Current Openings


Deputy Sheriff - Lateral

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

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; no felony convictions or series of offenses of a minor nature which would lend themselves to establish a pattern of criminal behavior, nor any criminal instances concerning moral turpitude; 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. Must pass a background investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, as well as a medical and psychological examination, and polygraph test as well as MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy and have the ability to obtain an equivalency certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment by meeting the standards of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Have successfully completed the testing process and been hired by another jurisdiction from a civil service commission certified eligibility list or other like process.
  • Have at least 12-months continuous work experience and successfully completed any probationary period as a full-time, paid, peace officer with law enforcement authority.
  • From the most recent law enforcement agency, the applicant must have no more than a 12-month break in service.
  • Pass a written examination and pass a physical fitness test.
  • Must meet Thurston County Civil Service Pre-Employment Screening Strandards.

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

If you are interested in working for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, please contact Wayne Jones, Assistant Chief Examiner, at (360) 786-5249.