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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Civil Service

The Thurston County Civil Service Commission is recruiting to establish eligibility lists for Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Deputy. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office anticipates hiring a number of positions for the next several years. Eligibility lists of qualified candidates are maintained to fill openings as they become available.


Use this quick and easy Contact Card to send us any questions you have about job opportunities and a TCSO representative will get in touch with you.

Contact Card

Get Notified!

If you are seeking a position that is not currently listed (such as Legal AssistantFinancial Operations Assistant, or Corrections Technician) please complete a Job Interest Card to receive emails when new positions are posted. 

Job Interest Card

Take A Tour

Interested in taking a tour of the Thurston County Corrections Facility?  Please complete an online application.

Tour Application

Thurston Sheriff - Out of many we are one

Our Hiring Process



Candidates visit to schedule a written exam and a physical ability test.  Be sure to select Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) or Corrections Officer (CO). 


Scores Are Reviewed

Thurston County Civil Service reviews all candidate scores and selects the highest to move on


Background Investigation

Investigators will initiate contact with candidates to begin their background checks.


You're Hired!

After successfully clearing the background investigation, you will be hired and attend academy once employed.



You will first attend an academy to receive basic training.  After graduating, you will begin field training.

Thurston Sheriff - Staff Photo

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Thurston County is committed to provide equal opportunity to all persons seeking or having access to its employment, services and activities, which is free from restriction based on race, sex, marital status, color, creed or religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, status as an honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, unless based upon bona fide occupational qualifications. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodation with the application or selection process should contact Thurston County’s Human Resources, at (360) 786-5498. Those who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or speech impaired may use the statewide relay system to reach Thurston County offices and departments to conduct their business telephonically. Relay users can simply dial 7-1-1 (or 1-800-833-6388) to connect with Washington Relay.

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