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APPLICATION PROCESS

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)


Heavy Equipment Operator-Bridge Crew

Closing Date: 9/17/2014

This is responsible road maintenance and construction work involving, on a continuing basis, the safe, efficient and skilled operation of heavy road maintenance equipment and the performance of manual work. Work of this class is distinguished by the skill level necessary to perform the more difficult operations for which the equipment is used, and/or significantly increased responsibility for the safety of employees working near or in conjunction with assigned equipment. Work requires employees to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the performance and completion of assignments. This classification is characterized by the skilled operation, on a continuing basis, of one or more of the following equipment: bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, graders, welding equipment, truck, tractor and trailer as required.

Work is normally performed in the cab of assigned equipment or outdoors in all weather conditions.

Full Description


Office Specialist - Health Department

Closing Date: Open until filled

This is a specialized office support work requiring considerable attention to detail and applicant ion of independent judgment within policy and procedural guidelines. Positions of this class require considerable contact with the public and other county departments including continued application of human relations skill and a rapid and accurate pace of work to accomplish tasks in the shortest period of time. Work requires the operation of office equipment, calculators, computer terminals (CRT), word processor, web site of the State Registrar of Vital Records, and other assigned equipment where both speed and accuracy are necessary to contribute to proper office operations and efficient service to the clients and the general public. Perform clerical and program support. Collect and receipts fees, assist clients, parents/guardians, and citizens upon arrival.

Full Description



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. 

Temporary Legal Assistant Pool

Closing Date: Continuously Accepting Applications

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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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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