Jail Recruit Deputy

Deputy (Corrections)
Washington County Sheriff's Office - Hillsboro, Oregon

Apr 22, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$31.69 hourly
Top Pay:
$42.93 hourly

Job Description

Train in basic concepts of corrections, learn and carry out procedures, rules and regulations of the jail, including booking, prisoner care, security and transportation.


Receives close supervision from a Senior Jail Deputy.

Supervision is not normally a function of this class.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Attend Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Basic Academy; receive instruction in major areas of corrections; complete assigned written and performance examinations.

  2. Learn policies and procedures of maintaining jail security and carry them out; monitor surveillance equipment, control exits to jail, search cells for contraband.

  3. Learn policies and procedures in booking new inmates and carry them out; record personal data, make inventory of belongings, make cell assignments, examine prisoners for injuries, drugs and weapons; take fingerprints and mug photographs.

  4. Learn to prepare and file intake and release forms and perform related tasks.

  5. Transport inmates to and from various courts and jails.

  6. Learn to attend to the personal needs of the inmates, feeding, clothing and sanitation; dispense prescribed medicines and reports medical problems to jail nurse; arrange visiting periods and phone calls for prisoners.

  7. Learn to arrange and receive authorized visitors and to check incoming and outgoing mail.

  8. Train in instructing inmates on regulations; supervising inmates on work release and recreation; and in maintaining control in general.

  9. Train to qualify to operate breathalyzer and sobriety tests.

  10. Train in processing of mental petitions.

  11. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Ability to learn modern corrections practices in the care and treatment of inmates in penal institutions, ability to learn criminal law, the judicial system and the statutes on jails; ability to learn booking procedures including fingerprinting and photography, ability to handle difficult prisoners with patience and firmness and by physical force; ability to deal tactfully with the public; ability to withstand verbal abuse; ability to perform effectively in stressful or emergency situations; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals, whether members of the public or coworkers, from diverse groups and backgrounds; ability to perform mathematical computations; and ability to accept constructive criticism within a training environment.

Additional Information


This position is represented by Washington County Police Officers' Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement.

Additional Pay & Benefits

  • Up to $7,000 relocation reimbursement after hire for applicants moving to Washington County from outside 50 miles.
  • Merit Increases – salary step increases granted upon satisfactory performance and completion of 26 qualified pay periods.
  • Bilingual Pay – $55 per pay period which is paid out every two weeks.
  • Incentive Pay – 2 to 8% for a combination of certification levels, training, college education and years of service.
  • Premium Pay for various special assignments (Field Training Officer and Corrections Emergency Response Team).
  • Overtime and/or compensatory time allowances for overtime, callback and court appearance.
  • Uniform including initial tailoring, duty gear, and firearm.
  • Clothing allowance – $60 per month, if assigned to plain clothes duty full-time.
  • Footwear allowance – $125 per year.

Washington County Sheriff's Office offers their employees a collaborative culture, professional development opportunities, and a comprehensive total compensation package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision for employee, spouse/domestic partner and children
  • VEBA account with County contribution
  • Life and AD&D Insurance, Occupational Life, Long-term Disability
  • Paid time-off in lieu of holidays and other employee leaves (vacation, sick, military and more)
  • Oregon PERS/OPSRP and Deferred Compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement

For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, refer to the Washington County Police Officers' Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement located at Labor Agreements.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Education: Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate of high school equivalency
  • Experience: None


VISION: Not less than 20/200 in one or both eyes, corrected to 20/20 in both eyes combined.

PHYSICAL ABILITY: Applicants must pass a physical agility test as part of the testing process and then pass a medical exam and psychological evaluation after conditional job offer.

EDUCATION: Senior high school graduate or possess GED certificate of high school equivalency.

CRIMINAL RECORD: Must be free of felony or domestic convictions. Minor convictions reviewed on a case by case basis.

CERTIFICATION: Must be eligible for certification in first aid and breathalyzer examination through the Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training after academy completion. Must be certifiable as a corrections officer by the Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training after one year as a trainee with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

CITIZENSHIP: Must be a US citizen, or able to become a US citizen within eighteen months of DPSST certification.

DESIRABLE TRAINING: Two-years of college level course work at an accredited institution of higher learning in the liberal arts, social science or related field desired but ++not++ required.


Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record

Contact Informaton

Sergeant Anthony Shaddy

Washington County Sheriff's Office
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
phone: 503-846-5646

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