Sheriff Employment



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 questions regarding employment, or the testing and hiring process, please contact Kevin Dickey at 360-740-1350.


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 $5,338 - $6,535, 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 for 2022 is $4,366 - $5,239.

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.