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If you are interested in applying for any of our positions, you must complete an application.    Whitman County requires original signatures on all applications, so we are unable to accept electronic applications.  Please mail your completed and signed application to:


Whitman County Courthouse

Human Resources

400 N. Main Street

Colfax, WA  99111

Phone: (509) 397-6205

FAX: (509) 397-6355


All applicants must complete a Whitman County employment application.  Resumes and cover letters may be attached, but applicant must include an original signed and dated application.  Complete applications must be mailed to Whitman County Human Resources on or before the position's closing date.  The application may be emailed or faxed only if the original is mailed immediately afterward and is postmarked no later than the closing date of the position. 


Whitman County does not accept applications for positions or eligibility lists that are not currently open.  Open positions may be found on this website; inside the Whitman County Courthouse or by calling (509) 397-6205.


Once a position has been filled, Human Resources will issue all applicants a letter notifying them of the position's closure.


If you include additional material with your application make sure that you add appropriate postage.  Postage due envelopes will be returned unopened and will not be date stamped until received with correct amount of postage.


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General Application

Job Openings (Non-Civil Services)

Fleet Shop Supervisor

Closing Date: 4/24/2014

This is responsible work planning, scheduling, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of County road maintenance equipment. Employees of this class will be required to have a significant understanding of road maintenance equipment systems, electrical and mechanical testing equipment, and a variety of hand and power tools. Work will involve considerable contact with County employees, supervisors, and department heads requesting work on a variety of road maintenance equipment. Work will involve the actual performance of equipment repairs and will also require the employee to advise, consult, and assist subordinate employees. The Fleet Shop Supervisor will be responsible for equipment repair schedules and records, and for notifying the purchasing agent of necessary parts and supplies needed to accomplish such repairs.

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Environmental Health Technician

Closing Date: Open until filled

Applicants must submit the Whitman County general application and Supplemental Questionnaire.

Under direction and supervision of the Environmental Health staff, the majority of the EH Tech responsibilities are: specialized clerical and administrative support. Additional responsibilities will include: the enforcement of Whitman County’s solid waste regulations, conducting routine food service establishment inspections, supporting onsite sewage program, and additional tasks as assigned.

The EHT must be able to communicate professionally and effectively with Environmental Health and Public Health supervisors and support staff, both verbally and in written reports. Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

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Civil Service Job Openings

Civil Service Application

Lateral Entry Deputy Sheriff

Closing Date: Continuous Eligibility List

Whitman County's Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Lateral Deputy Sheriff eligibility list on a continual basis.

Applicants must be currently employed a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months of full-time paid service or ending employment no earlier than 12 months prior to application, as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction, tribal police officer in Washington state, natural resource investigators employed by the Washington department of natural resources, special agents employed by the Washington state gambling commission, or liquor enforcement officer. In addition, successful completion of the Washington State Basic Training Academy or State training academy in the state in which they are currently employed and the ability to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Training Equivalency Test within one (1) year after employment. Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, no maximum age limit, and must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

These qualifications must be met at the time of application and also at the time of appointment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license prior to appointment is required.

Provisional or temporary employment is specifically excluded from consideration in meeting the minimum requirements.

SALARY: $3,925.00 per month plus benefits, DOQ.

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Temporary Job Pools

Temporary Pool positions are on an as needed basis within the County. A separate application must be filled out for each position job.  Applications will then remain current for 6 months from the date received.  Due to the nature of the positions work hours cannot be guaranteed.  Salary Ranges $9.19 - $10.50 per hour depending on position and experience.

Temporary Legal Assistant Pool

Closing Date: 2/1/2017

BASIC PURPOSE: Perform a variety of court, criminal, and/or legal work for supporting Prosecutor and Deputies in District and Superior Court and Child Support Cases; also to aid the VAWA Support Staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years' experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. OR Substituting, on a month for month basis, any experience, education, or training that would demonstrate the level of knowledge and ability required.

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Seasonal Park Aide

Closing Date: Continuously Accepting Applications

This is responsible work assisting the Operations Coordinators in the maintenance of the county parks and other facilities. Maintenance activities will include light construction, trail repair, landscaping, restoration, and day-to-day park and facility maintenance (mowing, restroom cleanup, special projects). Maintain and care for equipment and hand tools; detect needed repairs and make simple adjustments to equipment. Work will be performed primarily at Kamiak Butte County Park, Klemgard County Park, Wawawai County Park, and the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail.

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Temporary Office Assistant Pool

Closing Date: Continuously Accepting Applications

BASIC PURPOSE: Answer the telephone direct calls to proper person; Transfer calls; take messages, greet the public; communicate using verbal and listening skills; file alphabetically and numerically; type; prepare outgoing mail; operate copy machine; fax machine, calculator and type writer. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six months of general clerical experience including reception duties, answering telephones, filing and typing.

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