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Civil Service Commission

NOTICE: Applications are currently being accepted for Lateral Field Deputy. Completed applications can be submitted to: Douglas County Civil Service/Chief Examiner, 110 2nd St NE, Suite #200, East Wenatchee, WA 98802 or via email at

Many people believe that when they are applying for employment with the Sheriff's Office, they are applying to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. To be exact, individuals are applying for a position with the Sheriff’s Office, but they apply through the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission operates as an independent organization under the authority of RCW 41.14.

The commission contracts with Public Safety Testing to administer the Civil Service examinations for the Sheriff's Department Field Deputy positions. The examination for field deputy consists of written, oral, and physical agility examinations. Examinations for other positions within the sheriff's office consist of written, typing, and oral tests. These examinations are conducted by the Civil Service Commission Chief Examiner. These tests establish eligibility lists from which new employees are hired. Testing for these support positions are conducted when an opening occurs.

For further information regarding Public Safety Testing visit their website Public Safety Testing.

When the sheriff's office has an opening, the civil service commission provides the sheriff with the top three candidates' names from the eligibility list for that position. The sheriff interviews the candidates and conducts a candidate background investigation. Usually, one of the three is hired.

The Civil Service Commission is composed of three commissioners appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners. The Chief Examiner/Secretary is appointed by the Civil Service Commissioners. The Civil Service Commission meets monthly. Please call (509)884-6965 for additional information.

The Civil Service Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am.
Douglas County Public Services Building
140 19th St NW
East Wenatchee

You may contact: Annette Eggers – Secretary @ 884.6965 with questions.

If pursuing Entry Level Deputy go to:

If pursuing Lateral Deputy contact: Douglas County Civil Service Commission at (509) 884-6965 or email

Questions? Call DCSO at (509) 884-0941

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