Whitman County
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Colfax, 99111

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Whitman County Civil Service emp

Civil Service Commission

Whitman County Civil Service employees serve under the Whitman County Sheriff. Positions include Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Corrections Sergeant, Facility Commander, Office Assistant and Records and Information Officer. All applicants are periodically tested and placed on an eligibility list for hire according to their scores. Applicants must submit a Civil Service Application to be considered for placement on the eligibility list. Civil Service applications must be signed and notarized. Deputy Sheriff applicants must pass a physical, written and oral exam. All other applicants must pass written and oral tests. Background checks are required.

Currently employed or previously employed, fully commissioned officers with 12 consecutive years of experience ending no earlier than one year from application may apply for consideration as a Lateral Deputy. For more information see the 'Jobs' section. A written exam is required. Passing applicants are then placed on a Lateral Deputy eligibility list.


Civil Service Commissioners oversee Whitman County's Civil Service Rules, testing procedures and establishment of eligibility lists for the Whitman County Sheriff's Office personnel. They serve a 6-year term, with possibility of extension. The Civil Service Commissioners have regularly scheduled meetings on the 4th Monday of each month. The meetings are open to the public. To view the following documents, please click on the document title.


Meeting Notice

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Civil Service Rules

Civil Service Job Postings

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