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Deputy Sheriff
Benefits and Minimum Requirements

   

Salary Range
$34.33 to $43.82 per hour ($71,406 to $91,145 annually, based on 2080 hours worked annually) for 2021.  Overtime paid per FLSA. 

Longevity Bonus
From 1.5% to 7% 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 $650.00 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 
https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/default.aspx

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

Annual Leave

Upon employment80 hours per year
After 5 years160 hours per year
After 10 years190 hours per year
After 15 years220 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 occurrence is allowed and is not cumulative for a death in the employee’s immediate family, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Up to two additional days may be provided but will be charged as sick leave.    

Deputy Sheriff Minimum Requirements

  • US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Read, write, and speak the English language
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Pass a civil service entrance examination and the WSCJTC Physical Fitness test. Lateral applicants will not longer have to pass the WSCJTC Physical Fitness Test to be eligible for hire.
  • 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

Corrections Officer
Benefits and Minimum Requirements

 

Salary Range
$27.70 to $37.25 per hour ($57,636 to $77,480 annually, based on 2080 hours worked annually) for 2021. 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 
https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/default.aspx

Retirement Plan
Public Safety Employees' Retirement System. For more information go to:  PSERS Plan 2 - Department of Retirement Systems (wa.gov)

Hours of Work
Corrections Officers work five 8 hour shifts.

Holidays
Eleven (12) paid holidays, four (4) of which are premium days for which the officer receives additional halftime pay.

Annual Leave

Upon employment96 hours per year
After 3 years120 hours per year
After 5 years160 hours per year
After 10 years200 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 occurrence is allowed and is not cumulative for a death in the employee’s immediate family, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Up to two additional days may be provided but will be charged as sick leave..

Corrections Officer Minimum Requirements

  • US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Read, write, and speak the English language
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Pass a civil service entrance examination and the WSCJTC Physical Fitness test. Lateral applicants will not longer have to pass the WSCJTC Physical Fitness Test to be eligible for hire.
  • 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