Sheriff Employment

Support Technician I (Clerical)

Lewis County Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Support Technician I. Support Technicians work in the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Pay Range: $3,543-$4,763 per month.

Job Type: Full-Time Regular

The current benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as vacation and sick leave. Support Technicians participate in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and may elect to participate in deferred compensation plans. This position is represented by the Sheriff’s Support Services Guild.


  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Read and write English.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Washington State driver’s license.
  • Meet Civil Service requirements and pass examinations, including written test, physical agility, oral and keyboarding.
  • Minimum keyboarding speed 50 words per minute (corrected).
  • Pass physical assessment, polygraph and thorough background examination.
  • Able to obtain notary public status.
  • Meet and pass State and Federal background and testing to be certified to access restricted and confidential computer systems

Applications are available HERE or can be picked up at Lewis County Sheriff's Office located on the 1st floor of the Law & Justice Building at 345 West Main Street in Chehalis, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A $20.00 non-refundable testing fee (cash, check, money order payable to Lewis County Civil Service Commission) must be paid when submitting application, which is due by 4:00 p.m. on August 13, 2021. Submit completed applications, along with the $20.00, at the Lewis County Sheriff's Office or by mail:

Lewis County Sheriff's Office

Attn: Applications

345 West Main Street

Chehalis, WA 98532

NOTE: Your application must be postmarked no later than August 13, 2021.


Testing will occur on August 27, 2021, at the W. F. West High School in Chehalis, WA.

The time and further testing instructions will be announced at a later date.



QUESTIONS – Contact Administrative Assistant Sherri Guenther at 360-740-1300


Lewis County has partnered with National Testing Network (NTN) to provide application services and testing for citizens interested in applying for Lewis County Sheriff's Office entry level and lateral Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Deputy positions. To complete an application and schedule testing, log into the National Testing Network website at and follow the guidelines below:

  • Once logged onto the NTN website, choose Law Enforcement under Find Jobs.
  • Select the Lewis County posting under the Washington heading.
  • Select your testing location and date from the available schedules.
  • Fill out and submit the NTN online application.
  • Fill out and submit the PHQ prior to your scheduled test date. (Applications without submitted PHQs are considered incomplete).
  • Arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your scheduled test.

Questions regarding testing can be directed to NTN Customer Support online at the website, or by calling 1-866-563-3882 if you have any trouble scheduling your test.

If you have any questions concerning the application and testing procedure, you can contact Sherri Guenther at 360-740-1300.


Deputy and Corrections Officer

  • 21 Years of Age
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Good Physical Health and Condition
  • Other Agency Requirements

Entry Level and Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Brief Summary of Main Duties and Salary Range

Lewis County Deputies perform work under general supervision that involves the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the maintenance of order, and the investigation of crime. This position is generally under the direction of an Operations Patrol Sergeant, but may at times work independently. The hours of work are variable. Salary range is $5051 - $6220, plus incentives for longevity, specialty assignments, and education, and is set by agreement with the agency and the Lewis County Deputies Guild.

The current benefit package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as holiday pay, vacation, sick leave, and overtime compensation. Deputies participate in the Washington State Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Retirement System and may elect to participate in deferred compensation programs.

Entry Deputy Testing

Entry Level and Lateral Corrections Deputy

Brief Summary of Main Duties and Salary Range
The Corrections Deputy (CD) is responsible for all aspects of inmate care, including feeding, clothing, answering requests, and providing the secure movement of inmates inside and outside the facility. The overall responsibility of the CD is to provide safety and security to those incarcerated, as well as the public. The CD works as part of a team or “squad.” The CD works varying shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. The CD is expected to be available for overtime work. Salary and benefits are dictated by collective bargaining agreements between the agency and the Lewis County Corrections Guild. The salary range is $4064 - $5015.

The current benefit package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as holiday pay, vacation, sick leave, and overtime compensation. CD’s participate in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System and may elect to participate in one of two deferred compensation plans.

Entry Corrections Testing

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Self-Assessment Checklist

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office conducts a thorough investigation on all candidates. The investigation includes some or all of the following: Prior employment references, credit ratings, criminal and driving records, polygraph, psychological evaluation and a medical evaluation.

Some of the reasons why past applicants have not been accepted for employment or why individuals have had their names removed from the eligibility list after a lengthy and time-consuming testing process include the following:

  • Deception at any stage of the employment process.
  • Poor credit rating, i.e. a habit of not paying bills on time.
  • Work history reflecting incompetence, instability, dereliction of duty, or inability to get along with supervisors, co-workers, etc.
  • Failure to provide documentation as required for citizenship, education, etc., for the application.
  • Close affiliation with known criminals.
  • Patterns of misdemeanor criminal activity.
  • Felony criminal activity.
  • The use of hallucinogenic drugs.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse.
  • The illegal use of any controlled substance within the last three years; usage prior to three years will be considered case by case and may be grounds for removal from the process.
  • Vision, hearing or medical problems that potentially may endanger fellow employees, applicant, and/or citizens in the commission of duties.
  • Excessive traffic citations or accidents.
  • Traffic citations involving drugs or alcohol.
  • DUI citations or accidents.
  • Driving with an invalid driver’s license or inability to obtain a valid driver’s license.

The above information is provided to determine whether the applicant will proceed with the examination process.