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

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references electronically or by mail for advertised vacancies only. 

If you are having difficulties uploading your resume and cover letter, here's a link to our printable employment application
Send your resume, cover letter, and references to:

e-mail:  HR@sanjuanco.com

Fax:  360-370-5085

Or mail to:

Human Resources

County Administration

350 Court Street #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 resume/cover letter/references 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 Civil Service or call 360-378-4657.

  1. Civil Service

    Mailing Address
    350 Court St #9
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

  1. Kathy Obenaus

    Phone: 360-378-4657

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