The Yakima County Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications to form a Register of eligible candidates for the position of LATERAL ENTRY DEPUTY SHERIFF with the Yakima County Sheriff's Department.
Position will be open until filled and completed applications will be reviewed at the end of each month.
Applicants must complete and submit below paperwork PRIOR to be considered:
#1 Yakima County Application
#2 Resume - which can be attached to the application
#3 Proof of Citizenship (Copy of Birth Certificate / Naturalization Paperwork)
#4 Proof of High School Education or GED (copy of HS diploma or GED transcripts/or college transcripts or Degree).
#5 Copy of Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Certificate. If you live outside WA State, you must provide the Certificate from your State.
Copies of proof of Citizenship, proof of HS eductation and WSCJTC Certificate can be mailed to:
Yakima County Human Resrouces
128 N 2nd Street, Room B-27
Yakima WA 98901
Duties: Under the supervision of a commanding officer, is responsible for the protection of life and property, suppression of crime, enforcement of laws and ordinances, preservation of peace, and traffic direction. Work may require performance of hazardous tasks under emergency and/or arduous conditions, which involve physical and mental stress. Weekends, holidays and rotating shifts are required.
To be considered a Lateral Deputy you must meet these minimum requirements:
Condition of Employment:
This position is under the Yakima County Deputy Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Officers Guild.
Candidates that qualify, must score a minimum of 75% on the oral examination. Those applicants who are eligible for veteran’s preference will receive 5 or 10 percent based on eligibility status.
All candidates are subject to physical agility/performance test, a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological examination and physical examination.
Preference Points must be submitted to Yakima County Human Resources prior to the Oral Board.
Veteran’s Preference Points
#1 Veteran’s Preference Application Form
#2 Copy of DD214
Reserve Preference Points