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Lateral Deputy Salary/ Benefits/ Qualifications


The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Lateral Deputy in order to establish a current list of eligible candidates. Candidates must successfully pass a background check, oral board, physical and psychological evaluation, and polygraph examinationPreference points for veterans and reserve deputies.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED.





Salary range $3,828 - $4,358

  • Longevity pay for years of service
  • Shift differential premium
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation days
  • Paid sick leave




  • Take-home car assigned
  • All uniforms and most equipment provided
  • Medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents 
  • Basic life insurance
  • Basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance available
  • Additional/enhanced life insurance available
  • Flexible spending accounts available for health and dependent care expenses
  • Pension - Washington State Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Retirement System.
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Plan



Basic Qualifications for All Applicants

  • You must be a United States citizen at the time of application; 
  • You must have the ability to read, speak, and write the English language fluently; 
  • You must have completed the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy or Basic Equivalency
  •      Academy or have the ability to obtain an equivalency certificate prior to completion of one year’s
  •      Probation;
  • Applicant must provide copy of current certification and training records;
  • You must have a Washington State driver's license;
  • You must have a high school degree or GED;
  • You must be able to pass the background investigation;
  • You must meet medical standards, as determined by a medical exam following an offer of employment


Employment applications may be obtained by following the below link or you may pick one up in person at or office located at 64 Main Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612.




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