Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level

$5,000 ADDITIONAL SIGNING BONUS (CONDITIONS APPLY)

Salary
$49,259 – $79,877 Annually

Total Compensation includes
$63,051 – $102,243 Annually

Deputy Sheriff – Intermediate Lateral

$15,000 ADDITIONAL SIGNING BONUS (CONDITIONS APPLY)

Salary
$59,196 – $79,877 Annually

Total Compensation
$75,771 – $102,243 Annually

Deputy Sheriff – Lateral

$15,000 ADDITIONAL SIGNING BONUS (CONDITIONS APPLY)

Salary
$72,284 – $79,877 Annually

Total Compensation
$95,524 – $102,243 Annually

SPECIALTY PAY INCENTIVES

Based on % of Top Step Deputy Pay Rate

  • K9 – 7.5%
  • Marine Enforcement – 3%
  • Investigative Deputy – 3%
  • SWAT – 3%
  • FTO – 3%
  • Bomb Tech – 6%
  • Armorer & Firearms Instructor – 3%

EDUCATIONAL & LONGEVITY INCENTIVES

Based on your Current Rate of Pay

You are paid either Educational or Longevity Pay (whichever is higher)

  • Associate degree – 4%
  • Bachelor’s degree – 7%
  • Master’s Degree – 9%
  • 4 years @ SCSO – 2%
  • 8 yrs @ SCSO – 3.5%
  • 12 yrs @ SCSO – 5.5%
  • 16 yrs @ SCSO – 7%
  • 20 yrs @ SCSO – 9%
  • 24 yrs @ SCSO – 11%

SHIFT PAY INCENTIVES

Based on % of Top Step Deputy Pay Rate

  • Regular Shift ends after 1801 – 1%
  • Regular Shift ends before 1000 – 2%

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE

$1,088.00/year (received after 1 year of service)

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department

This information is subject to change

 

 

TAKE-HOME VEHICLE PROGRAM
Deputies that have completed the Field Training program and have been evaluated and cleared for solo patrol will generally have a vehicle assigned to them. They must live within proximity to Spokane County. Deputies may live in adjoining counties and Idaho.

 

PAID TIME OFF

Spokane County Observed Holidays for Deputy Sheriffs
Up to 4 (four) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.

Personal Holidays
Up to 7 Personal Holidays (Floating Holidays) are allowed each calendar year.

Vacation
For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month up to 2.25 days per month for over 25 years of continuous service.

Leave Sell-Back
Employees can sell back up to a combined total of 40 hours per year any combination of accrued Vacation and/or Personal Holidays. They can also sell up to 40 hours of accrued Comp time, twice per year (for a total of 80 hours).

Kelly Days
Patrol staff that work 12-hour shifts can take one Kelly Day in lieu of a work day each month. In exchange, they agree to attend four In-Service Training Days each year on a day off.

Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.

Other Leaves
Spokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.

Exercising on Duty
Subject to certain agreements and requirements regarding availability, it is generally allowed for all commissioned staff to exercise during their paid lunch time. This includes Patrol deputies.

Bargaining and Labor Relations
Deputy Sheriffs belong to the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and also have an Officer’s Bill of Rights in their contract.

 

INSURANCE BENEFITS

MEDICAL INSURANCE
Two plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Please note that we have two pay periods per month.

2021 RATES:

Premera
Employee Only: $36.22 per month
Employee & Spouse: $142.40 per month
Employee & Family: $186.72 per month
Employee & Child(ren): $122.46 per month

Kaiser:
Employee: $34.20 per month
Employee & Spouse: $133.86 per month
Employee & Family: $186.72 per month
Employee & Child(ren): $122.46 per month

DENTAL INSURANCE
Two plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

Delta Dental
Employee: $5.74 per month
Family: $11.50 per month

Willamette Dental
Employee: $5.98 per month
Family: $11.96 per month

Group Life Insurance
The County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690. The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Long Term Disability Coverage
Provides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.

 

RETIREMENT

Retirement Plan
Spokane County Commissioned employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System called LEOFF Plan 2 (Law Enforcement and Firefighters). Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.

LEOFF PLAN 2 BENEFITS HANDBOOK click here

Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)
Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.

 

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

AFLAC
Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.

Travel Assistance
Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Voluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.

 

WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS

Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.

Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program
Spokane County participates in a program with Spokane Transit Authority which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.

Wellness Programs
There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.

Discounts
There are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.