Recruit Jail Deputy / Lateral Jail Deputy

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

Jan 20, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$34.02 - $46.12 hourly
Top Pay:
$$70,782.40 - $95,929.60 annual

Job Description

*_Job Classification: *_Entry Level Jail Deputy and Lateral Jail Deputy

*Salary Information: *$70,782.40 - $95,929.60 annually (Pay commensurate with certification, experience & training).

++*Attention: “Out of Area” applicants who relocate to our county, may be eligible for relocation reimbursement, up to $7,000, upon hire*++

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office accepts applications for Recruit Deputy positions on a continuous basis. ++*This means you may apply at any time! *++

We will accept applications on a continuous basis and actively hire four (4) times per year: January, April, July, October. Hire date is dependent on when applications are received, and successful completion of our hiring process which WILL include the NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (NTN) CORRECTIONS –“REACT” test.

++Lateral applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis and hire dates may differ from those above and WILL NOT have to complete the NTN test.++

++*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY*++

To qualify as a Jail Lateral, candidates must 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; Have completed a Field Training Program; 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.**

Lateral applicants must provide a copy of their current Law Enforcement Certification and resume at time of application.

If you meet the above LATERAL criteria please: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor/jobs/3587784/lateral-jail-deputy?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

If you **++DO NOT++ **meet the above criteria, continue reading:

All jail recruit deputy candidates must apply here:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor/jobs/3592373/recruit-deputy-jail-and-patrol-divisions?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

and apply for the "NEW" Recruit Deputy - Jail OR Patrol. If you are not currently registered in NEOGOV the system will prompt you on how to do so.

Jail Recruit Deputy applicants must also take the NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (NTN) CORRECTIONS-“REACT” test.

Jail Recruit Deputy applicants are responsible for contacting NTN and arranging for their own testing.

If you already have a valid and current score (taken within the last 12 months), you may submit it instead of taking NTN again.

Physical Abilities Test (PAT): Washington County Sheriff’s Office accepts all official PAT scores and does not limit its applicants to the Oregon ORPAT. Valid PAT testing from the following sources will be accepted:

  • NTN ORPAT, NTN PAT, Washington County hosted PAT testing, PAT or ORPAT scores from other agencies and/or military fitness tests.
  • All PAT or physical testing scores submitted must have been completed within twelve (12) months of application.
  • If you **++DO NOT++ have a PAT score to submit, you will have an opportunity to sign up and take the PAT with us once you have applied.**

WCSO Application Process

  1. Beginning February 21, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will begin accepting applications for Recruit Deputy positions on a continuous basis. ++This means you may **++[apply](https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor)++++) at any time! **++

    We will accept applications on a continuous basis and actively hire four (4) times per year: January, April, July, October. Hire date is dependent on when applications are received, and successful completion of our hiring process which WILL include the **NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK CORRECTIONS-“REACT”** test.

  2. Jail Recruit Deputy applicants are responsible for contacting NTN and arranging for their own testing.

    If you already have a valid and current score (taken within the last 12 months), you may submit it instead of taking NTN again.

The Mission of the Sheriff's Office is 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.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting for Entry-level Recruit Jail Deputies. The Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals who are great communicators, demonstrate strong moral characters, possess good customer service skills, can think and reason under pressure, are active problem solvers, maintain positive attitudes and thrive working in a team environment. If you are ready for a career that allows you to give back to your community and do something different every day, consider a job at the Sheriff's Office.

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

Learn more about becoming a Washington County Deputy, the hiring process, and the various Special Team opportunities by visiting joinwcso.com

Salary Information: $34.02 - $46.12 hourly (Pay commensurate with certification, experience & training).

  • Bilingual Pay – $75 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.
  • Overtime and/or compensatory time allowances for overtime, callback, and court appearance.
  • Uniform including initial tailoring, duty gear, and a firearm.
  • Clothing allowance – $75 per month, if assigned to plainclothes duty full-time.
  • Footwear allowance – $150 per year.

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.

Benefits Information: 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 the 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

To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.

Why work for Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office?

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.

  • We are one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Oregon with over 637 employees and an annual budget of over $133 million.
  • We provide service to the Washington County community of approximately 629,000 and are the primary police responders for over 260,000 residents.
  • We value the public’s trust and believe our most important function is to preserve the safety and well-being of our communities.
  • We serve one of the most ethnically diverse counties in Oregon.
  • We collaborate with local, regional, and federal agencies and community partners.
  • We participate or lead special inter-agency enforcement response teams.
  • We provide superior professional development and training opportunities.
  • We offer diverse duties of assignments to meet the needs of our community.
  • We are the only Sheriff’s Office in Oregon to be nationally accredited and we hold the “Gold Standard” from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA).

*_Area Information: *_Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing urban county in Oregon, with approximately 629,000 residents. The community is Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Indo-China, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.

Washington County encompasses 727 square miles with 12 incorporated cities. The community enjoys excellent schools and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Learn more about Oregon’s Washington County from the Washington County Visitors Association.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Amanda Geislinger

Washington County Sheriff's Office
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
phone: 5036019773

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