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Civil Service Employment

Civil Service is charged with the recruitment, testing, hiring and promotion of all Sheriff's Office employees under Chapter 41.14 RCW.
The Civil Service Commission sits as a judicial board to conduct hearings and investigations in accordance with Chapter 41.14 RCW; to hear and determine appeals or complaints from employees or applicants in such matters as may be referred to the Commission.
The public Civil Service Commission meeting is held at 2:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Training Room, Human Resources Building, 1229 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99260.  If the office is closed for holiday, the meeting will be held the following day. If the meeting location is changed, the location will be posted on the website.


Any person meeting the requirements of the classification may apply, when the position is open for application, without regard for race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability unless in accordance with a bona fide occupational qualification. Handicapped people who can meet the physical requirements of the classification will be considered on an individual basis.
This is a list of qualifications for entrance examination for employment in the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.
All Applicants:
  • Must be a citizen of the United States who can read, write and speak the English language.
  • Must show proof of age (ex: driver’s license)
  • Must provide sealed official transcripts from the school of your highest level of education.
  • Veteran's preference granted in accordance with Washington State Law RCW 41.04.010. A copy of DD214 Member form 4 is required for veteran’s preference to be applied.
  • An individual may qualify to take the entrance examination for a classification which has a minimum age of 21 providing the individual will pass the minimum age birth date during the life of the eligible list established by that examination. A successful candidate will have delayed eligibility until the required minimum age is attained.
  • Must meet physical requirements of the Spokane County Civil Service Commission established and verified by the Sheriff's Office as job related.
  • A high rate of traffic violations and/or accidents or failure to pass the Washington State examination for driver's license may disqualify.
  • A criminal conviction may disqualify applicant.
  • Falsification of application will disqualify applicant.
  • Applicant must qualify through background review and will be required to complete a polygraph screening covering background and character. Must qualify on medical examination prior to appointment. Some positions require psychological evaluations.


All tests must be given under the jurisdiction of the Spokane County Civil Service Commission on dates shown on the official Notice of Examination.

Applying for a Job

The documents you will need to submit with every Spokane County Civil Service application include:
  • Copy of current driver's license (must be uploaded)
  • Sealed official transcripts from the school of your highest level of education (All transcripts must be sealed official copies. They cannot be uploaded with your application. Transcripts must be received in our office by the testing date.)
  • Copy of DD-214, Member Form 4, if applicable (upload) For Washington State Veteran's Preference information view RCW 41.04.010 as to how Veteran’s Preference is applied.  If you do not wish to use Veteran’s Preference points, you will be required to turn in a Waiver of Veteran's Preference Points.

Job Interest Card

If you don't see a job you are interested in, you may fill out a job interest card for notification when a position of interest is open for application.  The job opportunity notice will give test date and closing date for filing application.  Tests are given to establish eligible lists for each job classification. Hiring is from the eligible list in order of grade standing as positions become available or need arises. No applicant will be given final certification for appointment until the candidate has satisfactorily qualified on the pre-employment background interview, oral boards, polygraph screening, medical examination and/or psychological evaluation.

Contact Information

Be sure to keep contact information up to date, including your mailing address, phone number, and email address, as changes are made. If you cannot be contacted due to failure to update contact information in your profile, your name shall be removed from the register.

Civil Service Commission
1229 W Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99260-0080
(509) 477-4711


The Spokane County Human Resources Building has elected to become fragrance-free to maintain a healthy environment and accommodate chemically sensitive staff and visitors. We respectfully request that all visitors to our office refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, scented lotions, hairsprays, etc. as the use of such products may trigger allergic reactions and health issues.