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(509) 397-4622


400 N. Main Street

Colfax, 99111

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All applicants must complete a Whitman County employment application.  Resumes and cover letters may be attached, but applicant must include a signed and dated application for each position.  Complete applications must be received at the Whitman County Human Resources on or before the position's closing date.  Applications may be accepted via email or fax if received no later than the closing date of the position. 


Whitman County Courthouse

Human Resources

400 N. Main Street

Colfax, WA  99111

Phone: (509) 397-6205

FAX: (509) 397-6355

E-Mail: jobs@whitmancounty.net


Whitman County does not accept applications for positions or eligibility lists that are not currently open.  Open positions may be found on this website; inside the Whitman County Courthouse or by calling (509) 397-6205.


Once a position has been filled, Human Resources will issue all applicants a letter notifying them of the position's closure.


If you include additional material with your application make sure that you add appropriate postage.  Postage due envelopes will be returned unopened and will not be date stamped until received with correct amount of postage.


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Job Openings (Non-Civil Services)

Financial Specialist III – Auditor’s Office

Closing Date: 12/31/2019

Financial Specialist III – Whitman County Auditor’s Office. Position performs complex accounting, administrative, and financial duties independently, and is responsible for interpreting and applying complex technical fiscal duties within a wide variety of settings. Also be responsible for coordinating and researching grants throughout the county, and will be assigned the duty of being a public notary for the county, both for internal county use and for use by the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Two (2) years of full-time college experience preferred, including accounting classes; and two (2) years of progressive responsibility in accounting, bookkeeping, general clerical, and strong computer skills, OR;

Substituting on a month for month basis any combination of experience, education, and training which would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.

STARTING SALARY: $3,314.00 per month DOQ plus benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Whitman County Applications are required and available at www.whitmancounty.org, 400 N. Main Street, Colfax, or by calling (509) 397-6205.AA/EOE

Full Description

Heavy Equipment Operator - Pullman Open Until Filled

Closing Date: 12/31/2019

Open Until Filled - Heavy Equipment Operator, Pullman Shop-Whitman County Public Works Department. This is a road maintenance and construction position. Equipment operation required: hydraulic excavator, grader, backhoe, bulldozer, loader, tandem axle truck and trailer.

REQUIRED: Possession of a valid CDL Class A, Tank Vehicle Endorsement to CDL; a safe driving record, and ability to drive 13-speed road ranger transmission and tandem axle truck with a minimum of two (2) year full-time operating experience with these pieces of equipment. Current medical card and pre-employment drug screening required.

PREFERRED: Hazardous Materials Endorsement


CLOSING DATE: Until Filled.

Applications are mandatory and available at Whitman County Human Resources, www.whitmancounty.org , 400 North Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111 or call (509) 397-5242. AA/EOE. See full Job Description at www.whitmancounty.org AA/EOE.

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Civil Service Job Openings

Civil Service Application
Waiver and Authorization to Release Information

Lateral Entry Deputy Sheriff

Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Whitman County's Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Lateral Deputy Sheriff eligibility list on a continual basis.

Applicants must be currently employed a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months of full-time paid service or ending employment no earlier than 12 months prior to application, as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction, tribal police officer in Washington state, natural resource investigators employed by the Washington department of natural resources, special agents employed by the Washington state gambling commission, or liquor enforcement officer. In addition, successful completion of the Washington State Basic Training Academy or State training academy in the state in which they are currently employed and the ability to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Training Equivalency Test within one (1) year after employment. Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, no maximum age limit, and must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

These qualifications must be met at the time of application and also at the time of appointment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license prior to appointment is required.

Provisional or temporary employment is specifically excluded from consideration in meeting the minimum requirements.

SALARY: $4 353.00 per month plus benefits, DOQ.

Full Description

Corrections Officer Eligibility List

Closing Date: 12/31/2021

Whitman County's Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Corrections Officer eligibility list on a continual basis. Testing will be completed when sufficient applications have been received.

The Whitman County Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Corrections Officer with the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. This testing procedure will establish a certified eligibility list from which applicants will be considered when positions become available within the Sheriff’s Office. This process will be subject to the rules of the Whitman County Civil Service Commission.

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Temporary Job Pools

Temporary Pool positions are on an as needed basis within the County. A separate application must be filled out for each position job.  Applications will then remain current for 6 months from the date received.  Due to the nature of the positions work hours cannot be guaranteed.  Salary Ranges start at Washington State minimum wage and are determined by hiring departments, depending on position and experience.

Custodial Worker – Whitman County Facilities

Closing Date: 12/31/2019

Custodial Worker – Whitman County Facilities.

Full Time/Part Time for 3 months.

Duties: Maintain facilities in a clean, sanitary, safe, orderly, attractive manner in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by your supervisor. Respond to all departmental needs. Ensure the highest degree of cleanliness, sanitation, and is maintained at all times. Qualifications: Experience working in housekeeping desired; ability to work with the public, employees and elected officials. Must possess or have ability to obtain a valid driver’s license. Must successfully pass background check/investigation.

HOURLY RATE: $12.00 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Applications available at www.whitmancounty.org or 400 N. Main St., Colfax, (509) 397-5244 AA/EOE.

Full Description

Temporary Legal Assistant Pool

Closing Date: Continuously Accepting Applications

BASIC PURPOSE: Perform a variety of court, criminal, and/or legal work for supporting Prosecutor and Deputies in District and Superior Court and Child Support Cases; also to aid the VAWA Support Staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years' experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. OR Substituting, on a month for month basis, any experience, education, or training that would demonstrate the level of knowledge and ability required.

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Office Assistant Pool - Temporary

Closing Date: Continuously Accepting Applications

BASIC PURPOSE: Answer the telephone direct calls to proper person; Transfer calls; take messages, greet the public; communicate using verbal and listening skills; file alphabetically and numerically; type; prepare outgoing mail; operate copy machine; fax machine, calculator and type writer. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six months of general clerical experience including reception duties, answering telephones, filing and typing.

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