Sheriff Department Jobs (Civil Service)

Civil Service Application & Examination Process

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is actively recruiting for Corrections Deputy and Deputy Sheriff.

Now Offering a $10,000 Hiring Incentive for Entry Level Corrections Deputy and Deputy Sheriff new hires! 

Offering a $25,000 Hiring Incentive for Lateral Corrections Deputy and Lateral Deputy Sheriff!!
As a new lateral hire, you will receive a hiring incentive of $25,000.  
New lateral hires will also receive 80 hours of sick leave available immediately and 80 hours of vacation leave available for use after six months of employment. Contact [email protected] for a lateral application.

You can take the entry level Corrections Deputy and Deputy Sheriff written exam and physical abilities test (PAT) for FREE with Public Safety Testing.

  • Once applicants pass the written exam and PAT, they will be invited to complete an application on the County's website to be ranked and placed on a civil service employment register. Applicants who are placed on the register will undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.
  • For minimum requirements to apply, background standards and additional information, please read the job announcement on the testing website.

Application Process for positions other than Corrections Deputy and Deputy Sheriff

  • Applications are accepted online when there is an open recruitment announcement (See Pierce County Open Jobs).
  • Only Pierce County online applications are accepted; resumes or other materials are not accepted in lieu of an application.

Civil Service Examination Process

  • Examinations are required for all Sheriff’s Department positions.
  • Examinations consist of written multiple-choice examinations, performance examinations, a physical fitness examination or a combination of examinations.
  • Applicants are ranked on an employment register based on their examination scores and referred for position vacancies as needed.

Hiring Standards & Background Investigation Process

  • Applicants must meet Sheriff’s Department hiring standards and successfully complete the background investigation process.
  • Failure to successfully complete any phase of the Sheriff’s Department hiring process is cause for removal from the employment register.