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General Information
A list of currently open job opportunities is available on our website and on our 24-hour Job Information Line at (253) 798-7466. Pierce County only accepts applications for positions which are currently open.

To apply and test for entry level or lateral Deputy Sheriff positions, please see the Civil Service web page.

Veterans Employment
Veterans are encouraged to apply for positions with the County.  Veterans make up a large part of our community and we value your service, training and work ethic. 

Read the Job Announcement
Read the entire job announcement and supplemental questionnaire (if required). Do this by clicking on the title of the position. If you feel you are qualified for the position, apply as follows.

How to Apply
  • Most job announcements require an on-line application to be submitted
  • Enter your application data on-line and submit electronically to our database.
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Supplemental Questions
Answers to the supplemental questionnaire, if included in the announcement, are required. A resume in lieu of answering the supplemental questions is not acceptable.

Other Requirements
Some job announcements require other materials to be submitted along with the application, such as driving record, license certifications, etc. Read the announcement very carefully to be sure you have met these requirements. The on-line application does not currently accept attachments. Please email scanned copies of all required documentation to after submitting your on-line application.

Application Deadlines
Applications must be submitted on-line no later than the closing date listed in the announcement. Read the job announcement carefully for any specific instructions.

Sheriff's Department Jobs (Civil Service)
For more information about the employment application process specific to the Sheriff's Department, see the Civil Service web page.

Reasonable Accommodation
Pierce County will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities who are unable to submit an online application, and during the application and selection process, if requested. Please notify the Human Resources Department (253) 798-7480, at least 2 days prior to the need.

Equal Employment
It is the policy of Pierce County that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

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Pierce County is an equal opportunity employer.