Civil Service Employment

Visit our Recruiting page at or contact a member of our Recruitment Team  


We look forward to hearing from you!

**The Spokane County Sheriff’s Training Center & Civil Service Office require all guests to check-in by the front doors and take their temperature using the touchless thermometer and sanitizer station. Face masks are required at all times when inside the building. If you do not have a face mask upon arrival, please call our office and one will be provided for you. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.**

Documents may be submitted in the mail dropbox in front of the Sheriff's Training Center building or mailed to Spokane County Civil Service, 6011 N Chase Rd, Newman Lake, WA 99025. 

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

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 normally held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, in the Human Resources Learning Center, 824 N. Adams St., 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.

*****NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 mandates, Civil Service Commission meetings are currently held on an electronic platform until further notice. Please contact Civil Service at 509-477-4711 if you would like information to attend online meetings.*****

Spokane County Civil Service regular business hours are 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 8:30 - 3:00 Friday.

Currently Open For Application

  • Deputy Sheriff-Entry Level
  • Deputy Sheriff-Intermediate Lateral
  • Deputy Sheriff-Lateral Entry
  • Sheriff's Technical Assistant 2

Want to speak to a Recruiter?

Please email for any questions regarding our Deputy Sheriff positions! 

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, May 15th & Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at 9:00 AM
at the Spokane Police Academy
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.