Civil Service Commission

Current Open Positions 
Court Security Officer - Applications accepted until position filled. How to apply and description of the position listed in the Job Announcement below.  Application, Waiver, and Veteran's Preference forms can be found at the bottom of this page under Required application forms.

WWSO Court Security Officer

Entry Deputy Sheriff
- Applications accepted for placement on Entry Deputy Sheriff List. (see process below)
Lateral Deputy Sheriff - Applications accepted for placement on Lateral Deputy Sheriff List. (see process below)


Entry Level Deputy

Job Description

In Walla Walla County, applicants for Deputy Sheriff must first take a written and physical test administered by Public Safety Testing, a company that specializes in testing for public safety positions. The physical test is pass/fail and the written test is scored much in the same manner as a high school or college examination. For more information on Public Safety Testing or to schedule a test.

When an opening arises for a Deputy Sheriff position, the Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission will request a list of top-scoring candidates from Public Safety Testing. The Commission next administers an oral board examination using a panel from the Sheriff’s Office, and a member of the Civil Service Commission (usually the chief examiner). The written and oral board scores are combined, with greater weight given to the oral test score.

The five applicants with the highest combined scores are listed in alphabetical order and provided to the Sheriff. The Sheriff will then select an applicant to process for the position, which includes a polygraph, psychological examination, medical examination, and thorough background check.

The Sheriff may select only from the list of five or decline to select anyone. (If there is more than one vacancy, the size of the list is expanded and more than one selection may be made from the expanded list).

Within six months of hire, all entry level Deputies must attend Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Please direct any questions to Angela Weston at 509-730-7093 or by email at aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us 

 Entry Level Deputy Eligibility List


Lateral Deputy Sheriff Hiring Process


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office welcomes sworn law enforcement officers who wish to apply for lateral transfer to our office.

You must have graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy (CJTC) for law enforcement. If you have not, you must be able to challenge the process for an equivalency certification consistent with the requirements stated in WAC 139.05.210 .  Eligibility for attendance in Equivalency Academy will be determined by CJTC, based on academy reciprocity.
A written test is administered with an oral board to follow.  Scores from both are combined with more weight given to the oral board. The applicant must score 70 percent on each test to continue in the application process.

The Sheriff may select only from the list of five or decline to select anyone. (If there is more than one vacancy, the size of the list is expanded and more than one selection may be made from the expanded list). 

Please direct any questions to Angela Weston at 509-730-7093 or by email at  aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us 

Lateral Deputy Eligibility List

Application Process for Lateral Deputy
Our Lateral Deputy application process is through Public Safety Testing.  Please click on the link below to complete a Public Safety Testing Profile, and Personal History Statement. 
https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/departments/walla-walla-county/WWCSO-Lateral

Upload the following documents to your PST Profile:

HS diploma or GED
any college degrees or applicable certifications
3 signed letters of recommendation
Resume
Walla Walla County Release of Information Waiver (the original must be brought to the Oral Board)   Waiver
DD214 and Veterans Declaration (Veterans Only)   
Veterans Scoring Criteria Declaration

If you have any questions please contact Angela Weston at aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us or 509-730-7093


Sergeant's Testing Information

Eligibility List for Sergeant


Other Civil Service Positions

Other positions at Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office may include Support Services Specialist, Support Services Clerk I, Support Services Clerk II, Crime Analyst Technician, Court Security Officer, Civil Process Officer and/or other clerical and civilian positions. In an effort to be congruous in our transparent hiring processes, these positions are also hired through the Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission. The lists below show the individuals that met the testing criteria and oral interview requirements for the positions indicated. These lists are compiled by the Civil Service Commission and held for use by the Sheriff's Office when an open position exists.

Certified List For Support Services Clerk II

Certified List for Walla Walla County Crime Analyst Technician dated 2-14-19

Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission Rules

Required Application Forms for Other Civil Service Positions

Application 
Veterans Scoring Criteria Declaration 
Waiver