Civil Service Commission

Commission Chairman Dan Aycock    Commissioner Dave Chandler    Commissioner Jim Romine

Walla Walla County Civil Service Rules

Current Open
Positions 

Support Services Clerk I - Open May 10, 2024 to June 21, 2024. 
Please submit a Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office application and Resume. Application and job posting are listed below.  Deliver applications to the Walla Walla County Commissioners Office 314 Main Street Second Floor Walla Walla WA 99362
 
WWSO Employment Application

SS Clerk I Job Posting

Court Security Officer Job Posting


Entry Level Deputy Sheriff
- Applications accepted for placement on Entry Level 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.

Eligibility List for Animal Control Officer
Eligibility List for Support Services Clerk I

Eligibility List For Support Services Clerk II
Eligibility List for Support Services Specialist
Eligibility List for Court Security Officer
Eligibility List for Part Time Court Security Officer

Required Application Forms for Other Civil Service Positions

Application 
Veterans Scoring Criteria Declaration 
Authorization For Release of Information

Application Scoring Forms
Animal Control Officer
Civil Process Officer
Court Security Officer
Crime Analyst Technician
Sergeant
Support Services Clerk
Support Services Specialist