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Employment Opportunities

Current openings for San Juan County.........


Employment opportunities are also published in two local newspapers: The Journal and The Islands' Sounder.

Thank you for your interest in employment with San Juan County. San Juan County has over 200 employees including twelve elected officials and nine appointed department heads. Vacancies occur throughout the year.

How to Apply (for positions other than Sheriff's Deputy or Dispatcher)

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 job application form. Click here to download the form in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format or Click here to download the application as a Microsoft Word word processing document.

If you need some additional space for former employers, you may also download a Supplemental Job Application Form as a pdf file or Supplemental Job Application Form as a Word (tm) file. If you are unable to download the application form you may request an application packet be mailed to you.

Mail your completed Application to:

Human Resources
County Administration
350 Court Street, #5
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

If you wish to visit us in person we are located across from the SJC Sheriff's Department at 55 Second Street, Suite 206, Friday Harbor, WA.

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. directly at www.publicsafetytesting.com or 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.

Civil Service Application with Veteran's Preference and Supplemental Application for Lateral Deputy Applicants.

For Civil Service employment information in the Sheriff's Office, call (360)378-4657 or e-mail civilkathy@rockisland.com.