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Job Title:
Corrections Deputy
Sheriff's Office
Hiring Range:
Starting pay  $24.12 / Hour (Approx. $4,181 / Month)
Closing Date:
Ongoing recruitment

There are currently several vacancies.

Women and minorities are encouraged to test

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office conducts on-going recruitment for Corrections Deputies.  The Civil Service Commission maintains a continuous eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill openings as they become available.  Initial testing is done through Public Safety Testing, Inc.



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.



Corrections Deputies work in a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week maximum-security jail and other assigned facilities to maintain facility security: receiving, booking, maintaining custody of, escorting, transporting, caring for and overseeing offenders. They are also responsible for alternative corrections programs.



Requires high school diploma or GED.  College-level coursework in the area of corrections, law enforcement, law and justice, police science or social services is desired, but not required.



Among other special requirements, a successful candidate, must: Be a citizen of the United States; be at least 21 years of age; read and write the English language; have a driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards; pass written, physical agility and other civil service examinations, a background check, physical examination, psychological examination, and polygraph test; become a member of the local collective bargaining unit.



Initial written and physical agility testing is conducted by Public Safety Testing, Inc. Visit their website at for instructions on how to get started.  Test dates are available on a continuous basis; check for test schedule and locations, or call 1-866-447-3911 if you don’t have access to the Internet.

See the Job Description on the Sheriff's website for full details.


Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer