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Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
614 Division  MS-37, Port Orchard WA 98366 Phone:(360)337-7101 * Fax:(360)337-4923
 
 
 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

"No one is compelled to choose the profession of a police officer; but having chosen it, everyone is obligated to perform its duties and live up to the high standards of its requirements." ~ President Calvin Coolidge

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The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, is seeking qualified applicants for Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer

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Deputy Sheriff

This is for informational purposes only. To determine job vacancies and specific benefit information and determine what county jobs are open, please go to:

 http://www.kitsapgov.com/jobline/default.htm

Applications for entry level Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer position are being accepted through www.publicsafetytesting.com

If you have questions about a career in law enforcement, please contact Det Lori Blankenship.

Pay and Benefit Package:

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office offers a very competitive pay and benefit package, as follows. Contract expiration date is December 31, 2016.

Salary Range: $29.68 to $37.88 per hour ($61,734.40 to $78,790.40 annually, based on 2080 hours worked annually). Overtime paid per FLSA.

Longevity Bonus: From 1.5% to 5% of salary, paid annually on anniversary date.

Assignment Pay: Up to 6% of the employee’s base hourly pay.

Uniforms: The employer supplies and maintains uniforms and equipment. The plainclothes deputies receive $625.00 per year in clothing allowance.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Plans: Employees in this position may choose from several insurance plans. Premium rate sheets showing County and employee contributions will be available on the Kitsap County website at http://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Benefits/EmployeeBenefits.htm. The County pays premiums for $24,000 life insurance and dental coverage for the employee only. Dependents may be added to the dental and life insurance at the employee's cost, with the County contributing a portion of the premium.

Retirement Plan: Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF II) plan.

Hours of Work: Deputies work a 10 hour 40 minute shift that rotates every six months.

Holidays: Eleven (11) paid holidays, seven (7) of which are premium days for which the deputy receives additional halftime pay.

Annual Leave: Upon employment 80 hours per year
  After 5 years 160 hours per year
  After 10 years 190 hours per year
  After 15 years 220 hours per year

You may carry over a total of 360 hours per calendar year. At retirement the employee is paid for the unused annual leave at the rate at the time of separation.

Sick Leave: Ten (10) hours per month of employment, with a maximum annual carryover of 1200 hours. Fifty (50) percent is paid upon retirement.

Bereavement Leave: Up to three (3) days per year are allowed and are not accumulative, to attend a funeral for a death in the employee’s immediate family, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Deputy Sheriff Minimum Requirements:

  • US citizen
  • Read, write and speak the English language
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Completion of two years of accredited college (minimum of 90 quarter credits or 60 semester hours). Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Experience or Military Education Equivalency may be substituted for the college requirement.
  • Pass a civil service entrance examination and physical agility test
  • Pass medical, psychological and polygraph examinations, as well as an intensive background investigation
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver's license at the time of employment
  • A conviction record may be disqualifying

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For informational purposes only. For job vacancies and specific benefit information, please visit: http://www.kitsapgov.com/jobline

Applications are being accepted through publicsafetytesting.com

In you have questions about a career as a Corrections Officer, please contact LT Penny Sapp, Corrections Recruiting Coordinator.

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Corrections Officer

Pay and Benefits Package:

The Kitsap County Corrections Division offers a very competitive pay and benefit package, as follows. Contract expiration date is December 31, 2015.

Salary Range $22.91 to $30.70 per hour ($47,652.80 to $63,856.00 annually, based on 2080 hours worked annually) for 2015. Overtime paid per FLSA. 

Uniforms: The employer supplies and maintains uniforms and equipment.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Plans: Employees in this position may choose from several insurance plans. Premium rate sheets showing County and employee contributions will be available on the Kitsap County website at http://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Benefits/EmployeeBenefits.htm. The County pays premiums for $24,000 life insurance and dental coverage for the employee only. Dependents may be added to the dental and life insurance at the employee's cost, with the County contributing a portion of the premium.

Retirement Plan: Public Safety Employees' Retirement System. For more information go to:  http://www.drs.wa.gov/member/systems/psers/ 

Hours of Work: Corrections Officers work 5/8 shifts.

Holidays: Eleven (11) paid holidays, four (4) of which are premium days for which the officer receives additional halftime pay.

Annual Leave: Upon employment 80 hours per year
  After 3 years 96 hours per year
  After 5 years 120 hours per year
  After 10 years 160 hours per year
  After 15 years 200 hours per year

No more than 360 hours of annual leave may be carried over at the end of the calendar year.

Sick Leave: Eight (8) hours per month of employment, with a maximum accumulation of 1200 hours.

Bereavement Leave: Up to three (3) days per year is allowed and is not cumulative, to attend a funeral or memorial service and/or to make other arrangements following a death in the employee’s immediate family, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Requirements:

  • US citizen
  • Read, write and speak the English language
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Pass a civil service entrance examination and physical agility test
  • Pass medical, psychological and polygraph examinations, as well as a complete background investigation
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver's license at the time of employment
  • A conviction record may be disqualifying

Desirable, but not required: one year of work experience in areas such as military police, probation and parole, police officer, jail attendant or guard, psychiatric nursing, juvenile detention, or other closely related work experience that required a direct exposure to detention or an institutional setting.

Last Updated:  January 17, 2017

Sheriff Gary Simpson

Sheriff Gary Simpson

Deputy Sheriff Recruiting Officer Det. Lori Blankenship (360) 337-5615

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Corrections Recruiting Officer

 LT Penny Sapp   (360) 337-4514

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If you have an emergency or need a Deputy to respond, do not email. Call 911.

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