Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with San Juan County. San Juan County has over 200 employees including 12 elected officials and 9 appointed department heads. Vacancies occur throughout the year. Employment opportunities can be viewed online and are also published in two local newspapers: The Journal and The Islands' Sounder.

How to Apply
Applications for employment are accepted for advertised vacancies only and must be received by the closing date. Interested applicants must complete a San Juan County Application for Employment. If you need some additional space for former employers, you may also download a Supplemental Employment History Form. If you are unable to download the application you may request an application packet be mailed to you.

Mail your completed application to:
Human Resources
County Administration
350 Court Street
No. 5
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Sheriff's Deputy or Dispatcher Employment
Civil Service rules govern the hiring of candidates for both Deputy and Dispatcher positions. Testing services for Dispatcher and entry-level Deputy positions are provided through Public Safety Testing, Inc. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Public Safety Testing, Inc. online or directly at 1-866-HIRE911.

Lateral Deputy Applications are accepted at any time, directly by the Civil Service Commission, and rankings are adjusted with each new application. For civil service employment information in the Sheriff's Office, email Kathy or call 360-378-4657.