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Okanogan County Grainger Administration Building

123 Fifth Avenue North #150, Okanogan, WA 98840

 (509) 422-7169 - FAX (509) 422-7106

Okanogan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington State Lateral and WA State Academy Trained Deputy
2 Positions Open

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office currently has 2 vacancies in the patrol division. We are actively seeking Washington State Laterals and Washington State Academy trained Deputy Sheriff candidates. To apply please visit our Civil Service website at and click on Employment.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $54,720 - $67,512 per year with opportunuty for overtime

Experience: Please see job description for requirements

Okanogan County offers a competitive benefit package for full-time employees. The benefit package includes excellent health, dental and vision insurances, deferred compensation account options, LEOFF 2 retirement plan for Law Enforcement, short and long term disability options, basic life coverage, monthly, annual and sick leave accrual.

Please call Shelley Keitzman, Civil Service Chief Examiner at 509.422.7169 or email at for questions.

Okanogan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you require any special assistance at any point during the application or selection process and would like to request accommodation due to a disability, please email a description of your request to

911 Dispatcher Testing



  1. Minimum age requirement is 18 years
  2. Typing skills - 30 wpm.
  3. United States Citizen
  4. Valid Washington State Driver's license
  5. High School graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  6. No felony convictions

Background investigation, psychological and polygraph exams conducted on successful candidates. Hiring is provisional, based on outcome of completed psychological evaluation.

If interested, please register for the exam by going to 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.

Jail Cook

Testing to fill one vacancy for Jail Cook.

SALARY: $3203.00 with full benefits.

REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizen, WA Drivers’ License, HS grad or GED. Must be 21 years of age and have, or be able to obtain within 30 days, a food handler card. Applicant must have two continuous years of experience cooking in a high-volume facility such as a school, nursing home, hospital or large restaurant. 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications packets are accepted on a continuous basis. However, to be considered for this vacancy, application packets must be received by June 26, 2020 at 5:00pm.

TESTING DATE: Saturday June 27, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room

TESTING FEE: There is no testing fee. Please bring photo ID.


ONLINE: Click Here

OFFLINE: SUBMIT A CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION TO: Okanogan County Civil Service Commission Attn: Shelley Keitzman 123 5th Ave N. Room 150 Okanogan, WA 98840

Law Enforcement Positions


Current Employment Opportunities

2 - Open Positions for Corrections Deputy

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 Deputy, Communication Deputy (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 Deputy (911 Dispatch), please visit Public Safety Testing and click the “Sign up” link at the top of the page to begin registration.

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 Shelley Keitzman – Human Resources 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 509-422-7169.


TO APPLY FOR CORRECTION DEPUTY, LATERAL FIELD DEPUTY AND LATERAL COMMUNICATIONS DEPUTY – Click Here Corrections Deputy testing here on Wednesday, July 15,2020 at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 123 5th Avenue, Room 150, Okanogan, WA, 98840. A physical agility test will follow the written test.


For more information and complete job descriptions, please visit the Civil Service web page.

Okanogan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer