that are contingent upon passing psychological and medical screening.
Corrections Deputy - Qualification as a lateral candidate requires:
Deputy Sheriff - Qualification as a lateral candidate requires:
To request more information and an application packet for Lateral Corrections Deputy or Sheriff Deputy positions, please contact Dawn Pierce, Sheriff's Office Senior Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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