1. General Information
  2. Hiring Process
All Positions

Whatcom County's Civil Service Commission continuously maintains eligibility lists of entry-level, lateral entry and certified entry deputy sheriff and corrections deputy candidates according to Section 7 of our Civil Service Rules. Eligibility lists for other Sheriff's Office positions (e.g., clerks) are established as needed.

Prospective applicants should check our list of automatic disqualifiers (PDF) before applying.

For current vacancies, see Human Resources job openings.

Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Deputy

Entry-level applicants must first pass written and physical agility examinations administered by Public Safety Testing. Successful candidates will receive an application in the mail.

Lateral and Certified Entry
Lateral and certified entry candidates may contact our Administrative Assistant at 360-778-6600 during business hours, or via email for more information.