TILLAMOOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
5995 LONG PRAIRIE ROAD
TILLAMOOK, OREGON 97141
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Updated: May 20, 2021
Job Classification: Corrections Deputy
The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for a Corrections Deputy! All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com). This position will remain opened until filled.
PLEASE NOTE: Before applying all candidates must:
Failure to follow these steps will make you ineligible to move forward in the recruitment process.
Salary Information: $3,891– 5,091 per month
Benefit Information: Tillamook County provides an excellent health coverage plan for employee and eligible dependents, including medical, vision, prescription, dental, life insurance (basic, AD&D, and statutory), and long term disability. Also available are the following voluntary benefits: Flexible Spending accounts, deferred compensation accounts, supplemental life plans, and AFLAC products.
Tillamook County pays 100% of the medical premium at present. Tillamook County provides all uniforms and $500 annual equipment allowance. Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay.
Tillamook County employees participate in the Tillamook County Retirement Plan with the County paying their 7%, which earns an 8% annual interest. Employees can also contribute up to 10% of their monthly salary.
VEBA account with County contribution.
Paid vacation and sick time with the ability to accrue up to 40 hours in compensatory time. Employees earn 8 hours of holiday time off each month.
Eligible employees may receive incentive pay for special assignments such as: Search and Rescue Lead Coordinator earns 5% above base pay, and Bi-lingual earns 5% above base pay. DPSST Certification pay: Intermediate is 2%, Advanced is 5%.
Department Overview: The Tillamook County Corrections Facility is for adult inmates. The facility is responsible for carrying out the duties imposed and mandated by the Sheriff, as well as maintaining correctional operations at levels that meet or exceed the highest state and Federal standards. Community safety and providing for the health and well-being of those in our charge are our top priorities.
Area Information: Tillamook County was organized in 1853. Located on the north Oregon coast, it has a population of 25,250. Tillamook is the home of world famous Tillamook cheese, and the dairy industry is a major player in the local economy. Other major industries include forest products, fishing and tourism. Tillamook County is comprised of 75 miles of scenic coastline, four bays and five major rivers surrounded by the majestic Coast Range. Tillamook, the County seat, is located only 75 miles from the cultural and entertainment amenities of Portland. Tillamook County has a workforce of approximately 275 employees represented by two bargaining units.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes. Tillamook County also offers bilingual incentive pay.
Vision: Pass a physical and psychological examination by a licensed physician
INTRODUCTION: This classification performs security duties associated with the care and custody of inmates incarcerated within the Tillamook County Correctional Facility. The Corrections Deputy maintains pertinent records, and assures that the facility is clean, safe and secure.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES: (Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed duties.)
Booking inmates into the correctional facility which includes fingerprinting, photographing, and interviewing. Operate jail management and other computerized systems and security system such as LEDS and NCIC.
Maintain a secure atmosphere throughout the facility by compliance with department policies and procedures, FTEP/operations manual, training, and the Oregon Revised Statutes. Control movement throughout the building and access to it via a central control system to maintain safety and security of the facility.
Monitor alarm systems in the jail and courthouse. Coordinate response of personnel during emergency situations. Report unusual circumstances in and around the jail (disturbances, hazards, etc.)
Assist public and other agencies via telephone, computer, or in person. Maintain and update inmate files.
Monitor, record, and control inmate activity. Perform area and body searches. Perform and record inmate welfare checks and counts. Prepare written reports of inmate conduct; may impose sanctions.
Medically screen and assess all incoming arrestees/inmates to determine whether they are acceptable for incarceration and/or if mental health treatment is necessary. Monitor and conduct inspections to prevent suicide. Perform first aid/CPR while waiting for emergency medical response if inmate succeeds in injuring him/herself.
Conduct armed transports of inmates to medical treatment and other institutions. Receive and implement instructions from the Judge during inmate court appearances and via court orders. Calculate time served credits and forward to the appropriate institution.
Receive and receipt money for inmate accounts and security releases (bail).
Perform warrant/transport duties to include processing, entering, and serving warrants. Schedule and coordinate prisoner transports and extraditions. Coordinate with the Court and District Attorney's office to handle validations, purged files, deceased files, and expungements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures and practices of modern law enforcement in areas of custody and control of prisoners, laws of search and seizure, civil rights.
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county rules, regulations and ordinances that govern law enforcement activities.
Considerable knowledge of general procedure used in court system.
Skill in meeting and dealing with a wide range of people; report writing and statistical data compilation; accurate typing.
Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; maintain records, reports and logs; adjust to priority changes and perform calmly and effectively in emergency and other conflict situations.
Able to remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations.
Able to utilize problem identification and resolution techniques and make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use judgment in carrying out responsibilities.
Able to courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, judges, federal, state and local agencies, law enforcement and emergency service personnel, medical providers, clergy, vendors, inmates and families and the public.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as correction deputy and/or some college coursework in law enforcement OR satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.
Pass the POST (Police Officer Selection Test), the Standard & Associates version.
Pass the ORPAT (Oregon Physical Ability Test) or FrontLine National exam; and
Within eighteen (18) months of employment, must possess a basic police certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
Minimum standards are:
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: This classification works under the general direction of the Corrections Sergeant. Recurring, routine assignments are independently performed by employee on the basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions are in compliance to Sheriff's Office policy and procedure.
GUIDELINES: Work is performed within established Sheriff's Office policy, procedure and directives; federal, state and county statutes, rules regulations and ordinances; DPSST reference manuals; accepted procedures within correction facility profession. Incumbent has to remain current on guidelines and uses considerable judgment interpreting guidelines and follows procedures and policies closely due to nature of work.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in the correction facility environment with security restrictions and in direct contact with inmates. Physical demands involve bending, climbing, hearing alarms and voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 100 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, sitting, standing, and walking. Work is performed in an environment that involves risks and discomforts requiring safety precautions. Employees share common exposure to communicable diseases.
SELECTION PROCESS: Following the closing date of this recruitment, you will hear from us by email. If you are selected as a candidate for testing and/or an interview, we will contact you to arrange a date and time. We want to ensure that we hire the best possible staff for our County Team because we believe that the right people are our most valuable asset!