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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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General Application

Job Openings (Non-Civil Services)

Heavy Equipment Operator-Lacrosse

Closing Date: 6/20/2019

This is responsible road maintenance and construction work involving, on a continuing basis, the safe, efficient and skilled operation of heavy road maintenance equipment and the performance of manual work. Work of this class is distinguished by the skill level necessary to perform the more difficult operations for which the equipment is used, and/or significantly increased responsibility for the safety of employees working near or in conjunction with assigned equipment. Work requires employees to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the performance and completion of assignments. This classification is characterized by the skilled operation, on a continuing basis, of one or more of the following equipment: bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, graders, welding equipment, truck, tractor and trailer as required.

Work is normally performed in the cab of assigned equipment or outdoors in all weather conditions.

Full Description

Program Representative - Auditors Office

Closing Date: 6/21/2019

This position performs accounting, administrative, and financial duties, and is responsible for assisting with various project areas in financial/accounting related to planning, organizing, and processing. This position will also assist the Supervisor of Elections with the preparation and operation of county voter registration and county elections.

Open Until Filled - $3,014.00 per month DOQ plus benefits.

Whitman County Application is mandatory.

Full Description

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.

Full Description

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: Hourly - Current minimum wage or higher depending on position and experience.

Four positions available. Whitman County Road Crew Temporary Summer Laborer

Closing Date: 5/31/2019

Assists crew staff during peak operation periods. The work will be done From June 1, 2019 thru August. Must be available to start June 1, 2019. Required: Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving record. Minimum age of 18. Training will be provided at time of hire.

STARTING SALARY: $ 12.50 per hour.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled: First review, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

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.

Full Description

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 Laborer - Public Works

Closing Date: 3/31/2022

Applicants must submit signed Whitman County General Application.

Work will take place Monday thru Thursday, 40 hours per week. Duties will include flagging and traffic control, shop cleaning and washing vehicles. Whitman County will provide training for flagging certification.

REQUIRED: must be at least 18 years old, valid driver’s license, good driving record.

Full Description

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.

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.

Full Description

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