Lateral Jail Deputy

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

Dec 8, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$65,909.78 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$69,929.75 to $89,289.64 annual
Top Pay:
$89,289.64 annual

Job Description

SALARY:

Hourly

$33.62 - $42.93

OPENING DATE: 12/26/20

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

THE POSITION:

Conserving the Peace Through Values Driven Service

We envision Washington County as the safest urban county in Oregon by building strong community partnerships, providing excellent customer service, practicing prudent fiscal operations, and embracing excellence.

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JOB #2020-405

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

There are specific instructions for applying with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and you could be disqualified from consideration if you do not follow these instructions.

NEW LATERAL INCENTIVES!!

Please check out our new lateral incentives to come work for

Washington County's Sheriff's Office!!

• Higher Salary;

• Additional Vacation;

• Outstanding Benefits; and

• Relocation reimbursement for qualifying out-of-area candidates.

This application is for individuals who:

  1. Currently possess a Basic Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training “DPSST” certification OR other equivalent local, state or federal certification as a Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy;

  2. Have completed a Field Training Program;

  3. Have at least one year of full-time equivalent (2080 hours) work experience as a certified law enforcement professional. Completion of required work experience must not have occurred greater than 12 months prior to the date of application submission.

*If you do not meet the Lateral Jail Deputy criteria, please apply for the Recruit Deputy (Jail and Patrol Divisions) positions.*

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting to create a pool of diverse candidates eligible for current and future Lateral Jail Deputy vacancies in our Jail Division. The Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals who are great communicators, demonstrate strong moral character, possess good customer service skills, can think and reason under pressure, are active problem solvers, maintain positive attitudes and thrive in a team working environment.

Jail Deputies supervise those in custody and maintain jail security; admit, transport, and control the movement of those in custody; handle jail emergencies and unusual situations as they arise; maintain the classification system; and tend to personal needs of those in custody.

To learn more, visit: Sheriff's Office Employment.

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Applications are open continuous for all Lateral Jail Deputies.

*****REFER TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT.*****

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Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Please refer to the Jail Deputy Classification Specification for the official job description and list of essential job duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Please refer to the Jail Deputy Classification Specification for the official job description and required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

You must meet all the following qualifications, and the recruitment and examination process will evaluate if you meet the following criteria:

Current Certification:

  1. Currently possess a Basic Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training “DPSST” certification OR other equivalent local, state or federal certification as a Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy;

  2. Have completed a Field Training Program;

  3. Have at least one year of full-time equivalent (2080 hours) work experience as a certified law enforcement professional. Completion of required work experience must not have occurred greater than 12 months prior to the date of application submission.

Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities, and Specialty Requirements:

Please refer to the Jail Deputy Classification Specification for the official job description and additional licenses, certifications, physical abilities, and specialty requirements.

Background Investigation: Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, and meet the standards set by the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County's policy.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE HIRING PROCESS:

All applicants must successfully complete the following:

STEP 1: Complete Your Application in NEOGOV – All applicants are processed through NEOGOV which means you must be registered within that system. Once you are registered, you must complete an application for this recruitment. Please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor and apply for the "NEW" Lateral Jail Deputy position. If you are not currently registered in NEOGOV the system will prompt you on how to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: The remaining steps are coordinated through the Washington County Sheriff's Office. If you have additional questions, please contact the Washington County Recruitment Team in the Sheriff's Office at: JoinWCSO@co.washington.or.us or (503) 846-6369.

STEP 2: Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) – All candidates MUST complete the online PHQ in its' entirety, through the link sent to you from Guardian Alliance Technologies for Washington County Sheriff's Office not more than 10 days from issuance of the link. You will need to follow the instructions provided in the e-mail. If you have not received the e-mail from Guardian Alliance Technologies, please check your Spam/Junk mail folders.

STEP 3: Physical Abilities Test (PAT) – The PAT is an obstacle course simulating a foot pursuit which tests endurance and must be completed in 6 minutes or less. In order to meet Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) physical standards, applicants must be able to pass one of the following physical ability tests:

• National Testing Network's PAT or ORPAT; OR

• The Washington County Sheriff's Office PAT; OR

• PAT taken through another law enforcement agency, including the military.

If you have a passed a PAT or ORPAT test within the last six (6) months you may submit your valid PAT Score Certification to Robin_Smith@co.washington.or.us.

STEP 4: Sheriff's Office Q&A –Applicants will be invited to attend an agency Q&A.

STEP 5: Pre-Offer Suitability Test / Video Interview – Applicants will be invited to complete the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the certified law enforcement profession and WCSO. Applicants will also be asked to answer several questions on video, to be used during the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Portfolio Review.

STEP 6: Jail Job Shadow – Candidates are required to complete a jail job shadow.

STEP 7: Subject Matter Expert (SME) Portfolio Review –Applicants who pass the Background Investigation will have their information submitted for a SME Portfolio Review. The SME Portfolio Review will assess the candidates' life and work experience in ten key character-based competencies. Candidates who successfully pass the SME Portfolio review will be invited to a panel interview with Washington County Sheriff's Office.

STEP 8: Panel Interview - Applicants will complete a panel interview as a final step before they are considered for an Eligible List.

STEP 9: Command Staff Interview – Top candidates are invited to interview with the Division Command Staff.

STEP 10: Commander Interview and Conditional Job Offer – Final interview for selected candidates with the Commander.

STEP 11: Post Offer Physical and Psychological Evaluation – The evaluations are completed by third parties; a licensed medical doctor and a licensed psychologist. If a conditional job is offered, candidates must successfully pass a full physical and psychological evaluation.

MORE INFORMATION:

Have questions? Read through this entire job announcement, especially the supplemental questions which include information about steps in the Hiring Process, Transferring Test Scores, Out-of-Area Candidates, and MORE. Still can't find an answer? Visit our WCSO Employment website.

ELIGIBLE LIST:

If your name is placed on the Eligible List, you will be notified and informed of the dates the list will be in effect. It will be in effect for six (6) months from the list date, and may be renewed for another six (6) months at the discretion of the Washington County Human Resources Division.

RE-APPLICATIONS:

If you are unsuccessful at any phase in the hiring process, you will be notified by mail or e-mail within two (2) weeks. You will be eligible to reapply whenever we are recruiting, unless you failed one of the following:

• Pre-offer Suitability Test – you must wait six (6) months to reapply.

• Background Investigation – you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply.

• SME Portfolio Review – you must wait six (6) months to reapply.

• Panel Interview – you must wait six (6) months to reapply.

• Post-offer Psychological Exam – you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply.

Veterans' Preference:

If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by clicking here.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources at 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application:

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via e-mail. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from e-mail notifications from NeoGov it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment

Iyali Osuna, Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Iyali_Osuna@co.washington.or.us

* Washington County is a drug-free workplace *

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Education: Senior high school graduate or possess GED certificate of high school equivalency
  • Experience: Yes

Contact Information

Deputy Amanda Geislinger

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

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