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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.

Human Resources

External Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for external position postings are open to the public and current Thurston County employees. 

Internal, Recall, and Rehire Employment Opportunities

These opportunities are open to current Thurston County employees and those individuals on the county's recall or rehire lists, 

​Sheriff's Office Positions (Civil Service)

The Civil Service Commission gives competitive tests to determine the fitness of candidates to work in the Sheriff's Office. Applicants that pass all tests are ranked on the Employment Eligibility List according to their test score. Applicants placed upon the eligibility lists are then processed through a vigorous background and reference check process.


NeoGov Application Assistance

Applicant tech support for NEOGOV/

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Toll free: 1-855-524-5627

Guidelines for Completing Application

NeoGov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

Professional Services Contractors provide occasional and temporary services for Thurston County when there is not regular staff available to perform such work. Contractors are not employees of Thurston County and must meet the eligibility requirements as established by the IRS. Contractors are not eligible to receive any employee benefits, must be responsible for their own unreimbursed business/service related expenses and must be responsible for any profit or loss associated with the service agreement.  

Written contracts will be required of all professional service relationships to determine the extent of the services performed, the extent to which the contractor is available to perform services, the durations of the relationship or intended project, associated business liability coverage and fee for service structure. 

All independent professional services contracts will be administered through the individual departments. Interested parties should contact those respective departments for specific information including fees, services, limitations and duration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

​No, we only accept application materials for positions that are currently posted. You may use the Job Interest Notification process to be notified of new job opportunities.

​Yes, you need to apply separately to each position recruitment.

​The contact person and phone number is listed on each employment opportunity.

​You can view a complete copy of the job description under the Job Classifications section of our webpage. For additional questions and information, you may call the contact person listed on the employment opportunity.

​You can call the contact person listed on the Employment Opportunity. Please keep in mind, due to the large number of applications received for each recruitment, it can take up to 30 days to screen through applications prior to the scheduling of interviews. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

​If two individuals are equally qualified for a job, a veteran will be given preference when making the hiring decision.

​Thurston County offers a competitive benefits package. Additional information can be found under the Benefits menu.

Yes Vets