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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Whether you are interested in crime prevention, investigation, traffic patrol, marine patrol, promoting safety
in your community, search and rescue, SRT or K-9, gathering evidence, fingerprinting, or guarding and transferring
prisoners, there’s a place for you with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement begins with each of us—protecting and serving to make our communities safer. In the twenty-first century,
this responsibility reaches far beyond the local level.
Homeland security is expanding and redefining some law enforcement roles. It is creating opportunities for us to
make a difference beyond our local jurisdictions.
Are you ready to assume your role in public safety, to join the ranks of first responders across the nation?
A career in law enforcement has never been more rewarding than it is today.
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office has a long and proud history. Today, the task of law
enforcement has never been more challenging—or more rewarding.
We owe our success to the men and women who serve and assist daily with dedication and sacrifice.
The citizens and visitors of this large, beautiful county depend on us, and it is our pleasure to
live and work with them. Kittitas County is a great place to raise your family.
I appreciate your interest in joining the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is in constant process of testing for the following positions:
Vacancies in the areas are posted on the Human Resources webpage as they become available. These include:
For more information regarding these positions and the application process, please fill out the Job Interest Card
For entry level Deputy Sheriff or Correction Officer positions, please visit the Public Safety Testing website at
www.publicsafetytesting.com where you will be able to select the
testing date and/or location most convenient for you.
Lateral candidates: please contact Chief Civil Service Examiner Chelsea Lierly at (509) 962-7082 or
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.