911 Dispatcher Testing
***Local testing available September 28, 2019***
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for 911 Dispatcher. OCSO is offering a local test for this position in order to obtain a roster on which to draw from (1 Dispatch position currently open). The starting salary for 911 Dispatch is $3,268 per month (shift work). Also included are excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, paid life insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays as well as retirement and a health savings account.
- Minimum age requirement is 18 years
- Typing skills - 30 wpm.
- United States Citizen
- Valid Washington State Driver's license
- High School graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.)
- No felony convictions
Background investigation, psychological and polygraph exams conducted on successful candidates. Hiring is provisional, based on outcome of completed psychological evaluation.
Local testing will start on September 28, 2019. The written exam will take place in the Okanogan County Commissioners Hearing room promptly at
10 a.m. Registration for those testing is required through Public Safety Testing at
www.publicsafetytesting.com. The testing fee will be paid to PST upon registration through the website. Pre-registration begins at
9:45 a.m. Please bring picture ID.
Upon completion of the written exam (approx... 3 hours). 911 Dispatch test will be scored and posted through PST and available to view on the following Monday.
If interested, please register for the exam by going to
www.publicsafetytesting.com. Once the application is received a “Pre-Test” study guide will be emailed to you as well as a link to the required typing test. Upon completion of the typing test, please email results to
Shelley Keitzman. All further communication will be done via email. Please feel free to contact
Shelley Keitzman/Civil Service Secretary via email or by phone at 509-422-7169 should you have any questions or for more information.
Law Enforcement Positions
Current Employment Opportunities
1 - Open Position for Medical Services Officer
Applications are being accepted for the position of Medical Services
Officer for the Okanogan County Jail. Applicant must have
certification in the medical field, LPN, or RN and cannot have been
convicted of any felonies. Background investigation, psychological
evaluation, and polygraph shall be conducted on successful candidates.
Offline: Please submit a
Service Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter to Human
Resources at 123 5th Avenue N, Room 150,
Okanogan, WA 98840 or via email to
Tanya Craig. For more information contact Tanya Craig at 509.422.7104.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm, July 5, 2019. First review on
July 8, 2019.
2 - Open
Positions for Corrections Officers
Start a career with purpose and honor! A unique career opportunity for
you to make a difference and serve your community by becoming a Deputy
Sheriff, Correction Officer, Communication Officer (911 Dispatch) or Records
Clerk/Control Room Operator. For more information, and to register for your
exam, please click the “Apply on-line” link at the bottom of this
announcement. To apply for Entry Level Deputy Sheriff and Communications
Officer (911 Dispatch), please visit
Testing and click the “Sign up” link at the top of the page to begin
If you are interested in a Lateral position, please click “Apply
On-line”, complete the “Personal History Statement, attach a letter of
intent, resume and any current certifications, which should include academy
dates of completion. If you would rather, you may print out the Personal
History Statement and attach the needed documents and email to Tanya Craig –
Human Resources/Risk Pool Manager at
Tanya Craig or send by USPS to Civil Service, 123 5th Ave N., Rm 139,
Okanogan, WA 98840. If you have any questions, please feel free to call
TO APPLY FOR ENTRY LEVEL DEPUTY OR 911 COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – GO TO
TO APPLY FOR CORRECTION OFFICER, LATERAL FIELD DEPUTY AND LATERAL
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER –
Click Here Testing date TBD
TO APPLY FOR CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR (Jail) OR RECORDS CLERK –
Click Here Testing date TBD
For more information and complete job descriptions, please
visit the Civil
Service web page.
Control Room Operator/Records Clerk
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office
Examination to establish a roster of qualified candidates for the
positions of Control Room Operator and Records Clerk. There is currently one
vacancy for Records Clerk.
SALARY: $3138 per month with benefits
REQUIREMENTS: Eligible to work in the United States, WA
Drivers’ License, HS grad or GED and at least 21 years of age. Control Room
Operator typing requirement is 20 wpm and Records Clerk typing requirement
is 30 wpm. Applicant cannot have been convicted of any felonies. Background
investigation, psychological and polygraph exams conducted on successful
candidates. Hiring is provisional, based on outcome of psychological
evaluation and polygraph exam.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications packets are accepted
on a continuous basis. However, to be able to take the next written test,
application packets must be received by August 23, 2019 at 4:00pm.
EXAMINATION DATES: Written – August 24, 2019 9:00am (Exam
takes approx. 2 hours)
Oral Boards – Week of August 26th, 2019
EXAMINATION LOCATION: Okanogan County – Commissioner’s
123 5th Ave N – Okanogan, WA
TESTING FEE: A $20 non-refundable testing fee must be
paid at the test site on August 24, 2019.
APPLICATION: The application packet is available from