Thurston County Civil Service - Current Openings

Current Openings


Deputy Sheriff - Entry

2016 SALARY RANGE:   : $5,097 to $6,505/month

TESTING DATE:   Continuous

Employees in the Deputy Sheriff classification perform work under general supervision that involves the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the maintenance of order, and the investigation of crime. Deputies are expected to handle a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and professional manner.

For additional information, please refer to the Civil Service Classifications on the left menu.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Must meet Thurston County Civil Service Pre-Employment Screening Standards
  • Minimum age of 21 years at time of appointment.
  • Must hold or obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.
  • Acceptable score on an examination based on knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must participate in and pass an oral board.
  • Must pass a background investigation by the Sheriff's Office, as well as a medical and psychological examination and polygraph test.

In addition, individuals must meet the Sheriff’s Office Standards of Physical Fitness and Employment Standards.

To speak with the Sheriff's Office Recruiter, Please contact:

Arthur Eilefson
Phone: 360-280-4081

In order to be considered for employment, interested individuals must first take and pass a written examination and physical ability test. All initial written and physical ability testing for entry level candidates is conducted by Public Safety Testing, Inc. (PST). Visit their website at for instructions on how to get started. Test dates are available on a continuous basis; check the PST website for test schedule and locations, or call 1-866-447-3911 if you don’t have access to the Internet. Applications will not be accepted from individuals who have not successfully passed both the written examination and physical ability test.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by Thurston County Civil Service with further instructions as needed. Please do not submit a Thurston County application upon successfully passing the written examination and physical ability test without first being contacted by Thurston County Civil Service.