Civil Service Employment

Visit our Recruiting page at or contact a member of our Recruitment Team for questions regarding our Deputy Sheriff positions!  

Currently Open For Application

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is proud to offer sign-on bonuses for various positions. See individual job postings for full information.

Information for Entry Level Deputy Applicants

Spokane County Civil Service has teamed up with Public Safety Testing for the initial testing for our Entry Level Deputy position. All applicants must register and test with Public Safety Testing before proceeding with a Spokane County Application.
The next Public Safety test date(s)in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area is scheduled for:

Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
at the Spokane Fire Department Training Center
Law Enforcement Written Exam & PAT Available

For up-to-date information regarding their testing schedule, or to register for an examination, please visit their website at

Please register for a Public Safety Test near you OR contact them directly at 1-866-HIRE-911 with questions.

Further information about Civil Service openings is available on the Job Opportunities page of the Spokane County website.

Attention Deputy Sheriff Lateral & Intermediate Lateral Applicants


The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is proud to offer a $15,000 sign-on bonus to newly hired Deputy Sheriff-Laterals and Deputy Sheriff-Intermediate Laterals. This bonus is paid out in two payments: 50% of the bonus will be paid on the first regularly scheduled payday after your first day of employment with Spokane County Sheriff's Office; the remaining 50% of the bonus will be paid after one year of service as a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy and successful completion of probationary period.

Upon receipt and confirmation of completed Spokane County NEOGOV application, applicant will be sent a Personal History Statement and Training & Experience form to be due within 10 days. Applicants who submit their completed paperwork and have no automatic disqualifiers (per Sheriff's policy) listed on their PHS will be invited for a Physical Ability Test and Oral Board Interview directly through Spokane County Civil Service and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. 
Effective August 14, 2018- Physical Ability Test scores for Lateral applicants given by Public Safety Testing are no longer accepted. 

There are many 
benefits of being a Deputy Sheriff with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.